Sorry for the notable late publish this week — truth be told, I was kinda passive-aggressively putting this one off, because publishing it makes it real.
We say goodbye to founding host Karen Chu this week. The upshot is that she’s taken an exciting new job at Twitch, but it means that she needs to step down from the podcast to avoid potential conflicts of interest (much like previous hosts Justin Haywald and Greg Ford had to do in the past). It’s something I’ve known was coming for a while, and — to get all selfish for a moment — I’d be lying if I said I was anything less than super-bummed about it. In her 131 appearances, Karen has been a pretty big part of what’s held this show together for four years, as well as being one of the greatest collaborative partners I have ever had, and one of my best friends in the world.
I’m hoping we’ll still get her on the show from time to time, but this definitely marks (more than any other cast change in the show’s history) a new era for the Geekbox. We’ll be seeing some old and new faces in the coming weeks (and maybe a new regular host if we’re lucky), but no one and nothing is ever truly gonna replace Karen. Wish her well over on her Twitter account @momopeche (and you can still hear her every week on Good Job, Brain!). We’ll miss you, Karen!
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The Geekbox — Episode 211 (2013-03-13)
Wherein we discuss passive-aggression, how much we love Karen Chu, our awesome comic shop, Tomb Raider, SimCity, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, new Star Wars shows, Neverwinter (sort of), Defiance, Shroud of the Avatar, and When in Rome (NOT the Olsen twins movie). Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 19m 7s
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