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ADD Cast 051 – Saint Fu

December 9th, 2007 by pfischer

Paul, Martha, Tee, Heather, and Marc

Saint Fu (St. Fu)

Old computer games and beer – Bard’s Tail beer, Pong beer, Mech Warrior beer, 7th Son Beer, ADD Cast Beer

The Dogfish Head Alehouse end of year beer tasting

PROMO: Playing For Keeps

PROMO: Asian Variations, a free downloadable music CD

Fox, Futurama, Bender’s Big Score, Commitment, Avenue Q, Muppet sex, High School reunions, Heather’s new doo

Playing for Keeps from Mur Lafferty

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

Twitter – Tribe chat room, micro blog, and more

Scott Sigler hasn’t killed me yet!

JR Blackwell has gone indy! She’s quit her pink collar job and she doing some awesome photography.

We’re all just back from seeing Phil Rossi and his family

MUSIC: Black Motorcycle Boots, by Michelle Malone

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Scott Sigler’s NOCTURNAL launches midnight on Halloween

October 12th, 2007 by pfischer

Nocturnal Podcast
Click here to play the NOCTURNAL promo

Junkies – it’s time for a new novel. Not a short story, not a “novella,” but a full-blown, balls-out, tits-swingin’ novel that will have you crying like a little punk every Sunday when the episode finishes. NOCTURNAL is that novel.

And on top of that, I’m running a contest where YOUR NAME can be the name of a victim in NOCTURNAL. All you need to do is go to the brand-new scottsigler.com and register a full profile. Go there, then look on the left-hand side. See where you’d log in? Create a profile. FILL IN ALL THE FIELDS to win! If you don’t want to fill them in, no worries, but only complete profiles are eligible to get ‘dat ass killed and be immortalized in the pages of NOCTURNAL when it’s printed in 2010.

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ADD Cast 048 – Princess Mononoke

September 30th, 2007 by pfischer

We are joined by the Swiss Family Nobilis to review and discuss Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki‘s anime masterpiece.

  • Yusuf The Wonder Neighbor
  • Calls you never want to get when you’re on the other side of the planet
  • Our LOL Cats Contest ( link )
  • High Fiber Cat
  • PROMO: Asian Variations, a free download album
  • PROMO: Christian Ellis‘ The Sounds of Awesome
  • PROMO: Better Late Than Never Podcast
  • We summarize the movie Princess Mononoke
  • What’s the hero’s name?
  • We talk about how the movie makes us feel and how awesome it is
  • FarPoint Media’s big announcement (Special thanks to Summer Brooks, Mike Mennenga, and Jeffery Willerth for their hard work)
  • MUSIC: Black Heart off Asian Variations by MoShang

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WorldCon The Day Before

August 29th, 2007 by pfischer

Didn’t sleep much last night. The Uber suite at the China Trust near the Taiwan airport had rock hard beds. One large solid block of wood with a millimeter of foam on it. Flying into Narita was uneventful, and the train was long time to get to Yokohama.

First pass through Tokyo. No sign of Godzilla. He must be sleeping. I hope he shows up for the interview or I’m going to be really pissed. I didn’t come all this way not to get 5 minutes with the big man himself.

Got to the Intercontinental Grand Yokohama this afternoon. Wicked cool place. Massive. I think the restaurants are all 5 star gourmet or something. $100/person for a meal. We went a la cart to save a little money. I don’t mind paying for a good meal, but I couldn’t enjoy it as tired as I am.

Mur Lafferty’s ears are burning.

Had dinner in the Italian place. They were very accommodating to the fact that I can barely digest anything anymore. Great roast pork and veggies. Martha had a pizza. Great food, but very expensive. Thankfully snacks and drinks aren’t that outrageous.

Got Martha settled in the Newsletter staff room with Matsushita-san. Met some of the staff. Sean, who we met last year, is here and he’s translating again. He’s a life saver. I actually managed to translate some japanese into english for someone contributing to the news letters. But then there was nothing else to do, so I abandoned Martha and Matsushita-san in favor of a chat with Nobilis and sleep.

Need to hunt up some public domain footage and audio of Godzilla and the signing of the documents that ended WWII. Need background material for my interview with Big-G.

The Beast is being held captive by Japanese Customs. They want money. Hopefully I can get a translator to help me in the morning. I really need The Beast back on my shoulder.

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Trip Update – Out of Taichung

August 28th, 2007 by pfischer

We’re back in Taoyuan. Took the Bullet Train north. Wicked cool ride.

We had an awesome time with Mark Forman and his family. We owe him a lot.

Made up two quick videos in our spacious hotel suite.

