Hello! First of all, I just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of Firewatch and find the entire squad who handcrafted the game extremely inspiring!
I've recently learned to my surprise that you host a weekly podcast and began listening to the adventures shared between Sean (an intoxicatingly dangerous man), Jake (a living bb8 of introspection and articulate human experiences), and Chris (the greatest archvillain to ever live)! The chemistry was lively and passionate! Kind of like Super Mario Bros 3! Where anything is possible! Cast after cast I found myself learning new things, gaining new perspectives, and being left in stitches! My favorite episode was Idle Thumbs 142, Unmasking the Brian Burglar! It exists right in the heart of the golden age of Idle Thumbs episodes imo! It contains amazing chemistry between Sean, Chris, and Jake as they bring out the best in each other and push each others buttons. Every cast was a journey with a underlying violent pulse! It was exciting and made working on my college coursework so much easier! You never knew where the squad was going with the discussion. Kind of like how your hands never recovered from the first time you held fire of your true love, ya know? You dared to be different! Even talking about things other than games often! The podcast was lit!
All that feels lost now. The recent slew of podcast episodes have removed that freeform playfulness and feel very restricted. You no longer have banter or deep discussions like in 142, and Sean has disappeared without a trace! Why? Sean was the ember that gave your podcast its unique spark! Nick seems friendly.
Would you please consider at least listening to a couple episodes around 142? Just to get a feeling of what I mean?
Or at the very least, can you bring Sean back? I miss the adventurous direction of the podcast! Thanks!