Category Archives: podcasts

You Got GOT, Radio Guy Trying To Podcast – Dorktown Podcast #212

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Mikey hates it when radio guys come into the podcasting space and tell podcasters what they are doing wrong. We have audio proof.

Also, some people out there don’t like “The Bells”. PluGOTs, Chew Your Beer provides us an elementary school Or Game!

Click: DorktownPodcast212.mp3
25.6MB | 56:03 | Language

PODCAST LINKS

-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us.
-Dorktown Podcast blog. Mikey’s blog.

Dorks and Roses: Dorktown Podcast 203

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Guns and Roses. That’s what this episode is about. Guns and effing Roses. There’s an Or Game. Bells reviews the Guns and Roses Las Vegas Show as only he can.

MUSIC BREAK: Guns N Roses live in Las Vegas w’ Sebastian Bach “My Michelle”.

Oh yeah, we also drink some Chocotaso made by Chew Your Beer, a little bit of podcasting talk, Snapchat (“trenchrun22” for Mikey) and what nots.

LISTEN HERE!: DorksNRoses.mp3
                     25.6 MB | 53:43 | Language

SHOW LINKS:
-Married Gamer’s Tribute To Dorktown.
Dorktown Hotline: 559-492-0542
-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us.
-Podcast RSS Feedhttp://mikeseay.blogspot.com/atom.xml
-More Dorktown Podcast Network shows.

 

 

The Dork Awakens: Dorktown Podcast #196

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Our winter podcasting break is finally over! We begin 2016 with our review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Quite possibly the latest review of TFA on the Internet.

Don’t worry, if you’re trying to remain spoiler free (really, still?), we saved it for the final segment of the show. Before that we review what we liked (and maybe didn’t like) about 2015 – including our picks for podcasts of the year!

Plus we review some indie beer and play some Puscifer – don’t sue us, Maynard.

Thanks for hanging with our consistently inconsistent schedule of shows!

LISTEN: TheDorkAwakens196.mp3
Explicit | 31 MB | 1:10

KEY INFO
Dorktown Hotline: 559-492-0542
-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us.
-Podcast RSS Feedhttp://mikeseay.blogspot.com/atom.xml

 

SNL and Sexy Hot Tubs: Dorktown Podcast #180

In this Dorktown we plan to find out what SNL cast members are better than others, what happened to Mikey and Bells in Santa Rosa, why Bells can get so angry about podcasting, what’s the most hot-tubby place in Pismo Beach, how Dorktown can make the world a better place, and when would be the best time to dry hump Marc Maron’s leg.

Click to listen: Dorktown180.mp3

MUSIC BREAK: Hand Job Academy “Lena Dunham”.

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-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Also search for Dorktown on Untappd and Instagram!
-More Dorktown Podcast Network shows.

Metal Disneyland, Podrods and Getting Rammy: Dorktown Podcast #175

Is it? Is Disneyland ‘metal’? Of course it is, man. But there are parts of Disneyland that are NOT metal.

Karen and Nick (from The Perfect Pour podcast) join us to help with our metal debate. We also play some Trumpet Solo, talk about a little music and podcast news. And we can’t NOT talk about beer with Nick being on. Also, things get a little ‘ramm-y” (if ya know what I mean).

LISTEN, YO!

Direct download: MetalDisneylandDorktown175.mp3

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Patreon: You Buncha F-ing Sellouts – Is It OK For A Indie Podcast To Ask For Money?

Punk rock. That’s what indie podcasting is. It’s fucking punk.

Doing it because you love it. Playing podcasting to small niche crowds. Not giving a damn if nobody else likes it. Not making any money. These are the things indie podcasters (and punk bands) have been used to for years. But, now there’s Patreon.

Although not really setup for podcasters exactly, Patreon provides a format for podcasters to actually make money doing the thing they love. It also provides the opportunity for podcast fans to give back to the podcasters that have been giving them entertainment for years.

I’m seriously considering doing this for one of our podcasts, The Perfect Pour.

Our craft beer nerd podcast, The Perfect Pour, has built up a little following. Not a huge following, but enough to warrant getting a sponsor, or, asking listeners for help. And since getting a sponsor feels like it would be work and lame, maybe it’s time to give Patreon a try.

Maybe the coolest thing about having a Patreon page is you, the podcaster, can give your listeners something more. Little nerdy things that only a hardcore listener would care about. Things that the podcaster would only be motivated to give to listeners if they were forking over a little cash.

