Daylight Savings

March is here, and that means we're losing time. Not just because March is also the month that drags along St. Patrick's Day in it inciting all sorts of blackouts and impressive levels of alcohol consumption,  but also because it's the month in which the clocks arbitrarily jump forward an hour to appease the farming gods of old. Something like that. 

For the podcasts on the Out of Ideas network, March means new shows, new things to announce, and update a'plenty. Starting with: a brand new banner image! For 2018, the core podcast is heavily focusing on writing instead of so much focus on TV and movies. The updated banner image is meant to reflect that. What do you think of the composition?

Secondly, RADIOLEARY is really stepping up their game with relevant social issues and utter riduclousness in their recent podcasts. Already thus far in March, the fellows have discussed gun violence, has a morning zoo crew with Bella Lugosi and ripped apart the Oscars... of yesteryear. Soon, there are going to be some very big announcements coming from RADIOLEARY Tower, but until then, stay tuned!

Finally, Kaizen Komedy has been reviewing some of the best and brightest comedic voices of the modern era and are stepping it up later this week when Jim Jefferies and Trevor Noah go head to head in a purely speculative manner, as Shafi and crew break down what makes these gents so damn funny. Check out all the links at the top of the page for more information and to entertain your ear drums.

Keep on writing!

Half of January Announcements

It's the second week of January, and a lot has been going on in the Out of Ideas Network.

Over at Kaizen Komedy, a new episode talking about comedian Tommy Johnagin has been garnering a lot of attention. 

RADIOLEARY has been tackling alternate universes, including one where Gary Busey was a physicist on the verge of unlocking the Higgs-Boson issue. 

Meanwhile, The Write Idea Workshop has been trucking along talking about The Runaways on Hulu and whatever else tickles their fancy. 

All in all, we're kicking off 2018 with a lot of content covering all sorts of flavors of funny, and there is a lot to listen to. But we're not just providing ear candy: starting January 20th, 2018 there is going to be a new bi-weekly webcomic to fill your looking holes called Don't Delete This. DDT is a comedy/horror comic about working with technology you might not understand. It's an idea I've had kicking around the brain for a while, and am bringing into fruition this year. Please check it out and let me know what you think. 

Keep on writing!



The End of 2017

It's just about the end of 2017, and what an interesting year it's been. For me, it's definitely been a busy year. I started two new podcasts, did a lot more paying comedy shows than I have since I started, and there have been a lot of personal struggles that have made this a tumultuous year. Overall, it's hard to say if it's been a good year or not. Most certainly it hasn't been politically, but creatively, it might be inching towards a net positive. Let me go through some of the accomplishments of this year:

  • Co-Created and produced two new ongoing podcasts
  • Produced a live comedy show
  • Recorded 3 podcasts at a table in a comic book convention
  • Spoke with an actor who played multiple roles in the Star Wars franchise
  • Met personal heroes at PAX Unplugged
  • Renewed my motivation for maintaining an ongoing webcomic
  • Hosted mics at Comedy Works in Saratoga, NY
  • Lived through the first year of Trump's presidency

That all is pretty good! But I'm not going to just coast on my coat tails in the coming year. There is a lot more work to do and a lot more things I aim to accomplish. This past year, regular updates for the podcast winded down to about once a month. Twice a month if things were good, but I was very disappointed in myself that the main podcast I created for this site wasn't being updated with the same frequency as my other shows. So, I would like to make a few resolutions for things to come in 2018:

  1.  Weekly podcasts of The Write Idea Workshop, RADIOLEARY and Kaizen Komedy
  2.  Weekly blog posts with updates of things around the Write Idea Workshop universe. 
  3. Monthly writing challenges posted in the workshop exercises section of the site
  4. A soon to be announced webcomic with bi-weekly updates

Some of you may be asking ' Ryan, how the hell do you plan to do all this? We've heard this sort of talk from you before, and you dropped the ball like it was a flaming bag of shit?' Well, voice in my head, I'm more confident I will be able to maintain and get this all done because I have ceased imbibing alcohol for the foreseeable future, and I need a lot of stuff to keep myself busy. Previously, not to make excuses but, being drunk made it way more difficult to maintain any sort of regular schedule, because I couldn't remember what I had agreed to do. I missed all kinds of deadlines, birthdays, important phone calls, shows I had agreed to perform at... it wasn't a great time in retrospect. So now, having been clean and sober for a few months, I'm feeling confident I can maintain such a schedule. Additionally, I've already started on several of these aforementioned projects/additions to make sure I stay timely.

In closing, I just wanted to take a minute and thank you, dear listener/reader, for continuing to check out this podcast, this website, and all the weird stuff I've been doing for the past five years. As long as you keep listening, I'll keep making stuff. 

Thanks, and have a safe and happy New Year

- Ryan