Last update: 2009-03-29

Behind the Scenes 205: Poodles Accompli

2009-03-29 Length: 1m 17s
More with the making of Poodles.…

Behind the Scenes 204: Building Poodles

2009-03-12 Length: 5m 27s
In which I ramble on for a while about the progress on Snitch and Clark, and also show you a bit of Poodles the Psychotic Raccoon.…

Behind the Scenes 203: Hands Across dotBoom

2009-02-25 Length: 13m 14s
It's very early in the morning, and I'm making hands for the new versions of Clark and Snitch, and I'm showing you how I do that. Also, I'm forgetting the date and, more than once, forgetting to press the record button.…

True Tales of Puppetry 1: Time-Travelling Shoes

2009-02-18 Length: 5m 14s
Farrah has a lot of strange ideas about what should go on his puppet, but Brian just wants to work on the puppets for season 2 of dotBoom. Also, dotBoom season 2 is coming.…

dotBoom 2: Behind the Scenes 2: Mojo Sings

2009-02-16 Length: 2m 1s
Mojo sings. Did you know that he can sing? Now, sure, he can't sing terribly WELL, but he can sing.…

dotBoom 2: Behind the Scenes 1

2009-02-15 Length: 10m 14s
Behold, the beginning of season 2, in "making of" format!…

Stephen Colbert interviews Sarah Palin!

2008-10-02 Length: 7m 45s
Colbert scores an exclusive interview with the potential VP!…

Take the Stephen Colbert Puppet Challenge!

2008-05-19 Length: 4m 31s
Help the puppet Stephen Colbert get on the Colbert Report!…

Rant Puppets: The iPhone is finally coming to Canada!

2008-05-02 Length: 1m 24s
It's finally coming! It's finally coming!…

Rant Puppets: The Truth about Ben Stein

2008-04-29 Length: 6m 53s
It's the truth about Ben Stein!…

Gideon Talks: Nick Stupa

2008-04-26 Length: 2m 31s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, talks with Nick Stupa.Filmed at FITC Toronto 2008.…

Gideon Talks: Brian Lesser

2008-04-26 Length: 4m 23s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, talks with Brian Lesser.Filmed at FITC Toronto 2008.…

Gideon Talks: Ralph Hauwert

2008-04-26 Length: 3m 30s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, talks with Ralph Hauwert…

Gideon Talks: Gideon Gets a Massage

2008-04-26 Length: 1m 31s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, gets a massage.…

Gideon Talks: Seb Lee-Delisle

2008-04-26 Length: 6m 19s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, talks with Seb Lee-Delisle…

Gideon Talks: Colin Moock and GMunk

2008-04-24 Length: 5m 17s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, talks with Colin Moock and GMunk.…

Gideon Talks: Geoff Stearns

2008-04-24 Length: 2m 58s
Gideon, the world-famous designer, talks with Geoff Stearns, one of the Flash Engineers at Youtube.…

Gideon Talks: Hugh Elliott

2008-04-24 Length: 5m 6s
Gideon, the World-Famous Designer, talks with Hugh Elliott.…

Gideon Talks: Joshua Davis

2008-04-24 Length: 2m 36s
Gideon, the World-Famous Designer, talks with Joshua Davis, who is also a famous designer.…

Gideon Talks: Phillip Kerman

2008-04-16 Length: 15m 24s
Gideon (the world-famous designer) talks with Phillip Kerman.…

Gideon Talks: Greg Sadetsky

2008-04-11 Length: 15m 57s
Gideon (the world-famous designer) talks with Greg Sadetsky, of…

Apple Stole My Design For The MacBook Pro!

2008-01-21 Length: 3m 23s
It's true! They totally stole my design. And I have proof! I made this thing 2 years ago, and it's practically the same, feature for feature!What the hell, Jobs?…

Rant Puppets: The Xbox LIVE Lawsuit

2008-01-08 Length: 7m 9s
3 jerks in Texas have started a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft because LIVE was only up intermittently over parts of the holiday season, due to all of the extra traffic. They're asking for 5 million dollars in damages for injuries suffered.I tell you, it's days like these that make me wish stupidity was a criminal offense.…

The Rant Puppets: Stop the iPod Tax!

2007-12-28 Length: 3m 9s
The government of Canada is trying to add a second levy for recordable media, this time including iPods. They want us to give them $75 extra per iPod to "cover" the music theft that some people engage in, even if you're doing nothing wrong!It has to be stopped!…

The Rants Puppets: Why's Hotel Wi-fi so expensive?

2007-12-20 Length: 2m 5s
Why's Wi-fi so expensive in hotels? It's like they tried to figure out the way to gouge people the very most, and this is what they came up with.It's insane!…

Stop the Canadian DMCA!

2007-12-05 Length: 3m 3s
They're trying, again, to put through a Canadian DMCA. Don't let them! They're just jerks who're trying to take away a bunch of our rights, and they're only doing it to make more money off of us.Jerks!…

The Rant Puppets: Stop the Writers' Strike!

2007-11-17 Length: 2m 52s
I wasn't going to talk about the writer's strike, but fate has forced my hand. I'm involved, now, I'm personally affected, and I can't pretend I'm not. I won't pretend!Stop the writer's strike so that the last season of Battlestar Galactica can be made! Give in to the writers' demands!…

Rant: Old People Shouldn't Use the Wii!

2007-11-13 Length: 1m 24s
Old people shouldn't use the Wii! If we keep letting them play Wii sports, there's giong to be a crap-ton of accidents, and we're ALL going to have to pay for it!…

Hoggworks makes puppets!

