S.Link FM - PersonaGAF Podcasting for Everyone's Souls

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  • What is the S.Link FM Podcast?

S.Link FM is a podcast dedicated to all things related to the critically acclaimed and cult followed Persona series. Created by members of the Persona Community from NeoGAF, we intend to go over many topics surrounding the series in each episode. In addition to this, we'll be inviting PersonaGAF members to talk with us, especially about subjects we feel need to be represented.






  • Who? What? Where?

S.Link FM is hosted by Levit0, jello44, cjkeats, and we.are.the.armada. Contact us here on NeoGAF or on Twitter: @Levit0, @jello44, @cjkeats, @followarmada, @SLinkFM. We will also be inviting PersonaGAF members to join us, so please stay tuned!


S.Link FM is on iTunes! Click here to check it out.

S.Link FM is completely unscripted and contains very little post processing so that you can get the most raw and organic cut. Topics for discussion will include, but will not be limited to the following:
  • Persona Series Spoilers
  • Shin Megami Tensei series/offshoots and Catherine Spoilers
  • Persona 5 Speculation
  • LGBT Discussion
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Various theology
  • Science fiction
  • Mysticism
  • Anime
  • Rude Words

S.Link FM can be listened to by clicking the banners which link directly to the Official S.Link FM site. [slinkfm.com]



  • S.Link FM Episode 1: Enter the TV [slinkfm.com]


Description:
In the very first episode of S.Link FM, we decide to start things off a little casually and go over how each of us got into the Persona series. We decided to do this podcast on a whim last night so I apologize if the first episode seems disorganized. Nonetheless, we manage to talk about how great Persona 2 is, how we got into the series, Persona 4 Arena at EVO2013, Persona 5 speculation, and jello's utilikilt.



  • S.Link FM Episode 2: Persona 4-2 [slinkfm.com]

Description: The S.Link FM podcast returns to speculate upon hopes, dreams, and what little "info" we have about Persona 5. Our guest Inorigo (@Talespun, writer for GameRanx and RPGSite) chimes in with some great points for your consideration. We ask questions about Persona 5's combat, social link system, dungeons, cell phones, release date and even what console/handheld it might be on. Will our dreams come true or is S.Link FM a place where dreams go to die? You'll just have to listen and find out!



  • S.Link FM Episode 3: New Days. [slinkfm.com]

Description: The S.Link FM podcast rises to the top of a mountain made of burning questions and shared experiences to to summon a storm of LBGT topics for discussion! Is Kanji gay? Who is the Sumaru Genie? Were you guys offended by that babe hunt scene in Persona 3? Why isn't anybody talking about the casino guys in Persona 1? Our guests shidoshi (@Pikoeri, writer for EGM, podcast legend of WAHP, and pressing issues panelist) and Inorigo (@Talespun, writer for GameRanx and RPGSite) lay down the knowledge and perspective you'll need to conquer society's many pitfalls. Lend us your ear for another S. Link FM!




  • S.Link FM Episode 4: Anime Is For Jerks. [slinkfm.com]

Description:On Episode 4 of S.Link FM, we discuss the various anime adaptions of the Persona franchise. Firstly our panel gives a brief history of our experience with the Anime medium, where we’re pretty all over the place. CJKeats being the Anime connoisseur of the group, and the only one brave enough to watch Persona Trinity Soul. From there we tackle Persona 4: The Animation, and the upcoming Persona 3 movies. Most of the discussion spotlight was on the Persona 4 Anime, and our general feelings on how it handled the story, plot, and characters from the game. Also, considering some of the premises of the Persona series, anime recommendations are made!



  • S.Link FM Episode 5: Mind Games [slinkfm.com]
Description: Did you know that the occult has always been a huge part of Shin Megami Tensei and therefore also a huge part of the Persona series? In Episode 5 of S.Link FM, we delve into the theology, mysticism, tarot influence, philosophy and myriad of topics pertaining to the ridiculous amount of detail that goes into the SMT games. Joined by resident SMT/Persona Keeper of Knowledge cj_iwakura, psychotherapist venfayth, and theological/philosophical enthusiast ScraftyDevil, this episode is a a heavy discussion, but ultimately one of our best yet! Hope you enjoy listening!



  • S.Link FM Episode 6: Fightin' Words with Dacidbro [slinkfm.com]
Description: Episode 6 is finally here! This one is all about Persona 4: Arena, the competitive scene surrounding it and fighting games at large. Our panel consists of Levito and Armada, with GAF's own fighting game enthusiast MotheHawk and pro fighting game player, Dacidbro. We talk all about the FGC, overcoming competitive gaming anxiety, the differences between the various fighting game genres. Dacidbro and MotheHawk give comprehensive detail on the mechanics of Persona 4: Arena. Don't think, feel!



  • S.Link FM Episode 7: Voices in My Head with Erin Fitzgerald [slinkfm.com]
Description: At long last the day has finally come, the highly anticipated 7th Episode of S.Link FM is here for all to hear. I mean, what could be more exciting than having the mind behind the kickboxing carnivore Chie Satonaka on the podcast? It’s true, immensely talented voice actress Erin Fitzgerald was here to school us with her vast assortment of knowledge. We talked about linguistics, the voice over industry, and most importantly steak. So enjoy this one, we had an absolute blast recording it.

