The AAUGH Blogger on “It’s a Podcast, Charlie Brown”

William Pepper has a podcast where he is recapping and reviewing all of the animated Peanuts, piece by piece. Thirteen episodes in, he decides to vary from the format to have his first guest – me, the AAUGH Blogger. It’s playable below (or, if you’re getting this via email, here’s a link), and available through iTunes. If you want to jump right to my piece (in all its echo-y recreation of my slightly-stuttery delivery), it’s about 49-and-a-half minutes in, and runs for about 54 minutes. And if you want to dive deeper into  William’s podcasts, you can find them at http://charliebrownpodcast.libsyn.com/

(Quick note: this was recorded before the recent purchase of Peanuts rights, and it doesn’t reflect that.)

I sometimes consider doing my own podcast – possibly on Peanuts… or maybe simply on being as intensely focused on things as I have been on Peanuts books, perhaps with interviews with other Professional Nerds. I’ve got a good microphone, and it doesn’t take much more than that to get started.

General
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interviews
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