Working Title; ”How ya like me now?”
(We met years back and he was, in fact, super giving of his time and guidance with a show concept I was putting together) But it was pretty clear he didn’t feel like I had much business – not having put in my time at a WKRJ in Moosedick, Alberta – putting together and/or being talent on a show.
And yes… it turns out he was right.
Jesse Brown (TVO Podcast Host (Search Engine), Macleans New Media Writer and all-round plugged-in cat) was mostly – albeit charmingly – along for the ride as I endeavor to drag Alan down to my level with an unrelenting awkwardness.
When I’m not makin’ it weird, Alan, Jesse and I discuss fans who ruin it for you, Canada’s cultural landscape, the intellectual property cops and why CBC TV sucks so much compared to its big brother BBC.
Ira Glass on Storytelling (Part 3) (maybe the most pertinent/important lesson for this ep.)
3rd Annual Best Show Awards on The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling (no specific link; scroll down to play/download the May 25, 2010 episode feat. comics Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Paul F. Tompkins amongst others.)