The studio was in New Mexico, in a blizzard. I was in Maryland, on a cordless phone. Most callers got a busy signal. And the few that got through were greeted by an apparently addled blabbomaniac. Namely: me.
No, the call-in portions of the live comcastmuustdiecast were not pretty.
We could have retooled the webcast with calls recorded later (we eventually found lots of voicemails and emails from listeners trying to get through) but that seemed a bit sleazy. So we'll chalk this one up to experience and post a 34-minute version of the program that still includes my interviews with Ralph Nader, Jeff Jarvis, Mona Shaw and Harry Shearer in their entirety.
Apologies to those who had trouble streaming on Windows Media Player. As far as we can tell, most listeners had no problem. Of course, that's what Comcast always says, isn't it? On the other hand, our show was done by two volunteers digging into our own pockets for bandwidth, website development, etc. And you'll get no bill from us, screwed up or otherwise.
I hope you enjoy the podcast.