[AUTHOR’S NOTE: If there’s one thing I enjoy, it is getting people to enjoy things that I already enjoy. I love podcasts to pieces as a way to help get through the workday, fill up the background while I do chores, or listen to on a long car trip. I have been doing podcast reviews at another site for a while, but I have a sneaking suspicion that my audience is 90% Russian Spambots.
The other 10%? My supportive relatives. Hi, relatives!
To kick off the new Podcast Thursday around here, I’ve decided to give you one of my favorite reviews from the previous site. If you have your own podcast, then I’d love to give it a listen! I only review the podcasts that I want to spread around, so you’ve no fear of negative reviews from me. Being snarky is fun, but I won’t tear down someone’s efforts just for entertainment. Hit me up in the comments with a link! Even if you don’t have your own podcast, I’d love to hear some suggestions or what you think about the podcast I reviewed!
Please enjoy my review of The Alton Browncast.]
The Alton Browncast
If you’re anything like me, then the next best thing to actually eating food is watching someone else deal with food and food-related objects. Food Network is one of the last channels I watch on an actual TV over actual cable television, and my favorite show has always been Good Eats. The show has a devoted Tivo folder, I loved his Feasting on Asphalt and Feasting on Waves and all that good stuff he’s been on.
AND NOW HE’S AVAILABLE IN PODCAST FORM!
Wonders of wonders, miracles of miracles~
Sorry, I just really like Alton Brown. He taught me a lot about cooking, not that I actually apply any of it to my boxed lasagna, but I still felt good learning about it.
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350F, then turn that thing off because you’re going to listen to The Alton Browncast.
TV Host and Foodist Alton Brown reviews recent food news, chats with celebrities about their culinary passions, takes calls from listeners, and basically does whatever he flippin’ wants for 45 minutes.
Main Podcast Site, via Nerdist! This site also serves as an archive.
Get the podcast via iTunes!
Alton’s Twitter! He replies to tweets by writing out a response on a Post-It and taking a picture of it! Hee!
The Alton Browncast provides host Alton Brown (GO FIGURE, RIGHT?) a lovely little venue to talk about what really interests him in the food world. He will discuss recent food-related news, interview fellow creative chefs and food crafters, and answer cooking questions from his listening audience. It’s a nicely balanced little podcast, shifting easily between topics as Alton delves into his knowledge and passion for all things food. If you like his personality on any of the plethora of shows he’s been on you will find more of the same in this podcast.
I gotta tell you right now, buttermilk and Cap’n Crunch cereal? Those things don’t go together.
Content Rating: Clean, and I really can’t imagine this podcast ever being explicit.
Average Episode Length: Set your timer for just a smidgin over an hour. You’ll want the toothpick to be clean, with only a few moist crumbs sticking to it when you test for doneness.
Release Schedule: Once a week, with the release date most likely to be a Friday.
Unintentionally Good Part: Listening to Bobby Flay’s story about making “queso” at his wife’s behest. Cute story.
Unintentionally Bad Part: Bad part, bad part, is there a bad part? Sorry, I’m an Alton Brown fan, so he gets a clean pass. #@#$%!$ SLURPING DURING AN ICE CREAM TASTING SERIOUSLY THAT IS THE WORST NOISE IN MY EARS. Aaaaaaargh okay, okay, I found a bad part! I give!
Auwgh! Hate that noise.
Unrelated rating: Two of those little yeast puppets from Good Eats out of three.