Underrated in 2011: I listen to a lot of podcasts (all of which I would immediately sing the praises of) and while I added many subscriptions this year, The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show deserves a very specific shout out. Rubin has a dedication to pursuing unique and thoroughly intriguing guests. From Kirk Fogg to The Daily What’s Nitzan, you are going to learn something fascinating in every episode. Sure Marc Maron can get inside the head of the comedian, but Jeff Rubin is diving into things you never knew you wanted to know about.
“I remember being really tiny and the actual stick - the pole on the head of the monkey that you had to stick through to hit the button - was super long. And you had all these tiny kids who would try to grab the head of the monkey and the pole would be too long when you were grabbing it from the top.”
- Legends of the Hidden Temple winner Anthony explaining why the Silver Monkey was so difficult on this week’s Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show.
In this episode you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about Nickelodeon gameshow Legends of the Hidden Temple, and probably a great deal more. We cover both sides of the game with host Kirk Fogg and victorious contestant Anthony.
As always, two versions of the show -
The enhanced version on iTunes - This comes with pictures that pop up at pre-determined times to illustrate what we’re talking about, but it only works on Apple devices and in iTunes itself. The pictures appear where the album art usually would.
The regular version at JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com - This is a vanilla MP3 that works on everything from Android to Zune.
If you listen to one thing today, it should be this.
This is phenomenal journalism.