Show #117: That’s One…

The hundy-teen7th episode of our podcast, Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), is now online.

This week’s episode: a special episode, recorded LIVE at Dragon*Con 2011, with special guest Jonathan Coulton. We discuss Jonathan’s new album and songwriting process at length; the absence of monkeys; puzzles vs. mysteries; pervasive sadness; writing for and with bands; a new manner of public shaming audience miscreants; musical influences; background music; terrible sights we’ve seen and the retelling of the Madison Kitten Rescue; flavored chips; whither w00tstock; and the Planet Money story.

Big thanks to Swoopy for running the room, and to Ken Plume and Widgett Walls for putting together our whole Dragon*Con experience!

Show #117: That’s One…



  1. Robin (the Mini-Minion)
    Posted September 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Code word noted. 🙂

    Any idea when you’ll be back in the northeast so we can implement it?

  2. Posted September 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Excellent episode, highly enjoyed. But my addition of “His poop smells like mangoes.” was almost immediately removed from the JoCo wiki. Boo. 🙁

  3. Posted September 15, 2011 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    Gina, I added it back with a reference, just to vindicate you. I hope this doesn’t discourage you from wiki editing. 🙂

    12 Monkeys will be the name of Jonathan’s Thing a Month project in 2032, after he’s run out of ideas for serious monkey-free stuff and needs another forced march of songwriting. They’ll be serious, sad monkeys, of course, but they’ll be monkeys.

  4. Joe
    Posted September 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    We’ll just see about the mango-smelling poop, Coulton, we’ll just see…

  5. Posted September 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Yes — return to the northeast, please! For instance, Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia would also be a great venue for WootStockStock.

  6. ThomasT
    Posted September 22, 2011 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Lacking not only opposable thumbs, Ninja Turtle quilts would be covered in pizza sauce stains.

    And +1,000,000 for WootStockStock Philadelphia.

  7. JR
    Posted October 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    You guys need to do more live podcasts – having an audience really energizes you.

    And TMBG have already done the Twelve Wacky Monkeys thing here:

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