Future Podcast Idea?

by Jen B., May 18, 2008 - 8:08pm

After last night's Georgia Politics Podcast, I was thinking that what the world needed is discussion in a more argumentative style ala Chris Matthews and Kevin James. But, maybe not that one-sided. So an idea was born: BlogHate. Get two people who disagree quite frequently in the blogosphere and have them debate the issues in a podcast. Just think of the guests:

DecaturGuy v. Andre
SpaceyG v. Andisheh
GriftDrift v. Erick
Dave Mastio v. Everyone?

This could be quality stuff, people. Think about it and let me know.

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Rusty Tanton's picture
Rusty Tanton

There's also Duane Moody vs. ATL Malcontent.

It could be debating something, or it could be they're given a task to complete. DG and Andre trying to cooperate to accomplish anything would make for some high comedy.

I'm not, however, sure the world needs more Chris Matthews. Maybe it needs more Most Extreme Elimination Challenge.

Posted on May 19, 2008 - 6:35am

Amber Rhea's picture
Amber Rhea

Why did you link to HTML Purifier for Duane?

Also, if it's a debate format, I think there def. needs to be a moderator.

Posted on May 19, 2008 - 9:04am

Rusty Tanton's picture
Rusty Tanton

Umm, because it was like 6:30 in the morning when I wrote that and I pasted the wrong link in. Corrected.

And I agree there should be a host/moderator. But it can't be me or Amber because half the people on that list have beefs with us as well.

Posted on May 19, 2008 - 9:10am

Grayson's picture

I'm in. As long as we get to wear evening gowns, and if good martinis are served. And some moonlight and magnolias in a 30305 formal garden would be a lovely setting. I duel best in my natural habitat.

Posted on May 21, 2008 - 9:37am

shelbinator's picture

I love this idea, but I would recommend the extra effort of going video. I want to SEE nostrils flaring and chairs flying.

Posted on May 21, 2008 - 10:48am

gvonk's picture

I'd be interested in moderating. I consider myself capable of pretty fair, objective moderation of a debate. Plus, I want to see some THROWDOWNS. I'm also happy to help come up with a format.

Posted on May 22, 2008 - 11:14am

Amber Rhea's picture
Amber Rhea

That's right, Garrett - you are an arbiter, after all! /old inside joke

Posted on May 22, 2008 - 12:08pm

griftdrift's picture

I'd love to duel Erick. In fact I've almost suggested the concept to Wilson.

But we'd need to agree on the topics otherwise we might start agreeing and that would be boring.

Posted on May 23, 2008 - 12:43pm

Amber Rhea's picture
Amber Rhea

The topics can be evolution, and Jesus. That should work, right?

Posted on May 24, 2008 - 9:33am

ATLmalcontent's picture

Much obliged for the plug, and while I appreciate the tantalizing possibilities, what topics would we debate?

Is Guitar Hero the most amazing product ever? Is Carrie Underwood the most fabulously amazing Idol winner ever? Maybe I could respond to his assertion that the city of Atlanta is using the drought as an excuse to cripple Gay Pride (it's not like the city needs money). Perhaps we could engage on the victim mentality?

Or would I have to prove my "self-love" to someone who whines incessantly about perceived slights and perceived slights that may come?

I'm sure this makes me sound quite "assholish" (quoting Doyle Hargraves) ... so I'll end here, except to say I'd welcome an invitation to a more substantial debate on gay issues and issues that are not gay.


Posted on May 29, 2008 - 3:07am

Amber Rhea's picture
Amber Rhea

Save it for the podcast. I don't want your weird obsession spread all over this web site in text.

Posted on May 29, 2008 - 8:21am

Rusty Tanton's picture
Rusty Tanton

And thus you see why Amber or I won't be moderating. ;)

I agree with Shelby this should be video.

Posted on May 29, 2008 - 8:35am

ATLmalcontent's picture

Gosh, Amber, way to recite Duane's talking points. So criticize someone and you're obsssesed? Interesting.

Posted on May 29, 2008 - 12:53pm

Amber Rhea's picture
Amber Rhea

This is the only time I will repeat myself. Save the snark for the podcast, or have future comments of yours along these lines deleted.

Posted on May 29, 2008 - 1:20pm

duanemoody's picture

This would clearly be a waste of both of our times; he would spend the whole time demeaning anything and everything he feels is "inferior" about me or anything that I like/write about/"obsess" over/etc, while I wonder why in the hell I agreed to participate in the first place. as I THOUGHT this hatchet had been long since buried and forgotten.

There's absolutely no point whatsoever in doing this. If ATLmalcontent still holds onto the grudge, that's his bag, but I couldn't care any less about it than I already do.

Jeez, no offense, but I can't believe you guys brought this lameness up, seriously.

Posted on May 30, 2008 - 12:52pm

Rusty Tanton's picture
Rusty Tanton

Didn't mean to offend, was just throwing ideas around. I apologize if I did. Obviously if either party isn't willing then it won't happen.

Posted on May 30, 2008 - 12:56pm

duanemoody's picture

It didn't offend me, I just think it is ridiculous to think that we have this "feud". That's all.

Posted on May 30, 2008 - 4:11pm

joeventures's picture

We'd need a really awful moderator, just to increase the entertainment value. Kind of like McLaughlin.

"John... your thoughts on this important issue..."

John responds... then halfway through the response, moderator chimes in:

"WRONG! Jessica, you have something to say about that, don't you?"

Jessica starts to chime in... then...

"WRONG!! Well, we've run out of time, and these blowhards need to get the hell out of my studio."

Posted on August 7, 2008 - 1:06pm