Love Streams?

September 12th, 2005

My benevolent webmistress, Colleen, has suggested the exciting possibility of making all or part of "The Josh Kornbluth Show" available here, online, via streaming video and podcasts. Would this be something people would want? Please let me know.

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  • 1. Julie Bernstein  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:27 pm

    Absolutely. TV reception is terrible from my apartment so this would assure I won’t miss your show!

  • 2. Admin Worm  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:31 pm

    I would certainly be interested, though I’ll need to upgrade my computer at home.

  • 3. Josh  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:33 pm

    Those of us not in the KQED region would greatly appreciate this! (We had a caucus and I was elected representative of the group.)

  • 4. Steven Martin  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:33 pm

    Yes, definitely make available online! We’re not all fortunate to live in the Bay Area and have many chances to see you!

    (btw I’m coming to see Ben Franklin Live in Austin Oct 8th–but I’d love to see the tv show too)

  • 5. Bob  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:34 pm

    Mr. KornBluth, may I call you Josh?
    Yes of course I would love to listen to your show when I choose. I’d watch your VLOG while reading you BLOG then download your PodCast.
    Why then I could be in Josh Kornbluth Heaven, or that other place depending on the show.
    Best of success.



  • 6. John Ratliff  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:37 pm

    Ha! I just sent you an email a couple of minutes ago about the streaming episodes/podcasts that you mentioned in your newsletter. I’m definitely all for being able to watch and or listen to the show. Will we have the option to fully download the episodes instead of just watching the streamed versions?

    Good luck with the show!


  • 7. Carrie  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:38 pm

    well, I think that’s a fabulous idea, considering that out here in Indiana, I can’t get KQED!

  • 8. Lu Ellen  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:41 pm

    Love your work, Josh! Took my parents to see Taxes and we all whooped it up!
    I think pod streaming is a good thing. I don’t quite know how it works but younger people do; being hip with new technology is important so we don’t seem too much like their parents (that we really are.) So stream on!


  • 9. ray  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:43 pm

    that would be great!

    looking forward to the show

  • 10. Sam Kornbluth  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    I think having the Josh Kornbluth Show available in streaming video format would be great. I’m not so sure about podcast – that’s audio right? Sounds IPODish and connected to the evils of Macintosh. Go Quicktime!

  • 11. Steve  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:56 pm

    It would be great if the show were available as streaming video and as a podcast (especially since I won’t be home before it airs tonight).

    And you should consider making the segments outside the studio
    available as video downloads (in quicktime and/or mpeg) in addition to streaming (the podcast of nightline for example lately hasn’t worked very well since it relies so much on images).

    Or even the entire show (so people can download it and watch it on their laptop on muni or BART – it will even be free advertising for the show).

  • 12. stephen  |  September 12th, 2005 at 1:14 pm

    We haven’t had TV for over a decade and so yes, of course, you must make your shows available online otherwise we’d never watch! (listening is an acceptable alternative as well but the decor sounds not-to-be-missed)

  • 13. Jeff  |  September 12th, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    I vote yes (assuming there is voting here and that the votes are counted, unlike some other places I can think of). Otherwise I’ll have to ask you to tape it and send the tapes to me in Chicago, which does seem like a little too much to ask, not to mention receive.
    btw: Rita Moreno! I’m really jealous

  • 14. Greg  |  September 12th, 2005 at 1:49 pm

    Yes, please make your show available via streaming or podcast. I live in Pennsylvania and cannot get KQED from my cable company. I’m a big fan of Haiku Tunnel and would love to see your show.


  • 15. JillK.  |  September 12th, 2005 at 1:52 pm


  • 16. Dr. Free-Ride, Ph.D.  |  September 12th, 2005 at 1:54 pm

    For goodness sakes, streaming video would be wonderful, as would a podcast (for those of us who need to walk or BART while we partake of information). Better still, of course, would be if you could transmit directly to my brain, but I understand the neural electrodes may not be ready yet.

    Can we look forward to other Electric Company alumni (such as the Oscar-winning Easy Reader)?

  • 17. Nathan  |  September 12th, 2005 at 1:59 pm

    Um, yes.

    Doing it as a podcast would give you extra geek points (not to mention make it infinitely more likely that we won’t miss an episode).

  • 18. Mike Daisey  |  September 12th, 2005 at 2:39 pm

    Yes—that would be a fantastic idea, Josh. Definitely make them available!

  • 19. Elaine  |  September 12th, 2005 at 2:59 pm

    Those of us who can only admire your work from afar say, “yes please.” Unless you want me showing up at your house with my two kids, a dog and a slightly crazed husband.
    Elaine (formerly of the Sledgehammer Elaine’s)

  • 20. Martin  |  September 12th, 2005 at 3:07 pm

    The YES vote seems to be covered fairly well.
    They won’t let me get at the remote, so streaming would be perfect. I was going to mention, as someone else did, that even just the audio would be nice if the video is too hard. But, err, thats what the poscast option is then, isn’t it.

