BEIJING — Charlie Custer and John Artman, creators and co-hosts of China Punks, the most popular podcast in China, have recently announced their decision to forego a show this week, ostensibly because of a technical malfunction.
This, of course, has created a wave of concern, and uncertainty over the future of this award-winning and ground breaking podcast.
In order to alleviate concern, Mr Custer and Mr Artman called an emergency press conference last night. Unfortunately, due to laziness and general disrespect for their listening public, they were not in attendance. Instead, their spokesman from Relevant Recordings, Mr Xiang Guan Bu, made the announcement and answered questions during the two-hour press conference.
“According to the relevant recording procedures, China Punks was unable to be published this week,” Xiang said. “We hope that everyone understand how important these relevant rules and regulations are to the continuation of safe and harmonious podcasting in China.”
However, when asked about what the proper procedures for podcasting are, Mr Xiang was not able to give any satisfying answers.
“It is the belief of myself, as well as those I represent, that everyone already knows the relevant regulations and procedures. If you don’t, I refer you to our website: http://www.willneverfindwhatyouarelookingfor.com where everything is explained logically and clearly. If you can’t find any relevant information, then I apologize, because you must be stupid.”
Both Mr Custer and Mr Artman were unavailable for comment as they had to finish their ice cream.
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Recorded on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Goodness comes in increments.
This week, Charlie and John struggle to find a piece of Chinese news that’s as compelling as Wang Lijun’s supposed defection attempt.
However, it seems that they’ve finally agreed to disagree about something. We all know that agreement is boring. Episode 7 is not boring (if you disagree, that’s still a win for us, ‘cuz that means you actually listened!)
They discuss the merits and demerits of the Chinese and US systems as well as the futility when it comes to comparing two very different political/cultural constructs. Also, (going completely outside their purview or supposed expertise) they discuss the Syria situation and whether intervention would be a good thing.
Thanks for listening. Let us know what you think. And don’t forget to tell your friends how wrong we are.
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