Monday, December 26, 2011

Rish and Big on "Journey Into..."

Marshal Latham's "Journey Into..." podcast probably has the best theme song of any show I listen to. Of course, I'm fond of the themes to Pseudopod and Escapepod, but neither of those have Jean-Luc Picard or Rod Serling in them.

This week, "Journey Into..." presents the story "The Mansion" by by Henry Van Dyke, a tale similar in many ways to Dickens's "Christmas Carol," except much more church-centric in nature.

I (Rish) was lucky enough to be cast as John Weightman, the pious rich man who makes certain that every good deed he does will profit him, and has his name attached to it. Bigglesby Anklevich also does a voice, that of the Ghost of Christmas Ye--er, the Gatekeeper. Sorry.

Also on there are pals of ours, Josh Roseman (narrating), Julie Hoverson (sounding all hot, despite not trying to), and Marshal himself (ditto). Check it out here, if you've got a spare hour and eight minutes.

Friday, December 23, 2011

That Gets My Goat 62: A December To Remember

Rish and Big have a gripe to make about those insipid car commercials with the giant bows.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Related Links:
Lexus Commercial Parody

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Marley was dead . . ."

Rish here. Recently, Renee Chambliss told me about a podcaster, Douglas Welch, who was putting together a group of other podcasters to read his adaptation of Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Since that's my favorite book, I leaped at the chance, and was hoping that my two favorite segments ("May you be happy in the life you've chosen" and "Oh, tell me that I may sponge away the writing from this stone!") were not yet taken.

They were, but I at least got to do the "It should be Christmas, when one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, unfeeling man as Mister Scrooge" scene. There's about twelve different readers, including Renee, L. Scribe Harris, and Bryan Lincoln. In listening through, I found it odd that I was pretty much the only guy that did voices (Scribe and the Pendragon ladies also went for it), and that gives me pause. I could write an entire post on that. But I won't.

I also noticed that the quality of readers varied, but that the folks we've had on our show were among the best of the bunch. A little fatherly pride, that.

So, check it out here, when you get a chance.

Or, I suppose, I could try to figure out how to embed it on our own site. Someday.

I know that some may tire of "A Christmas Carol," since it's a bit ubiquitous, but I'm proud to have been part of an adaptation.

Rish "Ignorance & Want" Outfield

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

That Gets My Goat 61: Coulton in Concert

Rish and Big finish their conversation about their recent outing to a JoCo concert. Don't worry, they won't just talk about it the whole time, there will be music samples to make it bearable.

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Related Links:
Coulton does Mr. Fancy Pants 1
Coulton does Mr. Fancy Pants 2
Coulton does Mr. Fancy Pants 3
Photo by cfinke

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rish on Pseudopod

A few weeks back, Big got to read a story over at Pseudopod called "Killing Merwin Remus." Now it's Rish's turn.

The story is called "The Stink of Animosity" by Rob E. Boley, and it's one of those familiar yarns about a man who meets a mysterious stranger in a bar one night. Plus, you get the always-inspiring Alasdair Stuart putting in his two cents at the end.

Can I say something here about Pseudopod, all off the record-like? I have to admit that I don't always like the stories they run on there, maybe because I'm hard to please when it comes to Horror. But I ALWAYS appreciate, enjoy, ponder, and thrill to the sections at the end when Alasdair gives his opinion, life-lesson, or creepy inferences. The man is a consummate professional, with a voice like peach molasses, and manages to make not only every episode worth listening to, but even his plea for donations something unique and welcoming.

It's an honour to be able to share the podasphere with that man. And in the coming global apocalypse, I hope to be able to share a shopping mall with him as well.

Monday, December 5, 2011

That Gets My Goat 60: TMBG on TGMG

Big and Rish managed to take in a concert recently, and they didn't even consider inviting you. They Might Be Giants were the headliner. Rish isn't really a fan, but Jonathan Coulton was there, and though it was a snowy night, just act as though it's a blue sunny day, alright?

Right click HERE to download the episode, select Save Link As, and save the file to your hard drive.

Photo by cliff1066™

P.S. If Rish really hates James Blunt so much, why did he have a copy of that song lying around?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rish on "Journey Into..."

Our pal Marshal Latham does great work over at the "Journey Into..." podcast.

Rish has been fortunate enough to lend his voice to more than one episode, and here he is again, this time in a Tim Pratt story, called "The Dream Engine." It's a multi-part production, and the second part should be arriving any minute now.

Tim Pratt wrote my all-time favorite Escape Pod episode, and manages to produce knock-out stories with the consistency of a young Mike Tyson.

Renee Chambliss narrates, Abbie Hilton shows up for a moment, and our buddy Bryan Lincoln also contributes a voice to the story, so you're in for a treat.