  • 21. Joe Bryak  |  September 12th, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    All right, all right, I’m reading already!
    And yeah, archiving would be great for us slacker lefties who still can’t manage to get any place on time, not even by TV remote. (Here’s hoping you’re not one of us in this regard! If you don’t show up, it’s awkward.) Maintain, Joe

  • 22. Geoff Kleinman  |  September 12th, 2005 at 3:25 pm

    Absolutely! Why should the folks in SF have all the fun, Put them up here and let the rest of the world bask in the glory of your new show!

    – Geoff

  • 23. Cavan  |  September 12th, 2005 at 3:43 pm

    I’d love to hear your show streamed. . .I live in Phoenix,which I am sure is home to many fine things, but I do yearn for the cool silliness of San Pancho and area.

  • 24. Shakespeare's Sister  |  September 12th, 2005 at 4:05 pm

    Another vote for streaming video.

  • 25. Danae  |  September 12th, 2005 at 5:23 pm

    yes. please. It owuld be great to have hte opportuinty outside of the area.

  • 26. Jed  |  September 12th, 2005 at 6:13 pm

    Go, Josh, go. Stream it out to this whole great country of ours, from sea to shining PC.

  • 27. No Chaser  |  September 12th, 2005 at 6:21 pm

    Yes, yes, yes. I now live in the middle of nowhere — a place that doesn’t even have television let alone theatres that might attract you to come perform live. Sream, stream, stream!

  • 28. Trevor Smith  |  September 12th, 2005 at 6:25 pm

    Podcasts, please!

  • 29. Lesley  |  September 12th, 2005 at 7:18 pm

    yes, with archiving please. Awesome.

  • 30. millie hughes-fulford  |  September 12th, 2005 at 7:56 pm

    Hi Josh,
    I caught the end of the iterview and stayed until the end.
    It was GREAT. Yes would like to see it webcasted.

  • 31. Bob  |  September 12th, 2005 at 8:19 pm

    Stream it. Please.

  • 32. Pat  |  September 12th, 2005 at 8:23 pm

    Your fans in the outback – aka Sacramento – would love to hear/see you any way we can….Stream on…

  • 33. Thann the Man  |  September 12th, 2005 at 8:52 pm

    Absolutely! And to answer someone’s question a ways back up there, no… podcasting is not just audio anymore. You can’t watch it on your iPod (yet — and hey, what’s evil about Macintosh?), but you *can* watch video podcasts in both iTunes and iPodder. I vote you stream it AND video podcast it! Bring it on!

  • 34. Phoebe  |  September 12th, 2005 at 9:16 pm

    Ah, Josh, the world just gets better and better: you on tv! Alas, not MY tv- but if you stream it I can show you off to people without having to show the Haiku Tunnel trailer over and over and over… (Not that that was bad, mind you) New Josh, every week, sigh. Did I mention I moved to LA? I will…

  • 35. Matthew William Miller  |  September 12th, 2005 at 9:25 pm

    Joshua, Please Please Stream….

    I’m From the Cheese State (ole’ wisconsi) and i’m in dire need of you on the stream … i really dislike television anyways .. so this would further add to the pro’s of it all …

    please STREAAAAAAAMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

  • 36. Steven Solo  |  September 12th, 2005 at 10:34 pm

    Kornbluthcasts: YES, PLEASE!

    Your fan,


  • 37. Bob  |  September 13th, 2005 at 6:46 am

    You webmistress is probably familiar with this example of an interview program available as streaming video on demand:
    It would be even better if the form factor was larger – an issue of server bandwidth.
    Looking forward to tonight’s show.
    Are you soliciting suggestions for interview subjects?

  • 38. Peggy Beasley  |  September 13th, 2005 at 7:58 am

    Hi, Josh, from your “Wednesday Evenings B Street Fan.” Congratulations to you..this is such exciting news!! I hope the first show was a smashing success. A great big YES for streaming video. I don’t want to miss anything that you do. With just basic cable, I don’t get KQED here in Sac. Hope to see you soon.

  • 39. clare  |  September 13th, 2005 at 8:09 am

    Oh-ma-gosh Josh, yes, please think of your old fans back in New York … we need more access to your thoughts! HUGE congrats on your dialogue, can’t wait to hear it.


  • 40. Susie Bright  |  September 13th, 2005 at 1:24 pm


    I’d love to see your show! Or be on your show! Or jump up and down on the sofa and claim to be madly in love with Katie Holmes or the celebrity of your choice.

