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  1. I wish there had been more time to return to this issue. As the conversation eventually led to, both are heroes, but it's hard to compare what each had to go through (for Jason, still going to go through). But the original comparison Matt made in his tweet was about rednecks mad with Robinson and homophobes mad with Collins. And this is a totally fair comparison—the homophobic backlash to Collins IS going to look just as disgusting as the racist backlash to Robinson in 20 years. Brett missed the actual crux of the analogy in the first place. Not that he needed more things to get called out on, but his reasoning for engaging with Matt in the first place was flawed. Also, just my two cents, but I don't think Matt should worry at all about having the other improvisers on during Case Closed. Usually, they lighten the mood a bit (because they're less invested and more likely to joke), throw in a few comments, or even clarify the caller's points. And if it does start to seem like a pile-on, he can always tell them to back off.
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    Posted this rant video before, but it didn't get picked up for the show. But with the call for more rant style ones, here it is again.
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    German guy is confused and upset about daddy long legs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdrh2mr56Xo
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    Ok I know I *just* posted one. But this is unreally and unintentionally hilarious (this was made totally seriously): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRYMpAQGT54&feature=share
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    Pier 1 "Let's" Coaching tutorial rap. Starts about 15 secs in: http://vimeo.com/48910071
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    submit youtube clips for improv4humans

    I know that various creationist non-sense has been covered on the show before, but I just love this video so much. And it would be so ripe for a scene or two: Peanut Butter, The Atheist's Nightmare!
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    Podcast Q - logo not appearing in iTunes?

    Dealing with podcast artwork is a bit of tricky business. To ensure the most wide array of listeners get your artwork, you need to do 2 things. 1) Embed the actual image in the mp3/m4a file. I do this through iTunes when inputting the metadata. Whatever method you might use to add album artwork to an mp3 file will work fine. 2) Specify the artwork URL in your xml file. If you're using a hosting service like Libsyn or something like Feedburner (as Dan says above) then you can specify the location. But to make sure it gets it right, I'd suggest learning how to write xml on your own (it's pretty straightforward). You want to make sure this line is pointing to your artwork: <itunes:image href="http://computer.com/fleethescene/FTS_Logo.png" /> When pulling from iTunes on a desktop/laptop (i.e., not a mobile device) it will not auto embed the artwork you specify, only what is in the mp3 file. When pulling from iTunes on a phone or directly from the RSS, it will pull the artwork from the URL you put in the xml. It's dumb.
  8. My buddy and I started a storytelling/comedy podcast called Flee The Scene. We have a bit of a unique setup in that he lives in another city, so we use video chatting to talk. If it was just the two of us, we could talk over Skype/Google+/iChat but each record locally and then edit them together later (like MBMBaM does). However, we also have a different guest join us each week from different places as well. Instead, I use a fairly complicated audio setup to record myself locally and the video chat output to different Garageband tracks (I'm on Mac obviously). It works fairly well but the quality is not awesome. And it really varies across chat service and audio setup. I've found Google+ works pretty well to limit dropout, but Skype has better audio quality. Does anyone do a podcast with a similar setup? Anyone have better suggestions for a chat service or would share their setup? Happy to share mine if folks are interested.
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    Episode 30 — Toast Points

    I really enjoy that both on here and the Maximum Fun messages, people will sign up for an account and on their very first post write a vitriolic diatribe about how they are deeply upset about something they heard on a free audio podcast.
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    Season 2 Cancelled

    Not too surprised. The amount of work going into it + people's vitriolic reactions - low listenership = hard sell to try again.
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    Horrible Local Ads

    The most Staten Island commercial ever
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    Recommendations for a condenser mic?

    I use a Marshall MXL USB.007 and really really like it. I use it for both vocal recording during podcasting and recording acoustic guitar. Very versatile, great sound quality, and well priced. http://www.bhphotovi...Microphone.html Although not totally needed with this mic, depending on your speech patterns, getting a cheap pop filter won't hurt. I tend to drag on "S"s but others I've used the mic with have hard "P"s and having the pop filter was useful. This one works nicely and is cheap: http://www.amazon.co...s00_i00_details I've also heard good things about the Blue Yeti: http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top
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    Audio Questions

    For those who use Levelator. Do you do noise reduction and compression first then level it? I've heard people vouch for both ways.
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    Recording podcasts from separate locations

    This past episode we found out that Google+ has a way way worse feedback/echo controller than Skype. Our guest wasn't wearing headphones so the feedback from our voices really lowered the audio quality a lot. But compared to Skype, when we talked over each other it still never totally ducked sound. Also with decent bandwidths on all ends, Google+ has almost no drop in quality from having video on. I've found this really helpful when we record for a chummier feel with our guest. We also experimented with several mic setups and the mic alone really determines the sound more than voice/video service.
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    Podcast Hosting

    Google analytics and FeedBurner's built in download and subscriber tracking are great, free ways to monitor daily visits, downloads, interactions, and subscribers.
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    Anyone have a unique podcast concept?

    So we started something new on our podcast, which I don't think has been done before. Our last segment involves some games and if the guest wins we'll donate a small amount to their charity of choice. It's a way to make the points matter, which most games on podcasts don't. It also goes along with our theme of telling stories about causing trouble, so this is our way of giving a tiny amount back for the shit we've done.
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    Episode 8 — Analyze Phish Episode 4

    This is a great journey
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    Podcast Hosting

    LibSyn is definitely the best. They have really nice tools for podcasters to use, make it easy to manage content, and have very reliable servers. If your podcast blows up, they won't change any of your costs as your bandwidth goes up. Not every host does that. Regardless of where you go, use feedburner to manage your feed, rather than what your host gives you. If you ever change your feed (from host to host) that can goof your iTunes and RSS subscribers up.
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    How do I get more Twitter followers?

    I'd like to have more followers to help me hone my material and tell what works and doesn't. I've only got like 50 followers and maybe 10% are not immediate friends. So getting retweets or favorites from them, let's me know if I'm making the funnies.