Not sure how many of you have ever seen the old show “The Screensavers” that aired on ZDTV and then later on TechTV. But the show was canceled shortly after G4TV took over. It was a great show full of all things that celebrated geekdom and technology that met a much too early demise.
Well, most of the folks from that show have moved on and found their way into podcasting new shows and some of them are really good. For instance, Kevin Rose, the founder of the social news bookmarking site Digg.com, and former Screensavers co-host Alex Albrecht have been doing a video podcast called Diggnation where they review the top stories from Digg over the past week. Its very entertaining and quite hilarious and has gained quite a following.
But now, I have a new favorite podcast. I still subscribe to most of the Revision3 podcasts especially Diggnation, but Alex Albrecht has started a new show along with 2 co-hosts, Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata called The Totally Rad Show and I have to admit, I sit here on Wednesdays waiting until 3pm EST for each new episode to be released.Its the closest thing to the old Screensavers that I have seen and Im totally hooked on the show. The description of the show in their words is:
The Totally Rad Show is the summer blockbuster of geek news shows. Every week, hosts Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata rip into the world of movies, video games, tv, comics, and more and pull out what's rad.
The show averages from 40 to 50 minutes in length and in the large Quicktime format available from the Revision3 website, its around a 260MB download. Other formats are available as well but I highly recommend the large Quicktime. I usually dump it to my iPod and watch it on my TV from the couch.
If you liked the old Screensavers show or are just a fan of games, movies, tv, tech, etc., I highly recommend you check it out and watch a few episodes. But beware, you may get hooked!