Wednesday, March 23, 2005
richard vobes radio show.
so i'm doing my usual thing each morning...make the coffee, oatmeal, a bit of howard stern, morning sedition, etc...and now my morning routine includes checking podcasts. in fact it has basically become my favorite part of the brekkie sit-down at the g5. it's like listening to regis(akk!) or news on the radio, except it's actually entertaining or informative!
so this time a few weeks ago i found richard vobes radio show; a podcast from Worthing in West Sussex, england. it's a real treat. it's like the old radio shows i've heard about from the golden age of radio- a bit of chat, anecdotal humor, family (vobes' smart, irreverant kids are an ever-present part of the show) and shtick- wrapped in a devil-may-care/seat of the pants style that is disarmingly charming. he also includes whatever pop 80's and mod-era 60's music strikes his fancy to include. by the way, his reviews of the current state of movie remakes, and book/tv to movie adaptations ( war of the worlds, thunderbirds, etc...)are "spot-on" & "brilliant".
not that there aren't weak points. richard's show is alot of fun- but like all podcasts, ther[sic] can be a diamond-in-the rough quality about them. that being said, podcasting is not about slick, it's about from the heart, real communication. like a blog- only audio. in the case of vobes (a proffesional radio performer actor and comedian, he brings a slickness to the podcast experience without it sounding packaged and like he's duplicating a radio experience.
so get a podcast aggregator, go to his site, subscribe to his podcast feed - and have a cup of coffee with me tomorrow morning as we enjoy the wit and merriment of richard vobes.