Sunday, 4 August 2013

Scott Johnson Feature

~~~ The WoW Podcast Quotes Feature ~~~

 

~ Scott Johnson ~ The Instance ~


Some would consider The Instance, hosted by Scott Johnson, the greatest podcast of all time.  In my opinion, and to use Scott's own words, they would not be wrong by saying that.  Having only really followed Scott for the past 2 or 3 years, I came to realize very quickly how much of a great podcaster he is and how much history he has in podcasting itself, but more specifically the influence and foundation he has created for the World of Warcraft community.   

As with most things you discover on the internet, I stumbled upon this podcast through other avenues.  After first seeing Scott on the documentary called "The Race to World First" back in 2011, I was interested to know what his show was all about.  The way Scott described what he saw in this amazing game we all play and how broad a range he put on his feelings of what this game means, I knew I wanted to listen to this guy some more.  The Instance was my new weekly go to for podcasts on the internet.

From production value, interesting discussions and funny off topic banter, The Instance hits the feel and passion Blizzard fans look for in their shows.  The entertainment value of The Instance is bar none.  Scott also has the ability to look at issues with a fair and balanced approach but never shying away from showing how much he loves, appreciates and cares for this game and it's community.  

Looking at his Wikipedia page, you understand how long Scott has been "in the game".  Scott is one of the grand father's of all podcasting which began with "Extra Life Radio" and continues now with "The Morning Stream" and a plethora of other podcasts.  Even The Instance itself started at the very beginning of the World of Warcraft phenomenon.  This was a time when podcasts were only being downloaded as MP3 files and word of mouth was the driving force behind download numbers.  Talk about a niche market.  With the advent of RSS feeds and later iTunes, The Instance shot to fame overnight.  Rumor has it, the show is downloaded up to 100,000 times per week nowadays on average.  

Scott is joined, on The Instance, by 2 amazing co-hosts, Mark "The Turpster" Turpin and William "Dills" Gregory.  The show has recently surpassed 300 episodes and considering it's a once a week show, that's over 5 years worth of World of Warcraft podcasting.  You can find the show usually recording live every Friday morning around 10am Mountain Time (the only time zone that matters), at theinstance.net or frogpants.com


To celebrate 300 episodes in WoW Podcasting, for his masterpiece show, The Instance, we salut you..... Scott Johnson!