    Seriously, congratulations. I would love to watch you on the Internet, because I delberately don’t have a TV, and until you take over the network, I won’t be getting one.


  • 41. Dee Bloom  |  September 13th, 2005 at 1:32 pm

    Please do WHATEVER it takes so that your national and international fans (I’m pleading from Scottsdale, in particular) who crave enlightenment from the lovely Bay Area, can view and enjoy the erudite and ever charming Mr. Kornbluth!

  • 42. Vicki Brannan  |  September 13th, 2005 at 1:42 pm

    “Want” Josh? No, no. Need. This is something we need. I’m sure I speak for all in Portland. Please stream.


  • 43. benevolent webmistress  |  September 13th, 2005 at 2:54 pm

    Since the vote is overwhelmingly in favor of video streaming, I’m working as fast as I can to get his first two episodes posted. We’ll be sure to make an announcement when the streams are ready.

    Thanks folks for making your voices heard.


  • 44. nina  |  September 13th, 2005 at 3:05 pm

    yes, streaming video plus archived please! (you can archive episodes over at the Internet Archive forever, if need be)

  • 45. Marty  |  September 13th, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    Count me as another yes for streaming video. Here on the other coast, streaming video is the only way to get some Josh interaction on demand. Thanks!

  • 46. Josh Kornbluth  |  September 13th, 2005 at 7:09 pm

    The people have spoken! Thanks for your input, everyone!!

  • 47. Jon Florey  |  September 14th, 2005 at 4:20 am

    Sounds like a good idea. This will allow people in other areas to see the show until it gets picked up by all the other PBS stations.

  • 48. Elena Capella  |  September 14th, 2005 at 9:32 am

    Hi Josh,

    Yes, please stream. Video is my first choice and audio is a close second. I have been a fan of your since I saw your Red Diaper baby at Z space in Santa Cruz. Those of us who live in Santa Cruz, don’t get KQED without subscribing for cable. I had considered driving to San Mateo to watch your show on a portable TV in my car, but it would be so much better to watch via DSL on the Internet. After all, if I watch on the Internet I don’t have to worry about the cops checking me out for loitering.


  • 49. Mary D.  |  September 14th, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    Hi Josh!

    Congradulations on the new show! When I first saw the ad for it on KQED I got all excited and started jumping up and down on my father’s couch. Don’t worry, the couch is okay.

    As far as the streaming video goes, my reply can only be: YES PLEASE! IT’S THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE BABY!

    Seriously, a lot of us wannabe-starving college students don’t have television and exist solely off of our computer screens. I would love it if you could stream the episodes so I could watch them. Maybe if the show gets popular enough you’ll get a DVD out too. KQED is really hip on the DVD thing, so you might wanna float that by them if you haven’t already.

    Again, congradulations congradulations congradulations! It’s a wonderful thing to get to see one of my favorite artists, writers, and actors getting the recognition and promotion he deserves (= Best of luck on your future success!

    -Mary D.

  • 50. yana kucher  |  September 14th, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    please please. denver colorado emits a resounding “yes” to webstreaming kornbluth.

  • 51. Bernice Selden  |  September 15th, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    Ay! Would that make your old Mom happy!
    Signed: Your (Old) Mom

  • 52. cal godot  |  September 15th, 2005 at 12:16 pm

    Hell yes. Don’t make us pay for Comcast On-Demand. Kornbluthinformation wants to be free!

  • 53. benevolent webmistress  |  September 15th, 2005 at 2:13 pm

    Cal Godot — Just to clarify, Comcast On Demand lets you watch the Josh Kornbluth show for free. Of course you have to have Comcast Cable in order to have access to it and that’s anything but free. 😉

    And to everyone who has voted for video streaming — I’m working just as fast as I can on that. Currently I’m planning on offering a Real Player stream because it offers the best video quality. Again, I’ll make sure an announcement is posted to Josh’s blog once they’re ready.

  • 54. Keith  |  September 18th, 2005 at 4:48 pm

    The streaming video would be awesome, but not as sweet as an audio podcast for those of us who are always on the go.

    – A big fan of Mr. Kornbluth in Denver, CO

  • 55. Josh Kornbluth  |  September 19th, 2005 at 2:21 pm

    When my own mom is moved to comment on this issue, you know that streaming must be a-comin’!

  • 56. Vega Correal  |  September 19th, 2005 at 9:06 pm

    it would be a great idea! i missed your first show with rita moreno and i am, like you, a rita moreno fan!
    i like your layback lowkey humor (or was it meant to be lowkey?)!

  • 57. Lisa McKinney  |  September 20th, 2005 at 7:17 am


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