Mitchell mouths off

I first heard of ChannelFlip.com when Wil Harris mentioned it on TwiT with Leo Laporte. It sounded like a great project and I was enthusiastic about it until they adopted the tagline: “The UK’s Finest Video Channel for Switched On Men.”

Thanks.

Anyway, I ignored the site for ages, but couldn’t help noticing when they started showing up on the iTunes chart. First it was a series with Robert Llewellyn about machines, robots and things. I had a look but the production value wasn’t that high, and I didn’t watch more than a couple.

Then I spotted the new video series: David Mitchell’s Soapbox. I think Mr Mitchell is brilliant, and was impressed that the site could get such a great signing. For 20 weeks, David sits down for a weekly three minute rant about whatever is bugging him. It’s very scripted, and would probably work better as audio, but I love it. Here’s the first one (and the best of the three, so far, in my opinion).

I’m really dreading when the 20 weeks is up already.

6 thoughts on “Mitchell mouths off

  1. I spotted this a few weeks ago and I think it’s utterly brilliant and a great addition to the mounting number of podcast subscriptions I have. I had no idea it was only for 20 weeks though 😦

  2. I had no idea it was only for 20 weeks though

    Perhaps it will be like a series, and return if it’s really popular.

  3. “Perhaps it will be like a series, and return if it’s really popular.”
    i hope so 🙂 it’s certainly very popular at the moment, he’s top of the itunes podcast chart.

  4. that is one awful green screen. do they do audio only?

    Unfortunately not. You’ll have to close your eyes.

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