Some Notes About Our Podcast

Now that you’re aware of Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average), we thought we’d make note of a few things. The format is still evolving somewhat; but we have developed a few…well, maybe not rules, but…call them “operating principles.” We’re listing them here (and updating them as necessary) so that we don’t have to go back over any of them every time we do the show.

So then; until we arbitrarily change them:

  • Barring schedule conflicts, we will always attempt to record the show on Monday evenings, and release it as soon as it’s edited and ready (usually late Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings)
  • The intro music will always be “The By Cracky Beat” from Lowney’s Chocolates. (Find the song and more info here)
  • The outro music will always be “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” by the Tom-Terry Trio
  • We assume that, if you’re listening to the podcast, you have at least a basic familiarity with us, our music, and what we do. If you don’t, please see the Paul and Storm FAQ
  • We may occasionally play our own music, but probably rarely, and always for “a good reason”
  • We make more than occasional references to Jonathan Coulton, who we sometimes travel with and open for. If for some odd reason you don’t know who he is, his website is here
  • We also sometimes reference the BOB & TOM syndicated radio show, which you should visit here
  • “Poochie” refers to other people talking about us, which we discuss in detail in Episode 001
  • “Acknowledgment Day” is September 2 (discussed in Episode 006), and represents the date on which Felicia Day acknowledged our existence. That having happened, we declared a new goal: having Paul McCartney notice us, by way of Joss Whedon. The numbers in “Whedon Watch” and “McCartney Watch” represent the level of seismic activity that might lead to us achieving each goal.
  • Donations sent to the podcast will go towards recording costs, pizza, and other things that we need or like. In return, you have our eternal gratitude.
  • Yes, we are aware that the show is longer than 5-10 minutes (actual time = 15-20 min); enough with the emails already. If you need a proper justification, then the 5-10 minutes (on average) refers to how long we discuss any one topic.


  1. Posted September 2, 2008 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    *”… for whom we sometimes open”

    kidding. kidding.

  2. Jack F
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Actually, Coulton closes for you. Go with that.

  3. Jack F
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Don’t know why, but I’m having trouble getting the RSS feed to pick up the podcast each week. I’ve got to add it as a new podcast each time to get my zune to find it. (Yes, I have a zune and I like it. Deal with it.) I’ve not had this issue with any other podcast I subscribe to. Anyone have any suggestions?? (Other than “Get an iPod.”)

  4. Posted September 2, 2008 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    heh. Nope, that would have been my advice. 😉

  5. Posted September 2, 2008 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s most likely a problem with the podcatcher. Get a different one.

  6. Posted September 3, 2008 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I had a thought just now. Most podcatchers have the option to tell it when to look for updates. “ever hour” or “every week” etc. See if yours has that option and change it to do it more often. Though not too much more often, so as to clog P+S’s tubes.

  7. Posted September 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    The RSS feed for the site seems to have died entirely for me in iGoogle.

    I’ll get around to readding it soon but til then its a nice surprise to come here and see if anything has changed!

    Sorry Jack, can’t help, I’m an iPerson.

  8. Jack F
    Posted September 6, 2008 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    RSS is now working. Finding show 5 of 5-10 on my zune was a nice surprise.

  9. Jack F
    Posted September 6, 2008 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    At the risk of hogging all the comment space, I need to make one final comment:

    Yes, I posted a comment after the second show noting in what I hoped was a humorous fashion that your average time is beyond ten minutes. Now stop torturing me about it!! I promise not to mention it again!

  10. David Egyud
    Posted December 11, 2008 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the notes on the intro/outro songs you use on the podcast. I should point out that the outro isn’t *just* “Carry Me Back To Old Virginny” but it’s also “Mary Rose”, the second half of the track found on the linked page.

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