Since stepping into the world of Apple Fanboydom I quickly became accustomed to the brilliance that is podcasts and podcasting. Little droplets of magic are delivered to your computer, phone or mp3 player on a regular basis. After pressing the subscribe button all you have to do is wait for the next nugget to arrive, press play, listen and enjoy. It’s all free!
As a Brit living out in Norway I have been missing my doses of the Auntie Beebs production. Through the BBC podcasts, however, I am maintaining a cool level head whilst others around me are are losing theirs on Aquavit and falling on the ice. I started out with the Chris Moyles show and Scot Mills podcasts with a smattering of Ricky Gervais as he sporadically delivered his.
A key turning point however was the discovery of the “Adam and Joe” Podcast. Dayum! I have loved these guys since I was at school watching their version of “Toy Trainspotting” laughing hysterically as the toys get more and more addicted to their drug “stuffing”. I know all the jingles and have even “Text the Nation”. Adam and Joe are short lived, however. Their lives to busy to maintain a long term radio show meaning that they appeared on BBC6 Music for a horribly short period. No sooner had they come, they left me, left me hanging, the bastards!
So after months of mourning, moping, moaning and melodramatisising (?) everything I decided to once more head into iTunes and find out anything that could fill that void. Boy did I! Boom i struck gold with BBC’s Kermode and Mayo Podcast. A weekly podcast reviewing, ranting and bickering about films! I love films, I’ve known who Mark Kermode was for years…why didn’t i try this before? I was presented with over 60 1.5hr podcasts – A year and two months worth yay! [Read more…] about Letter to Kermode and Mayo #1: The Official Wittertainment Bar?