Author Topic: GUest Hosts I'd like to see on Escape Pod  (Read 21609 times)

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on: March 25, 2009, 07:59:05 PM
Of course, Like everyone else here, I'd just prefer to have Steve hosting.

But if Guest Hosts are gonna become a staple of the podcast, the two people that would top my list are:

Norm Sherman of The Drabblecast
Patrick McLean of "How to Succeed in Evil" and "The Seanachai" podcasts.

If I had to decide between those two who had to be stuffed out of the airlock to conserve food and air I'd jump out myself.



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Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 08:12:03 PM
Second, thirded, fourthed, fifthed and sixthed for Mr. Sherman.



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Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 08:21:25 PM
Hearing Norm would be kick ass. Cory Docotorow would be pretty neat, too. But I would love to hear Al do it. IMO, he's the best host out there right now. His insights to stories at the end of PP are always fascinating.

I also wouldn't mind hearing Ben or Rachel or Ann.


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Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 09:04:37 PM
MUR!

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 09:06:25 PM
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Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 09:21:50 PM

"Nerdcore is like playing Halo while getting a blow-job from Hello Kitty."
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Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 09:32:56 PM
heh, the cast of Decoder Ring Theatre. :p



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Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 10:48:20 PM
The crew of clonepod

Not funny.

Who said I was joking?  I think it would be good for them to have to put out a quality intro.  I don't want one of their intros, I want them to do a quality Escape Pod intro.  If they can't record one that meets EP standards, maybe it will give them a reason to improve. 



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Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 12:57:55 AM
I doubt they would let clonepod host EP just to teach them a lesson.  *shivers at the thought*  A bad host like last week really drags down the whole show in my opinion, especially for potential new listeners.

I do strongly "9th", or whatever the count is at now, Norm Sherman hosting, that would rock.  At least a narration. 
Also, Frank Key would be a fun host, and the Air Out My Shorts team.  But the more Eley the better, as a rule.



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Reply #9 on: March 26, 2009, 01:21:47 AM
I doubt they would let clonepod host EP just to teach them a lesson.  *shivers at the thought*  A bad host like last week really drags down the whole show in my opinion, especially for potential new listeners.
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The worse thing would be forcing them to learn all the missteps of youth in a day to prepare them to host well. Human time has it's tempo for a reason, and few can handle a shift to a faster beat.

In other words, can we not denigrate the same minors again here folks? There are already several threads that have done that.

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Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 02:38:41 AM
Let me just say this, Heradel.  I think they could handle doing a short intro.  I was not trying to be mean at all.  I really do think it would be a good thing.  I just wanted to clear up the fact that I wasn't picking on them.



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Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 03:57:40 AM
By no means picking on kids.  Though I suppose "Guest Hosts I'd like to see on Escapepod" should be about suggestions, not reactions to suggestions.



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Reply #12 on: March 26, 2009, 05:03:47 AM
In other words, can we not denigrate the same minors again here folks? There are already several threads that have done that.

Agreed ... even I think that dead horse has been beaten so far into the ground that it's probably surfaced in China by now.

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Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009, 10:56:39 AM
I'd like to second the Patrick Mclean. 



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Reply #14 on: March 26, 2009, 07:27:48 PM
id like to third Patrick and second AoMS!

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Reply #15 on: March 26, 2009, 07:38:51 PM
I'm going to campaign a little for Patrick.  He does his podcast in a very similar way to Steve.  He writes a script and really polishes it up.  He has a lot of wit and often has very good insights. 



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Reply #16 on: March 27, 2009, 04:10:10 PM
i nominate myself!

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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Reply #17 on: March 27, 2009, 05:01:43 PM
i nominate myself!

Nomination rejected!



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Reply #18 on: March 27, 2009, 05:53:16 PM
I'm going to campaign a little for Patrick.  He does his podcast in a very similar way to Steve.  He writes a script and really polishes it up.  He has a lot of wit and often has very good insights. 

And if you can't get Patrick himself, maybe he'd give you Topper's phone number and he could guest host.



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Reply #19 on: March 27, 2009, 06:17:49 PM



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Reply #20 on: March 27, 2009, 10:04:57 PM
that's what I'm talkin bout! :P

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #21 on: March 30, 2009, 02:15:33 AM
i nominate myself!

Nomination rejected!

Rejection rejected!

Rejection rejection rejected!


In all seriousness - I really like the Drabblecast and wouldn't mind hearing Norm Sherman do a story reading or an intro on EP.  It would maybe be a bit of a change from his usual strange fiction for strange listeners (like ourselves).  Heheh.

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Reply #22 on: March 30, 2009, 02:44:52 PM
i nominate myself!

Nomination rejected!

Rejection rejected!
I reject your rejection of my rejection of Nash's rejection of Bdoomed nomination!
Rejection rejection rejected!

I reject your rejection of my rejection of Nash's rejection of Bdoomed's nomination!



