Be gentle with me.
Our TV guru and overall resident sardonic wit Dan Fienberg has been podcasting for the last few months with his partner in crime and good friend Alan Sepinwall, and the result has been a genuinely engaging listen. I'd been talking about doing this for a while, but talking about it and actually doing it are radically different things.
So this weekend, I took the plunge. I downloaded Audacity, I invited over my good friend and longtime media collaborator Scott Swan, and I recorded and edited a podcast. A two-hour long podcast. And it was waaaaaaaaay too much. We've cut it down by over half, and what you're going to hear (if you care) today is a rough model for what I'll be doing in the weeks ahead.
If you don't know Scott, he's been working with me since I was in high school. As a writing team, we've been award-winning members of the WGAw since 1994, and we've worked on stage, on screen, and on television. You can pick up both seasons of "Masters Of Horror" as well as the one season of "Fear Itself," all on DVD now. You can also get Scott's horror film, "Maskhead," which he co-directed with Fred "August Underground" Vogel if you're braver than I am. He's pretty much the oldest friend I have in the world, and I figured if I was going to have anyone on as a guest for this first one, it would be him.
I've included a brief rundown of what you'll hear and where it is in the show.