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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.

3 comments:

Mark Sasahara said...

How many jigawatts does the aggragator have to be and what format should I aggregate in? Should I use FTP3, A1, or the non standard but superior SRTA aggregation format?

Thanks,

-M

Richard Vobes Radio Show said...

Wow - what a compliment!!! And there was I beginning to think my format was getting tired and dull!

By the way, I have be experiementing with Thunderbird email programme and that seem to have a facility to subscribe to RSS feeds and will download the shows. Try it, my feed is: http://www.kidztv.com/RSS/rvshow.xml

Great stuff Gregory! And thanks!!!

Richard Vobes
The Richard Vobes Radio Show
www.Vobes.com

jEN said...

I can't help but to think that Richard looks as though he's experiencing a rather uncomfortable procedure in his nether regions with that promo shot. LOL Looks like a nervous, "Be quick doc, this is rather embarrassing..."

Nice to see the podcast love getting spread around though.

smooches~
jEN