|Nothing's off-limits with Norm Macdonald|
What did you miss? What didn't you miss?! It was epic, as I told you last week. Norm is just one of the most engaging comics in the business. Not an ounce of ego on the guy, from my perspective. The episode didn't focus on comedy – not by a long shot – but when he did, he was nothing short of illuminating. And the rest was equally interesting, I thought, but I can totally see how some diehard comedy fans might not think so.
I also got some comments wondering why it takes a week to put the radio show up as a podcast. Well let me now elucidate you.
This here enterprise is all on a volunteer basis. It started out on co-op radio and that's still its first home. We go to air on Sundays at 11 pm. The show is usually an hour long, but lately has been expanding a bit since we have no show following us and the station permits us to go long. The radio logs allow you to livestream what's going out on air, and also check out what's already been played. Now here comes the confusing part.
Since there's no live show following us, and since we're only slotted for one hour, that's all that you can hear on the station archives. So if we go long, you won't hear the end. Nothing we can do about it.
Since it is co-op and there are, on occasion, snafus live on-air (not to mention awkward pauses, clearing of throats, and stumbling over words – we're voluteer, remember), I often edit it a bit before sending the file over to be uploaded in podcast form. And our lovely webmistress at comedycouch.com, who houses the podcast, has a day job and isn't available to just jump when I say jump. But she's agreed to get to it each Sunday.
Now, if we were like all the other podcasts out there who are constantly snivelling for money, maybe we could afford to hire interns to do all the dirty work for us. But we're a humble little show.
Now, back to Norm. Here's the episode, which you can listen to right now. Or go to iTunes and download it. And while you're there, leave us a comment and a rating. I don't know if it would help any, but it's always nice to see.