April 30, 2006

Podcasts stink

Prove me wrong.

Update: Okay, Gervais. No way is that Pilkington guy for real, but he's hilarious.

Posted by Jim Treacher at April 30, 2006 03:02 AM



Posted by: Crid at April 30, 2006 03:19 AM

That's considered a podcast? I thought video had some other annoying neologism.

Posted by: JT at April 30, 2006 03:22 AM

Yeah, vlogcast or something. But Lala's beauty is strong enough to be a foundation of a new media form.

No? Ok, see "Drinking out of cups," about six minutes in:


Anyway, you're right, most people do shitty radio or shitty television. But it's nice to know that talented people will have cheap tools and broad distribution.

Posted by: Crid at April 30, 2006 04:27 AM

And the first years of TV probably sucked bad, too.
Most new podcasters are not fully experienced in broadcasting, and the difficulties inherant in it.
Give them some time to rack up some trial/error experience

Posted by: UN at April 30, 2006 07:17 AM

Coconuts are so fifties. I couldn't get the page to open but I'll keep trying.

Michelle Malkin's newsers at Hot Air are excellent. Funny, biting but still raw enough to look like a non-MSM production.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor at April 30, 2006 10:03 AM

Prove me wrong.

What, like, with math?

Posted by: Sean M. at April 30, 2006 10:08 PM

WTF is a podcast? I've never listened to one. Is it some guy reading his own blog posts out loud? Because yeah, that really sucks.

Posted by: Sortelli at May 1, 2006 03:01 AM

the ricky gervais show.
unfortunately you now have to pay for it.

Posted by: mark at May 1, 2006 03:10 AM

"Prove me wrong."

All right, I will. Podcasts, being sound recorded in digital form, have no inherent odor. They are thus incapable of stinking.

Posted by: Evil Otto at May 1, 2006 03:55 AM

I love Lileks, but it's embarrassing to hear him do radio... He compresses his voice and trims his diction in a way that's extremely slick and uncomfortable.

Posted by: Crid at May 1, 2006 08:48 AM

No, they do. And videoblogs are even worse.

And don't get me started on YouTube or HotAir...

Posted by: Sigivald at May 1, 2006 09:34 AM

You missed the Gino kid dancing around on YouTube?

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor at May 1, 2006 03:37 PM

Apparently. What are you talking about?

Posted by: JT at May 1, 2006 05:52 PM

Gino the Ginny is this little kid who imitates Jersey guys going VIP into clubs. "Who's spinning tonight?" He filmed this thing one day with his cousin... it's like watching a Martin Scorsese character in a child's body. Too funny.

"Gino The Ginny Hits The Clubs"

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor at May 1, 2006 08:12 PM

I find them to be entirely odorless. Perhaps something is wrong with your pod.


Posted by: Beck at May 2, 2006 05:53 AM

Pod people smell kinda funny.

Posted by: pete at May 2, 2006 06:46 AM

Michelle Malkin is impressing at Hot Air. Like her politics or not, she's a media natural and milftastic to a degree that can cause spontaneous tent pitchage.

Posted by: albo at May 2, 2006 04:31 PM

I second beck, I have never smelled a bad podcast. You must have a special mp3 player :)

Posted by: jack steel at May 2, 2006 07:52 PM

Mike and Evo's "Winging It" over at http://michaelandevo.com/. starts with a good premise: drink beer and talk about science fiction.

But, perhaps you don't like science fiction? Perhaps you don't like beer?

Perhaps you are dead?

Posted by: Beryl Gray at May 3, 2006 09:01 AM

I love Lileks's podcasts, although it might be because I like what he's doing with the radio voice and all that. Sometimes he gets overinvolved in some digression or another but a lot of it's funny. The one he did riffing on 1984 a few weeks back was classic.

Posted by: danup at May 4, 2006 01:18 AM

It's funny to read comments and then go back and hear what's being discussed. I enjoyed Jim's podcast and the retro look over at his site (Lilek). And he has a media background so that's why he has a good radio voice. I like his sound, very professional. Any of us with broadcast in our background will sound too slick for vlogs. Like boss radio or something.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor at May 4, 2006 08:37 AM

Yeah, but he's too slick for RADIO (at least on the Hewitt show)

Posted by: Crid at May 4, 2006 09:28 AM

I want to start a podcast called BLOG-FM. Actually, I still want to check in at the Tiki Bar. Maybe today.

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor at May 4, 2006 10:26 AM

Check out Keith and the Girl. They do a great podcast.

Look for it in iTunes or website here:

Posted by: mrbandw at May 8, 2006 05:42 PM