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Matt, Jess, and Cortex - would you all consider doing a live call-in show? Apparently it's really easy to do now.

The call-in format seems to work really well for the podcast, and I'd like to see what would happen if we took it live.
posted by Afroblanco to MetaFilter-Related at 8:27 AM (50 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

don't listen to Afroblanco. he's a desperate man, he sells books on the street!
posted by jonmc at 8:31 AM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


I kind of like how the internet lets you do things asynchronously. It'd be tough to line up a time that all three of us could be ready to go at once, then on top of that members of the site could only call during that designated time.

Also, I don't really see what this gives us that the edited, recorded version lacks, aside from spontaneous jokery.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:35 AM on December 30, 2007


I don't really see what this gives us that the edited, recorded version lacks, aside from spontaneous jokery.

In practice, generally about 50% more "um... dead air.... um."
posted by Wolfdog at 8:47 AM on December 30, 2007


he's a desperate man, he sells books on the street!

jonmc, on the other hand, is a desperate man who sells books in a bookstore!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:53 AM on December 30, 2007


They are too busy avoiding implementing email@metafilter.com to spend any time avoiding a call-in show.
posted by The Deej at 8:54 AM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


"um... dead air.... um."

That's easy to fix. Just throw in some Looney Tunes sound effects.
posted by Skygazer at 8:57 AM on December 30, 2007


Like this or this or of course this.
posted by Skygazer at 9:07 AM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't Matt and Jess have to change their names to the Wild Man and the Cooter if they adopted this format?

Now on MeFi: the MORNING LIVE PODCAST WITH 50% MORE FART JOKES!!!
posted by psmealey at 9:08 AM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Or this is a good one which nicely sums up how how feel about the threads on MetaTalk..

Sorry these things are addictive...
posted by Skygazer at 9:12 AM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sorry, Afroblanco, but that is not on the new features list. Can I interest you in some mutual funds or a handjob?
posted by Meatbomb at 9:24 AM on December 30, 2007


HHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEHHHHH - aaahh - HHHHHHHHEEEEEEHHHHH - do you know what i have in my pants right now? - HHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEHHHHFFFFF - eh _FFFFFFHHHHEEEHHHHFFFF

a fish - HHHHHHHHEEEEEEFFFFFFF - ah - HHHHHHHHEEEEFFFFF

and do you know what i'm doing with that fish?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:30 AM on December 30, 2007


I will change my name to Cooter when there are 30 days of "I'd hit it" free MeFi, in both non-irony and irony flavors.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:30 AM on December 30, 2007 [21 favorites]


If you change your name to Cooter, I'd hit it.
posted by found missing at 9:33 AM on December 30, 2007 [5 favorites]


Well then we're looking at January 29th at the earliest then....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:40 AM on December 30, 2007 [7 favorites]


Also, I don't really see what this gives us that the edited, recorded version lacks, aside from spontaneous jokery.

A live show has a certain air of excitement that is difficult to reproduce in an edited format. Plus, with a live show, you can have back-and-forth exchanges with the callers.

I understand that it would probably be a bit more of a pain logistically, but it would be fun to do just once to see how it turned out.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:43 AM on December 30, 2007


i've decided that if i ever get a sockpuppet, i'm going to name it "i'd hit it"
posted by pyramid termite at 9:53 AM on December 30, 2007


jessamyn: I will change my name to Cooter when there are 30 days of "I'd hit it" free MeFi, in both non-irony and irony flavors.

Sidebar. STAT.
posted by hangashore at 9:59 AM on December 30, 2007


Never mind.
posted by hangashore at 10:02 AM on December 30, 2007


actually jessamyn, I've been watching the Beverly Hillbillies all afternoon. If you change your name to Elly Mae, it's a deal.
posted by jonmc at 10:21 AM on December 30, 2007


Wouldn't Matt and Jess have to change their names to the Wild Man and the Cooter if they adopted this format?

Don't forget the dwarf tossing and the lesbian strippers.

They'd also have to crank-call random MeFites at work.
posted by jason's_planet at 10:43 AM on December 30, 2007


"Don't forget the dwarf tossing and the lesbian strippers.

They'd also have to crank-call random MeFites at work."


Imagine the hilarity when the first MeFite they crank-call at work turns out to be a lesbian dwarf stripper.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:07 AM on December 30, 2007


Wouldn't Matt and Jess have to change their names to the Wild Man and the Cooter if they adopted this format?

I think you meant DINGO AND THE BABY!
posted by puke & cry at 3:12 PM on December 30, 2007


Doing a live call-in show is hell on earth.

If anyone does end up having one I'd be happy to call up and tell you to do a barrel roll.
posted by burnmp3s at 3:18 PM on December 30, 2007


Wouldn't Matt and Jess have to change their names to the Wild Man and the Cooter if they adopted this format?

I actually stole that line from a David Cross bit from a few years ago, but I am informed now, late just this afternoon, that a "cooter" (which I had always come to think of as a turtle) is also slang for female genitalia. So, in the midst of the many fights over sexism we've been having on the blue and the gray lately, for whatever it's worth (and it might be worth very little), I need to declare that it was certainly not my intention to add fuel to the fire. So, I apologize for this thoughtless and careless use of the word "cooter".

