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Not Radio Free Burrito – Thank You

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Los Angeles in 1973 (from Bill Moyers dot Com)

I just wanted to say thank you, and I didn’t want to wait until next week to do it. So here we are.

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47 Responses to “Not Radio Free Burrito – Thank You”

  1. Mimi says:

    I can’t listen to this right now, but will as soon as I can. I have to say I have a few friends who are huge fans of Chris Cornell, and were at the show last night. My friend April in particular (who had seen him a dozen times) is crushed.
    I can’t believe it happened. I can’t believe it happened here.

  2. Earfuel says:

    Thank you for this, Wil. I was woken this morning by a friend, delivering the news of Chris’ death. His music got me through a ton of very difficult times, including the suicide of my older brother.

    The kicker was, I had to head to work right away so I could be on the air (SiriusXM) to talk about Chris and his legacy.

    It turned out to be the best medicine possible, as getting to spend a few hours just talking about him, and hearing from fans across the country who felt similarly or worse…it was a true reminder of the both the healing and connecting power of music.

    Glad to hear you’ve got your creative courage back – the universe is better with your creations in it.

  3. Mike says:

    I listened to the latest RFB yesterday and then you posted this tonight…. this has been a hard day for many of us…

    First I want to say your work, time and art is appreciated. I was so happy to see you made a new RFB. Do it when YOU feel it is right. But know that we do love it when you do.

    Chris Cornell. My SO and I are huge Pearl Jam fans. Pushing 100 shows between us. We have seen him solo a dozen times. Super nice guy. Knowing his history and the bands and friends surrounding him this is a very hard time for them too. (Watch PJ20 if you haven’t for some perspective). CC got through an incredibly difficult situation many years ago because he got help.

    Right now our little community is supporting each other. Reaching out to everyone to make sure they are ok.

    To anyone who reads this you aren’t alone. You are never alone.

  4. Beth Damiano says:

    When I make anything: a fanfic, a poem, an audition choice, that I feel like isn’t the best thing ever, you know what I say?

    “I made a thing where there wasn’t a thing before. And that’s what matters.”

    I didn’t even consciously realize I picked that up from you until you mention folks quoting yourself to yourself in this. You don’t know how many times that thought has saved from the delete key words and ideas I later enjoyed or been the thing that kept Depression/Anxiety just a bit too quiet to make me do anything drastic. So I didn’t know I had you to thank for that, but thanks, Wil.

  5. Jamison Swift says:

    LOVE Google Play music. The mood stations have introduced me to so many great new artists and genres. Spotify and Apple Music aren’t bad, but the curated lists on Google just seem to flow better.

    Great to see you creating again!

  6. Jill says:

    You’re a good guy, Wil.

  7. Faith Gibson says:

    I just wanted to say Thank You for doing this podcast! Besides being a fan, I appreciate how open & honest you are about life in general. People tend to forget that other people could possibly have the same thoughts, feelings or issues as you do & it’s important for people to not feel alone. I needed this today as I am a huge Soundgarden fan & today was pretty devastating as a part of my youth died along with Chris Cornell.

    On a lighter note, I love the music you play! Sometimes it’s something I have heard before that I get introduced to and sometimes it’s something I haven’t heard in ages. And there’s nothing quite like music to take you to a specific time and place in your past. One song and your a kid again hanging out at the pool with your crush of the moment or riding in the car with your friends.

    So Thank You for what you do! You make a difference in just putting something honest and creative out into the world so people like myself can either not feel alone, can find something new or have a bright spot in a world that can hardcore suck. Thank YOU.

  8. Joni says:

    Hello from northern Virginia!

    I listened to both this RFB and the one from the other night today. I am a big fan of your podcasts and writing, and was so excited to see new podcasts come out. Your honesty about life is important and fantastic. The music you played in the episode from the other day was also great.

    I was not super familiar with Chris Cornell before today, but really, any suicide is hard to hear. I lost two friends to suicide. It is so important to talk about this subject and bring it out into the open. Thank you for talking about it. Everyone is important, and it is important for everyone to know that.

