Happy Thursday, listeners!
And, if we haven’t said it yet, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We’re already TWO EPISODES in to this year, and we are gearing up to uphold our Award-Winning status.
Adam and I have each published articles on the site in the past week, as we continue to generate tons of new content for you. Adam wrote a great summary about “In The Basement”, a collection of in-studio performances that are available at Crackle.com, and I have published my review of Redbox Instant, as they are running their customer BETA testing. Definitely check out both of those.
We’re also looking into transitioning the design of our site, so please be patient while we make some organizational adjustments. If there are things you’d like to see on the site, let us know!
Right-o. We taped Episode 67 on January 2nd, and treated it as our “Hangover Recovery/Bloody Mary Night” taping (despite the fact that we took all of Jan. 1 to get back to normal), and our Mic Check this week followed suit. Listen as everyone recalls their first drinking experiences.
Also, as per our update last week, we have something special on this week’s episode page for you. Go listen!
Good morning, listeners!
We’re glad that everyone survived everyone survived that whole Mayan end ‘o the world bit, and have transgressed into 2013 with us!
We’ve been pretty busy in the new year, having already taped TWO EPISODES in the first week, PLUS, we’ve released the tracks to the Buffering Christmas Party Karaoke Caroling! Make sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get updates as to when new and bonus content is released!
Also, we’re looking to start a contest on our Facebook page, but we need to hammer out the details (and rules) before we can get rolling there. Stay tuned!
On to Episode 66! Adam and I had a great time on New Year’s Day with Kia & Zach Hammill (Adam’s sister & brother-in-law) in studio as we worked to recover from the previous night. Having survived the holiday season as a whole, we opted to take the Mic Check to remissness over holidays past, and some of our favorite memories. It’s a quick, but straight from the heart, Mic Check that you should check out.
(As an added bonus, we will be posting episodes on our site EARLY for you to check out before they head to iTunes, Stitcher, etc., so make sure to jump over to the Episode 66 page to take an early listen!)
Enjoy! And Happy New Year!
So Adam, Bennett, Frank and I had a great time this week in the Wheels Brewing Co Studio, where Bennett and Frank turned out to be a great pairing, due to their common bond over “League of Legends”. With Bennett joining for the first time, and Frank having not been on in ages, it was great to get a fresh perspective on how other people devour streaming media compared to the diet Adam and I follow consisting primarily of Netflix.
Since this is a late posting, you get a BONUS Bonus Track right now! We had a fantastic riff after riff Mic Check this week, roaming from 90’s TV on Nickelodeon to “Machete” to Christmas trees, and on, and on, and on. Lots of great laughs in that Mic Check.
We also taped an instructional audio clip tied to “Movie Bluff” so we no longer need to explain it in EVERY episode (this means more time for GAMES!). We’ll make a lot of noise (a la postings) when it is available.
Until then, enjoy the Mic Checks for Episode 64.
First, sorry for the delay. With today’s weather-related traffic, and technical issues plaguing the studio this week, it took a few extra minutes to get everything up and running.
The good news? Now you get EVERYTHING from this week AT ONCE! All bonus tracks, and the episode have been posted simultaneously to give you hours of entertainment while you avoid the Minneapolis roads during the first legitimate snow of the year. (To all those in not-so-snowy areas, I wish I was there)
As I mentioned above, we had a few tech issues this week with John Egan joining via Skype. It was the run-of-the-mill “signal cut out a lot” stuff, so we’ve learned our lesson for the second time, and will put all of our energy toward FaceTime in the future, if we opt to phone guests in.
But that technical issue gave way to an additional bonus track this week, so go listen to that. And, of course, we have our Mic Check available on our site. We talk about beer. Preferred beers, to be specific.
AND, if you enjoy the “Buffering …” Podcast, go vote for us on Vita.MN’s “Best of 2012” list for Podcasts. You can check out the list, and vote, here. Vote! Vote! Vote! We don’t need first, but we’d love to hit top 10 in our second year! Voting ends on 12/9.
To start, we owe you a Bonus round of Movie Bluff from last week. It’s a REALLY, REALLY long game, but it’s a great one, so check it out! You can find it here.
Right. First, new content announcement! Comedian John Egan is developing some new content for us, based around a contest he won through HuHot Mongolian Grill. He’ll be on next week, so stay tuned! Until then, check out his Facebook page.
Next, we’re excited to announce that we have the next five episodes ALREADY BOOKED, and you are in for a hilarious and fun December. Stay tuned for that as well.
Finally, we had a great week with Peter Jurgensen and Matt Walstead joining myself and Adam in the studio this week. It’s another one of those ‘childhood friends invade the studio and hilarity ensues’-type moments.
Our Mic Check was brief this week, but fun, none the less. We recap Thanksgiving by creating a THANKSGIVING THEMED CARNIVAL! Including the obese gentleman who abuses the Midway. You know what? I’ll stop giving away stuff if you go listen right now. NOW! GO!
You heard me right, kids!
“Buffering …” is now available for download on iTunes! Seriously! Go check it out! Search for ‘Dan Whelan’, or ‘Adam Erdmann’, or ‘Buffering’ and you’ll find us in the Podcast section.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, you won’t be hearing a lot of bonus tracks on iTunes, but you’ll always be able to find them here, on http://bufferingpodcast.com.
Another thing to note is iTunes usually just does one pass per feed per day, so I’ve already made updates that you will most likely be able to see tomorrow (including guest names in the episode titles, an overall podcast cover art, etc.), so keep an eye out for that stuff, and soon you will be able to search for your name if you’ve appeared on our show! Cool, right?
To jump directly to iTunes to check out our downloadable awesomeness, click here!
“Come gather ’round people, who visit this site. And hear me admit that the site org ain’t right …” (You didn’t think I’d be spoofing the entire song, did you?)
Good morning, young visitors (young in relation to Genghis Khan, of course), and welcome to that which will no longer be the same soon. That’s right! In Dan’s research regarding “How ‘Buffering …’ needs to be posted in order to be picked up by iTunes Podcasting library”, he realized he’d been doing it ALL WRONG.
Well, no. Not “ALL WRONG”, but just 99% wrong, according to the standards and practices of all podcast producers. You can tell it was developed by someone who works in marketing, based on the number of clicks it takes to reach the primary content, while being surrounded by additional, optional messaging.
So, in the coming days and weeks, BufferingPodcast.com will be taking on a new organization and appearance. There will also be the rebroadcasting of the first seven episodes again, so they are at the foot of our RSS feed.
And as previously promised, all bonus material will remain exclusively on the site. It’ll all be free, since, you know, we want to build our listener base, so no need to worry about that.
So … yes. There’s a Friday morning update for you. The episode will be out around Noon today (and I think it’s a good ‘un, too), so make sure to check back for that.
And if you need something to do while you wait, check this site out.