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 Post subject: Re: Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:38 am 
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I've let, like, 8 eps build up. Have had too many other pods on the go (including a relisten to the entire back catalogue of the Teachers' Lounge before this current season started). Odds that I'll ever finish them?


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 Post subject: Re: Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:04 am 
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My thoughts on R U Talkin R.E.M.:

1. Putting out the episodes regularly is cool in that they have actual foresight, but I don't think it helps the show. Part of what made U Talkin so good was the randomness of when the later episodes came out, like "Holy shit holy shit a new ep!" Now it's just "Oh it's Wednesday I should see what they're talking about this week."
2. Shank's right about R.E.M. being a more serious, respected band, and that taking away some of the leeway from the discussion. R.E.M. never did a Rattle & Hum or Pop, they carried themselves like actual human beings, etc. Aukerman's trying to be diplomatic with Adam Scott because it's obvious how much the latter loves this band, but pulling punches doesn't work as well, especially when there are so few to begin with.
3. So far their guests have all been big R.E.M. fans. It's not that I dislike having David Wain or Edgar Wright on the show -- I love those guys and I was psyched to hear their eps -- but the dynamic is different from many of the U2 guests, like Paul F. Tompkins (indifference), Harris Wittels (taunting indifference), or Todd Glass (Todd Glass). Those were all some of my favorite episodes of U Talkin.

I'm up to date with it, but I think that's mostly because I don't listen to that many podcasts (this one, Deadcast, and the occasional WTF).


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 Post subject: Re: Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:45 am 
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I agree that it's lost some of the goofy energy of the U2 version but I'm still enjoying it. I do hope they bring PFT and Todd Glass back for eps. But I'll say it's been cool for me because I'd always liked the IRS years stuff + Automatic for the People but hadn't listened to that much outside of that except the huge singles, so it's been nice to listen along with all the records and find new stuff I like.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:59 am 
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I've had "How does it feel to be in REM? *It feels good!*" stuck in my head all weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Podcasts, podcasts, podcasts
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Thunder Bay is pretty brutal listening but really well done


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