A Life Well Wasted

Robert Ashley

A Life Well Wasted is an internet radio show about videogames and the people who love them.
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1:04:46 | Mar 20th, 2013

Robert Ashley talks to a developer at a big game studio about his strange trip from blue collar work to video game work, gets a lesson in work ethic from legendary game designer John Romero, finds out what can happen when you give your work away for ...Show More
ALWW update: Eternal Life Vol 2

24:49 | Mar 20th, 2012

Robert Ashley returns from the mysterious deep with another musical offering that won't satisfy your desire for more episodes of A Life Well Wasted, but might hold you off for a while longer.
ALWW update: Eternal Life Vol 1

23:16 | Jul 11th, 2011

Robert Ashley checks in with you to see how you've been. Oh, did you hear that he has a new album coming out? Want to hear it?
Big Ideas

58:18 | Jun 23rd, 2010

Robert Ashley edits listener-submitted game ideas into one big, crazy game, talks to the guy who owns the rights to Tetris about his plans to save the world, gets a lecture on the future of games from a New York University professor, and meets a stru...Show More

45:00 | Nov 25th, 2009

Robert Ashley helps people in videogames instead of helping people in real life, meets a comedy group who spend hundreds of hours every year playing the most boring videogame ever created, talks to a guy who quit playing games for a year, and profile...Show More
Artists, Fans and Engineers

1:00:28 | Aug 31st, 2009

Robert Ashley visits a cosplay enthusiast, talks to the founder of an art show about videogames, discovers the strange world of fan fiction radio plays, and profiles a self-taught computer chip designer racecar driver/roller derby bruiser.
B-Side: Why Game?

25:30 | May 28th, 2009

Listeners tell stories about why they play videogames.
Why Game?

53:00 | Apr 29th, 2009

Robert Ashley wonders why he spends his free time playing videogames, asks random people on the street about it, talks to a researcher whose work attempts to harness the brain power wasted on gaming, gets to know an eccentric, forward-thinking game d...Show More
B-Side: The Henry Lowood Interview

1:03:05 | Mar 11th, 2009

Pretty much the opposite of A Life Well Wasted, this is the unedited, full interview with Stanford University gaming curator Henry Lowood, as partly heard in Episode 2.
Gotta Catch 'em All

44:09 | Mar 3rd, 2009

Robert Ashley explores the world of collectors and archivists, visiting a massive underground collection of videogames, a vintage pinball museum, and a program at Stanford University that hopes to save the history of online gaming.
The Death of EGM

45:47 | Jan 27th, 2009

Robert Ashley talks to former Electronic Gaming Monthly writers and editors about their experiences at the long running magazine.