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The Rubber Chicken Podcast, Official Wireless Programme of That Chicken Site Dot Com (TRCPOWPOTCSDC) is the official wireless programme of ThatChickenSite.com.

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Genesis

In the past few years, the distribution of home-made audio content via The Internet, colloquially known as "Podcasting", has become all the bloody rage amongst the cool kids (in the house, word, yo). The Rubber Chicken would be damned if they were going to let some upstart youngsters redefine the meaning of the word cool when they had collectively spent so many years of their lives clawing their way into spitting distance of it. So they got a bunch of people to sit in front of microphones and blather on in ridiculous voices before unleashing the terrifying result upon the web at large.

Statistics are inconclusive as to the effect it has had on the national murder rate.

Production Process

The Rubber Chicken Podcast is, as anyone who waited nearly a YEAR for Season 2 will tell you, not subject to a strict schedule, nor a rigorous and regimented production process. So you're actually lucky that it gets done at all, you ungrateful slobs.

For the majority of the Podcast's run, there has been little solid collaboration between contributors. Generally, individual staff members will either record material of their own, or write pieces of material for others, and these disparate pieces of content will be pulled together at the whims of the editors of the episodes (usually Tim and Alastair ). Due to the large geographical (and occasionally emotional) distance between most TRC staff members, group recording sessions are unfortunately quite difficult, and usually limited to people living in the same city (Tim, Chris and Alastair; Andrey and Gord, etc...), but careful recording and editing is often sufficient to convey the illusion of actual group scenes.

As the Podcast matures and the style develops further, there has been rapidly increasing emphasis placed upon pre-planning and close collaboration. All episodes of Season 2 will have overarching themes, and hence require a great deal of planning and need sketches to be written especially for each episode, rather than just being thrown out willy-nilly. Also, episode 3 of Season 2 ("King Podcast and the Knights of the Roundtable") has the honour of being the first ever Podcast episode to be scripted in its entirety, an obvious requirement, given the theme and setting of the episode. (The fully scripted 2006 Christmas Special doesn't count, because Andrey wrote the script to that and he's from the Soviet Union or something. He probably grafitied it on a piece of the Berlin Wall.)

This is not to say that the entire production has been an exercise in randomness. Right from the beginning, certain ground rules have been laid down for how individual episodes and the seasons as a whole are structured:

  • Each episode opens with a "cold open," an introductory "pre-credits" mini-skit.
  • Following this is always an intro from The Announcer, in his ludicrously verbose and idiosyncratic style.
  • Each season of the podcast features a series of running gags and/or segments, which appear every episode. For the first season, these were a reference to the Land of Canoes, a joke from Sir Nigel Haversmith IV, and Andrey's Thought of the Day. The second season will feature Celebrity Anecdotes with Andrey, and History With Harold Holt.
  • Each episode features a music number, ranging from short impromptu ditties like the original Land of Canoes song, right up to the 4-minute, lavishly produced I Feel Pretty Good Blues.
  • The episode ends with The Announcer as well, in the so-called "next week" segment.
  • The "next week" is always followed by a brief callback to a gag from earlier in the episode.

(Season 2, of course, being the rude upstart it is, has flouted several of these nebulous rules on more than one occasion, and may have to be slapped down for it.)

At the end of each season, the Podcast recording process has generated enough bloopers for the production of an "OUTcast," a special episode collecting all the best flubs and stuff-ups the team can manage, not to mention all the censored stuff about the Jews and their international bankers' conspiracy.

Episode List

Season One (1)

The season one logo, illustrated by Andy Webb, depicts a preliminary t-shirt design of vegetable-loving pilgrim Sam I Yam in the Land of Canoes.
The season one logo, illustrated by Andy Webb, depicts a preliminary t-shirt design of vegetable-loving pilgrim Sam I Yam in the Land of Canoes.

Episode 101: Attack of the Pilot Episode (IN 3-D!)

