I feel kind of weird recommending this one because, if you watching vidcasts, of course you’re already watching BBtv, right?
Just like anyone in their right mind already reads Boing Boing itself, if you’re at all interested in vidcasts, you positively must be watching BBtv. It’s covers the same kind of weird, unfamiliar yet utterly captivating side of the Internet and the world that BoingBoing revels in.
BB co-editor Xeni Jardin does most of the “hosting,” but co-founder Mark Frauenfelder often appears for some Make zine project demonstrations. Though, sometimes segments are hosted and produced by outside parties.
If there’s a complaint to be found, it’s that the ads are much too long for such a short show. The Create Simplicity ad isn’t too bad, but the IT Room (no, not the IT Crowd) ads are just obnoxious and certainly don’t compel me to watch their program. Thankfully, BBtv is good enough to make me keep watching.
Xeni’s an interesting and captivating host, able to talk about, and with, the oddest sorts of people. She’s even interviewed higher-profile characters, like the expert John Hodgman, which is an absolute must-watch episode. Though I suppose that’s the case for anything with Hodgman.
BBtv covers the stuff you likely won’t see anywhere else, just like Boing Boing does. That other side of the world that nobody else wants to touch.
You know, the good side.