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  • PhantomSG13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 years ago

    Well, it is SXSW I guess. . . but omg this was like pulling teeth. The timings were all awkward, the subject-matter was droll. It felt so forced from the interviewees. For the first time ever when you guys wrapped it up I was happy that a podcast had ended, wanted to enjoy the experience, but never did.

  • eherokilljoy

    3 years ago

    I don't understand the hate for this podcast at all. God forbid we might actually learn something once in awhile or see a change from the usual formula. The horror.

  • JBLopez

    3 years ago

    Let's never do this again guys....

  • Doomsdaymanx

    3 years ago

    Despite the awkward moments, I still found this podcast enjoyable. The throw-back to Gavin's caveman theory was definitely a highlight. Every time Gavin comes up with a theory I'm reminded of the wonderful spectrum of intelligence humanity has and the hilarity it can cause. Gavin has complex, creative and intelligent ideas, but his inability to explain them to his more straight thinking co-workers is a fucking riot to behold.
    I also don't understand all the hatred of Shirah. I've never met her so maybe she is a bitch , but honestly she only came across as awkward in my opinion. While I dislike her style as an interviewer and host, in this case she should have stuck to it. She tried way too hard to keep up with Gus and Gavin, whom are excellent comic entertainers, and just could not. The digs at Gavin seemed like attempts at humor, she just needs to learn you can't force that. Not all of us are blessed with as exceptional comic talents as the guys and girls at Rooster Teeth.

  • Tenorsax69er

    3 years ago

    Will she stop cutting people off while they're talking? She's almost as bad as Joel use to be!

  • HarmyB Ben :D

    3 years ago

    Wow, this was awful. Never do this again… smiley5.gif

  • JBLopez

    3 years ago

    Really hard to get through this one. First the akeard interview then Shira was just inturrupting the flow like an awkward kid trying to fit in. I should have taken a shot eveytime she mention to tweet at that stupid-long twitter hashtag thing.

  • ULtimateUAV FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    This was meant to be the high point of my week, this was a Really disappointing podcast

  • diggnURgrave

    3 years ago

    Fuck, I hate Shira.

  • Bravo0777

    3 years ago

    That was the most boring podcast I've ever listened to.

  • Torgaydo

    3 years ago

    I like that they changed up things but this could have been a lot better. They probably should have asked RT more questions and also I wish Shira didn't bash on Gavin so much for dumb things, it was a little unnecessary. Burnie probably could have made it run smoother but I guess that couldn't have been helped due to the scheduling mishap. Overall the podcast was not as enjoyable and while it has it's moments it doesn't really save the podcast from being how most seem to view it.

    On a personal note I actually kinda enjoyed the movie interview

    • Torgaydo

      3 years ago

      Gosh I wish I could delete comments. Gonna go ahead and say I didn't actually watch the whole thing through when I made this comment and was going off by my friend's reaction. It's not that bad really and can be enjoyable as long as you don't go in thinking it's going to be like usual podcasts. Some things Shira said were cringe worthy and awful but she wasn't superbly bad. Still not as enjoyable to usualy podcasts by it had it's moments.

      (i'm almost completely contradicting my original comment but whatever)

  • BowmanJ30 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    This podcast was amazing......is what I would say if it was.

  • SomeKindofCaveDemon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Addendum to my previous comment: The podcast improves 1000x at around 20 minutes after the movie promotion circlejerk ends, but yeah Shira comes off as kinda underhandedly mean-spirited. Gavin and Gus do an outstanding job of keeping the podcast light and cheerful, I gotta say, despite being woefully understaffed. And Lon was a surprisingly awesome and fun personality to have on, he was like bearded Gav.

    All in all, still a fun podcast, just ABSOLUTELY SKIP the first 20 minutes.

  • tehbaus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Looks like after the 20 min mark it gets better. More RT, but that chick doesn't really fit.

    Post edited 3/14/14 1:39PM

  • Josh_McClain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Would have been better if they titled this something different. I'm not gonna bash the video, but I think it wasn't what people had hoped for. Gavin looked very uncomfortable as well lol. I would have drank shit tons of that whiskey..

  • Tomb2192 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    This podcast was a bit like communism, good in theory, bad in practice... smiley3.gif

  • JamesTilby

    3 years ago

    WELL I LIKED IT GUYS, JEEZ!
    Really want to see Caesar Chavez, very interesting modern figure that wasn't given proper coverage in the US media. Also, it's always cool to see artists talking about the things that they love.
    Sure, it's not funny, but it was interesting.

