The Count-Down Timer Reaches 14 Minutes... Listener and author of the "Office" section at the "Remote Access" blog Brian Howard wrote and asked me for an interview a while back.  Imagine my surprise.  Me?  Interviewed?  Well, if you inSIST.

With my illness, it's been sort of a bitch to connect, but Brian and I finally got to talk a bit last weekend, and THIS is the result.  Brian and I get into my philosophy for reviewing the episodes each week, my origin in podcasting, why I started this thing in the first place, and whether I'm a "JaMichael" or "Dwangela" fan (long time listeners know where I stand on that one, natch!). 

From the article:

Matt Sommer considers himself a passionate fan of The Office, but he doesn’t see why he shouldn’t criticize the show when he sees something he doesn’t like.

Too bad not every reviewer of his podcast at iTunes or comment poster at its companion blog sees it that way. Maybe Sommer should be used to that. After all, he even got a bad review just because he got sick and couldn’t post a new episode for a few weeks.

“I’m inexplicably flummoxed by people like that,? said the 35-year-old high school English teacher from Racine, Wisc., who has been recording his and his friend Ian Casselberry’s musings on Michael Scott and Co. since August 2006. “That’s the kind of (expletive) that just really drives me crazy with doing something like this, I’ve got to say.?

But it doesn’t get him or podcast partner down... (READ MORE)

Head on over to Brian's blog (and bookmark it, for gosh-sakes!) to read more that you've ever wanted to know about me.

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