Atomic Array is a kind of a review or overview show. In each episode, Rone Barton and Ed Healy discuss an RPG product or concept, including interviews with industry luminaries. The two hosts are genial and gregarious. This has become one of my regular podcasts because while the humour can be biting and dry, the language is safe for my toddler’s ears. The discussions are insightful and fun. Because the hosts only discuss products they like, the show avoids negativity. This, more than any other podcast to which I listen, seems like a talk radio program. It’s not just the polish, there’s a gentle affability in every episode I’ve heard.
Pros: Fun, interesting and genial hosts; family friendly language; lots of industry interviews.
Cons: Some of the products don’t interest me–granted, that’s reaching, but we need a con, don’t we?
When a new Atomic Array is available, I know what I’m going to listen to while making supper, my toddler playing nearby. These are two guys I’d like to have over at my house to enjoy a few beers and talk geek.
Fraser’s Rating: 4.75 out of 5 (just because of the episodes with products that didn’t interest me, and because I have a really hard time giving a five out of five).