  • ikickbabies

    3 years ago

    This really was a terrible podcast. Shira was super fucking annoying saying Samsung #SXWX or whatever it was. I was like shut up I get it already I don't care! Also I don't care about some guys stupid shitty movie. But the Gus and Gavin made this podcast entertaining enough to listen to.

  • Roboticpiggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I think that it would have been better if the guests stayed or if they had another person. I didn't hate it though. some times you have to try something new and you never know how it will work. try again with more people and I think it will work.

    • ikickbabies

      3 years ago

      Yeah, oh well cant be to upset about it because I love RT!

    • Roboticpiggy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      but after they promoted the movie they could have joined in the with the less serious part. they never had an opportunity to to be entertaining

    • ikickbabies

      3 years ago

      The guests were the worst wart. The first 20 mins of that podcast i was just wanting to kill myself.

  • 16lolz

    3 years ago

    She seems very naïve. What the hell were those Twitter questions she was asking them? "Why aren't there more Rage Quits?"?? WTF? Some may say this is "cringeworthy."

    Post edited 3/14/14 2:04AM

  • lukeglover80 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT is Great!

    3 years ago

    gavins screwed haha his hair, and gus' rant about gavin spilling his beer was great

  • MacFace

    3 years ago

    It was a new idea; you have to try those from time to time. Not quite as enjoyable as the regular podcast though.

  • Dil3560 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    This whole podcast just felt awkward, especially for Gavin and Gus. In the future, maybe a podcast at an event like south by should be done as a separate panel similar to RTX.

  • SomeKindofCaveDemon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Yeah this... wasn't a podcast. It was a really long late night show interview. No comfort zone for anyone, no goofing around, just promoting someone's stuff so they can make money. Very bummed out that it went like this; thank god it's just once a year at most.

    Looking forward to the usual content next week! (Hell, and from the Patch, hopefully)

  • Chikitychain FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    This was pretty awkward. Interviews are definitely not what the RT Podcast should be doing. I really feel like Gavin in the beginning summed up how the whole thing felt with Rosario and Diego. Podcasts are a lot more informal and fun than a talk show. Hopefully if you all try something like this again it'll feel a little more comfortable and natural.

  • _Xenronn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Gavin Free, you lucky bitch you. smiley0.gif

  • frostii59

    3 years ago

    Every time that woman talks I cringe. None of her jokes were funny which is why she kept having to follow them with, "Just kidding". Not the worst thing I've seen but it was pretty hard to watch at points.

  • lukeglover80 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT is Great!

    3 years ago

    Gavin looked so bored smiley8.gif

  • lukeglover80 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT is Great!

    3 years ago

    Gavin looked so bored smiley8.gif

  • X_Spearmint

    3 years ago

    I'll start with stating that this was my least favorite podcast. I didn't mind the promotion of the Cesar Chavez in the beginning. I expected it and, if anything, I am more interested now than I had been in the film. I also liked how Gus was able to relate to the film through familial experience. It gave me an insight into him that I didn't have before. So, while not really rt podcast-esque, not a horrible thing. through most of this Shira did a good job. It's obvious that talking to celebrities about their current projects (letting them talk) is her forte.

    Sadly, shortly after that, when Gavin started to "introduce" Shira to what RT Podcast really is, things really began going south. It became painfully obvious that she had not watched the RT Podcast before. She didn't fit in at all. There's the way RT goes at Gavin for his ridiculousness and then there's the way Shira did it. She had no clue who Gavin is, how rt works, or really anything about who rt is. She wasn't prepared and it showed. And her treatment of Gavin was atrocious. At the end of the day, this would have been better if she left with Luna and Dawson and Lon took her place.

    Now, we have Joe Rogan tonight, I have high hopes for this one. Let's hope it makes up for the podcast fiasco that was Shira.


    edit: I was watching it again while typing this to make sure I wasn't overly harsh, and it wasn't as bad on the second go round, but it was still pretty bad.

    Post edited 3/13/14 11:16AM

  • DFergs

    3 years ago

    The main reason I thought that was awkward is because it felt like Shira was trying to hard to be the host on someone else's podcast...

  • xenia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I sort of enjoyed the bit with the director and what not at the beginning because I like interviews like that (but it seemed a little awkward), but afterwards I didn't really enjoy this. Not entire sure why. Although I did give it a chance and watched it all the way through.

  • egmeoib FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Jastron

    3 years ago

    This didn't really feel like the RT Podcast.. I'm kind of bummed that I learned something from this..

