Thursday, June 21, 2012

Strangers in a Strange Land #1 - Introductions and Consumer Woes

Old Woolworth's lunch counter, now a antiques/...
Old Woolworth's lunch counter, now a antiques/junk shop, Magazine Street down from Napoleon Avenue, Uptown New Orleans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The premiere episode of Strangers in a Strange Land, a podcast centering on politics, pop culture, current events, and whatever else seems relevant to hosts Scott and Joey.

In this first episode of an ongoing series, Robert Anton Wilson's name is dropped as the dumbing down of America the ignorance of retail customers is discussed. Also mentioned is Scott's recent experiences with Verizon's dismal customer service, his past history of teenage rebellion against former employer Woolworth (remember their lunch counters) by eating raw bacon, and other forms of employee retaliation through minor acts of petty theft.

Not enough, how about Planned Obsolescence, Joey's Tech Talk, corporate ignorance of the importance of a sustainable infrastructure to commerce, how much Service Electric sucks, and the importance of a good lead solder.

In the next episode, Scott will take additional time to explain to Joey in detail the literal definition of a Can of Juice.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And so it begins...

Introductions are probably in order. I'm Scott. This is Joey.

We've been hosting a movie review podcast for over two years now called Moviesucktastic. Noticing one night that we spend an inordinate amount of time discussing bad movies, we decided to start recording these conversation, adding a pinch of production value here and there, and releasing these film-based rants as a podcast series. It's been a lot of fun, and with our 100th episode rounding the corner by the end of this year, we don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

But lately, in between bad movies and late-night recording sessions, a new thought has occurred to us.

We don't just talk about movies.

And so a new podcast is born. With an eye on keeping episode times down to a 30 to 60 minute limit, we've decided to forge ahead with a new podcast dedicated to our strictly (well, mostly) non-movie related opinions, with a different though-provoking, teeth-grinding theme (or two) every episode. Politics, breaking news, pop culture... whatever happens to be on our minds when we start recording. There is no main agenda, other than to discuss these news items and events that instill within us a growing alienation from what we might have thought of at one point as the rational world. We're also hoping to drag a variety of guest hosts into the mix to help spread the madness and add to the voices in your head.

We're looking forward to entertaining you with our thoughts on a variety of topics, and hope you find the time to listen, suggest topics, or even join in yourselves. Because as the man once said, we're all in it together.

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