    On a happier note, it’s so glad to hear that your creative energy is back, and especially glad to hear it in podcast form. Again, thank you for doing what you do! 🙂

  9. Lucas King says:

    You took 7 mins to than is but I’m thanking you.

    Thank you for you’re honest voice and please do t ever think you are faded and unneeded.

    Cause you are. It’s why I kept RFB on my pod feed. Cause I love your views.

    So thank you sir. So much.

  10. @AlaricHalfelven says:

    I would like to share an old quote of yours “Be the unsecured WiFi you want to see in the world.” So when I replaced my router I got one with a guest network named D4 to go along with my main D20. this week I found out that when my neighbors children’s father left the only digital entertainment the kids got was through that network. That mixed with getting people to help RIF you have helped many people even if they never know it was you that caused it.

  11. Milton Smith says:

    Wil, you are welcome!

  12. matt says:

    Thanks Wil, I’m so glad you’re putting more things out in the world!

  13. Stephanie says:

    I’m glad to see that your head is starting to clear up a bit. Basing the worth of your creativity on external validation will absolutely drive you insane; listen to the friends who remind you of this! Listen to the friends who remind you of who you really are instead of the person your illness wants you to be and keep making stuff (especially stuff that kicks the shit out of the just world fallacy. No one does that, and it’s awesome that you do).

  14. Craig says:

    When I was in college my girlfriend broke up with me, I blew out my ACL, and had my childhood cat die in my arms. I was depressed and lost. I began searching for something to help distract me and found Wil’s Tabletop series. I bought some of the games that were showcased and people flocked to play with me. I was feeling more creative than ever before and started writing RPG scenarios and even started designing my own game that I think will one day bring joy to someone else. Wil Weaton gave me the tools to find my own happiness and for that I will always respect him as a creator and as a human being.

  15. Stephanie says:

    Really? You banned me?

  16. Mike C says:

    Hey Will,
    I don’t often comment on podcasts, but thank you for RFB.
    I’m always happy when I see an episode is downloading to Podcast Republic. I know it isn’t a thing you make and gain monies from, but I enjoy the rambling monologue and offbeat music. It’s not music in my regular life playlist so that’s a good thing I think.
    Anyways, you rock, I like the things you make and you matter.

  17. Bear Edwards says:

    Guy. Keep making these. They’re genuine and chockablock full of great stuff. Unique in the podcast masses these days. Thank you for putting them out and I look forward to many more. WDBD!

  18. Kris Black says:

    I hear you Wil. I’m hear listening anytime you post a show. Keep it up and thanks having the courage to share bits of your life and thoughts with us.

  19. Logan says:

    Hey Wil,
    Like RFB this might be a little rambley. I’m a fan. Have been for years. I follow you on many platforms and you never fail to entertain and lead by example. High on my bucket list is to be in a game with you and Felicia. The way you deal with trolls online is inspiring. I do not have the thick skin or the patients for the stupid-sphere. I wish you could shut down with your mental demons as easily. I wish we all could. I’m 5mumble years old and just began getting help for my lifelong depression. If it weren’t for people like you and Jenny and others that I respect being so open I still would be crying myself to sleep every night. But better living through chemistry, right? I bought “Dead Trees” and loved it. I am not a fan of horror, but I am a fan of Weird. Lovecraft, Bierce, Gaiman etc. and your story was right up my alley. I can count on about 90% of what you do to be in my taste, and about 75% of what you recommend. You do pronounce GIF wrong, but I’ll give you a pass on that. I want to be a narrator and have been doing podcasts for experience for a few years now. I just got my first paying gig on Escape Pod. Now I just need to crush the self doubt enough to get on ACX and start auditioning. I have a demo ready to go, but damn, it’s hard. Anyway, I’m a fan and will continue to follow you in whatever you do. I hope you keep writing, and doing RFB and TV Crimes ($6M Man, Manimal and Automan are all guilty. Guilty. GUILTY!) SOmeday I want a relationship somewhere between you/ Anne and Jenny/ Victor. Play more games. And don’t be a dick, especially to yourself.

