It’s a late night/early morning (depending on how you look at it) BONUS TRACK!
We had Amber Hendricks and Spencer Knapp in the studio this Sunday, after we were all out celebrating Adam and Producer Caity’s birthdays, so we recovered, and chatted through any lingering hangovers.
We have gotten really good at letting conversations flow through our Mic Checks, rather than posing off the cuff, random questions. This week followed that new code. Lots of chatting and riffing about apps, babies, energy drinks, and more!
On top of that, if you’re rusty on how Build a Title works (the game we play on this week’s episode), make sure to listen in, as we review the rules with Amber and Spencer.
It’s also worth it to check out this week’s episode page, as we have posted photos of a bonus guest who stopped by during the game-portion of the show.
We’re leaping into the future here at the Wheels Brewing Co Studio! It’s another partial web-based episode, as Kris McNeal joins us via Skype, with Jeff Priesmeyer along Adam and myself in the studio.
We have a few things to cover this week!
First! Before we actually tackled the Mic Check this week, I chatted with Kris about his recent Big Water Bike adventure, where he Zach Chase became the first people to circumnavigate the Great Lakes system on bicycles. You can learn more about it at their web site (www.bigwaterbike.com) or on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bigwaterbike). We chatted for about 20 minutes about how the trip went, what drove him to do it, and the logistics of lodging and filming a documentary at the same. That interview is available today in the Bonus Tracks!
Once that interview wrapped up, we invited Jeff into the fray, as we discussed some of our recent favorite soundtracks that we’ve been cycling through, or any album, for that matter. A lot of great selections throughout that conversation, in case you’re looking for something new to listen to.
Next, Adam and I are trying to get into the habit of generating more articles, so you should see some more action on the web site soon!
Time for some Bonus Track action. Click here to check out the Mic Check and Interview with Kris McNeal!
Sorry for the delay on this week’s Mic Check! But it’s time!
We had another traveler in the studio this week, stopping by on his way to his final destination: Jon “Alaska” Maakestad!
“Lola” brought “Alaska” into the studio on his way from … Alaska to Australia (he’s taking the long way as he visits his folks, who are currently in the Middle East.
This week, we had another one of those episodes where everything flowed fantastically. I really love when Adam and I just get to chat up our guests, and watch the clock as to when we should switch to “Movie Bluff”. But enough about the episode, which’ll be available in a matter of hours today!
Whenever we have an episode that flows really well, that means the Mic Check was super-successful, and was just more conversations, which is exactly what happened! Definitely listen to the Mic Check while you wait for this week’s episode to drop.
See you next week!
Well, I mean … I assume it is. I’m at work during the day, but … you know, something might be going on.
I digress. Adam and I had a fantastic time this week with Matt here in studio in Minneapolis, MN, and Molly FaceTime-ing in from NYC. Matt and Molly are two really funny people, and it was great to have them in the same conversations.
The four of us had such chemistry from the get go that we didn’t actually have a Mic Check topic this week. We just started chatting and perpetuating the conversation until half of an hour went by.
And as an apology for dropping the Mic Check so late, I’ve also included an additional pre-episode bonus track! You can listen as Dan, Adam and Matt struggle to successfully connect with Molly via Skype. It’s some goofy fun.
That’s right, the Bonus Build a Title game!
We had a lot of fun messing around with the Stitcher SmartRadio ad copy that is read between our usual discussion and games, and hope to splice them together for an entertaining, if not just wacky, version to play when’er we want. BUT AFTER, Dan suggested they play a few quick rounds ofBuild a Title to spice things up.
And in the future, we will be looking to YOU to help us kick off rounds of Movie Bluff, so if you have a suggestion for a great starter movie, TV show, or actor, or even an overall theme, we’d love to hear it! Contact us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know what YOU want to hear!
Until then, click here to listen to EVERYTHING from Episode 54.
Unfortunately, Adam recovering after all seven weekends performing out at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and was unable to join us for Episode 54, but Producer Caity Shea Robertson filled in as we were joined by Ben “Rodge” Rodgers and James Wheeler in the Wheels Brewing Co studio.
We’re hoping Adam has a speedy recovery so he’ll be back with us for Episode 55.
The four of us were very in-sync during this episode taping (which you’ll hear tomorrow) but we also had tons of fun with the MULTIPLE bonus tracks that we taped. We also got all over the place with varying topics while taping.
