Founder, Co-host & Producer
Joel started podcasting in 2008 on the now defunct 360 Nation before joining the longest running PlayStation podcast, PS Nation, in 2010 (co-host on episodes 159-264). He founded A Band of Gamers in 2012 after having a heart attack and desiring a more chill approach to the hobby.
When he's not spending more time than is needed working on the podcast, Joel enjoys collecting records, the great outdoors, Wisconsin sports especially the Green Bay Packers and playing guitar.
Co-host & Images
The podcast's lone Candian, Shane is fluent in Canadese, so expect to hear words like "funnest" and "aboot", eh? An avid record collector he loves variants and has been known to collect every version of his favorite albums. He also collects fine guitars, is a lifelong fan of boxing and enjoys a good pizza pie.
You can usually find him on the PlayStation 4 chatting with friends or posting pics to A Band of Gamers Instagram account.
Co-host, Writer, Streams
Karl Palmer is the only ABOG team member to be a part of the master race as he calls it. Aka he plays a lot of PC games. He's an avid football fan and a total honk for Rocket League. His love for that game is almost equal to his love of The Witcher 3 which he's played well over 500 hours.
He's a keen musician from an early age playing drums since 16 years old. He also dabbles with guitar and singing and is quite good at both. When he isn't gaming or cranking tunes, Karl likes to bang the drums with a couple mates in a local band.
Karl is a massive gamer and has been writing gaming articles since 2013.
- Email: Karl@ABOGpodcast.com
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