Archives: 'July, 2006'

27
July
2006

Episode 7 of Upon Further Review!

Once again we’re back with Episode 7 of Upon Further Review, the hottest review show on the Internet (we love using vaguely positive terms like “hottest”)! In this episode we thank listeners for their feedback (and encourage more) before moving on to the show proper: first, we look at Greg’s old stomping ground of EB Games and wonder aloud how close it’s gotten to being a used car dealership (and whether we can get zero percent financing on a Playstation 3 when it comes out…); second, we tackle our first book review, as we turn the pages of Caleb Carr’s turn of the century thriller The Alienist; and finally, we hang out with two chicks at a sports bar (sort of) as we check out the Fantoo Girls podcast. Please continue to spread the word about the show, contact us in any of the ways listed at our website, and most of all feel good about yourselves for being listeners of UFR! Also, please help us out by Digging this review at Digg.com. (As always, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

EB Games

The Alienist

Fantoo Girls

19
July
2006

Episode 6 of Upon Further Review!

Well, it’s that time again as we’re here with Episode 6 of the extravaganza we call Upon Further Review! In this show we send a shout out to friends near and far (from the Worcester locale of The Wicked Good Podcast to the far flung regions of Trinidad and Tobago!) and explain our review policy (i.e., they aren’t always going to be glowing!) before addressing our usual smorgasbord of items for review: first, we examine that Internet phenomenon known only as MySpace and ask if it’s really all it’s cracked up to be; second, in the spirit of the season we look at the CamelBak water bottle and wonder if staying hydrated on those long summer hikes is worth potentially supporting the military-industrial complex (yes, we thought it was confusing too); and finally, we get our stopwatches working as we review the One Minute How-To podcast. Please continue to give us your comments, your voice messages, and your general feedback (don’t forget to add yourself to our Frappr map), and please know how grateful we are for your continued support…and spread the word about the show! (As always, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

MySpace

CamelBak

One Minute How-To

17
July
2006

Audio is for everyone…

Hey all,

Continuing to prove that it is the best podcasting program on the Internet, Podpress has now added (in conjunction with Mobatalk, formerly MyChingo) an audio comment feature–so that now you can leave audio comments on our site, if you’re not interested in leaving a voice mail. Check out the audio comment we left for this post to demonstrate how it all works. We’re trying to make our site and show as accessible as we can, and we hope you all take advantage of this (and all the other ways to contact us) to let us know how we’re doing. Thanks as always for all of your support, and we’ll see you for tomorrow’s show!

12
July
2006

Episode 5 of Upon Further Review!

Here we are again with reviews of all things…er…reviewable, as we proudly present Episode 5 of Upon Further Review. In this episode we talk about Podshow+ (and let them off with a good stern talking-to…turns out that Adam Curry really isn’t that bad a guy) and the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie (which Clea saw without Greg…not that he’s bitter or anything) before moving on to review three more very different things: first, we talk cutting and sewing with our review of Project Runway; second, we get up on our high horse (which we clearly would have adopted, not bought from a pet store!) as we review North Shore Animal League (see picture below for the reason we decided to review an animal shelter!); and finally, we take a look at how a divorced couple in Utah rolls with our review of the podcast Choose The Left Xx’s. Please remember to leave a comment, E-mail or call us, and add yourself to the Frappr map, and please spread the word about the show! And if you have anything you would like us to review, please let us know about that too. Thanks for listening and for your continued support! (As always, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Project Runway

North Shore Animal League

Choose The Left Xx’s

This show is dedicated to Lilo!

9
July
2006

Clarifying things about Podshow…

Hi all,

We will have more to say about this on our next show, but we wanted to post now and make a couple of things clear.  Many of you may have heard of Podshow+, which is Adam Curry’s (former MTV VJ, then the self-described (and it’s fairly accurate) “godfather of podcasting”) new podcasting venture–the system just went live a day or so ago, and apparently anyone who ever submitted a show to Podcast Alley (which Podshow also owns) has now been added to that service.  Now we have nothing against new listeners, of course, but the problem is that from what we can tell, everything on Podshow+ which refers to Upon Further Review goes through Podshow+–that is to say, it looks as if we are sponsored, hosted, and produced by Podshow+.  Even show downloads look as if they are running through Podshow+–which would mean many people could happily stay on Podshow+ and never come to our site at all.

We haven’t yet decided what we’re going to do here, but we are not fans of having our show essentially misrepresented in this way, and we want to make clear right now that we are not affiliated in any way with Podshow+.  We may or may not pull our show from this service and from Podcast Alley–but in the meantime, we would strongly suggest that Podshow+ reconsider this way of doing business.  It may not be illegal (we’re not sure about that yet), but it sure seems pretty sleazy to us.  We’ll see you Tuesday.

5
July
2006

Episode 4 of Upon Further Review!

We couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with our fourth episode–and so here we are (one day later) with Episode 4 of Upon Further Review. In this show we discuss a listener’s theory about gender and the new X-Men film (we told you we like opinions, even those we didn’t develop ourselves!) before getting all patriotic as we review Yankee Stadium (the fact that Greg is a Red Sox fan has no impact whatsoever on his objectivity–and besides, Clea can keep him in line); second, we talk tech as Clea vents her frustrations at Hewlett Packard’s “customer service”; and finally, we wrap up with a podcast review, as The Wilflipson Show gives us prank calls to Chinese restaurants, sketches with Mike Tyson as painting instructor, and some funky music. Please leave a comment, E-mail us, call our voice mail, and add yourself to the Frappr map–and please continue to spread the word about us. We are thankful for your continued support. (Additional podsafe music in this episode is provided by Bob Bundin and Lou Stallman; as always, intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Yankee Stadium

Hewlett Packard

The Wilflipson Show

2
July
2006

Everybody needs a promo sometimes…

Yep, we’ve put together our first true promo! Please check it out, send it to friends who are still reluctant to take the plunge with Upon Further Review, play it loudly during your lunch break at work while laughing hysterically…you know, anything you’d feel comfortable doing normally. :) But seriously, let us know what you think! (Podsafe music provided in this promo by James Underberg (“The Battle”).)

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