Preview the first track of the Andrew McIlvaney Christmas Album.
Our Canadian friends (still toiling away at their increasingly excellent webseries Henchpeople) have just given an old Rubber Chicken Podcast tune the lavish music video treatment. Behold! The culturally sensitive tones of Santa Klau-au-auss, lovingly retooled for the iPhone generation:
This cautionary anthem first appeared in The Rubber Chicken Podcast’s 2006 Christmas Special. Hear it below in its rawer, edgier form – quickly now, before it becomes cool!
Christmas Special 2006
Santa Klau-au-auss (original version)
Words by Andrey Summers. Music by Gord Myren.
After some wild months of scripting and idea-hurling, Rubber Chicken Audio is fast-tracking two major new audio series. We’ll make a media empire of this website yet. Failing that, a media village. Hell, we’ll settle for a moderately colourful back alley you’d feel comfortable walking down at night.
While those projects stew, let’s pop over to Vancouver, shall we, and see how our friends at Red Square Collective are getting along.
Convicted Rubber Chicken collaborator Andrey Summers has been hard at work on Henchpeople, a candid window into the lives of the men and women on the receiving end of Roger Moore’s Walther PPK. We can’t take any credit at all, but you won’t know this, as you’ve already skipped past this paragraph to watch the pretty video.
Subscribe on YouTube for monthly episodes and weekly sketches. Go on. I dare you.
Barely two months into its existence as a production company, Rubber Chicken Audio has already sold out, forever tainting its lofty, waveform-based integrity with promotional video. AND WE’D DO IT ALL AGAIN.
MacGuffin’s Curse is a werewolf-comedy-puzzle-adventure game by veteran website and podcast contributor Ben Kosmina, with some additional writing by myself and supporting roles from several other Rubber Chicken alumni. Reviews so far have been glowing.
For a couple of bucks you’ll get a huge adventure, huge laughs and the huge gratitude of a small indie team.
Thrilling segway chases and multiple entendres abound in The Vine’s James Bond tribute episode.
Our sister series The Vine Audio Programme is back, and as incapable as ever of just sitting down to record a low-key podcast about video games.
On a personal level, I had an incredible amount of fun with the overblown, pseudo-cinematic action scenes that open and close the episode. And it’s entirely possible re-scoring the James Bond theme with my bare hands is the manliest thing I will ever do.
Listen to the first eight minutes below, or head over to The Vine for the complete tale.
Opening Sequence Credits:
Written by Hyle Russell
Starring Chad McCanna, Janell McCanna, Hyle Russell and Alastair Craig
Produced by Alastair Craig (with apologies to Monty Norman, John Barry and David Arnold)
- A werewolf comedy puzzle adventure for iPad, iPhone, PC and Mac.
- Winner of the Freeplay Award for Best Game Writing.
- Launching April 19 on Steam and soon on the App Store.
A secondary objective of Rubber Chicken Audio is to promote some of the fascinating projects our past and present contributors are now working on. They don’t get much worthier than MacGuffin’s Curse.
This fantastic top-down puzzle game is the brainchild of friend and Rubber Chicken vetaran Ben Kosmina, who has spent a very intense year writing and designing it full-time with indie developer Brawsome. MacGuffin’s Curse combines the logical challenges of old-school Zelda with the comedic dialogue and sidequests of LucasArts point-and-click adventures. It is most rad.
I’m very excited to be joining Ben and Andrew at GDC in San Francisco this March to help promote the game. While I’m far from an objective authority, I can assure you it’s a massive labour of love, an absolute joy to play and filled to the brim with Ben’s trademark manic humour.
If this grabs your interest, please follow MacGuffin’s Curse on Facebook. Indie development is a cutthroat world of tight budgets and two-minute noodles, so every little show of support is sure to be appreciated!
“It’s mediocre post-John-Rhys-Davies Sliders for the podcasting generation!” declare the critics.
The new season of our hotter, sluttier sister series is a fresh start and a great jumping-on point for new listeners.
I’ve neglected the fact that this is about Donkey Kong and Nintendo games. That’s because we actually want you to listen. Think of it as a launching pad for wacky adventures and unrelated comedy, and a subject the hosts are just as keen to avoid.
We’re particularly proud of our Halloween 2011 episode: a slow-burn horror movie in which the hosts debate the scientific impossibility of zombies while boarding up the doors against them. I guarantee you’ll love it. Unless, heaven forbid, you’re put off by coarse language and ten-minute amputation scenes.