We’re back! After a two-week holiday break, we return to our weekly schedule of the RSC Podcast — now in its twelfthnight year! After taking some quality personal time, Austin considers whether the podcast should shift its format or focus; reviews other podcasts he listens to regularly (and urges listeners to do the same); wonders whether there are parts of the podcast people regularly fast-forward through; and speculates what our next stage show will be (and urges listeners to do the same). It’s good to be back!
“For this last podcast of 2014, a tale of triumph (or depending on your point of view, tragedy). Longtime RSC fan Lizabeth Stanley tells her story of discovering the theatre, leaving the theatre, and finally returning to theatre armed with nothing but desire, mad carpentry skills, and a license to practice law in California. Featuring important legal disclaimers, the liberation of being a triple non-threat, rising to the very middle, and drawing inspiration from an unlikely audio source. (Length 19:38)
“The Reduced Shakespeare Company has been creating and touring brilliantly funny condensations of huge topics…for over three decades now; and for the last five years or so they’ve been putting out a weekly podcast as well. It’s to the Company’s great credit that it remains a bright, breezy and entertaining affair, well stocked with interviews, features and excerpts from the shows – even after 350 episodes.”
“We begin our 7th year of podcasting by doing a little late-fall cleaning, explaining some of the changes we’ve made to how our podcasts are posted, walking you through what’s changed over on iTunes, pointing out some interesting bells and whistles, showing off some cool new features, revealing how many of you are listening, pondering the surprising popularity of certain episodes, and puzzling over our elusive demographic. (Length 23:38)
“You can’t really call us “publicity whores” because we don’t charge for it, we give it away! (We will answer, however, to “publicity sluts“.) But there’s a handful of things we’d prefer to avoid and/or not do, so this week Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor outline a series of thoughts and guidelines and publicity opportunities. Featuring some mild cattiness, pro tips, the value of both GPS and social media, the importance of brand awareness and relative unimportance of mall appearances, and the diminishing line between publicity and marketing. (Length 24:30)