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Post by strawman » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:30 am

This is not a recommendation:
http://www.vbs.tv
Simply the weirdest collection of "news" I've come across, from gorilla hunts to circumcision rituals to tours of North Korea, to Japanese porn doll delivery services for your "mature" audiences (lol) :lol:
Probably what you'd expect if you gave Norm a camera and a lobotomy. Check out the Phillipines street restaurant, featuring Bull ball soup and fermented chicken embryo on the half shell. Truth is stranger than friction.
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Post by Talia » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:31 pm

clutron wrote: Also, what's up with Secret World Chronicles? Anyone know? Are they still putting out new material? Is it over? Will the Metas ever get revenge on the Thule society? These questions must be answered!

Here's an update on that from Mercedes Lackey (scroll down)

http://www.secretworldchronicle.com/

As an aside, so much for Escape Pod being back. I'm a little concerned this is The End. :/

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:46 pm

Talia wrote:
As an aside, so much for Escape Pod being back. I'm a little concerned this is The End. :/
Oh? How long have they been off for? All three of their podcasts or just EP?
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hrmmm...

Post by StalinSays » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:34 pm

I know Pseudopod has been updating all along - I lost step with Podcastle, so I can't speak for that. To my knowledge, this all relates to some personal issues with Stephen Eley, so if anything, Escapepod will end up with a new narrator, and Escape Artists a new head. Would be a shame to see the Eley era end, but my assumption would be that subscriber count would demand Escapepod's survival, compromise or otherwise.

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Post by Talia » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:43 pm

Mr. Tweedy wrote:
Talia wrote:
As an aside, so much for Escape Pod being back. I'm a little concerned this is The End. :/
Oh? How long have they been off for? All three of their podcasts or just EP?
Its been about two weeks now, and I think Podcastle is behind too, although pseudopod may have had a more recent episode (I dont listen to it so I dont keep track)

Can't check on the website, because its been down all day...

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Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:06 am

Talia wrote:
Mr. Tweedy wrote:
Talia wrote:
As an aside, so much for Escape Pod being back. I'm a little concerned this is The End. :/
Oh? How long have they been off for? All three of their podcasts or just EP?
Its been about two weeks now, and I think Podcastle is behind too, although pseudopod may have had a more recent episode (I dont listen to it so I dont keep track)

Can't check on the website, because its been down all day...

:/
And so you end up here. Aha! I've discovered that Norm is actually a closet hacker and is trying to drive all the EP traffic here.
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Post by normsherman » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:18 am

Ha! You of all people know how tech-inept I truly am Tom.
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Post by jonathancg » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:41 am

I'd hate to see EP hit up for rough times. Eley is an all-around decent guy, and he's done so much for genre fiction in general.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:02 am

normsherman wrote:Ha! You of all people know how tech-inept I truly am Tom.
What's that saying? "Methinks he doth protest too much."
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Post by normsherman » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:13 am

tbaker2500 wrote: What's that saying? "Methinks he doth protest too much."
I mean I can't even hack up phlegm, much less a website.


I thought EP was back up? I've heard two great episodes since Steve's been back from hiatus.
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Post by Talia » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:14 am

yes... then two weeks of silence, and the forums being down all day today (just now back up).

Some of us regulars.. we're just concerned. Very happy to be patient, just concerned.

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Post by normsherman » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:58 am

Ya, noticed that. I think things will be ok though, they're just running behind again and I do that pretty much every week.
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Post by Talia » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:27 pm

Yeah, podcastle just uploaded a new episode yesterday (at some point before the server went down, I guess), so I'm feeling a little less nervous. Hehe.

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Well Told Tales

Post by Kevin Anderson » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:24 pm

Well Told Tales 45: ‘A Parliament of Me’

This was like an introspective Twilight Zone episode. Worth the listen.
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Dunesteef

Post by Kevin Anderson » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:36 pm

I think the the latest episode at the Dunesteef is by far the best one they have put out. Really feels that this podcast is hitting its stride.

http://dunesteef.com/2009/01/29/page-14 ... -lemerond/
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:02 pm

I'll have to check that out. I've got a couple of episodes sitting unlistened to.

I've liked The Dunesteef's stories fairly well, but I usually skip the host mono/dialog.


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Post by Praxis » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:56 pm

I found(out about) The Night Air last summer.
( http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nightair/default.htm )
It's one of ABC Nationals regular programmes and very much recommended.

As far as I know the format is unique
1/2 hour-40 mins ish episodes, each with a particular topic with interviews, music, audio clips, narration, sound effects to match.