  20. Ryan says:

    Long time fan, coming late to the burritoness. Listened in Breaker for iOS. I’m also late to Rick and Morty and pretty late to Bob’s Burgers. Ill be listening more, seriously.

  21. DOUGLAS says:

    Hello from Cincinnati, Wil, and hello again from all the way at the end of the podcast. I found RFB via PocketCasts on Android. I found you, though, years ago via some Reddit thread where somebody linked to the TableTop episode where you played Tsuro, where I realized that board games are intriguing and varied and beautiful and fun. You make a difference, Wil, and the things you create make a difference. Because of you I have a growing enthusiasm for – and collection of – board games, and thanks to you I have a whole new circle of friends to share that joy with.

  22. Just finished listening on Pocket Casts. As someone who does a podcast that literally has a listener base in the 20s I can’t fathom trying to make a living doing it, but I’m grateful to those that can for providing me with the motivation to keep going.

  23. Shell says:

    So happy this podcast is up and running again and you are reaching out to people and encouraging them to reach out. The world needs your voice. Also your fiction rocks. =)

  24. Laura Weber says:

    I am so glad to hear your voice podcasting again. I listen through itunes since you wanted to know, and it always puts a smile on my face when I see a RFB episode automatically download. I’d love to hear you talk more about your writing on the podcast, I had no idea you had written something new and am looking forward to reading it now. I’m glad you asked for some love on the comment section here, and I am very glad you got it. I can’t speak for everyone, but it makes me feel good knowing I can give back even just a bit to somebody who has brought lots of entertainment to my life. Best wishes always, Laura

  25. JetpackBlues says:

    Thank you for reminding us that we matter and are important, even when you were feeling less so. I needed that manhug and wish I could return it.
    It was a soul-aching feeling when I saw the only headline in my news feed was Chris Cornell’s death. Was a loyal fan – not a megafan, but a loyal one.
    Although getting to see his brother Peter’s old band Black Market Radio play, in Chris’ absence post-Audioslave (of which I was late to the party), might say otherwise. I dunno….
    Net is cast to listen to future Burrito-ness.
    You do catch burritos with a net, yes?

  26. Courtney Faulkner says:

    Thanks for your work and your passion. I appreciate your artistry and persistence. It’s difficult to not get bogged down in the mire of powerlessness in my depressive cycles. But your acknowledgement of this fight helps. You aren’t alone, we love you.

    Forever indepted. -Courtney

  27. Cale Anderson says:

    I will always listen to this podcast. It’s the one that made me love the format and three years later it’s still my favorite. So thank you for the great quality of entertainment you have given me.

  28. Emerald White says:

    I was listening to your podcast with my partner this weekend. In it you asked if your listeners could let you know if we still want you to produce more content. That you are feeling as if it’s sinking into a black hole out in space. I can understand those feelings and the need for confirmation that you are not just shouting out into nothingness.

    With that request in mind I would like to let you know how much influence your work has had in my life and also how my love of your content has made me eager to share it with others.

    I lead a busy life. Just like everybody else. I work in healthcare as my day job and currently help look after a disabled father and a partner who has just come out of major surgery after suffering for 13 years will an illness that in the past two years had him basically incapacitated. I am not saying this to win sympathy. I am saying this to illustrate how important my free time is to me. I am saying this so you will understand the weight of the importance in these next words.

    The most favorite way for me spend my free time or quality time with my partner is to watch Table Top or Titans Grave. The best memories I have from the past two years come from nights where I have hosted a games night playing games I fell in love with on your show. My partner has started writing again because he was influenced to start a new DnD adventure because of how wonderful and engaging Titans Grave was to watch.
    Your podcast has helped my partner get through some crappy days at work when being there was the last place he wanted to be.

