David Letterman has extended his contract with CBS through 2014 that will make him the all-time longest-running late-night TV host and surpass Johnny Carson, who was the host for 30 years of The Tonight Show.
The funnyman host, who started entertaining insomniacs in 1982 via NBC’s Late Night, is celebrating his 30th anniversary this year.
Joining Letterman for the ride is Craig Ferguson, whose The Late Late Show follows The Late Show with a new deal moving Ferguson to a larger stage. Both shows are produced by Letterman’s World Wide Pants.
Catch the episodes of The Late Show with David Letterman by clicking on the image above.
Today’s post comes as a sort of courtesy to Chris Pirillo who just happens to be one the tech gurus I enjoyed watching and listening to (particularly during the good ol’ days of TechTV) aside from Leo Laporte. It’s a video on what one ought to consider before setting up a podcast.
You can find the text version of the video over at his blog site by clicking on the image above.
Now before you think, “Oh no, here we go again, another take on the ‘How to start a podcast,” keep in mind that this is Chris Pirillo, one of the early, if not first people to podcast before the term podcast was created and iTunes came along.
Of course, Chris doesn’t just discuss podcasting and blogging, but also hardware, software, new trends, and everything else tech! And aside from his YouTube channel, you can of course find him on iTunes as well.
Since iOS gadget users don’t have much of a problem with using apps for playing and managing their podcasts (i.e. iTunes), I thought I’d have a look at the competition (namely Windows, Android, and yes, even BlackBerry) and see what choices they have to offer avid podcast listeners.
First up is DoggCatcher for Android. It is so and by far the most popular 3rd-party app out there, not just for managing but also for playing your podcasts a. The app comes at a price tag of US$4.99. There are two ways to purchase this app; one’s via Google Market, and the other is via Amazon. But of course, if you’re looking for something that’s free then you don’t have to look further than Google’s very own Listen.
Next we have is the Podcasts! app for the Windows phone. Unlike Windows’ proprietary software Zune, this one doesn’t require computer access when you want to subscribe to and download your favorite podcasts. However, you can’t download episodes to your phone, you have to stream the podcasts from the Internet so it somewhat becomes much less useful unless you’re subscribed to a data plan. But overall, it’s definitely a good alternative, especially since it’s FREE!
Now for BlackBerry, we have the PodTrapper Podcast Manager by VersatileMonkey. The PodTrapper is to BB users as what DoggCatcher is to Android. This app is what the BB podcasting community considers as the go-to app when it comes to playing and managing their favorite podcasts episodes. Majority of the praise stems from the app’s customizability. And yeah, at US$9.99, it may be a little bit on the pricey side but considering its positive reviews, it’s pretty much worth every penny. If you’re looking for something that’s free, I’d go with PodPlus.
April Fool’s Day, love it or hate it. Here’s a great reason why you should stay online during this season especially if you’re a gamer. Twit.Tv’s Game On is a video podcast you will enjoy, whose hosts Brian Brushwood and Veronica Belmont show their reviews on the latest games.
Episode 12 is their post-April Fool’s Day special where the topics included are best video themes, Sim City 5, Zombies, Run! and more. The show also features Dan Stapleton, editor-in-chief of GameSpy and a live performance by The Glowing Stars, a Bay Area-based band.
As it turns out, the buzz over this past weekend’s news about Ashton Kutcher playing the role of Steve Jobs wasn’t an April fool’s joke after all. The independent biopic entitled Jobs, will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) and written by Matt Whiteley, to which will chronicle the late tycoon’s life “from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple.” The film is said to begin production in May, just in time for Ashton’s break from the TV series Two and a Half Men.
I couldn’t believe the news myself when I first heard about it. I’m having kind of a hard time trying to imagine Ashton emulating Steve’s mannerisms on screen, or perhaps I haven’t seen enough of Ashton’s movies to really give him a fair chance? But I can see the resemblance between the two. If you can’t wait to see this flick maybe Martyn Burke’s Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) will whet your appetite.
If you thought that my post about the recent South Park episode would be the last time you’ll read something about an attempt to spoof the GOP debate then I’m sorry, but you’re wrong. Don’t worry, this’ll be the last time, Scout’s honor.
I guess it was just a coincidence that AOTS’ latest podcast episode happened to be about super villains debating about how they’re going to address the country’s current social issues. But I just have to tell ya, it was hilarious. I mean, how often do you see these greatest supervillains get together in one show, right?
Listen to Cobra Commander, Valdermort, Sauron, Darth Vader, and Bane as they share each of their own twisted and ridiculous ideas on how they’ll solve the country’s problems HERE. Next to The Soup, ‘Attack of the Show!’ has always been one of the satire shows that I enjoy watching. You can also visit their official website or their iTunes page. Hope you guys enjoy watching them as much as I do!
Bluegrass legend and composer of “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” aka Beverly Hillbillies Theme Earl Scruggs is dead at the age of 88. The Grammy award winner and Lifetime Achievement awardee popularized the three-fingered method of banjo playing which was later on known as “Scruggs style”. After the news about his death circulated, friends from the music biz and celebrities tweeted about his passing, and one of them is actor and fellow banjo enthusiast Steve Martin who posted, “Earl Scruggs, the most important banjo player who ever lived, has passed on”.