For a good idea of what it is about, try 'Salt'
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nightair/stori ... 256739.htm

(though Robot Love is one of the best, I think)

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:28 am

How to Succeed in Evil is back! W00t!

http://succeedinevil.com/

I've only listened to the "Prologue" so far but it sounds like the quality is still all that I remember. Solid writing, real suspense and the double-barrel blasts of irony.
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Post by planish » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:49 am

Hmmm... lessee...
:arrow: Podcasts:
Escape Pod, of course. I also subscribe to Pseudopod and Podcastle, but I'm currently way behind on those eps.

Air Out My Shorts - the drunken college friends I never had. Great for listening to when I can't pay real close attention, like when I'm driving a car.

Nobody's mentioned Decoder Ring Theatre - they rotate between a few episodes of Black Jack Justice (hard-boiled detective) and a few of Adventures of the Red Panda (sorta' Green Hornet-ish wealthy crimefighter), both in the style of Old-Time Radio, but more tongue-in-cheek. During the summer hiatus, expect a few eps of Deck Gibson - Far Reach Commander (retro sci-fi). Excellent writing and production, great chemistry between recurring characters.

Well-Told Tales - yup.

Surf Guitar 101 podcast - Hey, it's not all litterchur! It originated as a Yahoo! Group and then a discussion forum, for practicioners (sp?) and fans of the Surf, Spy, Spaghetti Western, Instro, and Eleki musical genres. The podcast is a more recent development, featuring a great selection of vintage, 2nd wave, and 3rd wave Surf guitar music (none of that Beach Boys singing crap though) and interviews with musicians. Your source for twang and reverb. Incidently, it was the Daikaiju theme music on EP that steered me back to Surf. Made me go out and buy a Fender Stratocaster.

Steampod - I hope he gets this running again on a regular basis. I enjoyed the multi-part Victoria story.

Dick Dynamo - I tried to enjoy this, but after hearing the first two eps I'm unsubscribing.

The Time Traveller Show Pretty good mix of vintage SF short stories , interviews, and recordings from talks and panel discussions. A few rare gems like a radio interview with H. G. Wells and Orson Welles, together. The feed seems to jump around though, because there are some recent episodes my podcatcher hasn't got.

:arrow: Podiobooks

Nathan Lowell's "Golden Age of the Solar Clipper" series, beginning with Quarter Share, and on to Half Share, Full Share, Double Share, and the spin-off story South Coast. Sorta' Horatio Hornblower meets Honor Harrington, except there's no all-out interstellar war. Find them all in the Podiobooks.com SF section

Bill deSmedt's Singularity - I quite enjoyed this, with it's semi-plausible premise. Bit of a hard-SF techno-thriller.

Paul S. Jenkins' The Plitone Revisionist - Hot babe ... er... plucky heroine overcomes adversity and drags a pair of expositional devices along with her. Owns and operates her own spaceship. Still waiting for the sequel.

Fried Green Zombies - (in progress) Entertaining enough, with good ol'boys, a UFO, zombies (even zombie hotdogs), pickup trucks, dirty cops, mysterious alien babe.

Clear Heart - heartwarming tale of a group of carpenters and such building a large mansion for a dot-com millionaire. Similar sort of appeal as Steinbeck's Cannery Row, I guess.

How to Succeed in Evil - I enjoyed HTSIE: Volume One, so I've subscribed to HTSIE: The Novel

:arrow: OTR Archived Recordings
There's buried treasure everywhere at archive.org, if you search for Old Time Radio, with such titles as Sam Spade, X Minus One, CBS Radio Mystery Theater, Lux Radio Theater, Box 13 (hard-boiled), Tales of Tomorrow, Adventures of Philip Marlowe, The Goon Show, (Orson Welles') Mercury Theater On The Air, and pretty much all the usual classic sitcoms, soap operas, variety, big-band concerts, westerns, and adventure series. Some of the entertainment is in the advertising. The older ones tend to have poorer audio, with artifacts from overly-aggressive noise removal.

I find some of the WWII news broadcasts particularly interesting because it's history being told from a time when they didn't know how it was going to turn out, which is much different from listening to a documentary. F'rinstance, the big scoop on the D-Day invasion was provided by the German news broadcasts, and not confirmed by any Allied sources, until it was well underway.

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Podcasts I enjoy

Post by DougallStrange » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:06 am

some of the podcasts I listen to (after I have listened to Drabblecast first of course Norm, I mean Mr. Sherman man those teeth are scary) I love "Tom vs The Flash" a great podcast where Funny man Tom Katers runs you through the History of the DC universe one issue at a time, It never fails to bring a smile to my face. "The Bugle" an Audio Newspaper for a Visual world John Oliver of the daily Show and Andy Zaltzman of well being Andy Zaltaman deliver 30 mins of pure unadulterated nonsense dressed up as a news report. this one never fails to bring an embarrassing laugh/snort to my nose. Finally I would like to reccomend the Podiobook "How to Succeed in Evil" by Patrick E. Mclean the title should be enough for the Fans of the Drabblecast.
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