Podcast: FictoRant, Episode 1

So, last Saturday, I recorded a podcast for the Fictosphere with fellow Fictospherians Mike Podgor and Jeff Holloway.  You can take a listen here:


The description of the episode from Fictosphere.com:

“In which the men behind the Fictosphere discuss the death of Disney Infinity. (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)”

A word about the podcasts and podcast schedules:

  • This is the first episode of the FictoRant, where we discuss recent events in the nerd world and beyond that we consider noteworthy and, more often than not, slightly aggravating.  There will be a new episode every other week.
  • A second podcast, the FictoCast, will likewise see a new episode every other week.  The FictoCast will be different from the FictoRant in that it is meant to provide a bit of insight into the Fictosphere–what it is, what we’re up to creatively, what’s on the horizon (we hope), what has inspired us, etc.  It’s a good look into how creative minds like ours work–or, in some cases, don’t work.
  • All-in-all, the Fictosphere will have a new podcast each week–alternating between the FictoRant and the FictoCast.
  • The FictoRant is slated to be around 45 minutes to an hour, while the FictoCast is slated to be about 30 to 45 minutes.

So, if you ever wondered what I sound like, here’s your chance to find out!


Quick Update 05/03/2016

So, let’s talk about podcasts a little bit.

  1. Very soon, The Fictosphere (of which I am a part) will be releasing a podcast series called The FictoCast, of which I will be a part.  The FictoCast (as of right now) will typically be part-commercial, part-director’s commentary on the background of many of characters, comics, novels, and works; what inspired us; where certain characters, etc. are going; and that sort of thing.
  2. I’m falling more and more in love with the idea of a podcast series centered around my concept of the Universal Horrors Challenge.  As stated, the original challenge was comprised of over 150 films, all of which were to be watched and reviewed in a year’s time (leading to an average rate of about 3 films per week).  But now I’m thinking of splitting the thing into seasons or parts, whereby each season is a set of Universal horror films from a given era (i.e. the Silent Era, the Talkie Era, the Wartime Era, and the Atomic Era–spanning 1913 to 1960).
  3. A few fellow bloggers have tried vlogging here and there, but I do wonder what the turn-out is for those vlogs.  Honestly, I think a podcast is a better fit for me personally, as I can perhaps better convey my ideas, impressions, etc. via voice as opposed to image.  If I were to do anything with video, it would be the creation of actual content videos–not vlogging per se, but rather sketch comedy, off-beat music videos, “let’s play” videos, and the like.  Probably that would be through The Fictosphere as well.