  • AJConde FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold United Drunk Kingsmann

    3 years ago

    I feel some of the hate towards Shira is a little unjust, it was two very conflicting styles of humour. Shira has to have a more professional humour as she interviews celebrities, whereas RT has Gavin being well Gavin.

    Either way, this was just worth the watch to see Gavin look awkward next to Rosario Dawson. Just drink and stay quiet. Genius

  • ILOVEDONUTS FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    The more that I dwell on this podcast, the more I feel like the first 15 minutes of the podcast weren't what made me dislike it. What did ruin it for me was Shira trying to "fit in" with her remarks and comments after the interview segment was over. I just got the vibe that she was trying way to hard to act like a member of RT. That, and she wasn't letting go of the jokes that fell flat. I felt like for every joke that didn't get the reaction she was hoping for (I.E. Gavin being shy, his hair) combined with her comments about Kara being a "frat girl" and the whole thing about what men only need in life just felt super forced.

    I was not too bothered by the interview segment and actually was pretty interested in what the guests themselves had to say. I accept that they were trying something different with the podcast. And I understand that some of this is a matter of circumstance, as Burnie had to drop last minute so they got Gavin to go on instead. But it just fell flat, and I felt like Shira, when not doing what she does in What's Trending, just tried too hard and made it pretty awkward at moments.

    Post edited 3/13/14 3:38AM

  • MsPkmMaster

    3 years ago

    I feel really bad for not liking this 'podcast.' The only podcast I've disliked smiley2.gif That girl, Shira just ruined it for me. I know that sounds bitchy, I'm sorry...

    • MsPkmMaster

      3 years ago

      That moment where it says you're comment couldn't be posted, so you write a new one and post it. Then you see the first one did get posted. Dammit... Wish you could delete comments. smiley5.gif

  • MsPkmMaster

    3 years ago

    I feel really bad for not liking this 'podcast.' Shira made it really unentertaining. I felt like Gav and Gus were holding so much back... smiley2.gif

  • ycwii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    I can not stop laughing at Gavin. He looks so bored and he keeps picking up his drink like really its empty already?

    Edit: i am now 15 minutes in and this interviewer is ripping on Gavin.... I no longer like

    Post edited 3/13/14 12:15AM

  • wraith4000

    3 years ago

    The first 20 minutes were rather boring, it got better eventually but still was lacking in overall content and humor. I like the guest idea but two things should be different, first everybody on the podcast should know a fair amount about what they are doing and second whatever the guest is doing should be related to Roosterteeth. For example, if somebody that developed a video game that has been played by people in Roosterteeth came on that could be a really fun podcast where they are asking questions and learning about the game.

  • AndrewGoodnight

    3 years ago

    Who's the legend that brought them beer all the way from Australia?

  • lMakeRetro

    3 years ago

    It's an acronym so it's not Gif or Jif.

  • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Didn't Gus cry in his car last year while preparing for RTX 2013 from to much stress

  • copajr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    It's not that bad. The first 20 minutes were kinda boring, but after that it was interesting and funny.

  • barnettbeans

    3 years ago

    I know you don't pay much attention to the negative comments but this was the worst podcast you've made. The whole joint sponsorship thing doesnt work. That woman came across a complete douche and gavin got a bit too pissed. Needed another stonger lead like burnie to reign it back in at times. I look forward to the podcasts so for me to say something bad about it is a first. Looking forward to next week.

  • MatthewRieve

    3 years ago

    I'm trying to say something good about this podcast...

    • xSPYXEx

      3 years ago

      When I go back through all the podcasts from the beginning, I won't have to sit through this again! Gotta save that bandwidth, you know.

    • MatthewRieve

      3 years ago

      Oh yeah, Gus and Gavin were in it, that's all I really have

  • Framejumper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    people bitch to much.

  • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 years ago

    Gavin's hair looks like Goku

  • MAX1592

    3 years ago

    Who the fuck are these people? Guess I have to wait another week for the real Rooster Teeth podcast. Or maybe I'll go download some creature talk episodes instead.

    • MAX1592

      3 years ago

      It's not that bad actually, but now I'm annoyed that there's no way of deleting comments...

  • BattleFrag91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold i love RWBY

    3 years ago

    The first twelve minutes of movie promotion were just god-awful. The rest of the podcast had funny bits but for the most part was meh. Every time Shira tried to make a funny it was just awkward, especially when she kept saying things about Gavin. Lon fit in way better than Shira for sure.

  • xSPYXEx

    3 years ago

    I wish it was more of a Roosterteeth Podcast instead of Shira and Friends Talk For an Hour.