My name is Marty and I am a podcaster. There's never been a better time for getting into these things as there is something out there for everyone.
My good woman and I do the BoxRoom Podcast (available on iTunes and here: http://theboxroom.mevio.com/) with a lovely forum place too! (http://tinyurl.com/boxroom)
Since we've started there's been more podcasts emerging that we've actively encouraged and love to bits such as The Black Dog Podcast and The InsideOutcast, both marvellous examples of epic greatness. The list of podcasts we love and attempt to find time to listen to has grown since we started too. It's all good! We loves it. Just wish we had more time to stay on top of them all.
My time is also spent on the co-hosting of the DWO WhoCast which I love doing immensely but that's pretty much it as far as my free time goes. I need more time, dammit!!
But yes, The WhoCast, a weekly podcast surrounding the whole Doctor Who outputs and suchlike. Fantastic co-hosts, fantastic audience, fantastic site. For the work that goes into it we do get an awful lot of nice feedback that makes it all worthwhile.
Now bear in mind it's a fan run show that is also free and that you don't have to listen to it if it isn't your kind of thing, no one's forcing you, a first-time poster on the DWO forums came in, looked around for a place to expell a massive torrent of shit and let rip.
Here's an extract:
I'm not the most avid WhoCast listener but did give #133 a listen today. I can't believe this is something that passes for a good podcast. Marty says nothing useful throughout, which is sorely disappointing. Sorry Marty, blindly agreeing with Trev about everything he says does not make for a useful contribution. Trev, how about opening a web page or two now and then instead of using your obviously-faulty memory and out and out telling falsehoods to listeners who may not know any better?
What this basically means is that he doesn't listen to the show and has decided that we're all bastards and he has every right to spew forth his righteous bile.
INFERNO ISN'T ON DVD?! How can you let something like that slip by? Marty, I'll tell you what, how about you set up a petition for getting Inferno on DVD and I'll sign it. I'll print it off and USE MY INFERNO DVD CASE as a hard back to make sure the pen writes properly. Just because this story came out on DVD over 3 years ago doesn't actually mean it exists on DVD, maybe. Right? You tell me.
Now I can't even remember saying it wasn't out on DVD for starters! I didn't even know if it was or wasn't. Maybe my wishing I had it was said wrong, I don't know. The point is he's taking me at face value and assuming I am WikiMarty, I contain all knowledge! Go on, ask me anything.
some of the baseless drivel that was spewed forth on this episode simply couldn't be left alone. How you can sit there and think you're doing the fan community even one iota of useful service is beyond me. There are so many people who came to Doctor Who later in the game (such as myself) who have taken the time to go back and explore parts of the old series. You two passing off your (far-too-processed) "conversation" as fact and not bothering to do even a little research is one hell of a good way to make people NOT want to revisit the old series just because you've lied to them about it.
Oh this is a good one. We lied apparently! We lied to all our listeners. On purpose! Ha ha haaa! Soon the world will believe that Tom Baker was the 17th Doctor and that there were 5 female Doctors before him.
Not bothering to do research. Would that take into account buying a hefty £16 book covering the Pertwee era and reading the damn thing every single day to bone up on the lad?
You've lost a listener over this, I'm NOT sorry to say. I'll stick with Podshock. They may take 3 hours to get to any point but at least they know what they're doing. I can't tell you enough how much better they are than you lot.
Lost? We didn't have you to start with, you berk!
Rather than quote shed-loads more of his toss (including grammar and spelling corrections! Tosser) I'll just end on this one:
The effect of what I had to say was to hopefully drive these hosts into actually putting a bit of effort into this podcast for the benefit of listeners (other than myself as I've practically stopped caring). If them being called out on their IGNORANCE and LAZINESS isn't enough to do that then so be it, let them remain ignorant, let them mislead people who have put faith and trust in what they say and generally let them do a massive disservice to this fandom. Moreover, why should I recognize any effort that gets put into this if the extent of that effort is to show up and spew lies and a lack of knowledge into a microphone rather than actually getting a clue about what they're saying?
So that's us told.
Now, the reason I'm posting on a blog rather than the forum is because I don't want to prolong the illness such posters create. There are plenty of lovely people over there who don't deserve to read such idiots opinions and witness the resulting fallout. So if this fella wants to continue his narrow-minded view of the world he can fucking do it here and leave people who want to get along in peace.