Charlie McDonnell and Liam Dryden have launched a new comedy podcast dedicated to answering internet questions.
Charlie and Liam announced the new podcast on Twitter. Talking to TenEighty, Liam describes it as a “half-comedy, half-advice show that deals in answering all the weird questions people might have about the internet, but can’t go to their actual adult parents to ask”.
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) July 20, 2017
“I’ve been wanting to start a podcast for a long, long time,” Charlie admits. “I honestly spend much more time listening to podcasts these days than I do watching YouTube videos, so it felt odd to not be creating anything for the medium!” However, he adds that “Internet Dads was all Liam’s idea”.
“Charlie was the first and only person I pitched the idea to,” Liam reveals. “I’m glad he got on board, because I cannot think of a better person to work with on this.”
The format of the show will include features such as “Can I Meme This?” which looks at the stories behind internet fads; “Plz Help”, where the pair search the term on Twitter and offer their assistance; as well a section of the show dedicated to answering people’s questions.
“We’re also aiming to get some ‘guest dads’ on the show,” Liam explains. “Obviously the internet is a pretty vast place, and everyone experiences it differently depending on a number of factors, like gender, race, and age; so we’d love to use the pod as a platform for folks who can answer certain questions better than us.”
We even have a trailer, like a proper professional show or something! So give your ears a little sneak peak: https://t.co/ni96IuomxY
— Charlie McDonnell (@coollike) July 20, 2017
Talking about his favourite podcasts, Charlie says: “These days I’m particularly loving Nancy (a really fun show featuring loads of great LGBTQ stories and interviews), Mogul (a mini-series about the life and death of the hip-hop exec Chris Lighty), and Song Exploder (each episode is an interview with a music artist where they do a deep dive into how a particular song of theirs came together).”
“The ‘McElroy family of products’ definitely takes up a sizeable chunk of my feed,” says Liam. “Shows like My Brother, My Brother And Me, The Adventure Zone, and more conversational stuff like Interrobang have kept me company for a good long while. But I’ve recently also been loving Pod Save The People (DeRay Mckesson’s weekly foray into US politics), Radiolab, and Minority Korner.”
Internet Dads will be available on Apple Podcasts and other podcast apps.
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