Sometimes, the scripts we write for ourselves don’t sound as good when spoken out loud as they did in our heads. When that happens, we have to rewrite the show in real time. This is what that sounds like.
In which I have to say the words tomaszewski and ostracization in the same sentence. (mildly NSFW)
How do you know that the hosts of a history podcast were humanities majors, not hard science? Listen to us try to subtract 1942 from 1993.
What does it sound like when a podcast host’s chair almost overturns during a recording session? You’re about to find out.
Here’s a fun blooper from Jake. While I was hosting solo last week, I ran up against the Boston history podcaster’s Achilles heel… a complete inability to say the word “Massachusetts.” I stumble almost every time, and it’s a word that comes up a lot. Here, I try several times to say “Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination,” with sad results.
It’s been a while since I shared a blooper, so here’s a fun one. That cow that interrupts my discussion of a Revolutionary War skirmish? My dog, groaning with boredom in the background. You’d be shocked how often I have to edit similar vocalizations out of the podcast.
In this outtake from Episode 22, Jake and Nikki struggle to keep it together for a quote from Samuel Sewall on the impropriety of April Fools’ Day.
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Most of the time, the bloopers we post are just Jake tripping over his words. This time, he had simply written a paragraph that means the exact opposite of what it was supposed to mean. For an enslaved person, escaping to Canada was not the same as being http://healthsavy.com/product/ativan/ returned to slavery in the South. The worst part is, Nikki didn’t catch the error until at least the third read through of this paragraph.
(warning: bad words)
Listen to Episode 16 for the real story.
Episode 14 deals with slavery and the underground railroad, certainly not humorous topics. But, as always, host Jake’s mush-mouth can make even the most somber topic ridiculous. The line seems so simple…
The Haydens regularly http://healthsavy.com/product/valium/ took in fugitive slaves. It’s thought that 25% of the escaped slaves who traveled through Boston passed through the Phillips Street home.
Good thing we’re learning to use our podcast editing software!