Today, we’re releasing TWO of the bonus tracks! First, we have this week’s Mic Check for you, where we discussed how the CD has turned 30 years old (remember that scene in “The Wedding Singer” where they get a CD player?). We also have a bonus track comprised of guests Ben and James discussing Fantasy Football while Dan got the studio set up. You can find both bonus tracks here.
Make sure to stop back tomorrow to check out the new episode!
We’ve officially changed the studio name from the “Frank Oz Memorial [Theater Memorial] Studio” to the “Wheels Brewing Co Studio”, for one. In all honesty, as funny as it was to name the studio in memory to someone who is not yet dead, it was time to wrap that up, and go with something better.
Based on the above, we’re going to be shutting down the Frank Oz Memorial Studio Facebook page next week, so, if you haven’t already merged over, go check out, and ‘like’ the “Buffering …” podcast fan page!
We’ve also started generating non-podcast content for the site! Dan published his first article early this week, which you can read here, and there’s more to come!
But for now, it’s time for an overdue Mic Check, featuring this week’s guests, Curtis James and Dave Wheeler! And stop back tomorrow for a brand new episode!
Dan also tested a new USTREAM app this week, where he created live streaming video of Curtis and Dave as they got into the Mic Check. For the first time ever, you can WATCH the Mic Check by clicking here!
Before we get to this week’s Mic Check, featuring Katie Best & Joel Vollmer, we have a few announcements for you regarding the podcast. It’s been a year so far, and Adam and I have discussed a few things we will be changing over the next few weeks.
First, we are in the midst of transitioning from our Frank Oz Memorial Studio Facebook page to a “Buffering …” Podcast Facebook fan page (say that five times fast!). What does this mean for you? If you are a fan of the Frank Oz Memorial Studio on Facebook, we’d ask that you switch over to the new page, as we will be deleting the Frank Oz Memorial Studio page in two weeks.
To go along with that last announcement, we will no longer be taping in the Frank Oz Memorial Studio. Or, to rephrase, we are no longer calling what could conceptually be called my living room the Frank Oz Memorial Studio. We ran that inside joke about an inside joke through the motions for a while, but it’s time to go legit, in terms of the name. No decision has been reached yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
Next, Adam and I will be solidifying ourselves as Streaming Media experts by contributing an article here an there on the site over the next few weeks. We want to make sure the podcast is nice, light, and relatable, so we’re cutting down on honorable mention news, and sticking to discussions that everyone can get in on. Now you’ll be able to turn to the “Buffering …” podcast site for your streaming news. Stay tuned for that.
Also, we will be simultaneously churning out reviews of Streaming Media sites, providers and hardware. Our reviews will also overlap in some areas so you can get both of our opinions on it.
So there’s everything you can look forward to in the coming “Buffering …” weeks. Until then, here’s this week’s Mic Check, featuring Katie Best & Joel Vollmer.
Breathe a sigh of relief! There’s no discussion about the iPhone 5 on “Buffering …” this week! Instead, we focus on everything you may have missed as the world waited to see what Apple was going to offer this year.
Adam and I had a great time this week, pairing up two of my childhood friends who had been on before separately, but definitely needed to be in the Frank Oz Memorial Studio at the same time. As a group, we discussed a bit of news, where a lot of services had updates, but not discussable topics. The new episode will be available tomorrow, right here.
Until then, it’s time for this week’s Mic Check! For our 51st Episode, the Mic Check rambles all over the place, making sure everyone gets their two-cents in about SOMETHING. We touch upon parents on Facebook, a light touch upon 9/11, and the laziness of consumers. So make sure to listen to this week’s Mic Check, while you wait for the new episode to launch tomorrow!
So here’s a fictitious toast from us to you for joining us in the Frank Oz Memorial Studio for 50 episodes so far, and hopefully another 50 in the coming year! Cheers!
Okay, now that we have that out of the way, it’s time for this week’s Mic Check! You can actually hear us toasting to 50 episodes at the beginning, and from there, the conversation is all about celebrations! We recount things like new and old anniversaries, and hit tons of great random tangents.
You can find the Mic Check by clicking here. You can also find the new episode tomorrow by clicking here. We’ll also have the post-episode bonus track available this weekend! You’ll find it by clicking here.