January 15, 2006

Update

We're still here, just working on behind the scenes projects, with ideas for expanding the podcast. We'll be in touch. Meanwhile, if you subscribe to the Pure Idiom podcast on iTunes, any new shows will download automatically once they're available.

Hope you're all having a great 2006!

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January 01, 2006

Pure Idiom on iTunes

Perhaps this is only a temporary problem, but in order to find the Pure Idiom Podcast on iTunes, you must click on the direct link to iTunes on this website, as doing a search for "Pure Idiom" or "Pure Idiom Podcast" in the podcast section of Apple's iTunes draws a blank.

The podcast is still available on iTunes, however, and hopefully this search issue will be resolved soon.

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December 29, 2005

Episode 7: "Pure Idiom Takes a Holiday"

It's finally finished (and twice as long as I was anticipating, about 32 minutes, so it will take longer to download), and you can listen to "Pure Idiom Takes A Holiday" by clicking on the link below.

Click here to Listen to "Pure Idiom Takes a Holiday"

Nathan, Scott and Tinkerbell are summoned to Vegas by the VRWC to stop blogger Laurence Simon from carrying out his plan to assassinate the top ten Pajamas Media bloggers and win big at the 2005 Vegas Celebrity Dead Pool competition. But not everything is what it seems, as Tinkerbell is used as bait to set an adorably fluffy trap and our Secret Agents are caught in the crossfire.

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only. Special thanks to Tom Paine of the Shire Network News podcast and the Silent Running blog for appearing as the voice of Laurence Simon.

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December 22, 2005

Holiday Podcast

Due to Holiday circumstances beyond our control (okay, I admit it, I've had waaaay too much eggnog), the podcast will arrive after Christmas (but still before the New Year). The latest adventure will find our trio in Vegas as they attempt to circumvent an assassination. We're also hoping to squeeze in a guest podcaster from the vast Zionist conspiracy.

See you soon!

UPDATE:
Guest podcaster Tom Paine of Shire Network News and Silent Running fame will be joining us for our Holiday podcast.

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December 15, 2005

Late, But Arriving

Due to circumstances beyond our control (like the Maui vacation I took which set our schedule back, like, a week -- Scott is seething), the next Pure Idiom podcast will be arriving a bit late, but it will be here before Christmas.

I think it might even fit in a stocking, if it's loaded onto an iPod Nano first.

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December 03, 2005

Misery Loves Company: Part 2

The latest Pure Idiom Podcast is now available for download!

Click here to Listen to "Misery Loves Company: Part 2"

The plot follows our two secret agents of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (and Tinkerbell the talking cat) as they flee a crazed Harriet Miers and head to the Vast Right Wing Headquarters for help. Tinkerbell is mistaken for the latest piece of VRWC spyware, Scott confesses that he has a VRWC implant, Nathan learns the truth about Karl Rove, and President Bush and Dick Cheney explain how difficult it can be to keep a vast conspiracy running like a well-oiled machine.

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only.

Continue reading "Misery Loves Company: Part 2"

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November 28, 2005

We're On Our Way

Yes, we're still here, and hard at work on the next installment of the Pure Idiom podcast (in-between holiday meals and shopping and stringing lights on the tree and Scott's vacation in Las Vegas and . . . ).

We're hoping to have the next Pure Idiom podcast episode up and ready by next week, where our three protagonists visit the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Headquarters and find out that all is well within the world of political illusions.

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November 17, 2005

Misery Loves Company: Part 1

The latest Pure Idiom Podcast episode is available for download!

Click here to Listen to "Misery Loves Company: Part 1"

Nathan and Tinkerbell use the Impossibility Engine to rescue Scott from his hellish Thanksgiving with his relatives in Texas, but when the relatives attack with a baseball bat, the Engine crashlands in Harriet Miers' backyard. Tinkerbell betrays the two humans for a saucer of milk and a tummy rub, and Harriet holds them all captive in a delusional attempt to force them to use the Impossibility Engine to change reality and make her the Chief Justice of the whole wide world!

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only.

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November 13, 2005

Podcast Expo After Action Report

MAD PROPS TO...
Your ol' buddy Scott made it back alive from the Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference. Thanks to Tim and Emile Borquin, the Podcast Brothers, for making this event a success. Although Tim is considered the Captain Kirk of this Enterprise, we should give mad props to primary podcaster Emile, who is currently hard at work turning every session and keynote speech into a podcast for you all to download soon after the next Pure Idiom podcast is released this week.

Be patient because it'll take Emile an extra couple of days to edit out the 782 antagonistic questions I shouted out during the two days of presentations...

DID YOU TAKE PICTURES?
No, because podcasters are not photogenic. I'm a prime example of this axiom. So is the entire "Pod Squad," the gang of media darlings anointed by Adam Curry via frequent mentions on his Daily Source Code podcast.

DID YOU MEET ADAM CURRY?
No, because Curry was only at the Expo for the Friday night award show to pick up his award for being "podfather" and you had to e-mail the guy a request time with him prior to the Expo. Ditto for any other PodShow types. I only learned of this restriction by listening to his podcast on the plane ride to the expo...

