In February of 2009, the Adam Carolla morning show which was based out of Los Angeles and syndicated across the country was canceled. The show performed well, but due to "economic conditions", was dropped due to the high production costs of the voice talents. Instead, the radio station will degrade into yet another low cost Top 40 music jukebox station... but that's another story.
To help listeners ween themselves from the show, Adam Carolla has started recording webcasts. I have only listened to the first one so far, but I like where this is going. At first it's a little akward to listen to just one person monolog into a microphone, but after some initial background story and technical discussion of the operation, Adam returns to his old self... rants, funny stories, and even "made-up" movies. Since the podcast isn't governed by the FCC, there is some language which may not be appropriate for children, but I think part of that is just a response to Adam's ability to now curse in his show. The show did lead off with an unfortunate "stand-up" piece regarding his BM's, but fortunately, it was short. After which, the show took on a familiar tone and spirit.
Hopefully, the show will continue to grow and develop. Carolla has promised to bring on guests and really try to build out the show, but with a tv pilot on the way, it will be interesting to see how long it lasts. Adam's goal is to reach out to a community of intelligent listeners in order to try to reverse the dumbing down effect in the country, so he has good intentions.
I always like to inlcude a little bit of tech speak in my reviews, so I will say that I was able to stream the Podcast in the car through the iPhone over the car stereo. As far as I was concerned, it was not much different than listening to radio in the car normally... only without commercials. I would love for this show to become a daily part of my commute.
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