Oct. 6, 2021

Behind The M.A.S.S.K. Part Four

Behind The M.A.S.S.K. Part Four

This week Chad takes us "Behind The M.A.S.S.K." to tell the deeper story of the evolution of regular guest and contributor Dr. Harry Callahan.


Chad takes us "Behind The M.A.S.S.K." to tell the deeper story of the evolution of regular guest and contributor Dr. Harry Callahan, Uber Villanueva's "promotion", and the best feedback that the show has ever received. 

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:06.280 --> 00:00:11.949 Hey, everybody will welcome back. It is part four of behind the mask. 2 00:00:12.589 --> 00:00:21.980 Yes, so we are headed into uncharted territory here. It is now 3 00:00:22.019 --> 00:00:32.060 chronologically the end of June and we're headed into episodes sixteen through twenty. This 4 00:00:32.219 --> 00:00:40.009 is where everybody got on board with starting to integrate their stories. My job 5 00:00:40.049 --> 00:00:46.530 is to keep the mask storyline moving forward. Their job is to start integrating 6 00:00:46.570 --> 00:00:59.159 things into their stories and they did phenomenal. Episode Sixteen miners not minors, 7 00:01:00.320 --> 00:01:06.469 which has been a running joke now for since at least episode three, I 8 00:01:06.629 --> 00:01:10.989 think, is when we started the miners not miners joke. So that gets 9 00:01:11.030 --> 00:01:15.909 a good call back here. And we have the change in me. So 10 00:01:17.510 --> 00:01:22.379 we alluded that I was going to start music therapy, which led to me 11 00:01:23.780 --> 00:01:30.579 telling poetry, that is, Song Lyrics. I leaned into this because it's 12 00:01:30.659 --> 00:01:36.650 something that's always fascinated me, and that is the just songs with really bad 13 00:01:37.450 --> 00:01:46.609 lyrics, just bad lyrics and oddness. So yeah, so the first one 14 00:01:46.650 --> 00:01:52.879 I did was a song by the boys called Timothy, which worked well because 15 00:01:53.200 --> 00:01:59.000 miners it is. It's a cannibal story. It's about it's about three people 16 00:01:59.200 --> 00:02:05.349 that get trapped in a mind that collapses have we heard that before in another 17 00:02:05.430 --> 00:02:10.189 story collapsed mine. Maybe only two people come out where whatever happened to Timothy? 18 00:02:10.669 --> 00:02:16.259 That was my first and then Macarthur Park I did and others. Don't 19 00:02:16.460 --> 00:02:22.060 expect me to remember Shit because I'm, like I said last episode, I'm 20 00:02:22.620 --> 00:02:27.060 bind recording these and I don't know what's happening in my life or the world 21 00:02:27.099 --> 00:02:32.050 right now. So happy Wednesday, this is coming out. Yeah, then 22 00:02:32.090 --> 00:02:38.729 the episode lost, which was it was it was fun. It was fun. 23 00:02:38.930 --> 00:02:44.719 All these are fun. Okay, someday I'm going to listen back to 24 00:02:44.759 --> 00:02:49.240 these behind the scenes things and know that the last three is just me mentally 25 00:02:49.280 --> 00:02:53.719 becoming unhinged, and you get to listen to it with me. Isn't it 26 00:02:53.919 --> 00:02:58.990 fun? So I'm doing song lyrics, Brett's churning out stories like it's his 27 00:02:59.229 --> 00:03:06.150 job and we're just having fun with this. Now now the show is enjoyable. 28 00:03:06.430 --> 00:03:09.909 It's been so much fun and I'm so glad we brought bread on board 29 00:03:10.430 --> 00:03:16.659 somewhere in this run. We fix his audio and and then he does his 30 00:03:17.500 --> 00:03:24.300 escape from mask episode and it gets fun. It gets real fun, and 31 00:03:24.460 --> 00:03:30.569 now we're on a path. We're headed towards what I am for seeing as 32 00:03:30.770 --> 00:03:38.090 being a place to put a pin in this storytelling evolution that we are working 33 00:03:38.250 --> 00:03:44.039 on pushing forward, and it's it's just so much fun at this point. 34 00:03:44.039 --> 00:03:47.960 We're having a blast, we're talking about things, we're bouncing ideas a little 35 00:03:47.960 --> 00:03:57.110 bit off and and it's going great. It's just it's so much fun and 36 00:03:57.310 --> 00:04:01.909 it affords me the opportunity to finally do what I had been wanting to do 37 00:04:02.550 --> 00:04:05.229 at the end, in the end of July, I finally did what I 38 00:04:05.389 --> 00:04:15.139 wanted to do back in February, and that was my true vision of Dr 39 00:04:15.379 --> 00:04:24.329 Callahan. So Dr Callahan is based on Art Bell, who was who had 40 00:04:24.370 --> 00:04:29.610 an who was. Yeah, he's dead. He did he did a late 41 00:04:29.649 --> 00:04:36.610 night, overnight, five days a week, conspiracy theory, ufo ghosts. 