27 February 2007

A face for podcasting….

With its sparkly new studio, VNU has gone podcasting crazy and it’s a tremendous amount of fun.

One can only imagine what Denis Norden might be able to dig up from the VNU vaults, but we’ve already noticed some of the funniest (toe-curling) podcasts have been removed from the site.

Robert Jaques and Madeline Bennett give some fine examples of why print journos shouldn’t do broadcast, while Iain Thomson proves himself to be a beautiful mix of John Craven, a Radio 4 shipping forecast announcer and Ronnie Barker.

Just take yesterday’s example, where Iain’s headlines include:

“Quality of UK broadband standards are falling: customers are revolting.”

“Nintendo Wii dominates console wars: A third of US and Japanese homes will have a wee by 2011.”

Informs, educates and entertains that Thomson - give him his own show….

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cliff Saran - another face for radio - hear his incisive interview technique at www.computerweekly.com/podcasts

Anonymous said...

good ol' Cliff....a face for radio and a voice for silent movies...

Iain said...

OK, Ronnie Barker is a compliment, the man was a genius, but the only thing I've got in common with John Craven is we're both heavy smokers (and we've both told a friend of mine Ned to f*ck off - but that's another story).

As for the shipping forecast I'm very glad I don't sound like Charlotte Green.

Ben said...

But you didn't mention those chunky knitted jumpers that you have in common with Craven.
Eh? Eh? KNITTED JUMPERS, THOMSON.

Anonymous said...

Do these guys know what a pop shield is? You can even make one out of a coat hanger and a pair of stockings if the VNU budget is tight