The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 1!


So I think I’m kind of maybe possibly doing a podcast. Maybe. Yes.

The situation: My friend Jay from The Sexy Armpit had a history in radio, and has appeared on about ten thousand podcasts. For the last few years, I’ve been hounding him to start his own.

A few weeks ago, I meekly offered to try doing one with him, and yes, it was absolutely the tequila talking. On the other hand, how hard could it be?

As it turned out… plenty hard. Our first attempt at recording was last weekend, and after four hours’ worth of technical mishaps, we were both so fried that the resulting podcast was pretty much the worst hour of audio ever recorded. Like, if I’m ever cashing out and want to end my web career with a good laugh, that’s your only chance of hearing it.

Subsequent attempts were rife with all sorts of hilarious bullshit, but finally, this weekend, I think we found our groove. I mean, Jay’s fine, but for a podcast with me in it, we found as much of a groove as we possibly could.

Since we’re both Halloween nuts, we knew this was the time to start. The Halloween season is fast approaching, and even now, there’s already plenty to talk about. So while it’s impossible to say how many episodes we’ll ultimately record, I think we’re both determined to do this on a regular basis at least through the end of October — and any episodes you hear between now and then will be decidedly Halloweeny!

SO! Without further ado, check out the first episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast!

(Note: If you don’t see the player up above, I don’t know what to tell you. Update everything, I guess. Or try this link.)

This being our first at-bat, we thought it was best to follow absolutely no format and just spitball the whole goddamned show. Lucky you!

Topics include:

– Starting our Halloween celebrations in little ways.

– A discussion about some crowd-funded horror movies.

– And then a very long discussion where we try to shoehorn horror icons into existing products for potential “Halloween edition” treats. You’ll know you’re up that part when we start talking about Chucky versions of E.L. Fudge.

Enjoy! Or try to!

It works better if you eat cookies while listening, so here:


If nobody kills us over this, we’ll be back in a week or so!

Oh, PS: The podcast naturally lends itself to a survey. In the comments section, try to come up with some other ways for existing horror icons to become Halloween foodstuffs. What makes the most sense? Freddy Krueger hot dogs?  Slimer Jell-O? Let’s hear your ideas!