Archives: 'August, 2006'

24
August
2006

Episode 11 of Upon Further Review!

Our first ten shows in the books, we move on to the next ten starting this week with Episode 11 of Upon Further Review! In this episode we send a shout out to Tim for his kind review of us in Podcast Reviews before moving on to the show proper: first, we hang out with some guy named Craig as we review the seventh most popular site on the entire Internet, Craigslist; second, we spend some time in Sweden with our review of the superstore Ikea; and finally, we enter the realm of “music you’ve never heard of but maybe should have” as we examine the Spartacus Roosevelt podcast. As always, we want to thank you for your continued support of the show–our download numbers continue to grow, and we’re excited about the future. Don’t forget to submit your comments, questions, feedback and so on via any of our contact methods, and thanks for listening! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Craigslist

Ikea

Spartacus Roosevelt

21
August
2006

Upon Further Review gets…uh…reviewed!

Given what we do here at Upon Further Review, turnabout seems only fair play.  Fortunately, the experience of being reviewed wasn’t at all painful–Tim Byatt at Podcast Reviews has just put up a very positive evaluation of us, and we are both grateful and humbled for the kind words (particularly since Tim calls it as he sees it, behavior which we can certainly identify with)!  Head over and check it out–quite apart from our own review, his page is an honest and thorough review of podcasts.  While there, check out his movie reviews as well.  Our thanks for the great (and helpful) review!

18
August
2006

Episode 10 of Upon Further Review!

We’ve reached an even ten shows of Upon Further Review, and in Episode 10 we celebrate in style! With the help of our guest reviewer Russ we take a look at the worlds of movies, tv shows and podcasts in this episode: first, we journey to the sci fi/fantasy world of Final Fantasy with a look at the movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children; second, we head to the Wild West as we check in on the lawless world of HBO’s Deadwood; finally, we boldly go where no reviewer has gone before in our review of the Love Long And Prosper podcast. (We also want to apologize in advance for the subpar quality of the audio in this show, the result of a failed experiment with Teamspeak–we’ve learned from our mistake now (we hope!), and it shouldn’t happen again.) As always, welcome to new listeners and thanks to the continuing ones–we hope the next ten shows are as fun as the first ones have been! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Deadwood

Love Long and Prosper

15
August
2006

Our earlier download problems seem to be fixed *knock on wood*…

We think the download problems are now resolved, and you should once again be able to download and listen to all of our shows to your heart’s content. Thanks for bearing with us over the last day while we got things sorted out, and special thanks to the people over at Podcast Pickle who helped us diagnose the issue properly! We’ll have Episode 10 of Upon Further Review out very soon.

The Reviewers

11
August
2006

Episode 9 of Upon Further Review!

Okay, okay, so we’re a bit late with Episode 9 of Upon Further Review too…but now that we’re finally settled in to Eagle Studios, things should be much smoother from here on out (including the air conditioner which will no longer be on during recording…sigh.) In this episode we send a shout out to Steve from The Wicked Good Podcast as he weighs in on the EB Games controversy before welcoming our guest reviewer Cathryn, who helps us review our two items for the week: first, we leap tall buildings in a single bound with our review of Superman Returns; second, we brush up on our grammar skills as we review the Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing podcast. Thanks for your continued support–please continue to submit things you’d like us to review, and keep those comments, E-mails, and phone calls coming…and don’t forget to spread the word about the show! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

Superman Returns

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

4
August
2006

Episode 8 of Upon Further Review!

We’re a bit late this week with Episode 8 of Upon Further Review, but we just moved…and we’re hot and tired from the experience, not to mention a bit perturbed with those who did (or didn’t) help us along the way! In this episode we thank those who got in contact with us this past week before moving on to address the three “S”s: first, we look at The Salvation Army and ask how difficult they really want to make it to be, well, charitable (Goodwill, Housing Works and the Institute of Jewish Humanities get a few knocks as well); second, we examine the finer points of mistreating your workforce as we review Sears (we take a passing glance at PC Richard & Son while we’re at it); and finally, we blow it all up with our review of the Smart Bomb Radio podcast. As always, we appreciate your spreading the word about the show, contacting us with comments, opinions, and things you’d like us to review, and generally just being the nice listeners you all are! (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

The Salvation Army

Sears

Smart Bomb Radio

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