People hang out with me in a series of podcasts on the web. Your ears/brain hang out with our words. Hence, "Hang Out With Me." Enjoy!
Hang out with me! That's what you can do as part of my new project, "Hang Out With Me!" It's a podcast/webseries*... because what is a podcast but a series of hang-outs recorded and purveyed on the web. A series of web things. You get it. Or do you? You do. I have faith in you. Humanity! With robothood! Working together, not destroying one another! Hopefully!
But why do I want to make a podcast? Well, after surveying the internet landscape, I noticed that none of the podcasts that exist already were mine (though I've had wonderful times hanging out on the podcasts of others), and it seemed that there was room for one more podcast (thanks, internet!). And here it comes, hopefully!
So, I want to raise one dollar in order to make this happen. Why only a dollar? Aren't podcasts more expensive than that? Shouldn't they be? Great questions, hypothetical questioners! Well, that one dollar will indicate that there's interest from at least one person to hang out with me, which is all I need. And if we raise more than the one dollar, that money will certainly come in handy to put towards all the other podcast costs (podcosts?), which I presume exist.
The point is, if you care about any of this (which I presume you must, at least a little, because you're still reading, so thanks!), and you want to be a part of said things, join in! With your money if you have some! And you can be a part of "Hang Out With Me"! At least your name can! Or even your voice! I almost said your face, but not quite. I mean, we can take a picture and put it on our site, if you've donated the requisite amount to get into our studios, or the $10,000 necessary for us to come record at your home (in the continental US... it's expensive to get to Hawaii... but maybe we'll go there also... we'll see).
You get the idea. Now, take it, spread it, run with it, and make it everyone's idea! Tell everyone to come hang out with me on "Hang Out With Me"!
* You might notice that the category of this project is "web series," because Kickstarter has no separate podcast category. If need be, we will use the initial dollar to purchase a stamped envelope (or separately, a stamp and an envelope), into which will be placed a letter to Kickstarter, to inquire and make sure that their definition of webseries includes podcasts (which I presume it should, having logically deduced it above). And if it doesn't, it will ask why. And also why podcasts aren't included as a category of thing that Kickstarter will fund, specifically. Why must there be visual AND audio? Why the sense-bigotry? But for now, since they've accepted this project, we'll just agree to agree. Thanks for spending so much of your life reading this! I hope you hang out with me more!
Not anymore! People are asking real questions about things that aren't just the FAQ section. It's pretty exciting.
Great questions. The answers are yes and I'm not sure. Depends on how you pronounce "FAQ." Is it letters or a word? Or both? Like the wave-particle duality of nature. The letters-word duality of abbreviations that have become their own words. It's a zen-like mystery. Come up with your own answer if you like. (So not only can you ASK an FAQ, you can also ANSWER one.)
There will definitely be at least one. And if people ask other questions, then there may indeed be more!
That is difficult to answer. Is this one a joke question, or is it serious? Does there have to be a strict joke/serious dichotomy? Sincerely, it all depends on you. And me. Or whoever is determining the definition of "joke" and "serious." Seriously.
Is there any chance you could have like, say, a $5 option with a reward like: You get to submit one word once the Kickstarter ends, which will be incorporated into one episode.
There is a 100% chance of that. Take a look at the new options just added! Thanks for asking. Hope it's the answer you wanted.
Currently, the plan is to feature guests. Part of what I love about doing podcasts is hanging out with people. Hence, I invite a couple people to hang out with me, and then I invite the internet to hang out with that hangout.
Will you be talking off the top of your head or will you prepare sketches in advance like Harry Shearer?
I will be engaged in conversations that are not scripted, though some topics may be thought of in advance (apparently, the answer to this question was not thought of in advance), so I would say it will be considerably closer to talking off the top of my head. And the heads of my guests. Or maybe further down, like the middle of our heads. The heart of our heads. We'll see. (With the eyes of our heads. Or more likely, the ears of our heads.)
The plan is to start weekly, at least. Then, depending on factors like demand and/or supply, that may increase.
Yes and no.
I do not know at this time. So far, there are no sponsors except for in my imagination (which is pretty powerful), so we'll see. Good question!
Can't it be neither? I don't have an iphone so it won't be that. And I don't have a big studio so it won't be that. So, it will be somewhere in between, like in a studio that is smaller than a big one but bigger than a phone.
Well, some of them were real questions written by real people who wanted to know real things. Thus, the answer to "what gives" is "Me. I am the thing that gives... the answers to those questions." Hope you enjoyed this one, which is partly serious with a side of snarky.
Great question. It's one that I've asked myself many, many, many times (or in other words, very very very frequently). I would answer that a question's ask-frequency is relative, such that every question ever asked by a human (or non-human) could be seen as infrequent, in the grand scheme of the universe, which is filled for the most part with dark matter (which, as far as we know, doesn't ask any questions). But compared to questions that are never asked at ALL, questions with NO ask-frequency, the questions that ARE asked, even once, have a positive ask-frequency, and thus qualify as a (relatively) FAQ. PS I don't know if I ever even said that FAQ stands for "frequently asked questions" (though that's a fair assumption... Fair Assumption Questions?), so there's wiggle room there as well.
It is most likely NOT going to be all about tennis. Tennis may come up, for sure. It is not an anti-tennis podcast. I like playing tennis, table- or otherwise. (And thank you for the freedom to include this question here.)
That is a good question. Having not recorded all of the podcasts I will ever do yet, I cannot say with certainty. However, it is my goal to have this be a podcast for the ages, such that people of any time in the future can listen back to episodes and enjoy them without the need for a farmer's almanac or history atlas or other such things, you understand. I'm sure current events may come up, but it will not be the focus. (We will mostly cover only past and future events. World history and Terminator movies.)
I believe the podcast will be like me, so if you find me funny, so will you find the podcast. And if you do not find me funny, then I appreciate your taking the time to read this FAQ all the way down to here, unless you started at the bottom in which case, I applaud your non-conventional methodology.
Will you have Bill Burr on an episode of your podcast? If not, what do you have against balding gingers?
I would love to have Bill Burr on my podcast. I'll do what I can, but it will most likely be up to him.
Also, I LOVE red hair. So if I hold ANYTHING against balding gingers, it's that I'm sad that they're losing their awesome red hair. Stop balding, gingers!
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