Originally Posted by MarvinTacoma
I understand that and I certainly wasn't defending the Destructoid podcast. I actually agree with everyone in this thread, they went a little too much in that direction. But podcasts like 1up Yours and the CAGcast have a nice blend of news and non-news gaming discussion in it, while a podcast like the Hotspot feels too much like it's only a presentation of news. I prefer having a casual feel like the 1up podcasts and the CAGcast, even if there's a little yelling or "bad language" once in a while, as long as it doesn't get too out of hand.
From your post I thought you were defending the Destructoid podcast.
And I agree, it's why the CAGcast is so great... it's presented in this casual way, but Wombat and Cheapy bring a lot of insight, and originality to the table as well. I think most of the time they don't even realize it.
I can't say that I've listened to the 1up podcast.