every 'funny' internet person eventually becomes very sincere and turns to the camera and tells you to get out there and vote democrat. well the jokes on them im never going to become funny or vote democrat!!
Not limited to the internet era.
I don't think there has been a funny person with the courage of their convictions since the early 19th century. La Caricature editors impersonating the prosecutor to satirize their own treason trials had balls. Jon Stewart, not so much...
i regret to inform anyone laboring under the misapprehension that chapo was ever good : you are wrong. you probably listen to tame impala too. smdh.
I refuse to watch evangelical Christian action movies with Kevin Sorbo or read trad Catholic columnists for laughs myself. I require someone to summarize them for me.
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The main guy who did the editing wanted to take all the donation money and open a brewery, also he was accused of being a shithead.
"shithead with a brewery made out of embezzled podcast donation money" sounds like a prime candidate for tHe rHizzonE's Next Top Poster
extremely “Twitter left” and they liked to make a lot of jokes about memes
the reason why literally every vaguely left of centre political jokeman podcast is unlistenable. personally i don't want to listen to john oliver but 5 years younger and cosplaying as a communist
my ideal podcast is a grover furr audiobook
They had Grover Furr on once and it’s their only good episode. Everything else is unlistenable. Imagine one guy reading his effort post but it takes 2 1/2 hrs because every other member has to butt in with the least comedic joke possible every couple seconds.
The left twitter description is pretty accurate, the emotional vibe swings wildly, one episode a dude was just sobbing on the podcast.
i enjoy dropping in on moderate rebels to find out what new hijinks max has found himself mired in while being pursued aroynd washington DC by the hapless venezuelan right wing opposition.
Guaido out there with rocket-powered skates shipped directly from the Acme Corporation
featured above: sports commentary where all they do is namedrop the NFL once
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i dont really think podcasts are a good idea because it gives a voice sample to the authorities and also because theres too many of them and personally i dont have the patience for listening to three guys talk in a monotone voice about things for an hour straight. dont know how so many people can do that, i talk to people all day long so when im in my room i dont want to hear another conversation i cant even participate in.
id be down with a collective trimestrial zine though, maybe have the good posts (decided on upvotes/interesting takes) from that period condensed into a 20-30 pages format, some cool art we all submit, some frontpage worthy posts also. i assume some of you have experience when it comes to editing pamphlets/leaflets so we could even pool money to put out a paper version at some point - im not talking thousands of units, some limited edition stuff, like a 100 max - and send the money collected to the new peoples army or the naxalites
I'd say that the proliferation of podcasts is due to the fact that computerized speech transcription is still a very crude, inexact, and rudimentary science, so you can say a lot more in audio that you might not be allowed to say in print with the fair assumption in mind that no one is ever going to transcribe it. This obviously has benefits for both the far left and the far right, politically.
You also have to consider the audience and what medium you might reach them with.
Ever-increasing numbers of people are already forced to read screens at work all day long. Are they going to come home from their screen-reading jobs and read more screens at home, too? I think the audio mediums reach them because they're willing to have such things playing as background noise while they're doing something that isn't screen-reading.
Ever-increasing numbers of people are already forced to read screens at work all day long. Are they going to come home from their screen-reading jobs and read more screens at home, too?
The answer: yes, and they’ll listen to podcasts the whole time too
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