So, this really has nothing to do with personal finance or fitness or any of my usual topics. It just is a fun story I wanted to share.
I now have a theme song. For the details behind how I gained a theme song, read the rest of the story below.
You may or may not know I love listening to podcasts. I especially like listening to them on car rides, on my jogs, or even during tedious tasks like doing the dishes.
Well, one of the podcasts I really enjoy is How to Do Everything, which is made by Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag, producers of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. It’s a super fun podcast where people submit questions on, well, how to do everything, and they get experts to answer the questions.
Another podcast I’ve been enjoying is Reply All, the first podcast to come out of Gimlet Media (not including the podcast exploring the starting of Gimlet Media, Startup). I also like TLDR,which is a podcast that came out of On the Media. The guys who started TLDR are now the guys who do Reply All. Both podcasts explore strange and interesting things related to the internet.
Another thing Reply All and TLDR have in common besides their co-hosts Alex and PJ is the creator of their theme song. In the credits for both shows, they’ve told the audience that their theme song was written by “the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder“. (in case you’re curious, here’s the TLDR theme and the Reply All theme). A lot of music heard on Reply All is made by Breakmaster Cylinder.
Well, one day, I suggested on twitter that the HTDE and the Reply All guys should interview each other. The Reply All folks said they love HTDE, but claim they don’t know how to do anything. So I suggested that they could tell them how to get Breakmaster Cylinder to write a theme song for you. And that’s when Breakmaster Cylinder chimed in, initially by typing out what my theme song could sound like. Then, a day later, he sent me a link to MY THEME SONG!
Like I said, it’s just a silly fun story about how interacting with people on the internet sometimes results in something fun and awesome. Now that I have a theme song, I feel like I should have a podcast of my own. Would you listen to a personal finance podcast from me?