This week’s edition of The Best Show on WFMU brought another gem (what else is new?). Host Tom Scharpling did a one-man two-guy podcast–Podcastin’ with Gary and Roy!–complete with blown out mikes, widely divergent sound levels, and awful music. For some reason, calling it Podcastin’ cracks me up. It vaguely reminds me of The Hangin’ Out Gang.
Poorly produced podcasts might seem like low-hanging fruit, and they totally are, but I think sometimes the joke isn’t in the target, it’s how you aim at it. Several folks at FriendsofTom.com expressed the desire to hear these bits isolated, without any setup, as if they were actual podcasts, and I have done just that. Please enjoy these three “episodes” of Podcastin’ with Gary St. Cloud and Roy Harburton (or “Jiggle the Handle,” as I believe @eastwes referred to it, a reference to Tom’s denouncing of podcasts as bastions of “toilet talk”).
Podcastin’ pt. 1
Podcastin’ pt. 2
Podcastin’ pt. 3