It’s a win win. Right? Well, not totally.

I love the podcast The Morning Stream. I completely relate with hosts Scott Johnson & Brian Iddott and they churn out content I can totally get behind and they do it four days a week. Their Patreon page is huge. Easily the top grossing podcaster page I’ve seen. Enough that they could make their living from it alone. Not many podcasters can say that.

Alright, there’s that “Fire Nation” dweeb but that’s not really a podcast. It’s a audio infomercial. It doesn’t count.

So great, The Morning Stream (and Frogpants Network) make the boys enough to live from. Enough to quit a day job. Every podcaster’s dream. This is why I listen to the Stream with bitter ears.

Once in a while they will miss a show. It’s usually due to Scott having another work commitment, unrelated to the podcasts. This leaves me thinking “Dude, you make a shit ton of money from the podcast! How is that not your first priority? How are other non-podcast work opportunities trumping your podcast?!

When listeners are giving you their hard earned cash (even if it’s just a dollar), that now opens you up to dork-ass rants. To bitter listeners. To, “HEY! I’m paying you, asshole. Do better!”

Now I’m thinking, “Is it worth it?” Is it worth making $50.00 a month from a Patreon page (what I imagine a Perfect Pour page would make) losing your street-cred over? Opening you up to critics? Losing your punk rock vibe?

It would be nice to have the podcast’s file hosting and .com url paid for. Plus maybe have a few bucks left over to buy some beer. But is it all worth it?

I still don’t know.

I GOTTA CUT LOOSE! FOOTLOOSE!: The 80s Movie Episode – Dorktown Podcast #172

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A themed “Or Game”  of epic proportions: 80s movies. Listen to the battles; Michael Douglas movies vs. Michael Douglas movies, Rocky vs. Arnold,  ET vs. Back To The Future, I SAID IT’S EPIC!

There’s other stuff too but who cares!?

LISTEN TO THIS, MARVIN!:

(Music break by Strange Vine – see them at Spanspek Festival this year)

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-Find us on our NEW WEBSITE: dorktownpodcast.com 
-New Dorktown email: Tell us something!
-Dorktown Hotline: 559-492-0542
-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Also search for Dorktown on Untappd and Instagram!
-More Dorktown Podcast Network shows.

Raincist. Bells is Raincist: Dorktown Podcast 171

Expect this stuff in Dorktown 171: Another odd homeless person story from Wendy’s. What have you been “dorking out” about? Our music segment gets pretty metal and gives respect to the rain. We get into some podcasting news-ing. New Star Wars new. Also, there’s a SNEAK ATTACK! Be careful when listening.

Music break: Lezayr.

Click and listen here:

Direct download: Dorktown171.mp3

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-Dorktown Hotline: 559-492-0542

-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Also search for Dorktown on Untappd and Instagram!

-More Dorktown Podcast Network shows.


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Per Your Request We Left In All The Awkwardness: Dorktown Podcast #170

I think we sorta forgot how to do a show without Producer Becky. She’s not here for this one and things just feel weird. Aaron “The La Selva Beach Connection”, is in studio to try and make things less weird. We talk about music shows, we drink some beers, there’s a ManChu call, hear a new theme song from Reid, dork things up.

It’s a OK one. This might be one of those episodes that sucks at first then a few years later finds an audience. No? Alright, well…it’s still a Dorktown. Have at it.

MUSIC BREAK: Wallace Vanborn “Supply and the Dammed”

LISTEN!:

Direct download: OfDorkandManChuDorktown170.mp3

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-More Dorktown Podcast Network shows.

For It Or Again’ It?: Ultimate Dorktown Karaoke Episode – Dorktown Podcast #169

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The best songs to sing karaoke to. We play “For It Or Again’ It” to figure this out – don’t worry, we do very little singing during this episode.

We also play some Swedish metal (Traitors Curse) from an old high school friend of Producer Becky. Mikey makes things uncomfortable for a Whole Foods employee and more Dorkness!

LISTEN, YO!:

Direct Download: Dorktown169.mp3

-New Dorktown email: Tell us something!
-Dorktown Hotline: 559-492-0542
-You can also find this pod on iTunes and Stitcher. Like our Face and Tweet us. Thanks and junk! Also search for Dorktown on Untappd and Instagram!
-More Dorktown Podcast Network shows.