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WE READ WEED DADS

What’s This All About, Then?

I Don’t Even Own a Television is a podcast about bad books. Every two weeks, hosts J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision get together to talk about a book you almost certainly should not read. Past guests have included Jeb “@mobute” Lund, Mara Wilson, Mike Sacco, Rachel Millman, and many others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
What is IDEOTVPOD?

A:
We just answered that. I Don’t Even Own a Television is a biweekly podcast about bad books.

Q:
When does IDEOTVPOD come out?

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Every two weeks, on Mondays. IDEOTVPOD is for the commuters! Also, right around the first of every month we release a special friends-only episode, which can be accessed via our Patreon.

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Where is IDEOTVPOD?

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Whoa, this is a pretty heavy, metaphysical question, dude! It’s recorded in the stately Satellite High recording studio, in lovely San Francisco, California, and distributed via a global network linking real space and the virtual space known as the Internet.

If you mean “Where is the next episode of IDEOTVPOD?” the answer is “We’re working on it.” It’ll be out in a Monday or two, and we hope you’ll really like it.

Q:
Why is IDEOTVPOD?

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Reading is fun — indeed fundamental! — but, boy, you sure will find a lot of bad, bad books out there. We think you deserve a guide to and through and around these books. Plus we think it’s useful for there to be one podcast about books that actually talks about books.

Q:
Who is IDEOTVPOD?

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IDEOTVPOD is J. W. Friedman and Chris Collision.

J. is a humorist and musician from San Francisco, California. He’s into hardcore, rap music, movies and books about indescribable eldritch horrors, and professional wrestling. He founded the podcast and is responsible for all its rad music.

Host J. W. Friedman, looking straight at you.
Host J.W. Friedman has seen into your SOUL and he’s not impressed. Or pleased.

Collision is a writer, bike rider, HEAVY TUNES enthusiast, and worker in Oakland, California. He guested on the twentieth episode and joined as the full-time co-host with number 28. He likes his girlfriend Noodles, coffee, beer, bikes, cities, mezcal, loud music, Star Trek, (doing) the Jumble, (using) the text editor VIM, the politics of liberation, hockey, basketball, and almost nothing else. (He is enthusiastic about bad movies.) He would like to see you in the streets, beneath which is the beach.

Host Chris Collision, Posing
No, Collision doesn’t always stand like this. But when he does, he generally gets photographed.

Q:
How is IDEOTVPOD?

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We are very well, thank you. How are you?

Q:
How can I get in touch with IDEOTVPOD?

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Electronically, mainly! If you like email (Collision does, J. doesn’t), try idontevenownatelevision@gmail.com. If you like the Facebook, you’ll enjoy the podcast account https://www.facebook.com/ideotvpod and, we bet, the I Don’t Even Own a Television Fun Time Party Pit!  Collision and J. are both very active on Twitter, the podcast somewhat less so. You can also call us on the phone and leave a message (try to keep it under 2 minutes so you don’t get cut off) at 614.9.IDEOTV.

Q:
Can I suggest or submit a book for you to do?

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Sure! No promises, of course, but we love suggestions. Best way to suggest a book is to send us an email to idontevenownatelevision@gmail.com. People are always trying to suggest things on Facebook and Twitter, and those suggestions tend to get kind of lost in the shuffle. Sorry! Anyway, reach out to us electronically and Collision will add it to the insane spreadsheet he takes bizarre delight in maintaining.

Q:
What’s the deal with the songs and games and stuff?

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They’re fun!

Q:
Why do some of the songs and games happen more often than others?

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spooky voice Noooooo-booooody knoooooooows!

Q:
Do you have merch? Can I have some?

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We do have merch! We have delicious t-shirts, boldly emblazoned with the I Don’t Even Own a Television Logo! AND! They are for sale! Get in touch with Collision via Twitter or email and he’ll hook you up. Twenty-five bucks plus shipping and handling.

Silver IDEOTVPOD T-Shirt.
Silver IDEOTVPOD T-Shirt
Red IDEOTVPOD shirt.
Red IDEOTVPOD shirt.

Furthermore, we have amazing koozies! White on black, with the IDEOTVPOD devil-book logo on one side and a heartwarming message on the other. Four bucks plus shipping and handling from Collision.

IDEOTVPOD Koozies.
IDEOTVPOD Koozies.

Q:
Do you guys really not own televisions?

A:
The answer to this question is in at least one episode.

Q:
Hey, what’s up with WE READ WEED DADS?

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lol we totally read weed dads

Q:
Can I/we do an interview with you?

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Sure! Contact us and we’ll set something up.

Q:
Can I read an interview you’ve already done?

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Absolutely! The great Brian Roesler interviewed us for Tampa’s Creative Loafing: Creative Loafing interview.

Q:
Is there a wiki?

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There’s totally a wiki.

Q:
Do you want to be on our podcast?

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Probably! Contact us and we’ll hash it out.

Q:
Can I be on your podcast?

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Maybe! Get in touch!

Q:
Can I advertise on your podcast?

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We’re not going to take any ads for the foreseeable future, sorry.

Q:
Can I help the show? If so, how?

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You can DEFINITELY help the show, and we’d love it if you did! The best way to help us out is to spread the word: tell a friend that you like the show, and suggest an episode for them to start with. Leave us a good review on iTunes. Pester people to write about the show — we’re happy to talk to anybody about what we do. It all helps, and we appreciate every bit of it.

You can also support the show by making a one-time donation to our PayPal anytime you feel like it, or by signing up for our new Patreon page. Our friends who help us out on Patreon get a whole rash of extra goodies, from a weekly behind-the-scenes email to fifty percent more episodes to merch and even a chance to vote on upcoming episodes! It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to help us keep making a show we love to do. (And did we mention that supporters get extra-special subscriber-only episodes? We mentioned that, right? Because supporters get extra-special subscriber-only episodes.)