OSM: Things that are so awesome that only a three letters can contain it! Or just say “awesome” really fast. I think you’ll get the idea.

Podcast: “A series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster.” Thanks Wikipedia!

OSMrobo, hero of you and of me and also of awesome

In other words, the OSMcast is a podcast about things that are awesome. Because we figure, hey everyone likes awesome things, right? Also “AWESOMEcast” is way too long to type all the time. And 15 million podcasts to date have started up using that name and then gave up after 3 episodes. But after 10+ years of podcasting… I guess we should have gotten the longer version after all? Ah well!

We like to talk about things that are pretty cool, like anime, video games, you know. All the good things in life. Not only that, we have a dedicated Final Fantasy XIV podcast called the Carbuncle Chronicle! And sometime we play Tabletop RPGs under the moniker of the OSMquest. And if that’s not enough…

We also have guests on from various walks of life, from voice actors and actress, to comics creators, and more! All sorts of awesome folks. That’s what specialize in: AWESOME.

What makes up the OSMcast?

Normally 3-4 (sometimes, more!) idiots all talk into  a condenser microphone for an hour or more, and then Anna edits that into a form that’s actually listenable.  But most shows can be dived up into three actual segments:

  • Moment of OSM: This is the “What have you been playing/watching/consuming?” portion of the podcast. Each of us pick something awesome that we have been doing for the week. It could be an anime series, video game, or even a crazy new flavor of tea that has caught our taste buds. YOU NEVER KNOW!
  • World of OSM*: AKA the News. Basil will  browse the various news sites and bring to you the sorta kinda almost latest news from the anime/video gaming/geek world. We try to keep the anime news in anime, and video games in video games… But no promises. The two OSM segments usually last for the first thirty minutes. Usually.
  • The Actual Segment: What you probably actually come to listen to. Ostensibly this is whatever is in the title of the actual show. This also tends to last thirty minutes. Of course, for all episodes mileage may vary as we have been known to babble on a subject forever, but then next time get what we wanted to say done in twenty.
*Due to in 2010 moving to an every-other-week schedule, World of OSM kinda lost it’s punch as the new ended up being even less topical and current than usual. But the Moments of OSM tend to be longer now, to balance everything out.