42 00:04:36.769 --> 00:04:46.480 People would call up with crazy shit and he would just eat it up. 43 00:04:46.040 --> 00:04:48.360 He would eat it up. I don't know if he ever believed any of 44 00:04:48.519 --> 00:04:55.189 it, but he sounded like he was all in on everything anybody said. 45 00:04:56.149 --> 00:05:00.029 You could call up and tell him that you married a little green Martian and 46 00:05:00.629 --> 00:05:06.029 he would be all about finding out about that little green Martian, how you 47 00:05:06.139 --> 00:05:10.500 met, what your wedding was like. He would be there for it, 48 00:05:11.139 --> 00:05:17.459 and the announcer on his show was this big, booming radio voice that gave 49 00:05:17.939 --> 00:05:25.410 phone numbers for every situation you might be in, because their phone numbers were 50 00:05:25.449 --> 00:05:30.569 west of the Rockies, east of the Rockies, international callers, first time 51 00:05:30.730 --> 00:05:38.720 callers and the wild card line, and I just loved that part of the 52 00:05:38.800 --> 00:05:41.399 show. I don't know why, because I was like, Oh my God, 53 00:05:41.879 --> 00:05:44.439 whatever can we get through the phone number? And every break, so 54 00:05:44.560 --> 00:05:49.029 it's like every twenty minutes they would be busting into phone numbers and they just 55 00:05:49.110 --> 00:05:53.189 keep going and going and going and going. So I guess this behind the 56 00:05:53.310 --> 00:05:58.670 mask is not really about the five episodes I just blew through. It's about 57 00:05:58.670 --> 00:06:01.470 Dr Harry, because this is the one where I could finally put him in 58 00:06:01.670 --> 00:06:05.620 his true form. So I did the announcer. I did east of the 59 00:06:05.660 --> 00:06:11.899 Rockies, west of the Rockies, California and Madagascar, because I needed to 60 00:06:11.980 --> 00:06:15.779 have two contrasting places. I don't know why. I think I did Beth 61 00:06:15.779 --> 00:06:18.050 Lehem. At one point in my head it was Beth Lehem, but anyway, 62 00:06:18.250 --> 00:06:21.689 so I did the announcer voice, put a disco music bed on it, 63 00:06:24.089 --> 00:06:28.370 bed music in the background, for that's Radio Biz Talk. So we 64 00:06:28.449 --> 00:06:31.730 have the disco bed in the in the background and we have Harry. The 65 00:06:31.810 --> 00:06:36.480 other thing that art bell did was he would advertise survival as Shit, like 66 00:06:36.839 --> 00:06:43.879 Doomsday prepper bullshit. First Time I heard about the solar powered flashlight, the 67 00:06:43.959 --> 00:06:48.110 shake flashlight, the crank up radio, all that shit was like featured shit 68 00:06:48.230 --> 00:06:53.110 that they would sell the art bell show, coast to coast am, I 69 00:06:53.389 --> 00:06:57.269 was there for. By the way, coast to coast am still in existence 70 00:06:57.310 --> 00:07:04.220 and they have a podcast of all the art bell best of so I highly 71 00:07:04.259 --> 00:07:11.220 encourage you. Do a Google search for coast to coast am and enjoy your 72 00:07:11.300 --> 00:07:15.129 life. George nor I think, is the whole host now who we named, 73 00:07:15.170 --> 00:07:23.170 checked in in the Disney land episode, but it's it's something to hear. 74 00:07:23.730 --> 00:07:32.800 It's fascinating there it is. So between the Disneyland episode and the intercepted 75 00:07:32.879 --> 00:07:38.199 episode where we actually hear Dr Callahan doing his radio show for the first time, 76 00:07:38.199 --> 00:07:43.079 I finally knelt the voice that I was looking for. I wanted squarely, 77 00:07:43.720 --> 00:07:47.310 kind of, you know, nasally, very art bell. If you've 78 00:07:47.350 --> 00:07:53.269 ever heard art bell, you know who what art bell sounds like if you 79 00:07:53.389 --> 00:08:01.540 don't Google it. So Art Bell is the inspiration now I needed a guest 80 00:08:01.939 --> 00:08:05.540 to put on there, an expert. He always had experts and they were 81 00:08:05.660 --> 00:08:11.620 usually military people. I couldn't do Dana, I couldn't