Why Crunchable doesn’t have a podcast yet.

Mike: Okay — my idea was that, since it’s 11:30 and I still don’t have a Snackable piece, we’d just talk, and that would be the Snackable piece.

Stacey: (awkward pause) Okay. What would you like to talk about?

Mike: Podcasting.

Stacey: (making sure she heard correctly) Podcasting.

Mike: Yeah. See, since, y’know, it’s about audio, and podcasing is audio, and what we’re saying now is being recorded on a tape and I’m gonna type it later …

(longer, more awkward pause)

Stacey: Audio.

Mike: Yeah.

Stacey: Okay. Well, what would you like to podcast?

Mike: I don’t know. That’s part of the problem. I mean, J-Tron came up with this idea [of creating a Crunchable podcast], and I think the idea was just that we’d be hanging out and talking and just doing our usual sort of antics — which translate very well in person or in front of people, but on the page they just are sort of … fall flat.

(From the eds: Sample dialogue from a sketch Mike and J-Tron wrote: “If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody’s around to hear it, does it make a sound?” “What if it falls on a small woodland creature?”)

Stacey: Mm. See, the difference, though, is: You and J-Tron? Actually funny. You and I? Not very much.

Mike: Well, see, but the other problem with me and J-Tron is, we actually did a radio show once …

Stacey: You did?

Mike: Yeah, we thought that the whole … the antics and us going back and forth would be great. And we got on the air, and it was awful.

Stacey: So you’re having second thoughts about this podcasting.

Mike: I guess not so much second thoughts as … I don’t know. I guess the other thing against it is that Crunchable has always almost obsessively been concerned with the written word. That’s always been reflected in the site’s design; it’s a site by writers for people who like, um, writing about writing and … yeah. So, I don’t know.

Stacey: I think you should give it a shot and see what happens. I think it’s a great idea.

(very long, extremely awkward pause)

Mike: So, where do we go from there?

Stacey: That’s between you and J-Tron, dude. I am not a radio personality.

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