[Anglo-Filles] Episode 27 – Alina’s Best Day Ever

Dai stiho, Cousins! Chances are, if you are a Made of Fail-er, then you’ve enjoyed Diane Duane’s work, whether it was a Star Trek episode, or a Gargoyles one, or you’ve read the Young Wizards books, or any number of her other award-winning work. And on top of all that, she’s a great podcast guest.

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[News] Take The Fire From My Hand

Hey, I’m bored. Want to start a podcast? I think it would be a lot of fun.

When Dayna and I started Made of Fail six years ago, we had no idea it would become what it is now. We recorded the first episode on my laptop, sitting on her living room floor, an audio splitter plugged into the microphone port so we could both use our gaming headsets. We didn’t do any editing, just immediately uploaded the finished show to LiveJournal so that our friends could download and listen to it.

Our first guests were our friends and family. Our first episodes were scattered and unfocused, as neither of us really knew what we were doing, but we learned as we went. We got better. We took advice. And through it all, we made new friends, gained new family.

Through it all, we’ve always maintained that This Should Be Fun. And to make sure it stays fun, we’ve made some changes over the years. We brought Devin on board as our dedicated audio editor, and he very quickly rose to the occasion. I retired from hosting three years ago in pursuit of my own projects, and George filled the role splendidly. The show has remained important to all of us, and we’ve always strived to keep it fun for you, our listeners.

This winter, we have another exciting change for all of you. Following our next episode, we’ll be passing the reins of the flagship podcast to new hosts. Fret not, for they’ve been part of the Made of Fail family almost since it began, and neither Dayna nor I could leave it in more capable hands.

Cleolinda Jones is a blogger and recapper that many of you may have known longer than we have. Emily Whitten has been all over fandom and has the con badges to show for it. We’re thrilled to have them on board, and we’ll be making the transition as smooth as possible for them.

Dayna will be taking my role as Executive Producer, and will be handling more of the back-end production duties, to leave Cleo and Emily free to make Made of Fail uniquely theirs.

As for me? I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be around anywhere you can find me – I just won’t be in charge anymore. And for that matter, I haven’t been for quite some time; the show has largely been self-sufficient, and I couldn’t possibly leave it in better hands.

The end of an era is always swiftly followed by the start of a new one, and I know I’m looking forward to see what happens as Made of Fail finds its way through the future.

[Anglo-Filles] Episode 24 – In Spite Of

Women have been making, playing, and talking about video games since video games existed, and the Internet occasionally explodes over this fact. Les Filles talk about the most recent such explosion, as well as reminiscing about some of their earliest video game memories and experiences. Our tastes and hobbies being diverse, table-top gaming (specifically, TCGs) is also mentioned.

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[News] Hiatus

To all friends/fans/listeners of Made Of Fail-

You may have noticed we do not have a July episode up. We regret to inform you that George has been let go from the show due to setbacks with his ongoing struggle with alcoholism. He is currently rededicating himself to the Alcoholics Anonymous program and is working incredibly hard to get himself back on track. Unfortunately, actions do have consequences, and we’re afraid this is one of them.

Kevin and I are in talks regarding the future of the flagship podcast, and for now we will be placing it on indefinite hiatus. But don’t fear! Made Of Fail Productions still hosts a number of excellent podcasts and blogs that update frequently, and now is a wonderful time to check them out!

If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment and we’ll be happy to answer them. Also we ask that you give George your love and support during this time, because no one in the Made Of Fail family ever stands alone.

Thank you-
Dayna

[Anglo-Filles] Episode 22 – Potpourritangentpalooza 2: Electric Boogaloo

This month, Les Filles’ opinions cannot be contained to just one topic. Instead, we do a run through of recent events and kerfuffles, including sports, e-sports, TV happenings, and SCOTUS happenings. Who says we can’t talk about everything at once? (Nobody who knows us.)

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