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Mar 29, 2006

Podcasts Where the whole world can hear you talk Windsor’s newest talk radio program can’t be found anywhere on the radio dial — and that’s very much working in its favour. It’s hard to imagine a mainstream station giving air time to two amateurs whose idea of a show involves scribbling a word or two on a scrap of paper and then just winging it when the on-air light goes on. But, as it is for other similar podcasts, that spontaneous, uncensored spirit is the secret behind the growing success of Shane and Tom’s Squeeze Box, an online talk show produced by Windsorites Shane Potvin and Tom Lucier, who sometimes writes for this page. “Essentially, it was a chance for me to run into my friend Shane and actually be able to have the conversations we used to have before we ran out of time,? Lucier said of the show. “So, we basically behave the way we would if we were out with our other friends, except we have microphones.? The guys just completed their 19th episode and recently clocked in their 1,000th hit on their website shaneandtom.libsyn.com That’s quite the milestone considering their first show was posted barely two months ago. “The numbers are going up so it’s really, really exciting to see that,? said Potvin, a 28-year-old digital art director. The name Squeeze Box spun out of the first episode when Potvin picked up a toy accordion and began to play it as the opening theme song. Usually what follows is about 25 minutes to an hour of lighthearted, unscripted banter between the two friends on topics ranging from Potvin’s comedic childhood misadventures to Lucier’s notoriously entertaining letters of complaints to companies whose products failed him. Good chemistry “We always laugh and just kind of play off each other and we’re pretty good at that, I think,? Potvin said. Citizen broadcasting, while relatively new to Windsor, is huge in the United States, where an ex-MTV veejay helped develop a program that made the digital audio files compatible with MP3 players like the iPod. But listeners don’t need a portable player to tune in, as Windows Media Player and other similar programs will do the trick. New shows are mushrooming daily as more people are attracted to the appeal of producing raw radio-like programs for the worldwide Internet audience through minimal cost and effort. “It’s just something we get together, we have fun,? said the singlenamed Barry, who until October, was running what was potentially Windsor’s first podcast, Digital Anarchy Radio. “It’s just something for us to kill time, do something different.? rpennington@thestar.canwest.com or call 255-5529


David Milne
thirteen and a half years ago

Hey Gary-r D-milne aka. Sweetheadfacebeardman...funny story...I\'ve been hearing your poop stink avec headphones and I just found this available e-mail section and I got myself so excited I just spilt my MGD almost di-rectacles on my lettered button type item. I frantically looked around and all I saw was the crusty spooge rag(t-shirt) I\'ve been soiling my DNA with for like months....So I throw this crusty jizz jersy on my desk and guess what...it\'s so fuckin\' crusty that it merely pushes the beer on the floor and saddens me. This thing has the absorbtion rate of a Pakistani bath towl. So my point is...let me expunge on a fabric for like a month and it becomes aqueous proof. Denver Hayes eat your bush out. I ended up using toilet paper to sop up the beer. Three cheers for Royal bathroom tissue.

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Keep Up the Good Work

D Milne

P.s. Only use my maiden name if reading this aloud. Therefore Substitue \"browngas\" for Milne

Barry from Barrie
fourteen and a half years ago

Wow. I didn\'t think there was an actual squeezebox. Love the show! laugh my ass off every time.

Barry