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Reply #23 on: March 30, 2009, 03:39:05 PM
I have no power to reject anything.



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Reply #24 on: March 30, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
I have no power to reject anything.

 :( (wipes away a tear at the thought of RL's lack of power to reject)

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Reply #25 on: March 30, 2009, 04:09:34 PM
i've formed my own party now, and nominated myself as Guest Host, so no one can reject me!

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
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Reply #26 on: March 30, 2009, 04:19:21 PM
go chinese-style democracy



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Reply #27 on: April 01, 2009, 02:59:27 AM
James Earl Jones.



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Reply #28 on: April 03, 2009, 06:51:08 PM
sigler:)

and the how to succeed in evil guy!

and frank key!!!!

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Reply #29 on: April 03, 2009, 07:27:02 PM
and the how to succeed in evil guy!

That's Patrick McClean.  I'm already actively campaigning for him.



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Reply #30 on: April 04, 2009, 10:17:12 PM
im assistant campaign manager

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Reply #31 on: April 07, 2009, 03:56:36 AM
Chuck in another vote for a Norm Sherman narration and/or hostmanship!  I'd also like to nominate Steve Eley for as often as possible



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Reply #32 on: April 07, 2009, 04:26:30 PM
Ossie Davis gets my vote.  Or maybe he would be better on Pseudopod.



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Reply #33 on: April 07, 2009, 04:28:57 PM
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Reply #34 on: April 07, 2009, 04:47:04 PM
I think Ossie would definitely fit in on Pseudopod more :p



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Reply #35 on: April 07, 2009, 07:48:01 PM
Patrick Stuart

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Reply #36 on: April 08, 2009, 12:04:47 AM
Ooo,I second Patrick Stuart!!
On a serious note, Norm Sherman would be a great host.  He would surely be different, but I don't think it would be as jarring as the starship sofa guy.  I could see him doing a weird news segment or writing/performing a hilarious song.
Also, the guys from Dunesteef podcast would be fun I think, and I also agree with Air Out My Shorts.



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Reply #37 on: April 08, 2009, 02:50:57 AM
Who's Patrick Stuart? :P



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Reply #38 on: April 08, 2009, 12:23:54 PM
What, no love for Nick Fury?



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Reply #39 on: April 08, 2009, 03:42:32 PM
What, no love for Nick Fury?

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Reply #40 on: April 08, 2009, 04:18:12 PM
Ossie Davis gets my vote.  Or maybe he would be better on Pseudopod.

What, we can raise the dead now?  Or is that why you say he'd be a good fit for Pseudopod?

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Reply #41 on: April 13, 2009, 02:05:49 PM
For hosts reading from beyond the grave I feel that Pseudopod is really the only choice.



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Reply #42 on: April 13, 2009, 10:09:16 PM
Vincent Price!  Or Christopher Lee who's still alive but anyway!



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Reply #43 on: April 13, 2009, 11:57:36 PM
Well if going for hosts from beyond the grave then I vote for Boris Karloff.  I wish I could get back the albums that my dad claimed as his when my parents got divorced.  Boris Karloff's Tales of the frightened Vol 1 and 2 issued by mercury records in '62 and '63.  yes they were purchased by him before i was born, but for all practical purposes they were mine d@@@ it.   I don't think he listened to them once in the 15 years leading up to the divorce where as I listened to them at least once per year.  And since I am doing the expat thing here in china I don't see me getting to listen to it for several more years to come :(


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Reply #44 on: April 14, 2009, 05:07:43 AM
Returning to planet Reality, I'd say George Hrab, who's already read three on Pseudopod.  Geo could read the goddamn telephone directory aloud and I'd probably listen.

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Reply #45 on: April 14, 2009, 05:17:47 AM
Returning to planet Reality, I'd say George Hrab, who's already read three on Pseudopod.  Geo could read the goddamn telephone directory aloud and I'd probably listen.

Pshaw, reality. RDM or RTD for me.

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Reply #46 on: April 15, 2009, 04:11:36 PM
Wil Wheaton, maybe?


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Reply #47 on: April 15, 2009, 05:59:17 PM
Pshaw, reality. RDM or RTD for me.

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Reply #48 on: April 15, 2009, 06:21:27 PM

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Reply #49 on: April 16, 2009, 05:10:18 AM
This weeks Drabblecast reminded me:  FRANK KEY!!



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Reply #50 on: May 02, 2009, 03:44:03 AM
OK, the fact that I'm a HUGE Frank Langella fan <swoon> is beside the fact that he has an incredible voice for narration.  He has done many documentary/History Channel/etc. shows, and I love his voice.  I'd definitely want him to do a longer episode. That said, I expect he'd be fairly expensive to book.

Hey, can I be the one to approach him on behalf of EA?  <jumping up and down wildly, arm in the air>

Can I, huh, can I?  Pleeeeeeeeeeze???

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