Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Another Podcast You Should Be Listening To
One of my favorite podcasts I've discovered recently is the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show. Jeff Rubin is associated with College Humor, so you kind of get an early grasp for his humor and reach, but what sets Rubin apart is that he's truly One of Us. An unrepentant nerd, he not only geeks out over the minutia, but shares it with all of us. Hour long programs on the languages of Game of Thrones, multi-episode discussions about pop culture conspiracy theories - they're all there.
It's a pretty good show. Rubin's voice gets a little radio-schticky at times, but the show is so sincere and charming, and the topics so relevantly irrelevant, that you can look past a lot of it for what ends up being a fun, informative time. Definitely something to add to your rotation. Some recommendations for starter episodes are beyond the jump:
* TV Crossovers and Tommy Westphall: An interview with the guy who figured out that pretty much every modern television show is actually a crossover with St Elsewhere.
* Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories: Does what it says on the tin.
* The Star Trek Experience: An interview with two people who worked the Las Vegas "Star Trek Experience" ride.
* Game of Thrones Linguist David Peterson: An interview with the guy who created the Dotraki language for the Game of Thrones television series.
* Legends of the Hidden Temple: An interview with the host and former contestant of Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple.