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HalfBakery FM

"You're on the air"
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The HalfBakery has all the hallmarks of a wonderful late night radio show: Debate, wisdom, confrontation, stupidity, and comedy to name a few. With a little technology, I think I could soon be kicking back in my chair and listening to the best non-stop radio show ever, on HalfBakery FM.

There are many products available which could turn the typed word into synthesised speech, and if you had a series of preferences, you could choose your favorite music, which would kick in whenever the HalfBakery had a quiet moment.

You could assign the voice of your choice to your favorite HB regulars, and of course you could "phone in" by contributing with your keyboard in the usual way.

DJ Jutta hosting. Commercial free.

Fishrat, Nov 01 2003

Choose your accent http://www.halfbake...Synthesis_20Accents
[Fishrat, Oct 05 2004]

transfer hb to this format. each week two nominated halfbakers head a team with jutta adjudicating.. http://en.wikipedia..._I_Got_News_For_You
satire / comedy news programme [po, Oct 05 2004]

CBC Radio http://www.cbc.ca/audio.html
[Worldgineer, Oct 05 2004]

Robot Radio http://www.spacebrothers.com/robotradio/
Similar idea, with more frills. Backbone is text-to-speech of RSS feeds. [jutta, Oct 05 2004]

Got Invention Radio http://www.inventor...got-invention-radio
Inventor's digest magazine [Sunstone, Sep 17 2010]

Invention related TV shows, HalfBakery could do it too http://www.hulu.com...uery=invention&st=1
Invention related TV shows on Hulu [Sunstone, Sep 17 2010]


       To be able to speak on-air, would I have to get rid of the accent?
Pericles, Nov 01 2003

       Yes. And stop snapping your gum. That's, like, so annoying.
Amos Kito, Nov 01 2003

I think Jutta was interviewed on the radio once about the halfbakery but I could be dreaming that.

       As for halfbakery FM, maybe it could be in the form of the cartalk show on NPR, a show I thoroughly enjoy but seldom get a chance to hear. People would call in with their ideas and two thoughtful and humorous hosts would try to solve problems with the idea, or poke fun at it, along with the help of other callers and people participating online.   

       Hmm. Maybe not.
bristolz, Nov 01 2003

       You could have any accent you wanted, apparently. [link] The question is, would it be better for the speaker or the listener to choose the accent?
Fishrat, Nov 01 2003

       What if some morning talk show openly discussed the ideas of the halfbakery from the preceeding day? Like Howard Stern talking about how he too would like a hat made of cockroaches.
Overpanic, Nov 01 2003

       I have seen Mythbusters and agree that it would be a good format.   

       However, a really, really well produced radio format version of HalfbakedBusters, where it sounds as if folks are trying the various inventions, could be a laugh. Preferably narrated in hushed tones by Dick Cavett.   

       "And we see the camera crew, the three of them, taking position near the speed bump. They have a large clear shield placed between themselves and the speed bump, presumably in an effort to keep the equipment from being sprayed with custard.  Now, we see the test vehicle . . . has turned around and is gaining some speed . . . "
bristolz, Nov 01 2003

       Television? Talk about ambitious! I think the mythbusters format would be great; but how about adding in the annotations to the idea ala "Pop-up Video" (from VH1)?
Overpanic, Nov 01 2003

       //What if some morning talk show openly discussed the ideas of the halfbakery from the preceding day?// [Op] This is exactly what I do for a living, although I don't mention B/2 ideas on my show. Sadly, as Jutta points out, most commercial radio is superficial, and for good reason. Most commercial listeners at breakfast listen for about 15 minutes in the morning, while doing something else (driving/cooking/eating/arguing) and they don't have time to get too involved in brain-taxing ideas. [Jutta], I understand why you would say //Better on TV than on the radio//, but there is an old cliché about the pictures being better on radio. One thing radio and the HalfBakery have in common is their reliance on the imagination of their audience.
Fishrat, Nov 04 2003

       Oh, I don't know. . . I often have to imagine that the TV I'm watching is good.
bristolz, Nov 04 2003

       IMHO, if we were to try do what we do here using any other medium it would have to be TV, but we could not successfully pull it off using people and live action. No, the right and proper way to present the 1/2B would be by using animation. Our resident artists and artistes like bris and Dr C (and probably many others my mind has temporarily ignored because I am a spiteful, wicked cretin) could certainly provide master drawings which a team of animators could expand whilst contibutors expound.
Canuck, Nov 04 2003

       //However, if a 'posse' of us were to have to drag our arses into a studio before sunup every morning// I think it would end up in a punch-up!
po, Nov 04 2003

       //I could imagine there wouldn't be so much single ideas as idea scenarios which have components which others are laid on top of, and so on.// Which would scare the b'jesus out of programmers and advertisers! I'm sure it would sound great though.

       A reminder though - the original idea here would be for a simple automated audio version of the HalfBakery to exist online along side the normal HalfBakery pages. So advertising and traditional audience considerations wouldn't be an issue. Neither would the format, which would be automatically generated by what each of us type onto the original site. The only addition to what's already here would be your own choice of music which would kick in whenever the new ideas and annos on the HalfBakery were running slowly.
Fishrat, Nov 04 2003

       Halfbakery FM? Didn't the French invent that? :) +
sartep, Nov 04 2003

       [Fishrat] the facts, while interesting, are unimportant. +
ato_de, Nov 04 2003

       I've been such a fool.
Fishrat, Nov 05 2003

       What radio show will it be on? (so we know when to tune in)
Worldgineer, Dec 04 2003

       Our team would GLADLY share experiences, or commentary if it would be of some use, [jutta]
Letsbuildafort, Dec 04 2003

       I'd rather see it in a "conference table" format. Picture po, helium, phundug, farmerjohn, reensure, bristolz, worldgineer, and the others sitting around with cups of coffee.
One of our friends would say "Hey, you know I just had an idea for a monster treadmill where you have to run because you are being chased by monsters". This would quickly be retorted by two other guests who say they invented that same idea two months ago, and it's really just an adaptation of the Hullaballoon where you run instead of fly and there are monsters.
Periodically, the conversation would be punctuated by FarmerJohn piping up with an idea for an ingenious new clock.
phundug, Dec 05 2003

       //Picture po, helium, phundug, farmerjohn, reensure, bristolz, worldgineer, and the others sitting around with cups of coffee.//

       [Phundug], you know this will never work because they'll all just sit around making paterns with [AO]'s coffee mug design!
Fishrat, Dec 06 2003

       I think we should shoot for a movie. Sort of 'Breakfast Club' meets 'Airplane' meets 'A Clockwork Orange.'
RayfordSteele, Dec 06 2003

       "Eat my Shirley yarblockos!"
waugsqueke, Dec 06 2003

       It's the 2nd. Does anyone know which CBC show [jutta] will be on? The CBC website says "Local Noon Hour Program" will be on then, which is different across Canada.
Worldgineer, Jan 02 2004

       The show is underway in the Central Time Zone. The show is called Half-Baked.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 02 2004

       What station?
Worldgineer, Jan 02 2004

       CBC Radio One - Live from Toronto
Letsbuildafort, Jan 02 2004

       Ok, I found it. For those that want to follow along, click on my link, then on one of the Radio One links. [lbaf], did I miss the [jutta] interview?
Worldgineer, Jan 02 2004

       Aw, I missed it. She just listed the stories they'll talk about in the second hour and the HB wasn't in the list.
Worldgineer, Jan 02 2004

       Its up next, actually ... I'm central time zone, its 12:09, and there's a loser singing, and up next is [jutta], methinks
Letsbuildafort, Jan 02 2004

       You're right! It's on.
Worldgineer, Jan 02 2004

       Didn't expect that the interview would have me searching for "vibrating tampon". The world is a strange place indeed.
Worldgineer, Jan 02 2004

       (1:30 EST) Oh, man, so close...
galukalock, Jan 02 2004

       YAY! -- nice show, [jutta] - you and your toilet humor!
Letsbuildafort, Jan 02 2004

       I missed it :(
silverstormer, Jan 02 2004

       Now just to get you on Letterman ...
Letsbuildafort, Jan 06 2004

       //She sounds like Martina Navatorova// The interviewer, or Jutta?
Fishrat, Jan 06 2004

       Jutta, methinks ... But I've never heard Martina Navatorova speak ...
Letsbuildafort, Jan 06 2004

       I would've liked to hear that.
Detly, Jan 06 2004

       Very enlightening to me, anyway ...
Letsbuildafort, Jan 06 2004

       I swallowed my tongue trying that one...
po, Jan 06 2004

       yoota ... thats about what it sounded like to me ...
Letsbuildafort, Jan 06 2004

       Thanks [jutta], that link is exactly what I envisaged. Imagine the 'bakery being spoken with this software. I could sit and listen for hours.
Fishrat, Mar 13 2004

       Long ago I suggested to Drew Curtis at fark.com that his site content was good TV show material. He put out a request to FARK viewers soon after, on the FARK site, to see if anyone had experience getting such a show rolling. He must have found one or more people as FARK TV launched January 17, 2007. It is now on YouTube. I don't see why HalfBakery couldn't do the same, as mentioned above; such shows seem to be popular by looking at the success of invention related TV and radio shows now.
Sunstone, Sep 17 2010

       Does anybody have a copy of that interview? I'd like to hear it for historical interest (and to confirm I'm pronouncing [jutta]'s name correctly in my mind). CBC has recordings of their shows on their website, but I think that only goes back 3 or 5 years, so they wouldn't have it.
notexactly, Feb 25 2018


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