is an arts and culture podcast [iTunes link]
from The Believer Magazine
and the Californian public radio station KCRW
. Each episode is generally a mix of interviews, essays and music. Among the contributors so far have been Nick Offerman, Rachel Kushner, Jonathan Coulton and Matmos. Each podcast begins with a short dramatic monologue, for example episode three
starts with Sarah Silverman talking about her pet owl, in a piece written by Alena Smith (Conan O'Brien has another dramatic monologue in the same episode). There have been six episodes so far
and they are all worth a listen.
posted by Kattullus
on Aug 7, 2013 -
Considering Jonathan Coulton's lyric-writing, any text-based video of one of his songs is going to be good. But when graphic artist Jarrett Heather committed acts of "kinetic typography" to the ode to suburbia "Shop Vac"
, he made a SLYT that deserves multiple viewings.
posted by oneswellfoop
on Dec 1, 2010 -
Are you, like many others this summer, considering avoiding the costs & hassles of pricey foreign or domestic travel by having a "staycation
" at home? Daily Show commenter John Hodgman (ably backed by Jonathan Coulton on the strings) enumerates the benefits of a "Holistay"
(much better name) to help you make your choice.
posted by jonson
on Jun 12, 2008 -
Re Your Brains
is the music video to a great song (a memo between two businessmen, detailing the fact that one of them is now a zombie and intends to eat the other one's brains) by the much mefi'd Jonathan Coulton
; apparently inspired by his "Flickr: the Video
", fans are making DIY videos for several of his songs over at the JoCoPro
(Jonathan Coulton Project). Two of my favorite non-zombie related ones are The Presidents
, a mnemonic for memorizing every U.S. President in order & at least one fact about each, and Code Monkey
, detailing the warm secret heart of a Frito loving coder.
posted by jonson
on Sep 11, 2006 -