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 genres and games that speak to its contributors.

Those interested in writing for IrrationalPassions.com should contact its editor via email:


Hosts & Contributors

Alex O’Neill


Editor and founder of IrrationalPassions.com, 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.

All editorial inquires can be sent to his email, and he is open to talking on Twitter as well.



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.



Logan Wilkinson


Logan Wilkinson is a 24 year old college graduate from the middle of America. He loves and maintains a childlike wonder over video games. He has spent the last 20 years in love with history and politics, and continues to beleive they are the foundation for the best and most important stories.



Jurge Cruz-Alvarez

Staff Writer/Assistant Social Media Manager

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

Follow him on twitter @jcruzalvarez26.

Contact him at  jurge@irrationalpassions.com

Jarrett Green


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.


Billy Ramey

PR Host

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



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.


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.


Danny Juarez

The most recent addition to the Irrational Passions team, Danny is a passionate personality in all things games. He writes, podcasts, and produces. Danny loves anime, loves all things Japanese, and plays way too much Yu-Gi-Oh to be healthy in 2017. We’re happy to have him on board.