Retronauts Episode 324: Jennifer Hale
The legend speaks!
This week's episode of Retronauts is special. I mean, they're all special, but this one is special thanks to our award-winning guest. We don't get to deal in superlatives a lot in this business - "best" is subjective, and "first" is very hard to determine - but thanks to the Guinness Book of World Records we can say with internationally-recognized authority that Jennifer Hale is the "most prolific video game voice actor (female)" of all time. And she's here talking to Bob and Jeremy and, by extension, all of you, our listeners.
Bonus question for our readers: when did you become aware of Jennifer Hale's impact upon your life? I became aware of her name by playing Mass Effect but then I realized she had starred in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem years before! That's the thing about Jennifer's body of work; she's made so much stuff, you've likely been a fan of hers for longer than you know.
Description: Whether or not you know her name, you've definitely heard Jennifer Hale's voice if you played a video game in the past 25 years. Named "the most prolific video game voice actor" by The Guinness Book of World Records, Jennifer has an IMDB page that stretches on into infinity, with hundreds of roles in both video games in animation. On this episode, join us as we chat with Jennifer about her long career in video games, how her roles and voice acting technology have changed in the passing decades, and how voice acting is adapting to a COVID-19 world.
And be sure to check out Jennifer's role as the narrator for the audiobook version of Christopher Paolini's To Sleep in a Sea of Stars!
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