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The Tempcast is GBAtemp's official podcast which features discussion related to GBAtemp, homebrew, and gaming in general. The Tempcast accepts segments and questions for the Tempcast Crew, via their email address [email protected], from any members who wish to submit anything. The Tempcast Crew also tend to respond to chat and answer questions from their official channel on GBAtemp's IRC server, #Tempcast.

History of the Tempcast

Tempcast's Humble Beginnings

The Tempcast's original planned crew was MR_COW, Little, and Martin, but due to financial difficulties, Martin was unable to provide his services as podcast crew. Spikey was contacted to replace Martin, and he agreed, thus forming the original podcast team. Shortly thereafter, the Tempcast began to be teased as GBAtemp's Secret Feature with a section of the front page containing input boxes for a username and password. Upon entering the correct username and password, the user would be greeted to a test recording of the Tempcast. Later the crew got together and recorded a proper episode, but due to delays in editing the content became outdated and not released(although this episode later was released as Episode 0). MR_COW became too busy in the time following the recording of the unreleased episode to record again, and since too much time since the teasing of the Secret Feature had passed, Costello came in to record an episode. The first episode featured Spikey and Little, the episode was edited by Costello, and finally revealed and released on September 26, 2007.

Finding Its Purpose

In the episodes that followed, many changes in both content and crew began to take place while the Tempcast tried to find its footing. The second episode featured the return of MR_COW to his recording and editing duties as well as his actual presence on the episode itself. The third episode featured the very first Go Ask Yer Mother by mthrnite and also introduced his partner in crime, RoboDave. By the fourth episode lagman and Hadrian were brought on to replace MR_COW and Little, due to conflicting schedules, while VVoltz recorded.

In the episodes that followed, the main crew remained consistently Hadrian, lagman, and Spikey. The Tempcast's theme also went through several different revisions while mthrnite experimented with getting it just right. Little came on for an episode here and there as well as a few guests. The Infamous Tempcast Episode 11 arrived on April 2, 2008; This episode was used as a vehicle for shaunj66's response to the members of GBAtemp for The Great CNET April Fools Prank of 2008 as well as the Tempcast Crew's own April Fools Day Prank. As well as being made up almost entirely of false news, the episode also contained the first appearance of Greg Woggerman, who has become a somewhat frequently recurring character as well as Tempcast meme.

Tempcast Hiatus

Following Episode 11, due to internal conflicts among crew, the Tempcast ended up going on a 4 month long hiatus. During this time, the Tempcast Crew's structure and organization was refined. Episode 12 was recorded, but still remains unreleased awaiting mthrnite's editing. On June 26, 2008, Episode 0 was finally released to the public, much to Little's disapproval, to make up for the large gap since the last Tempcast. On September 30, 2008, Episode 13 was finally released. This episode contained what would be the final revision to the Tempcast Theme, as well as featuring Hadrian along with VVoltz, who would go on to remain permanent Tempcast Crew.

Unfortunately, following Episode 13, only one more episode was released before another hiatus. After 5 months, Episode 15 was released in two parts(Episodes 15.0 and Episode 15.5) due to its immensely long running time(over 3 hours total between both parts). The first half(running time 1:17:34) featured Hadrian, VVoltz, Spikey and mthrnite, ending with mthrnite's departure at the end. The second half(1:47:01) picks up where the last left off containing only Hadrian, VVoltz, and Spikey. The episodes contain minimal editing, featuring a contrast to that of the style most previous Tempcasts had been, which would morph into what would become the way of the future live Tempcasts.

The Live Tempcast Era

Still Under Construction