I’m all about theater of the mind. Corny expression I know, but I like to create the pictures in my head. Podcasts are for listening, not watching. BUT! I also like to keep an open mind. And I’m naturally curious. So, after a year of procrastinating, I decided to watch one of my favorite podcasts, Who Charted? on the Video Podcast Network (VPN).
The VPN was founded by Adam Carolla, Earwolf, and the Big Three. It’s the first “fully realized network to offer all its comedic partners complete creative autonomy.”
What will probably surprise you is the production value. The intro is straight-up cinematic.
I’m not sure glitzy visuals are a good thing, though. I think Maron has ruined it for me. I want all of my podcasts to be recorded in a garage or basement. Low lighting, and cigarette smoke are also cool. Radio studios aren’t lit well, and they don’t scream ambiance.
Howard Kremer’s face is a little distracting too. I’m sure I’m not the first to notice his crazy eyes.
Anyway, I can say I’ve done it now.