Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"The Other Lost Podcast"

Wednesday's somewhat nifty something:
"Nation, if you watch this show, you know I don't like to toot my own horn... I'm not that flexible." - Steven Colbert, during the lead-in for his 1,000th episode.
Do you remember-, or are you a fan of the ABC's ex-show "Lost"? You know - J.J. Abrams, a plane crash, invisible dinosaurs... Kate. Ring any bells? Well, there's yet another introcast - and this time its personal it's about Lost.

"What's an 'introcast'?" you may ask. You may well ask.

Go ahead...

I'm glad you asked. An "introcast" is a type of "podcast" where the "podcasters" are comprised of a number of "veterans" and a number of "noobs" - people who have seen the show (usually in its entirety) and people who haven't. The Haves and Have-nots of the television experience, as it were. They get together on a regular basis and talk about each episode in broadcast order. And by "talk", I mean "discuss in detail the story, the character development, episode trivia... and so on".

In the case of "Lost", this is not "Survivor: American Samoa". "Lost" is an ambitious, complex - at times a bit arcane - show that challenges its viewers as it journeys into the depths of the human soul... and into the eye of the island.

"The Other Lost Podcast" follows along as the story unfolds and the mysteries deepen. The cast is comprised of Amberlee, Kelsey, Erin, and Scott, with the occasional guest host - and constant virtual guests via email. If you like insightful, witty, sometimes slightly humorous chit-chat about The Hero's Journey, the metaphysics of The Island, the division between Light and Darkness, mysterious radio transmissions (and the headaches they can cause), 'torture' as a literary device - not to mention the aforementioned invisible dinosaurs, plane crash, et cetera., tune in!

"The Other Lost Podcast". It's a podcast. It's a blog. It's a Facebook group. It's an email account.

And, yes, there is a reading list.

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