Only recently have I been lured into the podcast section of iTunes, primarily for more Spanish lessons. But an interesting email's led me to the Seanachai and his stories. Seanachai is the Celtic word for "storyteller", a term I've both used and had tossed in my lap more than once in the finest bar in Montreal, Hurley's. Finest. Bar. In the CITY. When I die, heaven is Hurley's with Liam Callaghan on stage. (Jesus, Liam, get a goddam webpage up)
Although the bite-sized stories are intriguing, the interesting bit concerns How to Succeed in Evil, Patrick's tale of a business consultant in the world of supervillains. He developed it first as a podcast primarily to get interest in the comic he was planning -- it zoomed past that, though, and is being developed for television by actual Suited Humans with Bags of Filthy Monies. All from wee three minute, well-produced podcasts.
Warren, a while ago, took submissions from musicians. I'll open up the comments to any and all pimpage of storytelling podcasts. We'll do a post later this week, after I've had a chance to sample, and throw up a few recommendations.
I sat tonight in the screening room of CAA's massive new Death Star headquarters and watched Wil Wright explain the new laws of content and community. I then listened as no less than ten people walked past me, shaking their heads and declaring, almost proudly, that they didn't get it. I get it -- places like CAA and Hollywood will always have their place, like great money seas. But you can fish the rivers and make a living, soon, I think.