Video 1 (6 MB)- My entry in the coolest 7th Son T-Shirt location ever

Video 2 (29 MB)- Our upgraded suite at the China Trust

More on Taichung, Forman, and stuff later this week as I have face time with the Mac to create. Until then, I’m counting the days until The Beast and I are reunited.

I forgot to mention in the video. This hotel room comes with it’s own fish!

[Editors Note – iTunes is pulling video 1, so I’m putting it in the feed so I can track it. I wanted to make it optional. ]

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Travel So Far

August 25th, 2007 by pfischer

Journey to the Airport

The cab showed up 15 minutes early and I wasn’t able to have my normal fried egg breakfast. I rattled me so much that I forgot to grab my big camera. I didn’t realize until I got through security at National that I missed it. I am a seasoned traveler. I always use 3 bins when I go through the x-ray machine. This time I only needed two, which worried me, but I didn’t figure it out until I got to the other side.

I need to pay better attention to some things. I really do. Who goes on a birding trip and forgets their birding camera? Yours truly, that who.

As soon as I figured it out I jumped on the Coconut Telegraph and started beating the jungle drums. The tribe woke up on Tweeter and Skype and came to my rescue. Marc, a.k.a. Grailwolf, offered to pick the camera up from home and ship it to me in Asia. Marc is a brave man, and is now learning how far down the rabbit hole you go when engaging in international shipping.

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First photos from Taiwan

August 25th, 2007 by pfischer

Got the first photos online this morning before breakfast. I’ll try to get more online later. But, WTF, I’m on vacation. You’ll get the photos I give you like it. I’m not stressing anymore!


Flickr Link

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ADD Cast 046 – Stardust and Flash Gordon

August 21st, 2007 by pfischer

Lazy Show Notes

Marc and Heather from Grail Wolf’s Geek Life join us

We review a TV show we’ve never seen: Flash Gordon on Sci-Fi

Paul’s audio of Ming the Feckless, Tour Guide of Mongo

Marc and Heather bring booze and candy

PROMO: Weaver’s Web on Podiobooks.com

A real review of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (the movie)

PROMO: Nobilis Erotica

PROMO: Singularity on Podiobooks.com

Welcome to the world, Baby Rossi! Congrats to Phil and Jen.

Marc and Heather’s plugs! Myspace: Shillas, Heather.Welliver, and Singing Gypsy Girl

Contest! Caption the Kitty, LOL Cats Style

Winners of the caption contest will receive a CD of Serve It Cold in PDF format and the first 5 epsiodes of the podiobook. Just add a comment to this post to enter the contest. The best 5 entries will be contacted by email in early Nov. Contest closes on Nov 1 at 12:01 am. Timezone in effect is the timezone of our server (wherever that is), leave a comment and check the time stamp.

I can haz captionz?

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ADD Cast 045 – Transformer’s Movie Review w/The Swiss Family Nobilis

August 8th, 2007 by pfischer

Nobilis and Family join us: Nobilis, Dee, Anita & William

Martha and Paul are your usual hosts

Transformer’s movie review

Lazy show notes

Lots of laughs from right field.

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ADD Cast 044 – Eureka! The ADD Dancers in Studio

July 30th, 2007 by pfischer

The ADD Dancers are in the house!

  • Martha & Paul
  • Command Line and Andrea
  • The Pod Doctor, John Cmar

Drinkinging a moderate amount of liquor makes you smarter [link]

  • The season opener for Eureka!
  • Spoiler Alert, watch before you listen
  • Season 3 of Doctor Who

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ADD Cast 043 – Pop Up Tee Morris and The Nat Sat

July 21st, 2007 by pfischer

Party in the studio with The Morris Family, Mr. & Mrs. Commanline, Cmarrrrrrrr!, and of course Paul & Martha

Nat’s trip to France

Tee keeps pointing at the ceiling

Serena licks the pop filter. I wonder how it tastes

France Telecom spares no expense. Really. They don’t spend much.

Nat’s flight to France

Mrs. Pillows

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ADD Cast 039 – Paul’s Pulled Pork Party 2

June 11th, 2007 by pfischer

Guests include:


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First of May – Joe Murphy Mix

May 1st, 2007 by pfischer

This song is dedicated to the memory of podcast pioneer Joe Murphy. It’s only been a month, but we miss him so.

Please visit http://www.joemurphymemorialfund.com/ to find out more about Leiomyosarcoma and to help.

