Archive for the ‘Goodosphere Tells A Joke’ Category
Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Sean
Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Sean
Here are the final two episodes of Drunk Fundraising (for now). Pledge pitch points run the gamut, from Shakespeare to tote bags. The name of the radio station in question also varies throughout.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by Sean
Here’s Drunk Fundraising, Volume 3, in which On The Media host Brooke Gladstone channels an intoxicating Danielle DiPaolo, who is gently comparing commercial radio to public radio.
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 by Sean
Here’s Drunk Fundraising, Volume 2, in which Studio 360 host (and friend of the Goods), Kurt Andersen, recounts the love Zack Poitras showed for WNYC on one fateful night.
Monday, February 24th, 2014 by Sean
Public radio pledge drives are the butt of many a joke. They turn listeners away. They upset otherwise mild-mannered people. They maybe even blur some ethical lines. But they work. They work so well a whole crowd-funding industry has cropped-up online based on the model. Would Kickstarter and Indiegogo be around if it weren’t for NPR and its member stations? Maybe, but at least a little credit is due.
Kickstarter and Indiegogo have managed to advance the model in one way public radio hasn’t: young people take note of crowd-funding campaigns online, but by-and-large change the station when they hear public radio pledge drives. In an effort to ensure the youth of today know that public radio membership campaigns are indeed targeting them, we have Drunk Fundraising, produced by Yours Truly and WNYC’s crack digital person, Amy Pearl. It’s a public radio take on the ingenious Drunk History series that recently made the leap from web series to full-blown TV show on Comedy Central. I’ll post another episode each day this week.
In this, the maiden voyage, UCB improv vets Danielle DiPaolo and Zack Poitras discuss their love for public radio, asking ye young folk to consider the merits of membership over martinis (after a few martinis):
Monday, February 10th, 2014 by Sean
It’s the first one that pops up when the credits roll…
Compare it to the one Jon Stewart gets:
What a guy.
Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Sean
After catching lots of flack and taking part in some much-needed self-deprecation, Saturday Night Live finally found itself a black female cast member so that its two fantastic black dudes can finally put away the dresses and wigs. We look forward to seeing Sasheer Zamata on the show this weekend and hope she’s allowed to do a lot more than play the black female parts.
Monday, January 6th, 2014 by Sean
Monday, December 30th, 2013 by Sean
Paul Rudd has been playing the same prank on Conan for nearly a decade. And it’s still great.
Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Sean