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 -
Each morning at 9am for the next two weeks, (Mefi's Own) scifi and fantasy author John Scalzi
will be chatting with musician Jonathan Coulton
about one of his science fiction songs -- a different song each morning, -- in a daily podcast over at Tor.com called Journey to Planet JoCo
. Series index
. On May 29th, they'll be premiering a brand new, previously unheard Coulton song.
posted by zarq
on May 17, 2012 -
While controversy erupts again
over the corrupting influence of video games, some developers are working on projects it is very hard to get angry about. Chime
, an XBox game to be released for PC tomorrow, is one such project. [more inside]
posted by DNye
on Sep 5, 2010 -
When Jonathan Coulton scheduled his October 10th show at Chicago's Park West, he didn't know that fellow nerd-rockers They Might Be Giants
were playing on the same day, at the same time, in the nearby Vic Theater. Not only that, the Giants were performing their hit 1990 album Flood
in its entirety. In a tongue-in-cheek effort
to make sure somebody showed up for his performace, Coulton, along with Paul and Storm
, decided to perform their own take on Flood. Hightlights included absolutely no accordion ("that's a selling point
"). In nine parts
on YouTube. Audio
recorded directly from the venue's soundboard.
posted by indyz
on Nov 19, 2009 -
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 -