For four frivolous years, I spun some tunes out over the miserably low-wattage air waves and largely made fun of the whole collegiate experience. I wrote and taped my own commercials. Occasionally, I did some live skits to entertain the listeners, of which even a few of the institution's professors were very complimentary. It was something I had an awful lot of fun doing, so much so that I've occasionally toyed with the idea of setting up my own series of SciFi shorts on Youtube.com, Rumble.com, or any other platform. Mind you: I don't think I was particularly good at it; however, it was just a lot of fun for me personally.
A few months ago, I registered my profile on a platform where podcasters and guests can come together to kinda/sorta market themselves to one another.
Honestly, I didn't figure anything would much stem from it. The registration was something a fellow blogger had encouraged me to do as I think his hopes were that it might be another avenue to increase SciFiHistory.Net's presence on the World Wide Web. I've promoted a few programs with SciFi ShoutOuts, and those notices have drawn some attention to the site; and after looking into doing my own kind of lowbrow programming I realized I probably don't -- at present -- have the time and resources to do one. It takes a lot of work and a helluva lot of commitment, and if you want to do it right it takes money. That's something the household is always 'measuring,' so I opted instead to focus on the blog and my daily citations.
Lo and behold, I have had an offer to come on a program and talk about Science Fiction and Fantasy, so I'm thrilled to announce that at 8 pm EST on October 27th I'll be appearing with host Shawn Murphy on his Above The Bar podcast. (I've had a few offers in the past to come on shows, but circumstances have never aligned to make it possible -- for any number of reasons.) As I'm a podcasting virgin (ahahahaha), I'm expecting that I'll flub up a bit, though I'm quite certain Shawn can wean me through the process.
I'm going to throw some links in here below for those of you who might be interested in tuning in to make a fool of myself live (ahahahaha); otherwise, it looks like these various channels do allow Shawn to post them as recordings for review at a later date. Interested parties are obviously encouraged to check out not only my visit but also everything else Shawn's posted up there. It looks like he's an eclectic host who's open to chatting with folks big and small all across a spectrum of interesting and timely topics.
Above The Bar's Twitch Channel
Above The Bar's YouTube.com Channel
Apple Podcast (Live) Link
The Above The Bar Podcast Facebook Page
Warning: I'll probably repost this blurb a time or two more before my appearance in order to help out with promoting both SciFiHistory.Net and Shawn's program. Any complaints? Meh. I've no time for those. Keep 'em to yourself!
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!