the greatest paragraph, “
Throughout time there have always been cultural entities which so completely define their medium and their generation that they become either the greatest hallmark of a generation, or fade away, waiting for a revival as retro-cool. These events, artifacts and creations are concurrently the most significant achievements of the genre and the personification of the medium in and of itself, whose echoes (knowingly or not) reverberate throughout all subsequent content. Even relatively new media like podcasting has several such touchstones, ‘Adam and Joe,’ ‘Never Not Funny’ and ‘The Ricky Gervais Show’ are just a few examples, all of which retain a great success that reflects their seminal status, and all of which are still running, in some capacity, years after their inception. But as much as a creation of the internet these are, the podcast most clearly reflecting all of what the internet was meant to (and essentially always did) represent, is The Dork Forest.”
Jackie’s podcast The Dork Forest (TDF) is a wonderful outpost of obsession and eccentricity. You should make it your podcast friend.