@rjcity is a multifaceted person who always has a bunch of evolving projects. So I decided to do a second interview with him!
- What made you want to start this podcast?
“I actually didn’t want to start one. Somebody from a big podcast network contacted me saying they wanted to do a show with me. Neurotically, I figured I better get my shit together, so I started doing these short-form episodes as tests and keeping them semi-secret for the first 10 weeks – only my YouTube members knew about it. Needless to say, nothing went anywhere with that podcast network and I went “Well, I guess I have my own podcast now.” So blame that guy.”
2. What has been your favorite you have done so far and why?
” Every 5th episode is a Top 3 of something, so I love opening people up to appreciating new/different stuff, like when I did Top 3 Muppets and praised the singing duo of Wayne & Wanda. But my absolute favorite is the episode called “The Man Who Was For Not”. It was a children’s story I wrote years ago, stumbled on and realized it needed to be told. It’s really only appropriate if you’re a child going through an existential crisis (which, to me, is the definition of an adult). I loved being able to share something like that, that people did not expect from me, and then have it affect them in a “don’t forget about your own mortality” kind of way.”
3. If you could pick three guest stars (alive or dead) to have on your podcast. Who would you pick and why?
No one. I don’t want to have guests, because I don’t want to bother people to ask them to be on my podcast. This is a characteristic more people should share. However, let’s say the podcast gets very popular, I can’t handle all the acclaim and I flee to the Falkland Islands for 3 weeks, my guest hosts would be:1. Mario Cantone (who would be tasked with explaining all of my obscure references to get everyone on the same page)2. Brother Theodore (he did not get the love he deserves for pioneering entertaining content around existential dread)3. Sharon Gless (I will not explain).”
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Thank you so much for the interview!!!
Until next time!