I like to listen to podcasts. Where were all these good ones when I had to drive an hour and a half each day, three days a week?
But I don’t have the time or desire to make my own. Being more of a behind-the-scenes guy these days, not a group spokesman or online influencer or (currently) having to book to promote, I don’t get asked to appear on them either.
There was one time last October, or “Pagan History Month” as you might call it, when I was contacted by a staffer for Alie Ward’s Oologies podcast to talk about Paganism.
It did not go well. She seemed like a blank slate without even a list of questions for me. Judging from some of her other episodes (I tried to get a feel for the podcast), she wanted a fairly serious approach, so I start in discussing nature religion, polytheism, etc.
Then I discover that there was a chat room going all the while – which I could not see — and people were asking questions like “How do I start a coven?” Which is perfectly fine, and I would have been happy to come in on that level too. (I did co-found a coven, after all.)
The episode never aired, surprise, surprise. No one bothered to tell me it was shit-canned, but silence speaks volumes.
But I have hopes for Strange Familiars. This paranormal-focused podcast has been one of my top three faves since early 202o or whenever I discovered it. That’s the logo up above, the “Awoken Tree.”
If all goes well, I will be interviewed next week about three “time slip” experiences and one “fairy portal” experience. No actual members of the fair folk. Sorry. At least not that I saw. I seem to be fairy-adjacent, just like I am Bigf0ot-adjacent.
I’ve been writing notes all day, which leads into things like looking at drone videos of Irish villages that I visited before there were commercial drones or internets. Back when the “Celtic Tiger” was just a kitten.
If it happens as planned, I will post a link.
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You’re lucky “Oologies” didn’t play it!
About a year ago I did an interview with a 3-person NZ talk show, and the woman host screamed at me, got up and left when I said that Dolly, my dolphin lover, wanted to masturbate on me! I finished the interview, but I shouldn’t have. The station only broadcast that part of it up until she left, and screwed with the rest of it, and lied to me about when it would be on — when it had already aired!
I officially filed a complaint with the NZ Broadcast Authority, and after about 6 months cleaning their toenails, they decided that the poor DJs and the radio station had already been punished enough, so they didn’t have to pay me the $5,000 I could have won, or even publish an apology for fucking me over.
Read all about it on my blog, http://malcolmbrenner.com/news, and weep! They can get away with anything concerning me, because bestiality is a federal crime in New Zealand, I’m a criminal there and apparently lower than whale shit.
Best of wishes with the imminent podcast appearance!
I had my interview with Timothy Renner of Strange Familiars last Friday (March 31). Although I was tired from being out with the local volunteers dealing with a burning haystack at 6 a.m., I think I managed to be kind of coherent. Now it is in his hands as to how he wants to present it.
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