What is with Howard's nonsenical rants against Podcasts?

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  1. 3DayWorkWeek

    3DayWorkWeek Well-Known Member

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    There's a whole segment from the Show two weeks ago titled "Broadcast vs Podcasts" wherein Howard once again bashes Podcasts. Then during a Hanzi call, Howard enjoys Hanzi's craziness until the very SECOND he mentions Stern's Podcast issue, at which point Howard hangs up.

    Is it that they are a legitimate threat to him and Sirius because they are free and popular? Is it because they don't represent a decent life-line for him to go to after Sirius because he wouldn't be able to charge ridiculous, Sirius-level fees (and "earn" his ridiculous paycheck)?

    Usually Howard is smart enough to ignore competition, but this time he seems to be going out of his way to blast Podcasts in a way even his staff doesn't get (Robin asked if maybe he's getting out of touch, and Benjy wants to have his own Podcast).
     
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    Norm Macdonald podcast with Gilbert makes The Wig look like the untalented piece of shit that he is.
     
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    Later that day they had Haratio Sans on during the WUS pluggin his podcast. Very to bash then have Haratio on
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I don't listen anymore but I'm can hear Howard going on about this with no point. He is totally behind the eight ball on this one. Anyone can start up a podcast and it has to kill him. The airwaves are open to literally anyone. He won't be able to silence anyone. He won't be able to bully anyone. He won't be able to use any of his tricks or fairy dust to pump himself up.

    It is like Howard is Superman and all the sudden he is back on Krypton. The playing field will be even and he can't win a fair fight.
     
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    His top guy that spent days building his playlist didn't go into ebooks, podcasts, etc. Therefore they suck.
     
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    Rogan and Carolla have to be crushing him and probably have been for awhile now.
     
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    Howard is an old man. He only knows what he's been through.
    When he was coming up, you had to make it on a real radio station. Times have changed.
     
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    He's bitter about anyone being able to broadcast their opinion (though he says anyone can walk in and take your job in radio) and being ten times more interesting and successful at it. When the contract is up he knows he will have far less of an audience than the top in the game right now if he went that route. That and he wont be making nearly enough coin for what he thinks he's worth.
     
  11. MilkyDischarge

    MilkyDischarge The "Fuckin' cockroach infestation!" Gold

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    Sounds like a smokescreen or negotiation tool.
    Or he's trying to talk shit about the "competition" like the old days.
     
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    He'll be one of those douche bags who says, "Maybe they had success but they didn't do it the right way." Right way = whatever his closed mind sees the world to be.
     
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    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

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    I can't wait for someone to start a podcast that completely fucks with his world....
    #fuckgunk
     
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    Agreed he is using the tactics that have worked very, very well for him in the past. They won't anymore.
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Yes.
     
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    Well, we know Stern/Sirius/Buchwaldco are doing some "tests" on YouTube. Howie's just going into attack mode. Like when he invaded Philadelphia.
     
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    He is going with his old game plan but it won't work. This isn't 1989 anymore. Even if his tactics would work in this fragmented media world he doesn't have a product to push anymore. The Howard Stern Interview show isn't going to excite anyone.
     
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    Horatio's very funny on Comedy Bing Bong. His Podcast ("The Hooray Show") made EW's "Must List" last week (yes I still read magazines, gotta have something to do on the shitter when I'm too lazy to drag the ole laptop in there).
     
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    you can't prank anyone into paying you one billion dollars to do a part time podcast.