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.
There are some great running elements in the show, like Willis' fixation on his "Robe And Slippers Cruise" promotion that proves to be his undoing, and his escalating feud with the station manager. There's a passing resemblance to Steve Coogan's Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge BBC TV series from 1994, but this is a whole new treat for the podcasting medium.
It seems I just recently reviewed Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast but I'm doing it again so soon because I simply couldn't resist his latest offering. A LIVE team-up of epic proportions in front of an audience at Caroline's in New York, featuring Gottfried and fellow comedian Lewis Black.
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.
Someone from the local paper was in attendance and wrote an extensive story on the incident. The rest of the show takes off from there, with the hosts Wold and O'Connell chiming in with stories that are brought mind by the guest's adventures. The episodes are not very long but they are, as advertised, always silly.