Tag: Podcast

Resolutions and Good Tidings

As we prepare to enter another new year and say goodbye to 2017 I often find myself around this time pondering the year behind me and the year stretched out in front of me as some sort of golden, “this year is going to be better” mindset. As though a year is a long time when in actuality it’s a very short period of time. Time, in itself stretches and wanes across our universe, when an hour feels like a minute and a minute like an hour, we often bang the drum of time, lamenting that it waits for no man, that’s there never enough of it and that it heals all wounds… as we spend our time mourning the loss of time.

This year we started the Miles and Crawford Variety Hour. This month is our 6 month anniversary and we honestly can’t believe it’s been that long. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? =) (hahaha) We are currently on episode 17. We’ve had some ups and downs, trying to get a regular schedule or episodes has proved to be difficult when time (ha, get my theme yet?) has gotten short for either of us. But, even when we release episodes with large gaps of time in between them we still think about and work on our podcast outside of the actual recording. Research, themes and long essays sit on our shared drive waiting to be explored. The biggest hurdle so far for us has been promotion, networking and of course, scheduling. We live in 2 separate towns and have gone to recording across the internet instead of trying to meet weekly for recording sessions. Our audio quality has suffered some over the course of our experiment and seems to have finally worked itself with the lovely gift of a fancy microphone from Miles to Crawford. (Thank you again Mrs. Miles)

What are we thinking about going into the new year? Well, we have big ideas but acting on them is the hardest part (as it is for everyone.) We would love to bring you more content in between recordings in the form of blogs, essays, comics, storyboards, and other little things to connect with you as often as we can. This new year we are exploring new topics and shorter episodes, and other platforms that allow us to do small recordings or check in’s with our audience.

What are some topics or areas of conversation we’ve neglected that you’d like to hear us ramble on about? Or, what have we touched on but not fully explored that you’d like to hear us talk about in depth? We love to rant, give us some ideas that will inflame our leftist sensibilities and ignite our imagined revolution!

We here at Miles and Crawford appreciate the small listenership we have now and look forward to growing it as the new year engulfs us and then leaves us behind. I look forward to reading this blog again in a year and hope that we are still in production with us going on episode 70, celebrating a larger audience and new content streams. As the year comes to a close we can’t thank you enough for your support and continued listening. It takes a lot of work to put a podcast together and to keep at it, and when you have people that like what you’re doing and come back every week to listen again it really drives you to keep going and try to improve on it week after week.

Thanks again for listening, reading and supporting us. This year is all about growth and hope you’ll stick around for the ride.

See you in the new year with new episodes!

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Episode 15: The Age of Aquarius, A Conscious Universe, Astronomy vs Astrology and Coffee!

Miles & Crawford are back this week to take a walk on the weirder side of things. Are we in the Age of Aquarius? We talk about Astronomy vs. Astrology, Pseudo-Science, Planet effects, touch on physics just a bit and then get distracted and meander into random topics before bringing it all full circle just as we do every week!

Episode 13: Cursed Cast! Coffee, Pervywood, Gun Control, Voting, & Positive things!

Miles & Crawford are back this week with lucky number 13! This week we share some of the positive things going on in the world, Reminding people to vote this coming week, (VOTE!) gun control, hunting, and some random chit chat that veers into wondering just what the hee-haw is going on in Pervywood. Join us as we meander our way through another hour of what makes up the Variety Hour!

 

 

Welcome Us to Patreon!

Well friends Season 2 of our podcast finally launched! We are starting to feel better about a few of our things but we have a long way to go still and we know that. We have decided that it is time for us to join Patreon and try to get some support for us to continue on this full season and next. Anyone who would like to throw some support our way can gladly do so at this following website below.

https://www.patreon.com/mcvarietyhour

We will help do shout outs, recommendations, and are trying to grow our fan base little by little. We can do this and we know we can. We are not asking for much but are asking for a simple $1-$10 per month donation. We know the struggles of these times and there is so many friends and family members to support and all we ask is that perhaps we take a little bit of that soda pop money and give it to us.

We love you all, continue to look forward to our updates and tomorrow a new blog will be out.. Thank you for all your love, support, and listening ears. xoxo

Episode 10: Women! Equality! Suffrage! Progress? Season Ender!



13This week we ended Season 1 with episode 10! Ohio, known for its lovely winter weather means that Miles & Crawford will have a harder time reaching each other to podcast so we are ending our season with the first attempt at MC Variety hour, Coast to Coast! This also enables us to record episodes more often as we are hoping to bring you a new episode on a weekly basis with this awesome new way of recording. We still have some kinks to work out with sound but we think this is going to be an awesome way to bring you regular content more frequently. That’s right! Exciting things are happening!

So what did we talk about in this episode? Well we’ve touched on Women’s rights here and there and our own history, we’ve talked about the Women’s March in January 2017 a few times, and of course ranted about women’s health issues that are always in the news, because you know, they need to be policed, policied, controlled and ruled over by the government.

This episode starts us off on a several part series on the Women’s Movement for equality.  Each episode will examine a different decade or generation of women and how they have advanced or pushed back against the status quo, culminating in where we are today versus where we were around 1900, and where are we headed in the future? This episode focused on securing the vote, equal pay, home roles, the mental load, and trying to break into male-dominated fields.

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Join us as the weather turns a bit chilly as we explore our own history and talk about how we are shaping future generations, breaking barriers, securing basic human rights and equality.

As always, Thank you so much for listening, reading,  or supporting us, in general, it’s greatly appreciated! We hope you enjoy listening and join in on the conversation!

 

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When, Where, How and Why

24 Days ago we made our last post and went kind of M.I.A. for a small haitus of our own personal lives. We are back! Where do we even start? How do we begin? Why is this going on?

First and foremost we want to thank our friends, family, fellow podcasters, and overall humans for going out to save, help, and offer their money to all of those who were affected by Harvery, Irma, Maria, and Jose.

Next we want to make a huge shout of love to all those who are still coming to grips with Las Vegas, Nevada. There is nothing we can do besides action in order to change this course of our own history. Find your local Red Cross and DONATE blood to Las Vegas, Nevada or please go visit the gofundme page. Every dollar helps, because in America you have to raise money for victims because our governement will definately not help them at all.

Third of all WE ARE SORRY. We are sorry we do not have the words of comfort, we are sorry we can not offer millions of dollars in relief, we are sorry we can not do more but we are giving our  money, we are making sure we can give blood and will do so if our medical history allows.  We are sorry we live in a country where 93 Americans die a day in gun violence and that no matter how we approach this we are wrong. We are sorry that money owns our government and we are sorry that we could not stop Donald Trump from signing a bill in February allowing those with some mental disorders from owning guns.

And that is how we must start, by first addressing everything one at a time. We have to find reflection in our humanity and in our beliefs that there is a way to find compromise. Compromise means both sides may not be satisfied but there is a form of resolution that allows them to walk away from it with grace and dignity. Peronsally, I do not know the answers, but I do hope as a country that we find them. I hope that we put our religion, our money, our anger, our selfish wants all on the curb and we look at each other by what we hold inside of our hearts as the start to the barganing table. This is, and never has been, an issue of god or politics, this is  a human life issue. I wish money did not take matter over human lives but it does, and the people we elect chose money over life each and every time so remember that when you head to the polls.

I want to thank you for staying with us and know that we will be posting soon again, podcasts will be up and we will try to disect the mercy of human behavior with a few cups of coffee and perhaps a few cocktails as well to help heal the bitter taste this nation has left us with.