  • S.Link FM Episode 8: Coming Soon
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  • S.Link FM Episode 9: Coming Soon
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  • S.Link FM Episode 10: Coming Soon
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^ Yeah, this should be pretty good considering that there is a lot to discuss and who knows what could be right around the corner.

I just listened to it and I'm wondering what jello was doing making so much noise at the beginning. A model? Folding envelops? :D
 
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That was pretty good and helped me kill some time earlier today.

I think once you guys figure out a certain structure then the conversations will flow much better. Some of you need to speak up a bit more too :p

Perhaps you guys can decide on a certain theme for each week too. Like, for example, one week you decide to focus one of the games, next week you discuss on the backstory/lore of the games, another week talk about some controversial/interesting things about the series, etc. Then give everyone a heads up beforehand so that anyone reading this thread who wants to chime in on a certain theme has the chance to join in for that specific episode.
 

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^ Yeah, this should be pretty good considering that there is a lot to discuss and who knows what could be right around the corner.

I just listened to it and I'm wondering what jello was doing making so much noise at the beginning. A model? Folding envelops? :D
Scratching my head, I think.

Either that or I was having some ADHD episode.
 
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That was pretty good and helped me kill some time earlier today.

I think once you guys figure out a certain structure then the conversations will flow much better. Some of you need to speak up a bit more too :p

Perhaps you guys can decide on a certain theme for each week too. Like, for example, one week you decide to focus one of the games, next week you discuss on the backstory/lore of the games, another week talk about some controversial/interesting things about the series, etc. Then give everyone a heads up beforehand so that anyone reading this thread who wants to chime in on a certain theme has the chance to join in for that specific episode.
That's the idea we have. Got a few ideas cooking up myself personally, and we already have an idea for the next topic and a guest!
 
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That was pretty good and helped me kill some time earlier today.

I think once you guys figure out a certain structure then the conversations will flow much better. Some of you need to speak up a bit more too :p

Perhaps you guys can decide on a certain theme for each week too. Like, for example, one week you decide to focus one of the games, next week you discuss on the backstory/lore of the games, another week talk about some controversial/interesting things about the series, etc. Then give everyone a heads up beforehand so that anyone reading this thread who wants to chime in on a certain theme has the chance to join in for that specific episode.
Thanks for the feedback!

This episode was definitely very impromptu, the next one already has a central idea behind it. :)
 
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Crazy seeing a thread for this, but the idea is pretty awesome, and some of the later episodes may be coming on the heel of some Persona 5 news.
 
Feb 22, 2010
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Looking forward to it.
Are you guys doing this on a weekly basis?
Honestly, we're just sort of letting it grow from our motivations. Naturally, there is so much content and discussions to cover and tons of guests that we want in, so we could definitely do it weekly based on material alone.

Personally, I'd love for it to be a weekly thing and think that is very possible with Levit0's leadership and the commitment of the other guys.
 
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We spoil the hell out of P4, but not P3 though.

Weekly would be really tough for a podcast this particular, bi weekly even would be tough. We'll see how it goes.
 
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Just finished listening to this, really good stuff. I actually really love the length, too. I'm familiar with a lot of really long runtimes and they usually wind up losing me after a while, but relative to those, it's pretty brisk and despite the laid-back tone, it's not too rambly.

Definitely in for the next episode.
 
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Next topic, Persona 5 on a handheld with guest Dantis and his inevitable avatar change to Labrys.
I'm hoping Dantis will join us when P5 gets revealed so he can tell us how terrible it's going to be.
lol
I should do a one-hour 'special' which consists of me conducting a monologue on why I don't like Arena.

It would be, like, totally interesting.
 
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The next episode is set to record this Friday with guest Inorigo (@Talespun), writer for GameRanx and Persona enthusiast. The topic will be Persona 5 - for this episode, it's very important that we get some feedback from PersonaGAF, so I'll be going over discussions in other threads to gather info.
 
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I'd be interested to see how this develops as you get a more cohesive format, because a dedicated Persona podcast can generate some interesting discussion. Are you going to try and theme each episode, or you just sticking to a more free-form format? I certainly like the more loose presentation of the likes of the GiantBombcast, but then you run the risk of it sort of just...meandering, which I felt is how this played out.

Still, kudos to you for putting something together.

Side note: Are you keeping the same hosts? Because I never really got a feel for everyone, barring cjkeats (radio voice!). Hopefully we get a better impression of the personalities, as you all become more comfortable, which will probably reflect in the structure too.

Use a more uplifting theme!
 

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I'd be interested to see how this develops as you get a more cohesive format, because a dedicated Persona podcast can generate some interesting discussion. Are you going to try and theme each episode, or you just sticking to a more free-form format? I certainly like the more loose presentation of the likes of the GiantBombcast, but then you run the risk of it sort of just...meandering, which I felt is how this played out.

Still, kudos to you for putting something together.

Side note: Are you keeping the same hosts? Because I never really got a feel for everyone, barring cjkeats (radio voice!). Hopefully we get a better impression of the personalities, as you all become more comfortable.
This doesn't surprise me.:p

The first episode was just a test run, more than likely keeping the same hosts of the most part, having quests every so often, depending on availability.
 
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We're going to be alternating the cast pretty much every episode. If anyone is interesting in coming on and discussing a particular topic, send me a PM.


Next episode is recording this Friday.
 
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My topic will be about how awkward Aigis' S.Link level 10 is!

No, but seriously, I was mostly joking about coming on :D But if I do think of something I want to talk about, I'll let you know :3
 
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