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LIONEL PODCAST: Me & Mr. (Alex) Jones, A Most Dangerous Synergy

I had the unparalleled pleasure of appearing on Alex Jones’s radio show yesterday. My appearance with Alex is available

and on the YouTube features infra. I had previously introduced Alex when he gave the keynote speech at Talkers Magazine’s New Media Seminar in New York.

After my introduction and Alex’s (to put it mildly) stirring address, he invited me on his show and this is the product. This podcast piece is not meant as a paean to or hagiology of Alex; it’s a recitation of the facts on how our spoken word medium has changed dramatically. But only a fool would fail to catch the significance of this quodlibetarian’s media delivery system model and his message. And I, sir/madam, am no fool.


LionelMedia. I’m tired of telling people what this is, so why not tell people what this is. Clever in spades I am. For the culturally nescient, LionelMedia is a multi-media content delivery system for a de minimis monthly fee. It will eventually be a multi-channeled one-stop shopping site for all things that interest me. It will feature written word, articles, blogs, vlogs, video, audio, music, performances of all types: the first annual Klezmerpalooza, hip-hop numismatics, fun with shadow puppets, name it. Wait until you hear the mime section, tentatively labeled “mime meme.” Can you see the vision? (Pun intended.) And ultimately it will showcase my farm team: up-an-coming broadcast stars of the future whom I’ll hone and train to blow the talk broadcast world open. Because, friends, as it is right now, it could use some life and originality.

Futuristic and avant-garde, you betcha. Within this audio contribution, I explain the inspiration and genesis of LionelMedia and my association with my long-time friend, the pythonic and vatic Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine, the industry trade journal. All that I ask (or as they say in Brooklyn, “All’s”) is that you spread the word and then sign up for my podcasts. Ask yourself, “How can I help Lionel?” Well, I’ve the answer.

Gather, children, before me. I’m about to speak.