About Irrational Passions

What Irrational Passions is has changed a lot over the years. It started as a podcast between three friends, and a living portfolio for founder, Alex O’Neill, to create and cultivate his work in the industry.

Since its inception in 2010, Irrational Passions has grown to be a full website, reporting on news, interviewing industry legends, and bringing together a variety of work from writers of all walks of life in the video gaming industry.

It is home to Irrational Passions Podcast, hosted by would be industry professionals and simple enthusiasts alike. It has also been home to a variety of writers and podcasts, shows about anime, Telltale Game Spoilers, and video essays. It is above all a place that values diverse opinions, opinion-driven content, and passion about video games that speak to its contributors.

Our Current Staff

Alex O’Neill


Editor and founder of Irrational Passions , host of Irrational Passions Podcast, and host of video series Alex Talks, Alex is the beating heart of IP. He helped start Irrational Passions as a podcast only at first with friends Scott and Evan, and is pushing to be hired into a full position in the gaming industry.




Jurge Cruz-Alvarez

Social Media Editor

Jurge Cruz writes about old games. He has opinions. He also has a movies podcast named Movies Are Reel and a games podcast named Jurge, Ryan, Video Games. Host of Input: A Video Games News Show


Contact – Jurge@irrationalpassions.com


Jarrett Green

Editor at Large

Game enthusiast since he could walk, Jarrett prides himself on his deep attraction to Japanese beat-em ups, and his god-like Bushido Blade talents. Currently the host of Monthly Passions Podcast, the monthly show interviewing personalities and writes around the industry about what they’re playing and the current goings-on of the games space.


Contact – Jarrett@IrrationalPassions.com

Mike Burgess

Video Producer/Editor

Mike has worked in production and audio engineering over the last 7 years in many different capacities from live theatre production on cruise ships and arena stages, recording studio work with local bands/venues, video streaming for government contracts, and is now looking to take these experiences and apply it all towards his other passion, video games and the community that loves them by making video reviews and features for the site and whatever else in the future.



Scott White

Video Producer/Editor

Born and raised in the mitten state, Scott has been around video games for his entire life. A lover of most genre’s of video games (he is not one for the racing or sports games), he is especially fond of RPGs and Fighting games.  Scott is far from a one-trick nerd though also having interests involving card games, such as Magic, board games, and Dungeons and Dragons.  Outside of game related items, he finds giant robots (Gundam, Transformers, anything that combines into bigger robots) to be the sh*t , enjoys the occasional anime, and has a fondness for epic fantasy novels.  The nerd is strong with this one.



Quinten Hoffman


Quinten Hoffman is the youngest member of Irrational Passions and he is striving to bring Immersive Sims back into the larger conversation surrounding games. Analyzing environments and photo-modes are his jam, as well as breaking down soundtracks of games. Also a big Star Trek fan, and he will debate you about how Deep Space Nine is the best of the bunch.


Contact – quinten.hoffman@irrationalpassions.com


Podcast Hosts:

Scott Guthier


Scott is the head geek on the team, and is working his way into the programming world. He serves as the second host on the podcast, and takes the reins when Alex isn’t around. He has big plans of getting into game design after college, and will be making the games you’ll be playing.


Tony Horvath


Tony is the sixth to join up with the Irrational Guys, joining up May 10th 2011, with Episode 43. Tony is now the host of upcoming podcast “Irrational Passions Westcast” along with roommate and good friend Danny Juarez. He loved Stardew Valley, Tales games, and thinks Bloodborne was the best game in 2015.



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Brian “Nabeshin” Jackson


Brian Jackson, aka Nabeshin, was a fan of the podcast who later became a full member. He is working to becoming the Japanese coverage of Irrational Passions by going to events and coverages in the Land of the Rising Sun. Known for his creative genius on the podcast, he self-appointed himself to help keep the podcast fresh by suggesting new segments and discussions to the show.



Past Hosts & Contributors

Evan Wall


Evan is a very special member of the team. He came to Alex with the intention of starting a podcast, and so Scott came in for the mix. He is a little goofy, can be childish, but he is serious about the gaming industry. Along with Scott, Evan will be designing and coding the games you will be playing.


Jessica Cogswell

Former Editor

Jessica is proud to say she is a Jane-of-all-Trades and a master of dungeons. Get it? Because she plays Dungeons and Dragons a lot? Anyways, over at Irrational Passions, Jessica writes, podcasts, and create various content, with special emphasis on topics relating to mental health, relationships, and sexuality. When not living life on the world wide web, Jessica enjoys watching movies, playing RPGs, admiring brooding vigilantes, and being in bed.


Logan Wilkinson

Former Senior Editor

Logan was editor on the site for many years, and helped found shows like Input, a video game news show, and short-lived Call of Duty in review. Logan is a twenty-something college graduate from the magical land of middle of America. He loves and maintains a childlike wonder over video games.


JC Remirez

Fight Game Columnist

Passionate about all things Street Fighter, JC Remirez brought several iterations of his Capcom Cup Column. He had to step down unfortunately because he was having a second kid! We wish him the best, and you’ll still occasionally hear his voicemails on IrrationalPod.


Joseph Fait

Joe joined way back on Episode 13, and then stepped off of the podcast for a while. He still loves Irrational Passions, and has committed to coming on the show more often.


Jacob Bryant

Jacob is a senior journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with big aspirations of being a video game critic in the future. His love for video games is rivaled only by love of all things comic books. Jacob is always down for gaming and talking with people so send him an invite.


Niall Reynolds

Niall Reynolds, a lover of video games and movies.


Zack Rupp

Zack was raised with the healthy nourishment only a N64 could provide. He continued to expand to other gaming outlets, like PC and Xbox, but never forgot his love for Nintendo. Zack inspires to complete his English/Writing major while dabbling along in the different literary genres, and is a comic and heavy metal enthusiast.


Aneudys Tejeda

Aneudys is a gamer, lover of people and things, and an all around nice guy. Though he does work a ton and doesn’t have as much time to play games as he used to, he was still happy to be a part of the Irrational Passions writing team.


Greg Blaney

Greg was the host of Malicious Underground Podcast X, the anime podcast under the Irrational Passions banner. He was our resident anime nerd and fan, and has our backs when it comes to recording. He currently hosts and edits MUPX, helping post it on IP as well.


Billy Ramey

Billy was more of a behind the scenes guy, responsible for PR and coordination with reviews on team Irrational Passions.