The good news is that Curry is a normal sized guy and not some little five foot-tall shrimp like most celebs.

DID ANYTHING EXCITING HAPPEN?
Yes, click on the Extended Entry for more.

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November 12, 2005

Scott at Portable Media Expo

What up, dudes?

I'm wrapping up a two-day stint at the Portable Media/Podcasting Expo in California (or as Der Governator would say: "Colleeefournya"). The Expo is a place for podcasters to comisterate and talk about the future of the medium. Nathan's not here, so it's come down to me as the primary person (no cats are allowed the building) at Pure Idiom that can find some cigar-chomping suit from big company that we could sell out to, but so far I haven't found anyone that's buying.

Wanna hear some my adventures here at the Expo? Ironically, I don't have any portable recording equipment that would allow me to podcasting from the event.

I do have my digital camera and may take a few pictures before I leave today.

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November 10, 2005

Pure Idiom Podcast Alert

We're busy producing Part 1 of Episode 3, and we're hoping to have it available sometime (perhaps midweek of) next week.

Stay tuned!

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November 01, 2005

And the Pure Idiom Contest Winners Are . . .

It's November 1st, and the winners of our Pure Idiom Pilot Episode Podcast contest ("Up and Away: Hurricane Bruce") are:

1. Mary Pat Campbell
2. Clinton Alvord
3. Don Ball
4. Stephen Aquila
5. Louise Swift

Each winner will receive a signed copy of Bruce Campbell's CD audiobook, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way", not to mention the warm fuzzy that goes with being the top five email entrants for our first-ever Pure Idiom giveaway!

As we said, the winning emails are to be posted to the website, so click on the link below and read, read, READ!

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October 30, 2005

Night of the Living Left: Part Two

Part Two, the conclusion to Pure Idiom's Halloween Podcast episode, "Night of the Living Left", is hot off the, uhm, audio editing program, and is now available for download.

Click here to Listen to "Night of the Living Left: Part2".

Nathan and Scott, our two secret agents of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, plus Tinkerbell their talking cat, kidnap Alice Cooper from his Halloween night concert, storm evil Professor Churchill's house and struggle valiantly to save the world from an infestation of evil commie zombies. Alice Cooper turns out to know Karate, and Tinkerbell discovers that zombies taste like chicken.

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only.

Enjoy!

Continue reading "Night of the Living Left: Part Two"

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October 27, 2005

Night of the Living Left: Part One

It's here, it's now and it's happenin' . . . the latest Pure Idiom Podcast is available for download!

Click here to Listen to "Night of the Living Left: Part1".

Nathan, Scott and Tinkerbell fight off a commie zombie invasion, led by Professor Ward Churchill (all impersonations of real and unreal people are strictly fiction, and are for entertainment purposes only). They visit a Zionist Elder for advice, and use the Impossibility Engine to stock up on zombie killing weapons.

Pure Idiom Podcasts contain explicit language. All impersonations of people and depictions of places and events (real or otherwise) are entirely fictional and meant for entertainment purposes only.

Part Two, the conclusion to "Night of the Living Left", will be available over the weekend. Enjoy!

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October 26, 2005

Thursday's Menu

Part One of Pure Idiom's Halloween episode, "Night of the Living Left", will be available for download Thursday afternoon, with Part Two available over the weekend.

Watch this space . . .

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October 25, 2005

Halloween Podcast Tease!

Wanna hear a little audio teaser for the Pure Idiom Halloween podcast? Click here to get your short but sweet hit of audio ecstasy!

Hopefully, this little snippet will whet your appetite for the full Halloween Podcast, "Night of the Living Left", in which our two unlikely compatriots of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (and their Libertarian Leaning cat) battle a horde of commie zombies controlled by a dastardly University Professor.

Stay tuned . . .

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October 20, 2005

Pure Idiom at Portable Media Expo 2005

Are you going to the Portable Media Expo (PME) this November 11-12 in Colleefournya? Unfortunately, I don't think that Nathan and Tinkerbell The Cat will attend, but I am going for sure!

I'll be at PME to represent Pure Idiom, commune with "Podcast Brothers" Tim and Emile Bourquin, make some new friends, and gain important knowledge of the podcasting business from others in this nascent industry.

Oh, who am I kidding? If Nathan's not there I'll get into shouting matches with the moonbats, "accidentally" break the special microphone used by Adam Curry to hypnotize the venture capitalists out of 8 million bucks for his podcasting show on Sirius, and get thrown out of the convention center before 3pm the first day.

Unless JimK of Starkcast does all of that first... Then I can cheer him on AND laugh at his misfortune when security gives him the boot.

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South Park Did It

Did y'all catch the new South Park episode that showed last night: "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow" . . . ? They made a neat satire of Hurricane Katrina, and I couldn't have felt happier (and more relieved) that Pure Idiom got there, like, nanoseconds beforehand (though I wish I'd thought of the Global Warming angle . . . that was priceless). There's nothing worse than trailing in the wake of the big boys.

Which means I have to get cracking on the Halloween episode before the next South Park airs! Agh!

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