Radio Free Burrito Episode 5

issued myself a challenge a few weeks ago: do one ten-minute podcast a day for a week. Then I went and got sick, and wasn’t in any shape to do begin the challenge . . . until tonight.

I thought that it would be very manageable to commit ten minutes per day to do a show, but don’t know if I like the format; ten minutes is hardly enough time to get started, let alone do an entire show, so I will thank in advance those of you who endure this little experiment with me over the next few days. I am nearly positive that by the end of the week, I’ll be back to 37 minutes at a time.

Oh, and before I get into the show notes: does someone want to do a Radio Free Burrito logo? I am thinking something simple that is inspired by the old RKO logo (a radio tower on top of the earth) or something similar like that. I’m a big fan of simple, 1940s-looking radio design, if you know what I’m talking about.

If any of you guys with crazy Photoshop or GIMP skills want to send me something, I’d love to see it. If I pick your design, I’ll give you credit by name and with a link to your website or blog, and I’ll send you an autographed book. I should probably put in some legal language, like, uh, anything you send me becomes my property, and I can do whatever I want with it, even put it into a shotgun wedding with the Crushinator. You can put "Wil Wheaton’s Radio Free Burrito" and use the tagline ". . . an interesting podcast" if you want.

Here are a few show notes for this very brief episode:

  • The music comes from Mike Doughty’s "Down on the River by the Sugar Plant," which is on Skittish and Rockity Roll. I just realized that I used a song which you can’t download from his site by mistake, so I hope he doesn’t sue me or kick my ass. In any case, I encourage you to buy his albums, because they totally fucking rule.
  • Comments can be sent to podcast at wil wheaton dot net, questions can be sent to ask at wil wheaton dot net. Please use a descriptive subject line.
  • Radio Free Burrito is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
  • This episode is 10:16 and weighs in at 4.1 MB.

Okay, that’s it for today. I hope you enjoy the abbreviated Radio Free Burrito. Thanks for listening. 

Download radio_free_burrito_episode_five.mp3

(photo via flickr user Eris23)

Update – Thank to to everyone who sent in (or linked to) logos. There are so many cool logos, I will probably use several of them this week before I settle on an "official" RFB logo. I appreciate your time and creative efforts, everyone!

Also, WWdN:iX reader and Head Torrent Monkey Brian has your high and low torrent needs covered:

High (orig):

Low (mono, VBR bit rate range 0-24, 1.8 megs):

Mirror for the Low..

Thanks, Brian!

43 thoughts on “Radio Free Burrito Episode 5”

  1. Excellent! Loved it!
    Err, sent an email and hope you get it. It expands on my thought above.
    Looking forward to the rest of the week. πŸ˜€

  2. Hopefully this little “contest” of yours is still going on when I get home from work today πŸ˜‰
    I’ll work on it between the time I get home and when the tourney starts tonight…better check my balance lol

  3. Radio Free Burrito

    Wil Wheaton, who Ill simply describe here as an excellent writer and blogger with a very interesting past, has started a Podcast. Hes calling it Radio Free Burrito, which is a nod to the original name of his now famous blog Where&#…

  4. Is it sad that when you said RKO, that I started doing Rocky Horror audience participation lines in my head? πŸ˜‰

  5. Kelly–No, it’s not, because then I’d be sad, too. For some reason (that has to do with crazy college years, probably) RHPS makes me feel very happy.

  6. I like glitchnyc’s rfb_Color_rings_white and jedifreeman’s.
    I must say I’m definitely excited for these 10 min episodes.

  7. What type of format do you want the logo in?? I’ll have to think about it but I really like the one Jedifreeman has already done – so topping that is going to be hard

  8. Wil, is that the little garden you almost got killed for falling in, that time on the show?
    /making logo, prolly too late

  9. Well. There appears to be a little too much talent out there for hacks like me. Here’s something a little more ‘graphicky’. Let’s go large or go home.
    View the lameness
    I pretty much have to go with Philip’s shot at it…it’s teh bomb.

  10. Has anyone found a large, good quality copy version of the RKO picture? I’ve got an idea I want to try, but it needs a better quality picture to work with than what I’ve currently got.
    Mostly after the quality on the broadcasting bit, although detailed earth below it would also be nice.

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