Third time's a charm, I think.
Or at least, technically speaking, I think this is the best-recorded of any of the podcasts so far. I almost have it down to just "record/compile/publish" in terms of workflow, which is what I envision for these. I'm not sure about doing a live streaming podcast... I don't think that's as important to me. The point is providing something that is hopefully worth your attention and not just "nerd talk radio," as a friend recently put it.
Having Scott Swan as my co-host again is just plain easy. I have no other friend who I've known as long and still talk to regularly. Scott's been my friend for well over half of my life at this point, and for over twenty years. That means I can talk to him casually about pretty much anything, and there's a comfort level there that I am not going to have with anyone else. While I'm still figuring this out technically, I want someone around who isn't going to be adding any stress on my end in terms of getting things right. I'd hate to be embarrassed in front of most of my peers, but Scott's well aware of what an idiot I am, so I'm beyond embarrassment with him at this point.
There's a game that we've been playing for a long time, my friends and I, and we almost used it on an AICN TV Show at one point. It's a simple game of "What If?" that you play with two classic film titles... or really any two film titles you choose... and we'll explain the rules and play a few rounds this week, as we will with every guest from now on.