Q: So who are you guys, exactly?
A: Many years ago, John decided to try something different than the usual resume stuffer of being a page at a TV network and such. He came up with the idea of producing a public access show on science fiction called The Chronic Rift. A number of his friends, including Keith who was one of the hosts, were regulars on the show. It lasted four years. A few years back, John missed producing such a program, but as he and the others were getting long in the tooth, they figured they weren't as camera ready. So the podcast was born. Many of the crew from the old show contribute to this new enterprise with John now hosting the show.
Q: The Chronic Rift TV Show? What's that?
A: The Chronic Rift TV show was both very chaotic and a lot of fun. What? You want a longer description? Okay, The Chronic Rift was a television program that aired in
Q: How do you decide which topics you're going to cover in your Roundtable discussions? How can I suggest a topic?
A: Some of the topics we've chosen so far have been repeats or offshoots of topics we covered years ago in our TV days. Some are suggested by one or more Rift staff members, but the majority of the Roundtable topics spring from the fevered mind of our producer, like Athena from the head of Zeus ... or something ... But anyway, we welcome any and all suggestions for future Roundtables. Please send them to email@example.com or you can always chime in on our forums on the Rift website.
Q: Q: So where do you guys record these podcasts? Are you all in the same room, or more importantly the same basement?
A: We do not record together as our hosts and guests are spread out across not only the country, but the world. We use Skype in order to call everyone into our virtual studio to record each episode.
Q: Q: In the latest episode, I noticed that you guys sounded tinny / echoey / crappy. Are you aware of your technical problems?
A: Oh, yes. We're working very hard to resolve our technical issues. Some have been resolved already and some are works in progress. We've had several issues with Skype, and with several recording programs, and with our own individual modems, and with our equalizer ... you get the idea. We're still working on our technical issues; we hope to keep getting better and MAYBE one day to sound like real-live professionals. It can't hurt to dream, right?