Some Sunday nights I'm really not motivated to get my ass set up to record the podcast, but every time we do it, I inevitably have a good time.
We've been doing it now for about three and a half years, and the core group, me, Lord Gonchar and Mike, have been in it since the start. They even have fancy microphones to use (I really want this kit). I was thinking about it as we were recording, and I really just kind of let loose and do it. I've completely let go of all the shit I learned about radio because I just don't care about any of that. I want good sound quality, and beyond that, could give a shit about how some imaginary program director would critique it. When I started, I really thought it should sound more like a radio show, I guess because I used to actually do radio.
The Internet is freeing in that sense. The video stuff that I've posted online, mostly for PointBuzz, has been very free form and not rigidly structured. Again, there was a time when I thought it should all look like broadcast TV, but letting go of those constraints, I just let it look like a series of moving images that tell a story. No stand-ups, no constant cuts to B-roll, etc.
Tonight's show was pretty interesting. We rambled for a good 20 minutes about how long it would take to fly to Hawaii from Houston. I mean, who cares, right? The funny thing is that this kind of random banter either really engages people, or causes them to flee. We'll see what happens in this case!