Halloween has come and gone, but spooky season lives on in our hearts all year round, so this is a great set of creepy tracks that I didn’t quite get out the door before Halloween. (But I meant to, and then life got in the way.)
We here in the VGM podcast community have seen Spotify pull down some of our episodes recently without any explanation as to why. My Castlevania bonus episode was removed, as were episodes of fellow VGM podcasts A VGM Journey and Nerd Noise Radio. None of us know exactly why we were targeted in general or why it was those specific episodes, and no one (not even a robot) at Spotify has reached out to tell us. So, if you’re listening to this on a podcast service that’s NOT Spotify, good job and thank you and keep on doing what you’re doing. And if you’re listening to this podcast on Spotify, you may need to find an alternative podcatcher to keep listening to us. I personally use Podbean and Pocket Casts both; I know Spotify is convenient, but I think both of those are better podcast apps, since they’re custom-built for podcast consumption. Podbean is currently the best place to find me, since that’s my hosting company, but any dedicated podcatcher you use should pick me up.
Special thanks for this episode goes out to:
Fellow VGM podcaster Jameson of barSILENCE podcast for contributing cover art. You can and should find barSILENCE wherever you download podcasts, and check out his website at barSILENCE.com.
LongTones, an experimental electronic jazz project that provides promotional consideration to Professor Tom. You can find their work on Spotify by searching for “LongTones” or on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/jon_no_h
BokiBokiPixelArt for the show logo. You can find him on Twitter @BokiPixelart.
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During the show, I mentioned some other VGM podcasts, and they are as follows: