Dustin Marshall

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I was getting really annoyed with this person and then I saw that there was 1 note and I thought, “please tell me no one liked this,” and it was Dan replying. Dustin asks for donations so that he can keep making free things for us. Do you remember the Harmontown tour? They did a podcast a day, and Dustin was working on other podcasts as well. That guy works hard and doesn’t get enough credit. So happy Dan replied.

72 – D AS IN DUH

After a lengthy hiatus, a bumbling technical shitstorm kicks off what may be the rockiest start to a podcast in American history. This results in an extremely candid feel, which will be magical for the diehard fan only (fans of the movie Diehard). Please enjoy a rare peek into the taxing CCP podcast pre-production process as well as a helpful soundscape for understanding sound engineer Dustin Marshall.

This is the first time he has generously agreed to not edit out all the technical problems from an episode. Rustic. Intimate. Flawed. These are words that come to mind when contemplating this opening. Authentic. Real. Frustrating. Real frustrating. More descriptors for this electric opening segment. The rest of the podcast will appeal to listeners who have anxiety around spelling their name out on the phone to healthcare professionals, collections agencies, etc, when trying to think of words for each letter. Lots of discussion of food quality, mental and physical health, diseases, the apocalypse, Cher, etc.

VICE: Podcasts Aren’t Dead, They’re Just Getting Started

Dustin Marshall’s network, Feral Audio, tries to be more like a profit-sharing art collective than a business. This self-imposed independence has branded Feral Audio’s collection of shows as sort of the quirky misfits of the space. But what they lack in corporate support, they make up for in their talent pool, with flagship podcasts like Community creator Dan Harmon’s weekly pseudo-town hall meeting Harmontown, garnering upwards of two million downloads a month, according to Marshall.

“Everybody’s trying to monetize this thing, but [Feral Audio is] mainly concerned with maintaining independence. 

There’s ‘big podcasting,’ but we’re more concerned with owning everything because then we don’t have to worry about delivering to investors,” Marshall told me.

I’m sorry to keep going back to Ram Dass but I was just listening to this great lecture and he’s talking about how he began to realize that the sense of dissatisfaction that he was experiencing in his heart was not an indication of his failure as a human but was in fact the feeling of his awakening, and that maybe that thing that you are currently…you can’t quite do or that aching feeling or the cramping feeling that you’re talking about maybe the next time you really feel it realize that what you’re feeling is your metaphysical vagina being ripped open by the new (you) that’s being born.
—  Duncan Trussell DTFH 158  01:22:35
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Don’t Ever Change with John Roy: Episode 12 with Shelby Fero

cc: @shelbyfero @johnroycomic

If you haven’t listened to John’s podcast, I highly recommend you do so. Especially if you’re nerdy for comedians talking about their high school/hometown experiences. Check it out on FeralAudio.com. While you’re there, maybe drop a donation into the coffers. Our fearless leader, Dustin Marshall, is bringing free funny for all you comedy nerds, so show your appreciation already, dammit! Love you… KRose