    I have lost track of the number of people we have turned onto your content. In any format. So much so my partner and I host a games night once a month for a local social club/group that gets 20 to 30 folks come out to play games and be social in an open non judgmental environment.

    The content you make is important and its special. No one out there makes me feel like the time I invest is returned.

    So please…make more podcasts…play more games…go on more adventures…tell us more stories…I am here…and I am listening.

  29. T says:

    Thank YOU for returning RFB to us! I work from home and your format fits nicely into my silent office.
    Just found out they will be reopening our office (after putting it in mothballs 3yrs ago). Good news is we will have all new tech including Wi-Fi so I will still be able to listen without draining company bandwidth.

  30. Matt the Bastard DM says:

    I’m listening on iTunes. This show is one of many that allow me to survive my not creative job. KEEP MAKING RADIO FREE BURRITO–IT IS AWESOME, MAN! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  31. Just listened to both this and the RFB #46, and it makes me smile to hear your voice again. I’ve been a longtime fan, starting in the TNG days, and then your books in the 2000s, then later your blog, and now your podcast.

    Since you asked, I listen via an iOS app called Overcast. I hear you on the creative struggle to put out content; I’m a coach for online dating (yup, that’s a thing). I’ve hugely struggled with trying to write blog posts about it. I’d forgotten your “just get excited and make things” mantra, but I’m finding it even more powerful than before. So thank you for continuing to make things 🙂

  32. Jusr finished the last one. 42 yo checking in from the Canadian prairies. Been listening for a while through the Podcast Addict app.

    I can relate to obscurity. Where I am as a late to the party artist in a city with a very very tough (and cheap) art market I just try to keep my eye on doing it for me.

    Your honesty about life and your struggles and putting yourself out there are to be admired.

  33. Julio Capa says:

    Funny thing is, I listen to your podcast on google play music! Need to look up those other selections you mentioned

  34. Jeff says:

    I’ve always wanted to start a podcast, on my own or with a friend. You give me courage every time I hear one of your things. Even when they are short!

    Thanks for Radio Free Burrito.

  35. Josh says:

    Hey, buddy.
    Keep up the good work!

  36. Charlie says:

    Hi Wil,

    Just finished the two most recent RFB’s and wanted to say “hi” and thanks for all the great material throughout the years! I really get great joy each time I see the RFB icon come up on iTunes letting me know I have a new podcast! Keep up the great work and let us know if the radio host gig works out, that would be awesome!

  37. NJMoleman says:

    So I just listened to to RFB and then the other NRFB. Showed up. Man its been a long time but as always so good to hear. You are able to speak to so many things that run through my head. And I really love the Music, ads, and snips that you find and play. Love hearing you talk about creative release. I’m a frustrated writer, so so deep into tech that its hard to rise above it. 52 year old, and iTunes.

  38. Rob says:

    Definitely here again, definitely listening. Your media adolescence (TNG, and I LOVED Toy Soldiers!) was a huge part my my IRL adolescence, so thank you for being you sir!

  39. Thank you so much for RFB, Wil. Whenever an episode arrives, it goes to the top of my playlist. And I listen to the Tobowlowsky Files! Coming in ahead of Tobo is a big deal.
    Thanks for your honesty, savior fare and wit. We’re listening and loving every episode.

  40. Steven says:

    Was so glad to see this again. I have missed hearing these. Can hardly wait for the new project! Good luck! Thanks for posting. Definitely have missed listening to these.

  41. Liss says:

    Hey Wil –

    Thanks for talking about Chris Cornell.

    Thought you might enjoy this series on Youtube called Tales of Mere Existance.

  42. Partridge says:

    Yes, we will listen to a radio program hosted by you.
    I actually found out about TV crimes first, then RFB popped up in the suggestions. Working through the backlog now. Love it. DFTBA!

  43. ben says:

    Nice to hear the show back on the air.
    I forgot that I hadn’t subscribed via itunes, have re-added so I get the updates!