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Episode 102: Son of Podcast

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  • Andrey's House of Facism - A. Summers
  • Introduction - T. & A. Craig
  • Jane & The Decrepit Old Crone - B. Kosmina
  • The Inane Given a Voice - B. Cullen
  • Land of Canoes (Re-Reprise) - A. Craig
  • Something Something Something (Something) - B. Cullen
  • The Previous Sketch - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Honest John's Homicidal Bargains - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • An Observation - T. Morrison
  • Seductive Biscuits - B. Kosmina, T. Morrison, A. Craig & T. Curry
  • Thought of the Day - A. Summers
  • Gaming Joke #2- T. Morrison
  • Weather Report- A. Summers
  • Scooby-Doo and the Ghost Bucanneer - B. Kosmina
  • The Previous Sketch (Part 2) - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • You Probably Had to Be There - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Literacy Rap- A. Summers & G. Myren
  • Next Week - T. Morrison & A. Craig


Episode 103: Zombie Pirate Bride of Podcast

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  • Opening Sketch With A Rude Word At The End - A. Summers
  • Introduction - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Supertedium- B. Kosmina & co.
  • A Lecture from Freud- B. Cullen
  • SexChat Promo- F. Underlord
  • Acapella X-Files - A. Craig
  • Andrey's Pity Corner - A. Summers
  • In Memory of Hygeine and Dignity - B. Cullen
  • Thought of the Day - A. Summers
  • Tragedy with a Girlish Giggle - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Quite The Pair - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Sir Grimsworth and the Garden Shed - B. Cullen
  • Interruption - T. Morrison
  • Words of Wisdom - G. Myren
  • Podcast Internet Broadcast Radio Broadcast Podcast - B. Cullen
  • Robot Poetry - B. Kosmina & A. Craig
  • The Stephen Hawking Impersonation Hour - A. Summers
  • Easy as Pie - B. Kosmina
  • Gaming Joke #3 - T. Morrison
  • Gord Interviews one of the Mooon People! - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Voluptuous Vehicle - A. Summers
  • Crap Comic Four, Line One - B. Kosmina
  • Land of Canoe Blues- A. Craig
  • Next Week - T. Morrison & A. Craig

Episode 104: Podcast Goes Hawiian

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  • Disclaimer - B. Cullen
  • Introduction - T. Morrison
  • Cooking with Claude - B. Kosmina
  • It's Amusing Because It's Contradictory - A. Summers
  • The Paint Show (Part One) - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Mister Bung Laughs - B. Cullen
  • Gaming Joke #4- T. Morrison
  • Five Second Movie Reviews (Part One) - B. Kosmina
  • Geek Politics - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • The Doo-Doo-Do-Do-Do-Do Song - B. Cullen
  • The Paint Show (Part Two) - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Sheep in a Paddock - B. Cullen
  • Thought of the Day - A. Summers
  • Five Second Movie Reviews (Part Two) - B. Kosmina
  • Ebolantics - T. Morrison
  • The Paint Show (Part Three) - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • An Unsurprising Reprise - B. Kosmina
  • Andrey's Pain: A Critical Reaction - B. Cullen
  • Paul Attempts a Robbery, Mayhem Ensues, Ha Ha - B. Cullen
  • Self Portrait: The TRCFM Anthem- G. Myren (Music) & A. Summers (Words)
  • Next Week - T. Morrison & A. Craig


Episode 105: Murder, She Podcast (Starring Angela Landsbury)

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  • Introduction - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Mister Bung, Voice of Reason - B. Cullen
  • A Shocking Exposé - B. Kosmina
  • The Mystery of the Exploding Butler (Part One) - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Tremble Mortals - B. Cullen
  • Fun with Wicker Baskets - A. Summers
  • Not a Library- C. Shadforth, T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • The Girl with Two Legs - B. Kosmina
  • Airline Food Joke #1- T. Morrison
  • The Andrey's Single & Depressed Show - A. Summers & Special Guest
  • No, No, No - C. Shadforth
  • Splicey Dicey - B. Kosmina
  • Hitler & Friends - C. Shadforth
  • Thought of the Day - A. Summers
  • The Mystery of the Exploding Butler (Part Two) - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • The Paint Show Revisited - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Abstract Emancipation of The Inner Canoe- A. Craig
  • Next Week - T. Morrison & A. Craig