do the announcer, 82 00:08:11.540 --> 00:08:16.610 so I only had really one other voice I could go to and that was 83 00:08:16.769 --> 00:08:22.170 who bear. So I made who bear a general because he had to be 84 00:08:22.250 --> 00:08:30.519 former military. And so it starts with the the introduction. Harry welcomes us 85 00:08:30.600 --> 00:08:35.360 to the show and immediately jumps into a sponsor, just like art bell used 86 00:08:35.360 --> 00:08:41.279 to. And I had to give you some survivalist bullshit and conspiracy theory bullshit 87 00:08:41.629 --> 00:08:46.389 to make this all work for me. So I went with the Human Waste 88 00:08:46.110 --> 00:08:50.070 Chili Maker, now, Paul Chomo, from farmints and checking them with Chamo. 89 00:08:50.549 --> 00:08:56.259 He is somebody that I've talked to a lot about my love of radio 90 00:08:56.419 --> 00:09:03.740 and production and things like that, and I sent him this whole completed bit 91 00:09:03.220 --> 00:09:07.500 and got I love you, Paul, but he never made it through the 92 00:09:07.580 --> 00:09:11.929 Chili Commercial. He was disgusted, he was dry heaving and I got a 93 00:09:13.009 --> 00:09:16.450 message, the best feedback I've ever gotten in my life for this podcast, 94 00:09:16.690 --> 00:09:22.690 which was fuck you, Chad. So thanks, Paul. It really did 95 00:09:22.809 --> 00:09:26.159 me a lot coming from him I'll take fuck you, Chad, as I'm 96 00:09:26.240 --> 00:09:33.799 doing something right. So we had the disco music playing. We get who 97 00:09:33.879 --> 00:09:39.629 bear the the Chili maker commercial is over and who bear comes on the phone. 98 00:09:39.629 --> 00:09:46.029 I saw a news article that the Mars Surveyor Right now the current rover 99 00:09:46.309 --> 00:09:52.139 that's up there, is taking these d like the the Google map versions of 100 00:09:52.340 --> 00:09:56.179 Mars, I guess, is the best way to say it. And you 101 00:09:56.299 --> 00:10:00.899 can go on twitter, on Nassa's site, and you can use your finger 102 00:10:01.139 --> 00:10:03.259 and like pan around and zoom in and, you know, get the whole 103 00:10:03.299 --> 00:10:07.690 three hundred and sixty. So my idea was is that who bears checking in, 104 00:10:07.929 --> 00:10:15.490 because he is of the belief that the hammer is manually being moved, 105 00:10:15.570 --> 00:10:20.210 to buy someone on Mars, because why would the Mars are over have a 106 00:10:20.769 --> 00:10:26.440 camera that can move around on its own, so why not make it somebody 107 00:10:26.919 --> 00:10:33.600 on Mars that can do that? It's going to manually move these things around. 108 00:10:33.639 --> 00:10:39.629 So that's what I did. So he is he is he is hell 109 00:10:39.710 --> 00:10:43.309 bent and determined that he is going to go to Mars, find out who's 110 00:10:43.309 --> 00:10:48.190 doing this and kick their ass. Just escalating, and to get there he 111 00:10:48.389 --> 00:10:52.620 has created the Red Planet Express, which is his own personal rocket ship that 112 00:10:52.779 --> 00:11:01.379 can fly him from presumably California to Mars in three hours. Now Red Planet 113 00:11:01.500 --> 00:11:05.809 Express was a fuck up because it was supposed to be the Red Rocket Express, 114 00:11:05.889 --> 00:11:11.450 because I thought that was juvenile and funny that he made a rocket ship 115 00:11:11.529 --> 00:11:16.570 and called it the red rocket. That just made me laugh. And so 116 00:11:16.769 --> 00:11:18.799 now it's the Red Planet expressed because I fucked up when I said it and 117 00:11:20.200 --> 00:11:24.000 I had to run with it. So the Red Planet Express is powered by 118 00:11:24.039 --> 00:11:28.519 a potatoes, as Harry reminds us. Because we're we play it out as 119 00:11:28.679 --> 00:11:33.429 if he has a long running radio show and that who bears on there all 120 00:11:33.549 --> 00:11:37.309 the time. So they acknowledge the fact that that was something they did, 121 00:11:37.870 --> 00:11:43.750 that he and it's and and reminded the audiences. It's a potato's Yap. 122 00:11:43.870 --> 00:11:48.940 Yeah, it's potatoes. The other thing with with Harry that I just do 123 00:11:50.019 --> 00:11:54.580 it because art bell used to do it, but it made Brett laugh so 124 00:11:54.820 --> 00:12:03.049 much, and that was Harry saying fascinating, calling things