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, Auri O’Neill, to create and cultivate her work in the industry.

Since its inception in 2010, Irrational Passions has grown to be a full website, reporting on news, interviewing industry veterans, 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 casual enthusiasts alike. Over 10 years since Irrational Passions began in 2010 it has held interviews, podcasts, writing teams, charity events, and crossovers with many members of the gaming community. Irrational Passions has tried to be a home for many voices across the independent video games writing space. It is welcome to all types of voices from all walks of life, and this page stands as a record of its current members and upholders as well as the many different voices of all who stayed and contributed on multiple occasions to IrrationalPassions.com or its former iterations of ippodcast.net and davidsgallant.com/irrationalpassions.

From 2010 to current the contributors of Irrational Passions are not and have never been paid. All work, resources and time have been volunteered by each individual member with code for coverage disclosed per piece of work.

Irrational Passions 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.



Tony Horvath


Tony is the sixth to join up with the Irrational Guys, joining up May 10th 2011, with Episode 43. He loves 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 joining on Episode 98. 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 Team Members & Contributors

Evan Wall

Former Host of Irrational Passions Podcast


2010 – 2014

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.


Jurge Cruz-Alvarez

Former Social Media Editor

July 2016 – June 2020

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. Previously host of Input: A Video Games News Show & the reason the IrrationalPod Twitter account is awesome.


Joseph Fait

Former Host of Irrational Passions Podcast

Former Social Media & PR Editor

September 2010 – January 2014

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.


Jessica Cogswell

Former Editor

February 2019 – February 2020

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

August 2016 – September 2019

Logan was editor on the site for many years, and helped found shows like Input, a video game news show. Logan is a twenty-something college graduate from the magical land of middle of America.


JC Remirez

Former Fight Game Columnist

March 2016 – August 2016

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.


Jacob Bryant

Former Editor

September 2013 – September 2014

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

Former Contributor & Host of “Writer’s Ramble”

September 2013 – April 2014

Niall Reynolds, a lover of video games and movies. Proud Irish contributor to Irrational Passions.

Zack Rupp

Former Editor

September 2013 – September 2014

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

Former Contributor

April 2013 – June 2014

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

Former Temp Host of Irrational Passions Podcast

Host of Malicious Underground X Podcast

February 2013 – February 2016

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

2015 – 2018

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