Episode 106: The Island of Doctor Podcasto

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Episode 107: Podcast vs The Red Menace

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  • Prologue - A. Craig
  • Introduction - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Trent's New Job - B. Kosmina
  • News Break - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Bacon and Eggs- B. Kosmina, C. Shadforth & T. Morrison
  • Teatime in Riotsville - B. Cullen
  • Andrey/Emily: SHOWDOWN (Part One) - A. Summers & Special Guest
  • How About That Weather? - B. Kosmina
  • Buy Their EP Already - The Terrordactyls
  • The Excessive Echo Machine - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Crap Comic Four, Line Four - B. Kosmina
  • Andrey/Emily: SHOWDOWN (Part Two) - A. Summers & Special Guest
  • Hlaude's Horrible Hliffhanger - B. Kosmina
  • Insert Line Here - C. Shadforth, T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Mr. Thompson's Exploded Head* - B. Kosmina & A. Craig
  • Sir Curry's Speech - B. Cullen
  • Andrey/Emily: SHOWDOWN (Part Three) - A. Summers & Special Guest
  • The Mystery of the Exploding Butler (Cliffhanger) - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Relevant Breakdown - B. Cullen & A. Craig
  • Evil Rollerblades - B. Cullen
  • Watching Blood Dry (Part One) - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • The Announcer's Divorce - C. Shadforth & T. Morrison
  • Nursery Rhyme Corner - B. Kosmina
  • Thought of the Day - Special Guest
  • Watching Blood Dry (Part Two) - G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Daily Game of Charades - T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • To Be Continued - B. Kosmiana, T. Morrison & A. Craig
  • Final Song- G. Myren & A. Summers
  • Next Week - T. Morrison & A. Craig


Episode 108: Christmas Special 2006

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Season Two (2)

The season two logo depics the grave of Sir Nigel Haversmith IV, a symbolic "burning canoe" representing the retirement of the previous season's running gags and a darker, more story-driven direction.
The season two logo depics the grave of Sir Nigel Haversmith IV, a symbolic "burning canoe" representing the retirement of the previous season's running gags and a darker, more story-driven direction.


Episode 201: Radio City Music Hall Presents An Evening With Podcast

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Track Listing: Coming Soon

See Also: James Edward Perrington, Stephen Hawking, Saytan, TRC FM, Fear 91.1FM, Dave-O, The I Feel Pretty Good Blues


Episode 202: Podcast: Impossible

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See Also: Thomas Jefferson, Skip Ackerman, Svetlana, Toni Jefferson, Cobra, Reg, Dieter, The Terrordactyls


Episode 203: King Podcast & The Knights of the Roundtable

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See Also: Bluesman, Sir Nigel Haversmith IV, The Announcer, Morty Bechbaum, Stephen Hawking, The Formless Underlord of the Crimson Kingdom, The World-Weary Noir Detective, Claude


Episode 204: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Podcast

Track Listing: Coming Soon

See Also: TRC Airways, Saytan, Stephen Hawking, The Announcer, Toni Jefferson, Sir Nigel Haversmith IV, Samuel Delta Dash Five Three, You, Ten Years From Now, Terrifying Post-Apocalyptic Future, Andrey's Ex-Girlfriend


Episode 205: Podcast Most Fowl

Track Listing: Coming Soon

See Also: Hardcore Holmes, The Announcer, The World-Weary Noir Detective, The Terrordactyls

Episode 206: The Candid St. Crispins's Day Jambouree

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See Also: Ying, Hal Rangton, Billy-Bob Sinclair, Tymaan Fuqon

*WARNING: Listings below contain SPOILERS for upcoming episodes.  Proceed with caution.

Episode 207: Mr. Podcast's Neighborhood

Track Listing: Coming Soon

See Also: Thomas Jefferson, Skip Ackerman, Svetlana, Toni Jefferson, Cobra, Reg, Dieter,Hardcore Holmes, Bluesman, Sir Nigel Haversmith IV, The Announcer, Morty Bechbaum, Stephen Hawking, Saytan

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