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The Bungie Podcast is, as the name implies, a podcast by Bungie. It was originally hosted by Brian Jarrard, Frank O'Connor, and Luke Smith. Later, it was hosted by Eric Osborne flying solo. The Podcast was mixed and mastered by Steve Lopez and produced by Tom Gioconda and Chris Gossett.

The Podcast was created to help quench the information-thirst of rabid Bungie fans as well as to provide another way for fans to get the inside scoop of the goings-on inside of Bungie.

There are 46 episodes of the Bungie Podcast, with the last one published on November 29, 2017.

Theme Song[]

The Original[]

"We're the Bungie Kids, with Plasma Pistols glowing. It's our podcast show, with Brian and friends, and Frankie."

- Lyrics to the theme song

The original Bungie Podcast had a theme song jingle that was written and composed by Bungie's own Marty O'Donnell. It featured Brian Jarrard, Frank O' Connor and Marty attempting to sing in unison and was a parody of the Flintstones Vitamins jingle, which Marty also composed. Courtesy of Jay Weinland, the theme song did feature some use of cowbell, although Marty stepped in during production and ended up snipping much of it out. Everyone agrees, it could use more.We're a parody of ourselves.

~ Frank O' Connor on the Podcast theme songI'd love to see us get sued. That'd be so much fun.
~ Marty O' Donnell on "maybe we really aren't covered by parody."Despite some mutterings to the contrary, Marty remained adamant that it is legally covered by parody. After Frankie left Bungie, the theme song remained intact except for the ending, which replaced Frankie's voice with a loud horn.

The Horn[]

On the May 16, 2008, it was announced that Frankie would be leaving Bungie. His last appearance was on April 11 where they discussed him about to become a U.S. citizen. In the next Podcast on July 7, Luke Smith made reference to Frankie not being there by joking that the theme should end with an explosion instead of Frankie's voice, but the podcast used a Halo 3 song instead. In the next episode on October 21, the theme song returned but edited our Frankie's name - replacing it with the horn sound from Halo 3's elephant vehicle.

The Community[]

On March 29, 2010, the intro changed to music from the Halo: Reach soundtrack. Afterwards, the podcast used several themes from a Bungie-held podcast theme contest created by the Bungie community.

Episodes[]

To listen to all episodes, visit The Bungie Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Podbay, and Podchaser.

External Links[]

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