This song is:
Written and originally released by Jonathan Coulton
The brain child of Paul Fischer
Audio mix by Phil Rossi

The P-Cast Allstars are:
Heather Welliver
Phil Rossi
Martha Holloway
Debbie from Mesa
Barb Fischer
Bill Shunn
Rich Sigfrit (impressions)
Jared Axelrod
Tim Callender
Jack Mangan
Mathew Wayne Selznick
Command Line
Chuck Tomasi

If I missed anyone email me at addcast@gmail.com and I’ll fix this. Or leave a comment here.

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ADD Cast 035 – Phil Rossi, Marc Bailey, and Heather Welliver

April 15th, 2007 by pfischer

We are joined by Phil Rossi, Marc Bailey, and Heather Welliver.

Paul’s drinking Chaucer’s Raspberry wine.
Heather and Phil are drinking Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre

We’ve been singing about fucking all day. Secret Projekt “First of May” is revealed. Many people will be singing about fucking to bring you our secret project.
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Joe Murphy Tribute Podcast

April 4th, 2007 by pfischer

Sorry I can’t add my own voice to this. I’m off mic right now. Bronchitis has me in coughing fits and I just can’t talk long without making a mess of things. Instead I’m sending you this tribute to Joe Murphy. If you don’t know Joe, take a listen and you’ll learn why we’re all missing him. Even those of us who hardly knew him.

A tribute to Joe hosted by Michael, Evo, Mur, Charlie the Beer Guy, Chris the Wingin’ It Chef, Debbie from East Mesa, Brian, Tim, Sheila, and Lorrie, featuring clips from “Wingin’ It” episodes gone by.

Raise a root beer in memory of Randy Innuendo.

Song: “Mason Rocket” by Beatnik Turtle

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Joe Murphy – 1972-2007

April 4th, 2007 by pfischer

Joe Murphy — In Loving Memory Joe Murphy succumbed to leiomyosarcoma on April 1, 2007. The irony of this is not lost on any who knew him and laughed with him.

Joe was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He was practically weaned on science fiction, watching reruns of the original Star Trek and Lost in Space with his mother.

After high school, Joe went to college and jumped around from studying computer science, to education for the hearing impaired, to finally landing on a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Illinois State University. Three years later, he earned with his Master’s in Audiology from Western Illinois University.

Science fiction and (especially) fantasy have always been a part of Joe’s life, whether in movies, TV, or books. After writing a review of Lisa Lee’s and Tee Morris’s Morevi on the original Dragon Page forum, Michael and Evo made Joe the “official” book reviewer for The Dragon Page Radio Talk Show. Later, after moving to Arizona, he became a frequent contributor to Cover to Cover, Wingin’ It, Slice of SciFi and co-host of Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas.

He will be missed.

If you’d like to help increase awareness about this cancer, an aggressive strain that’s also resistant to both radiation and chemo treatments, please visit The Joe Murphy Memorial Fund, a non-profit charity dedicated to help in the fight against Leiomyosarcoma.

image by Cheyenne Wright

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ADD Cast 34 – Back at Imagine That Studios

March 24th, 2007 by pfischer

From Imagine That Studios!

  • Back at Tee Morris’s Place
  • Get the firewire mixer
  • Back to the beer. I didn’t have problems with Kirin. Tee’s drinking Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout. Martha is sick, so she’s being quite. No beer for the sick.
  • Tea is from Teavana (We love Teavana)
  • Tee’s trip out to Phoenix to visit Joe Murphy. Joe was having a good run, but this morning’s news from AZ says he’s only got a little time left. Tee was Joe’s cancer bitch.
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McNuggets in the News

March 23rd, 2007 by pfischer

Paul and Storm,

Be on the lookout for toxins in your McNuggets. Maybe you won’t want to put that “Nugget Man” song on your next album.


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Scott Sigler’s Monday Bloody Monday

March 19th, 2007 by pfischer

What’s this? Something free from our friend Scott Sigler? Can it be true?

Most certainly, it’s 100% true.

Podiobook author, and friend of the show, Scott Sigler is giving away his print novel Ancestor. It is free to download now. Just click on the picture below. We’ve all thrilled to Scott’s podiobook novels, Earthcore, Ancestor, Infection, and The Rookie. Now you get to have this one for free.

All Scott asks, is that if you like the book, you buy it. He’s taking a cue from author and free culture advocate Cory Doctorow and hoping when more people read the book more people will buy it.

Ancestor is going on sale April 1. Scott wants everyone to jump on Amazon.com at Noon Pacific time and order their copy. He’s hoping to make it to Amazon’s #1 book, if everyone buys at once.

Click on the picture below and read Ancestor at home.

Scott Sigler's Ancestor

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ADD Cast 32 – Mark and Heather join us in the studio

February 14th, 2007 by pfischer

From Vienna, VA!

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