a note from Josh:
So here’s the thing: The podcast is a kind of ongoing experiment, right? Conversations, stories, views and back and forths between two friends with a shared interest base and history, a deep and abiding friendship and love for one another, but differing perspectives. And all of this, combining to form these documents and “pieces” that entertain you on your way to work or wherever it is you listen.
BUT! Sometimes things go in directions we, as a team, are unsure of. Last night was such a night. We did one of two things, Time-Has-Come-Listener:
We either made the best podcast we’ve ever done, perhaps that ANYONE has ever done; one that will, in the pale and sober light of History itself come to be seen as an uproariously hilarious, no-holds-barred explosion of amazingness where the unsayable found a way to be said, like bending iron bars into impossible shapes and we elevated the idea of tackling controversial subjects without a backward glance, using only Honesty as our guide, regardless of what dark and wondrous caverns it might bring us….
Or we birthed a monstrous and unspeakable audio document that could conceivably see Keith tried for war-crimes in the Hague and one that would cause most of our listeners to curse both our names for the rest of time.
Ultimately, we cannot say which of these things is true. Maybe both.
But this is our decision, for now. For now, we’re embargoing this episode. We’re going to figure out what to do with it, but the risks are too great, the stakes too high. This one, perhaps, is too dangerous for your gentle ears.
But then again, perhaps not. Maybe there will be a way, in the future, for you to get it. We’re just not sure right now.
SO! Here’s the plan. Keith and I are going to record again tonight and put up a different episode tomorrow. We’ll keep you posted on how, or even if, you might be able to get Episode 035 in the future.