The new media landscape can be a confounding place, with new apps and ways to reach people constantly emerging, shifting, and changing. Who's keeping track of the players making a difference? "Internetainers" Rhett and Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Charles "Link" Neal), and their Ear Biscuits podcast, that's who.
It's great discovering new entries to Podcastland, particularly those that push the boundaries of what we get to hear. While To The Manor Borne By Robots is largely comedy-flavored, it is also by turns social commentary, science fiction, mystery, intrigue, with a helping of noir narrative ladled over the top.
Considering that both of these guys have platforms from which to spew their views, this is like a DC/Marvel comic crossover of legendary proportion. This week was only the second edition of their mashup, and one gets the feeling that the two hosts are politely feeling out the edges of each other's hot buttons.
Exciting news: HuffPost Comedy is going to start covering podcasts. What that means, exactly, is partly up to you. Like many fans of comedy, I have come to rely on podcasts as a valuable and enriching part of my humor diet. I first started listening to Jimmy Pardo's "Never Not Funny" around 2007, and it provided a valuable roadmap for tracing the origin and evolution of comedy podcasting.