Shaggy Thomas talks about playing a girl, having giggleitis, being a general pun-master, and what the New York Giants need to do come Super Bowl time. Look for part 2 on the LETTERHEADS youtube page!
A mocku-podcast from the LETTERHEADS fiction(al) writer's group. Our heroes strive, in their hubris, to spread the good news about the writing process to their listeners. Each episode illustrates how four writers can make a bad story even worse.
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Great news everyone! We’ve teamed up with Rochester New York’s Podcast Network ROCpodcasts, which sports a healthy line-up of a dozen local shows. Come check out the pride of the Flower City!
The long awaited answer to the crazy cliffhanger that ended up episode 3! Three stories are read in this plus-sized episode! A former LETTERHEAD is finally revealed in all her strange glory! Brett-Ashley unleashes her inner fan-girl! Our heroes opine on the existence of Canadian emergency services! Sara’s lavatory epiphanies revealed! Willem runs a workshop! Manny faces his worst fears (that Willem is running his workshop)! Listen and find what lies beyond the Mothwing Bathroom Door!
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Yesterday we had a fantastic recording session with our talented bunch, and are on track to release Episode 4 in two weeks! Our audience will finally meet eccentric author and former LETTERHEAD, Viviana R.R. Cunningham. And of course, other wacky surprises await. Stay tuned.
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After last episode’s surprise cliffhanger, the LETTERHEADS writing team realized we had to sit down and re-tool the original script we had for Episode 4. We think it’s the best yet! With the help of our brilliant actors, we are doing some quick rewrites, but we are scheduled for studio time on April 11.
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Join Manny and the gang as they delve into the uncharted territory of fan mail! Sara reveals some vital survival skills while Brett-Ashley has more…destructive tendencies. Also, will Willem totally ruin everything by running the workshop of Manny’s novel? Or will everything be ruined for Willem by a mere set of keys? “Episode 3: Style Choices” is here!
Hello Fans! And good Monday to you all! If you’re having as much trouble getting over this weekend as we are, well then good news! We are launching a new contest today to get you, the listener, involved in Episode 5 of LETTERHEADS, entitled “Cut and Paste.” Give us one sound effect that we must incorporate into the episode. Most creative sound wins!
1. Only one entry per person.
2. Rules subject to change at any time.
3. CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT (bonus points if you get the reference)
4. That was a pretty good (if not perfect segue) into rule 4, which is Don’t use “scissors cutting” as your entry - it is already part of the episode.
5. Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “SOUND EFFECT”, or post to the Facebook group as linked above.
Thanks and good luck to everyone!!!!
Welcome, new followers! Updates have been scarce while we are busy working with all the goodness that came out of our 3rd studio recording sesh — which is different from a session, by the way. A common misconception is that the slang word, “sesh” is shorthand speech for the word “session.” What it actually means is “a wartime tribunal called to decide punishments for making improper sacrifices during Saturnalia.” We sure punished many a guilty pagan after that last sesh. Christians, too. We don’t discriminate.
Stay tuned for Episode 3!
We record episode 3 on Wednesday morning! We are very excited to have our first guest star on the show: Rochester comedian Austin Lafond shall appear as Frank Woz, Willem’s younger brother. Here’s a sample of what we’ll all be intentionally saying into microphones very soon:
BRETT-ASHLEY: So tell me, what’s it like being Willem’s brother?
FRANK: He sleeps with a night-light.
WILLEM: Nocturnal illuminator, not the same thing. If I get an idea in the middle of the night, it’s there to provide light so I can physically see my pen strike my notepad.
FRANK: That’s what lamps are for. You’re afraid of Mittens.
SARA: Me too! One always escapes when I need them. Do you think all the mittens are hiding somewhere thinking about me?
BRETT-ASHLEY: Who’s Mittens?
FRANK: I’ll get to that in a second sweetie (Directed at Brett-Ashley). First, I have to know the name of the lovely lady I’m sitting across from.
MANNY: Sara, I think he means you.
FRANK: I think I need to know everything about you.
SARA: (Giggles) Oh! Stay tuned everybody, I’m working on my autobiography.
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Episode 2: Gollum Voice Is Episode 3
Revision: The Fun Part
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We are so very happy to report our 70th like on the lamestream social media platform known as bookface..no, wait, is it bookface or facebook?
Now all we need to do is get to 100 and we can award another prize to some lucky facebookers! This time EVERYONE who liked our show between #51 and #100 will be entered into a drawing, and three lucky fans of LETTERHEADS from that group will be selected to win some awesome LETTERHEADS related prizes!
Our first winner, Amanda Stegman, has already had her name recorded deep into the fabric of episode 2, and we are thinking of equally impressive stuff to do for the next three winners, but we need to get to 100 likes before we can do ANYTHING AT ALL, so if you enjoyed the show, get some friends to as well, and get them to LIKE THIS PAGE.
Today we got together with engineer Alex Ng and recorded the dialog for Episode 2 of The LETTERHEADS Podcast! This ep. features Brett-Ashley Webb’s overwrought tale of a tragedy-prone army wife entitled ‘A Fan in Winter,’ and our cast turned in hilarious performances, most notably Ashley Johnson (no relation) really came into her own in our recording session today as she took on the longest chunks of the script with tenacity.
Now we start the laborious filtering of takes, killing of darlings, and general editing madness. Episode 2 will drop in just two weeks on February 21st, so keep a half hour open on your calender come two weeks from now! Look for more content coming soon including cast interviews and maybe some more links to the online haunts of our favorite band of misfit authors.