Monday, October 12, 2015

Take Me Down To Podcast City

When Janet asked me to guess what she would title her Guns N’ Roses podcast, I took ten minutes to think. My best guess was Get in the Ring.

I had additional guesses:

Illusion Users
Can’t Get Enough of that Wonderful Duff
You Talkin’ GnR to Me?
What’s So Civil About Podcasts, Anyway?
GnR - Lies (and Truths)
Slash Fiction

And as it turns out, not of these were correct. However, the lone podcast solely dedicated to GnR I was able to find is named Get in the Ring. Whoa! Great minds think alike! Or, if all of their podcast episodes are the same as the only one I listened to, a great mind and a few not great minds think alike!

I was interested to see how other podcasters had named their fan appreciation shows, but was surprised to find few results in my searches. After the relatively large (and very wonderful!) impact of “U Talkin’ U2 To Me”, I figured I would find a podcast for every big band from the ‘90s, but as far as I can tell, that’s not the case. Pearl Jam podcasts seemed the lone exception --  Evil Little Goats (named after an outtake!) and Given to Cast both exist, but even those seemed to burn out after a few episodes.

I suppose it’s easier to talk about a plot-driven television show than a collection of music, but I still find it strange that we live in a world where every episode of Gilmore Girls gets a podcast, but not every album of Radiohead.

If it’s podcast names that is keeping these would-be shows from existing, allow me to help:

Pearl Jam
Elderly Woman Behind a Counter Listening to a Pearl Jam Appreciation Podcast
Glorified P
Can’t Find a Better Podcast
Stream the Black Circle

Stone Temple Pilots
Podcasts from the Vatican Gift Shop
Art School Girlfriends
The Purple Core
Creep(s): A Stone Temple Pilots Podcast

Creep(s): A Radiohead Podcast
Planet Telex
Kid, A Podcast
OK Computer, Download This Podcast Please

Podcasts in the Attic
Podcasts in an Elevator
Janie’s Got a Podcast
Cryin’ (and Podcastin’)
Podcasting (Is Hard on the Knees)

Come Together: Not a Beatles Podcast, an Aerosmith Podcast


smmcclure said...

(Pod)Castin' On The Edge
Stream On
Pod Kept A Castin'

Ok Podcast
Pod-lo Honey
(Nice Stream)
Fake Plastic Streams

Stone Temple Pilots:
Interstate Love 'Cast
Pod Cast Thing
Streamin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart

Pearl Jam:
Streamin' Flow
Off He Goes (To Podcast)

I'm out of ideas, but this was fun!

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dn said...

I would definitely listen to Pod Kept a Castin and Podlo Honey, but Streamin' Flow should be a urology podcast.

smmcclure said...

Guns N' Roses:
Welcome to the Podcast (too obvious?)

Streamin' Flow would definitely be a urology podcast, but set to an exclusively Pearl Jam soundtrack.