fascinating, because art 125 00:12:03.090 --> 00:12:05.850 bell, it didn't matter what bullshit you put in front of him, put 126 00:12:05.889 --> 00:12:11.570 on his plate, he said fascinating. That is absolutely fascinating. So that 127 00:12:11.970 --> 00:12:16.440 is where Harry got that from. It's just that's that's my art belt, 128 00:12:16.559 --> 00:12:24.519 my shitty art bell impression fascinating, and I just wanted to say fascinating right 129 00:12:24.559 --> 00:12:28.080 out of the gate to Hubert and Hubert couldn't figure out why he said something 130 00:12:28.200 --> 00:12:31.549 was fascinating because he really hadn't said anything yet. So we went with it. 131 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:37.230 And then just comedy, man, it's putting out a premise and escalating 132 00:12:37.269 --> 00:12:43.149 it. And so the escalation was shitty sound effects. So the and these 133 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:46.779 are all can sound effects, but the rocket taking off was a blender. 134 00:12:46.139 --> 00:12:52.379 And then he's in space and he's halfway to Mars within seconds and he's free 135 00:12:52.460 --> 00:12:56.820 floating and he's very hungry. So he decides to use the Crap Chili makers, 136 00:12:56.899 --> 00:13:01.889 he calls it. It's microwave sounds, obviously, and so he makes 137 00:13:03.049 --> 00:13:07.649 he makes himself a pot of Chili. And the disco music thing is just 138 00:13:07.009 --> 00:13:11.879 funny. But I can't remember where it was in there. But if you 139 00:13:13.039 --> 00:13:18.240 listen close as who bear, you can hear me break. I I chuckle 140 00:13:18.559 --> 00:13:22.759 at one point because it's so ridiculous what I'm doing. So yeah, all 141 00:13:22.799 --> 00:13:26.230 the sound effects were put in live real time. I just hit buttons and 142 00:13:26.549 --> 00:13:30.629 and play them as I recorded at that one was done in one take and 143 00:13:30.750 --> 00:13:35.590 then just slightly tightened up a little bit in post and you've got Hubert and 144 00:13:37.269 --> 00:13:41.940 Harry having a conversation on his radio show. You can expect a lot more 145 00:13:41.740 --> 00:13:46.539 of that in the future because that is what I've always wanted to do with 146 00:13:46.620 --> 00:13:52.100 Harry Callahan. I would not be surprised if I do a spinoff that is 147 00:13:52.299 --> 00:13:58.250 nothing but Dr Harry Bits, like do a podcast of Dr Harry Callahan. 148 00:13:58.450 --> 00:14:01.009 I would love to do that. Once we get the discord Poppin, I 149 00:14:01.210 --> 00:14:07.690 am going to do regular Callahan bits in the discord where you can watch and 150 00:14:07.889 --> 00:14:13.519 interact with Dr Harry. So if you want to call him with your conspiracy 151 00:14:13.559 --> 00:14:18.000 theories, you can go in the discord and talk to Harry personally about your 152 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:22.799 and tell them your stories. Are We having fun yet? Absolutely not. 153 00:14:22.320 --> 00:14:28.669 That was this first run. This this run. So behind the scenes, 154 00:14:28.789 --> 00:14:37.070 part four. We're moving now to the first season finale, or the chapter, 155 00:14:37.389 --> 00:14:41.659 the end of the chapter, if you will. At this point I 156 00:14:43.100 --> 00:14:52.860 was pretty much I think I had already recorded the finale. I knew where 157 00:14:52.889 --> 00:14:58.649 I wanted to take this and I did two edits of it. Prior to 158 00:14:58.210 --> 00:15:01.289 because of things that came up shore. When this week, thank God, 159 00:15:01.450 --> 00:15:05.610 they're just getting shorter. Next week's going to be super short. We're going 160 00:15:05.649 --> 00:15:09.879 to go into we're going to talk about the finale. I'm going to do 161 00:15:09.679 --> 00:15:16.720 separate things for the individual episodes. I've decided as I'm, you know, 162 00:15:16.120 --> 00:15:20.750 pushing through this, I just want to talk key episodes now. So if 163 00:15:20.830 --> 00:15:24.909 you were wanted to hear the whole story behind the you know, the the 164 00:15:28.590 --> 00:15:33.350 Brett's MLM thing, and I didn't talk about it this time. Sorry, 165 00:15:33.549 --> 00:15:37.980 fucking wait for me to do individual episodes. 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