A decade ago today—August 13, 2004—former MTV VJ Adam Curry spoke these words, recorded in his car in rural Belgium while driving to the Netherlands:
“Well, good morning everybody, and welcome to the Daily Source Code. Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file. Some of you may have received it overnight as an enclosure in your aggregator. In that case, thanks for subscribing. So first what I’d like to do is to explain exactly what this is, and what the Daily Source Code is going to be.”
It’s a long read, but if you are interested in podcasting at all, you’ll love the story.
This week, Joe and Matt discuss Kramer’s crazy jobs and schemes throughout the series of Seinfeld including the coffee table book of coffee tables, the ocean scented perfume, his modeling/acting career, and a bunch more.
I’ll never forget the day. It was a cold winter night. School was on break for the holidays and my sister was having her first ever sleepover party. As a nine-year old she didn’t want her seven-year old brother bothering all of her friends, so my father decided last minute that he would take me to the movies.
We went to see Jumanji. A film that has stuck with me ever since its first viewing and one that I love to watch often. The movie was like no other one I’ve seen before. The special effects and the story was fascinating, but more importantly Robin Williams’ performance was something special. He was crazy, funny, dramatic, and compassionate. Not many actors stand out to you as a kid, but Robin did. Prior and after Jumanji he’s done amazing things, but when I think of the time in 1995 when on a whim I was brought to see a movie, it is something I’ll never forget.
Today we lost Robin Williams, but tonight, tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives we’ll be able to relive Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, and the one hundred plus film and television shows he was involved with. Rest in peace.
Relay FM is our new home on the Internet, and where you can find all of our podcasts. The shows you have known and loved for years are being rebooted as part of the new network. Everything we have done so far in our podcasting careers has led us here, and we’re pouring all of our love, knowledge and attention into this thing.
Relay FM is a new independent podcast network by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. It launches Monday, August 18th bringing back some of my favorite shows like The Prompt and CMD+Space under fresh new names and they have also added some great new shows that I can’t wait to get my ears on (so to speak). My congratulations to everyone involved.