This project's funding goal was not reached on May 27, 2012.
About this project
The Dudeletter is growing like gangly teenager! Awkward and self-consciously! What better way to spread this freight-train of absurd than with a podcast?
Dudeletter.com is your stop for game, beer, music, and movie reviews, nerdy rants, and your favorite cultural dumping ground. In about 9 months, we have accumulated 50,000 unique views and are looking for more. We are expanding beyond our website, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to strange new frontiers. This Kickstarter is all about the Podcast.
Already this year, the Dudeletter has reviewed movies and concerts, beer and books, games and music, restaurants and sports, but there is so much more to do. We want to not only spread from the center - more authors are applying to write for us every week - but also into the audio realm. We have already interviewed brewers from Jailhouse and Wild Heaven, brought you concerts from Phish, Animal Collective, Atlas Sound, and Noot d'Noot, and introduced local bands like the Serenaders and Tiger and the Lily, but we want to bring you audio from the shows and interviews in audio form.
The basic podcast format will include interviews with musicians, brewers, and local celebrities. It will include conversations with our local experts in upcoming concerts, sports, and movies. Mostly though, it will include a lot of shenanigans from our writers and local folks addressing the great questions of the universe in our Dudeletter Roundtable.
Your part in this? To help our dreams become a reality. However, I want to do it right. The project is to equip the Dude Cave to be a recording studio for the podcast. On top of this, want to get equipment to travel with and to do interviews at Cons (like the Dragon sort!), Concerts (all over this!), and Festivals (like Newport and Bonnaroo) and try to bring the experience to you. Help us bring you the world as lazily as only we could!
Please be generous, there are so many things that could make this Podcast better and crisper. The costs estimated will bring in only the most basic recording and editing gear. The more you give, the better we can make this!
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I plan on doing one podcast a week which I will run on a monthly cycle.
Each month, I plan on having at least one of each of the following:
Top Beer: Like the show Top Gear, we will set up a series of reviews, news, and challenges to present the boring and often pretentious in a fun and entertaining way. The Dudeletter does not support the abuse of alcohol. In fact, just the opposite. We believe that beer should be enjoyed and not ironically like a hipster with Pabst. Challenges include, the homebrew taste test, beer cocktail throwdown, and pairing master. Challenge Accepted.
Sports talk: Atlanta is a sports town. With the Braves current potential after a horrifying collapse and the Hawks valiant lose to the Celtics, not to mention the bitterness between Georgia and Georgia Tech, how could we not be talking sports?
Interviews: It is not always predictable to know who and how I will interview, but my interests are the same as you. I have idols that I am too nervous to talk to, but want to build up to. I have local celebrities and writers I am in contact with, brewer I am talking to, and a nation of nerdy folks I want to chat with. One week we could be talking animation from Adult Swim or online, playing DJ with a local band, or merely talking with interesting people trying to explain what they do.
Group discussions: There are few people in this world that I trust more than my inner circle of friends that are helping me on this. They share my interests and my hobbies. We will talk films, shows, and nerdily things.
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