Friday, August 24, 2018

Rish Outcast 115: Awkward Teenage Blues

Here's a short episode before the long ones start to drop.

In this one, I talk about YA fiction (again), and the challenge of making teen dialogue sound authentic. 

Oh, and the President (not that one) brings you an important Motown song warning in "No More Mister My Guy."

Go ahead and download the episode by Right-Clicking HERE.

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Thanks to Gino "The Pope of Wellington" Moretto for the cover art.

Note: "Awkward" is really hard to spell.  It actually looks more wrong after looking it up than it did before.

Friday, August 17, 2018

God Save The Queen

Years ago, I offended my co-worker Patricia by referring to Aretha Franklin as "Urethra Franklin."  While I can't have been the first (or the last), I felt like I had to make amends when I heard that the Queen of Soul passed away yesterday.

So I roused Fake Sean Connery and asked him to do a little tribute.  We had intended to do "Respect," since it's her most well-known song, but when I remembered "Natural Woman," well, I just had to switch up.

Of course, the first woman into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame deserves better.  But don't we all?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Rish Performs "Relationship Breakdown" On StarShip Sofa

Holy Handgrenade of Antioch, I've got another narration on Star Ship Sofa, the multiple award-winning story podcast! This time, it's "Breakdown of the Parasite/Host Relationship" by Paul R. Hardy. It's about the struggles between an alien symbiote and its human carrier onboard a spaceship, and is pretty amusing.

This was a bit of a challenge for me. I was given absolutely no direction on how to tackle the story* as far as accents, sound effects, transitions, or editing, and it was all pretty complicated when I thought about it.
Like my pieces "Outgoing Transmissions" and "Greetings From the Ninth Sector," this is a Sci-Fi story told in an epistolary format, except that this one was transcripts of chats between characters. I sort of had to translate that into audio format by presenting it as though these are voicemails we're hearing between characters, and that actually works way better (since some of the interactions beggar credibility when you imagine that people are TYPING all this stuff rather than saying it).

Check out the results of all my choices HERE.

Rish "Breakdown Of Any Relationship" Outfield

*On the contrary, I got an email asking if I would read the story and determine whether it would work in audio before the editor even decided whether to purchase it for the show. Certainly more power than I've ever wielded on a podcast that isn't mine.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Rish Outcast 114: ¡Ay, Caligula!

Remember that sketch called "The Little Talk?"  Well, here's another of its ilk . . . only more twisted.  It's about Emperor Caligula, and is hopefully educational, but definitely offensive.

It's a free history lesson, as only a sicko like Rish Outfield can bring you.

If you'd like to download this episode, Right-Click HERE.

The other episode like this one I couldn't name was "Sea Monkey Do."  Actually much closer than "The Little Talk."

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Logo by Gino "The Land Dolphin" Moretto

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Zoltar Joke

Rish Outfield approaches a Zoltar Machine. "Please magical amusement park artifact," Rish pleads, "I wish to be irresistible to women!"

The machine spits out a card that says, "Your Wish Is Granted."

The next morning, Rish wakes up to find he has become a plate of chocolate brownies.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Marshal & I Talk Spielberg's DUEL

Marshal Latham has a podcast called Strewn Along the Path, where he gets in a car and talks about stuff (I oughtta try that sometime, huh?), and often he talks about movies he's seen recently.  Well, he invited me to sit down and talk to him about a movie we were both a fan of, Steven Spielberg's 1971 TV movie DUEL.

Well, Marshal has edited that conversation (sticking in music and soundbites too, a thankless task if I ever saw one) and put it up on his website (AT THIS LINK), so everyone can hear us talk.  And by everyone, I mean the absolutely zero people who will ever listen to that podcast.

But hey, prove me wrong.  Prove me wrong and let Marshal know you'd like us to do this on a regular basis, and we'll switch off picking movies (Marshal is bound to pick good movies, whereas I, in my fashion, will force him to watch bad ones).  He even suggested making a list of potential views and letting his (actual, breathing?) listeners choose which one should be next.

I, for one, welcome our podcast overlords.

Rish Outfield, Movie Reviewer