James lives in Manchester now, which has led us to try our hand at recording one of these on Skype.
Needless to say it didn’t go very well and we ended up speaking to each other down the telephone.
Next time then we’ll try a different type of technology to help us sound slick and professional; something called a train. I’m not sure how that will work either, but I’ve been told it doesn’t rely on the interwebs to make it work properly so it’s worth a punt. We’ll have to wait and see if it works.
Anyway, this is just a mini Merry Christmas episode to prove that we are both still alive and that we haven’t forgotten about making these audio treats*.
That’s all there is to say about this episode. Full service will resume in the new year. Promise.
Today is the day that James moves from a leafy London suburb to the wet and windy North of England. I’m sure he’ll enjoy it very much.
Anyhow, the most important thing is that Pod & Chips isn’t going anywhere. We’ve already got another episode ‘in the edit’, and there is the vague beginnings of a plan for how we can carry on recording new stuff whilst we live in different cities.
So, expect a new episode soon. Until then, here’s a sneak peak at something that’s coming up in Episode 3.
So the Pod & Chips podcast develops into what we’ll call a ‘mature infant’ in the second episode. We still don’t know what we’re doing, and the content hasn’t got any better, but at least we’ve refined the recording technique a bit. Hurrah.
In this episode we look for a podcast theme tune as Matt tries to create a Pod & Chips brand, there’s more from our resident expert Robin Tonyson who is out and about in a shit area of West London, and there’s another tale from the road as Lady Gaga gets her jump leads out and sets off in her tour bus.
Plus we talk about getting old and all the things James wants to do before he hits 30 and has an inevitable mid-life crisis, we take a look at some websites that don’t exist anymore, and we hear the strange tale of James’ bitter lemon.
In case you’re wondering, I think when we were thinking of things to call a podcast, I had chips on the brain. That should come as no shock to anyone who knows me.
So welcome to Pod & Chips, the culmination of not much work from two friends who are both radio professionals. It’s fair to say that neither of us particularly felt our creative juices were being indulged, so we thought we’d make something on an irregular basis which helped a bit.
The idea, then, is that this podcast will evolve over time – but it starts with some musings on life and the positions we find ourselves in; and some sketches, because really, we both want to be Mark & Lard (though don’t profess to have half the wit or talent).
So hopefully you’ll get 30 or 40 minutes to have a listen – and a laugh, at least once.
Let us know what you think. We can take the criticism.
The inaugural episode of the Pod & Chips podcast kicks off an East London vs West London debate, an argument over whether vinyl is a dead format or not, and Matt tackles James’s view that reality TV includes too much pointless conflict.
Plus we dip our toes into the world of comedy with The Secret Diary of Lady Gaga and Robin Tonyson’s Shit London amongst others.
Here’s how it shapes up…
1 – Welcome to the podcast
2 – East London vs West London Part 1
3 – Stick the radio on!
4 – East London vs West London Part 2
5 – The Secret Diary of Lady Gaga
6 – Is vinyl dead?
7 – Stick the TV on!
8 – Conflict on TV
9 – Robin Tonyson’s Shit London