Still, though... I'd eat it.
posted by psmealey at 3:22 PM on December 30, 2007


psmealey: you've lived in like, 20 different places and you didn't know cooter was slang for a vagina? Dude, you've been hanging with the wrong people.
posted by puke & cry at 3:53 PM on December 30, 2007


That's okay, I broke my own rule today too.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:55 PM on December 30, 2007


you've lived in like, 20 different places and you didn't know cooter was slang for a vagina? Dude, you've been hanging with the wrong people.

Dude, I AM the wrong people. But, cooter? Yeah... I dunno. I just never came across it.
posted by psmealey at 4:12 PM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


you should call up jonson and maybe have a little chat, psmealey.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:21 PM on December 30, 2007


Cooter? I hardly know 'er.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:34 PM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Goddamnit if you want a call in show make your own goddamn call in show. I'd call.
posted by jeffamaphone at 6:01 PM on December 30, 2007


I've mentioned this before, but a million years ago, I worked as Associate Producer/Phone Screener/Sidekick for a Morning Radio Show. I got the job because I had been a regular caller for months, was also doing College radio and was willing to work for minimum wage, in semi-violation of AFTRA union rules. At the time, it was my Dream Job, but it was where I first lost my mind. I don't recommend it to anyone I like.

And speaking of questionable radio names, I worked for a Radio Personality who called himself "Sweet Dick" back in the 1970s... rather daring at the time. You could say he was the grandfather of shock jocks since he made prank phone calls, staged 'un-marriage' ceremonies for couples who wanted to live in sin and did a live on-air invasion of Catalina Island... Don Imus stole a lot of his schtick back then (which was a different schtick than he's doing now), and Reagan stole the idea for the Invasion of Granada. (If you want to hear what he did, get the DVD of Speilberg's "Duel"... he's the voice on the radio for a few minutes doing a prank call to the Census and interviewing a guy who makes music with meat).

But seriously, take my advice, don't do a live podcast and NEVER take live calls from people like me.
posted by wendell at 8:34 PM on December 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


This will only work if Perez Hilton does an entertainment segment.
posted by lukemeister at 9:19 PM on December 30, 2007


It's been what? a month since the last podcast and you're trying to get them to do another whole kind? I think they're busty enough as is.
posted by pjern at 11:48 PM on December 30, 2007 [2 favorites]


*sigh*

busy enough
posted by pjern at 11:49 PM on December 30, 2007


Has there been like a contest going on for the WORST feature request of the month? Because there has been no shortage of questionable suggestions in MeTa lately. And, as solopsist CLEARLY shows, the only good idea pending is the one for allowing editing of comments for a few moments after you post them.
posted by wendell at 12:51 AM on December 31, 2007


busty enough

Best Freudian slip EVAR!
posted by languagehat at 6:45 AM on December 31, 2007


Is anyone truly busty enough?
posted by psmealey at 7:37 AM on December 31, 2007


Is anyone truly busty enough?

Actually, I am. I think mathowie is going the other direction though.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:59 AM on December 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is anyone truly busty enough?

You just can't find anyone bustier than this.
posted by quin at 8:11 AM on December 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm busty enough.

I'd hit me.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:21 AM on December 31, 2007


*Hits Afroblanco*
posted by Skygazer at 8:23 AM on December 31, 2007


*busts skygazer for hitting Afroblanco*
posted by jonmc at 10:03 AM on December 31, 2007


I couldn't hear any of the callers on the one call in show I tried to listen to. On a really great stero cranked up I'm sure I would have been able to, but in the car using the iPhone through the car stereo I could barely hear the hosts. This works okay for other podcasts, like TAL and Fresh Air. Can you guys pump up the volume? Especially for callers.
posted by scarabic at 11:53 AM on December 31, 2007


scarabic, I think we got the most recent one right -- we recorded both sides and then mathowie combined tham and from the feedback we got, it fixed the low volume problem we were having. Do you know/remember which podcast you were listening to?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:55 AM on December 31, 2007


Matt, did you end up using those normalized versions of the call-ins on the most recent show, or did you just run with what you had? I know you mentioned a work-destroying crash at one point.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:00 PM on December 31, 2007


Cool Jess - I will try one of the more recent ones. I don't actually remember which I tried.
posted by scarabic at 1:44 PM on December 31, 2007


Speaking of podcasts, is there one on the table anytime soon?

(reads post five times)
posted by pjern at 2:02 PM on December 31, 2007


Yes. Holidaytime has been nuts for us, but I think we're hoping to get together and chat on Friday and mush it together with an interview mathowie did with the Sounds of Young America guy.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:07 PM on December 31, 2007


I heard a rumor that there wasn't any SoYA guy and that Matt just disguised his voice to interview himself in a bid to promote Metafi—

Ow! I'm sorry! Leggo my ear, I'll stop!

posted by cortex (staff) at 2:13 PM on December 31, 2007


*busts skygazer for hitting Afroblanco*


Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!
posted by Skygazer at 3:33 PM on December 31, 2007


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