Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Premium Pill - paid podcast review

With such a large supply of free podcasts, why would you want to subscribe to a premium podcast? Even if it is only $1 per episode? The excellent comedy podcast The Bitterest Pill is going to let you find out for yourself. Did you enjoy one pill a month? How about getting four? Normally it costs $4, but in January 2009 you can try out for free. (The Bitterest Pill premium trial)

So I signed up. Of course paypal was making me go through the motions, even if the charge is nil and needless to say, being a non-American, as usual with on-line payments, this involved a lot of extra steps that failed a couple of times. However, don't ask me how, I managed to get subscribed to the premium podcast, so just sit back and enjoy. Enjoy, because the fun starts right away: The Bitterest Pill, premium free trial for January, effectively gave me all the premium backlog of the last weeks. Wow!

I couldn't stop my player. I sat down and listened to three premium shows back to back. I was afraid it was going to be more of the same and it was more of the same, but what same. The same brilliant comedy you get once for free. Want to find out how Dan gets a ticket for a malfunctioning brake light? Buys a flat screen TV? Has the kids with his parents and can finally enjoy a night on the town with his wife - alone? Different stories, same style, same amazingly funny, dramatic, compelling entertainment. If this is your thing, $4 a month is a joke.

You know what baffles me? Dan Klass is supposed to be this failed actor and comedian. He tries to get accepted, god knows to what degrading roles. He continues to be just some anonymous dweller of Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, the World. Yet, his podcast proves already for over 4 years his amazing talent. The character, the timing, the drama, the comedy. We podcasters are only lucky the worlds are not connecting. Some day soon, the party must be over. Until then, enjoy.

Previously about The Bitterest Pill:
Stylized Lamentations.

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1 comment:

Todd said...

When I first found The Pill, I went to Dan's site and downloaded everything I could find. Made for great few weeks of stories. Now I wait expectantly for the (kinda) weekly premium podcast. Great stuff!