The Shuffle

The Shuffle

The idea behind The Shuffle came about while playing board games and talking about various kinds of media we consume. We realized that while print seemed to be in the decline, we loved the way that magazines were set up and how they conveyed information. Couple that with my love of shows like E:60 and numerous NPR shows and an idea began to form. What if we did an audio magazine, much like our television and radio counterparts have already been doing? That's where the idea of The Shuffle began.

We've had success with WDYPTW for almost four years, and I have absolutely loved every minute of it. It has been great to give voices to folks who didn't want to go out and start their own podcast, and to those who have used WDYPTW to jump into something of their own. I don't like to be the center of attention, but rather a curator, so I always enjoyed being able to facilitate others on WDYPTW. Somewhere along the way, however, I lost a bit of what made us a fun show, and the show began to lose what little focus it had. Each and every person that came on the show offered a unique perspective, a perspective that only they had and I enjoyed that and didn't want to squash it, but things had to change.

The change is coming. The idea for The Shuffle is going to be a mix of an audio version Spielbox Magazine and an NPR show packaged in a monthly 60-90 minute podcast. We are going to have game reviews, opinion pieces, informational pieces, interviews, histories, and all sort of new things that we hope that everyone enjoys. To do this, I've asked some folks if they wanted to contribute, some old voices that you'll know very well, and some new that you may not know at this point, but you will definitely want to in the future. I'm excited. In fact, I haven't been this excited to do something in board game media in a long time.

Being a 60-90 minutes show does mean tighter editing and curation, and we're going to do that. You are only going to get what we feel is the best that we have to offer each month, and here are some of the folks who are going to be bringing that to you. You won't hear each of these voices every month, but on a rotating basis. I hope that we have built a group of people that you want to listen to and that you can trust.

  • Amanda Uhler
  • Annette Villa
  • Bill Corey Jr
  • BJ Rozas
  • Brandon Kempf
  • Cassadi Thomas
  • Cassie Elle
  • Chad McCallum
  • Chris Wray
  • Denman Scofield
  • Eric Booth
  • Eric Buscemi
  • Eric Yurko
  • Glenn Flaherty
  • Jamie Maltman
  • Johannes Lindrupsen
  • Joshua Acosta
  • Patrick Hillier
  • Marc Gurwitz
  • Marti Wormuth & Sarah Mahood
Capital City Cardboard Critics 7 - Gen Con 2018

Capital City Cardboard Critics 7 - Gen Con 2018

Gen Con 2018 in a Fairly Decent Sized Nutshell (Brandon Kempf)

Gen Con 2018 in a Fairly Decent Sized Nutshell (Brandon Kempf)