2007-11-05 Length: 2m 41s
Looking for high-quality puppets at low-quality prices? Then come to Hoggworks! At Hoggworks, we don't suck very much. And our prices are good!And also, we make dotBoom!…

Me in line to buy Leopard!

2007-11-03 Length: 2m 38s
This was me when I was in line the night before Leopard came out. It was so much fun!…

I'm Glad the iPhone Isn't Coming to Canada.

2007-10-20 Length: 1m 0s
The Holt Renfrew thing was just a rumor, which is good, because it would've sucked.So I'm glad we don't have it ---…

The iPhone is Coming to Canada!

2007-10-19 Length: 2m 49s
Supposedly the iPhone is coming to Canada! But it's coming to ... Holt Renfrew stores? And it's going to cost $799?!…

Ask the Optimist!

2007-10-11 Length: 15m 0s
An adaptation of George Saunders' short story "Ask the Optimist," available in his newest collection, "The Braindead Megaphone." Produced by The Sound of Young America and Hoggworks. Featuring: Andy Daly (The Office, Mad TV), Dan Klein (Kasper Hauser), John Hodgman (The Daily Show), Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing), Jonathan Katz, Jen Kirkman, Maria Bamford, James Adomian and Jonathan Coulton.…

Why I Hate Bluetooth Headsets.

2007-10-04 Length: 2m 24s
Sometimes I want to smack those people who walk around with Bluetooth headphones in their ears. They're so annoying!It's like, hey, jerk, why don't you focus on the conversation you're having with the person right in front of you?…

Rant - iTunes is taunting me!

2007-09-17 Length: 2m 2s
So the iTunes update is out, and now the ringtones are in the library. One problem: I can't get an iPhone in Canada! iTunes is TAUNTING me! It's so frustrating!…

dotBoom Season Finale: "Badges of Mediocrity"

2007-09-08 Length: 35m 14s
It's all been leading to this!The team finally finished the HyperCrom project, but will the client even care? And what's going on with Diab, anyway? In this very special season finale, lives will be changed! People will leave the company! Hearts will be broken! Jokes will be made! And nothing at dotBoom will ever be the same again!This episode features extra-special guest stars Jesse Thorn, Amber MacArthur, Yuri Baranovsky, and Ben "Jigsaw" Jones. It's star-studded!…

Viewer Mail

2007-08-30 Length: 3m 35s
Brian tried to record a video mail for The Totally Rad Show. Snitch had other plans.…

Vibratron 3000

2007-08-25 Length: 2m 25s
Another out-take from the upcoming season finale of dotBoom. Check it out!…

Acceptance Speech

2007-07-20 Length: 54s
Check out this outtake from the upcoming season finale ...…

Episode 27: The Mommy Daddy Button

2007-07-01 Length: 14m 42s
Only one episode remains before the season finale of dotBoom, the hit show that nobody's watching! Jason, needing resolution with his father, travels to the other side of the country to have a chat with the old man. At the same time, back in the office, Joni has some unsurprisingly sudden news.Fifteen minutes from now, nothing at dotBoom will ever be the same again!…

dotBoom: Episode 26: The Leading Guy

2007-06-17 Length: 12m 34s
Mojo seeks to do something to combat the sagging morale in the company, but Boss offers serious resistance. And Maddy has some very important, very wonderful news for Jason, news that might just send him over the edge ...…

dotBoom: Episode 25: Loinfruit

2007-06-13 Length: 16m 6s
Boss finds out he has a son, Newton seeks compensation for the anti-porn camp fiasco, and Diab, well ... Diab has some interesting updates on his relationship with Ethel.…

dotBoom: Episode 24: Prodigal Son

2007-05-31 Length: 14m 50s
Farrah's back, but where has he been all this time? And when he learns he's been replaced, will he fight for his job? Also, Diab brings his new girlfriend to the office. Will her uniqueness be too much for the company to handle?…

Behind the Scenes 14: More Outtakes

2007-05-28 Length: 2m 30s
Here are some outtakes from episodes 23 and 24 of dotBoom.…

Episode 23: The Digg Effect

2007-05-14 Length: 17m 4s
It's a star-studded episode, featuring the voices of Leo Laporte, Kevin Rose, and Alex Albrecht!While Mojo hires Leo to teach the company about the benefits of podcasting, Kevin and Alex offer the team a chance to bid on a contract to redesign When the team finds they're in the running, elation turns to confusion as they learn that the way Kevin will make his decision is both bizarre, and deadly.…

Episode 22: Barracudas in a Tin Can.

2007-05-01 Length: 14m 5s
Clark learns that Boss will offer no help dealing with the Joni situation, a meeting with the client sheds a light on his bizarre grieving process, and Diab finally gets an answer out of Kiki. But what will it be?…

dotBoom: FITC Videos

2007-04-25 Length: 12m 59s
dotBoom made some bumper videos for the FITC Awards show. They turned out pretty well, and we wanted to show you. Here they are, all mashed into one 13 minute piece of comedic goodness.…

dotBoom: Episode 21: Fight Fight Fight.

2007-04-18 Length: 17m 36s
In a very special episode of dotBoom, the client forces a new direction for the HyperCrom project, Clark and Joni find they're less than compatible, and the company is dealt a stunning blow.…

dotBoom: Best Of

2007-04-13 Length: 3m 15s
This is the short highlight reel I made up for the Webby Awards submission. I present it now in lieu of real content.Real content is coming soon. I promise.Â…

Behind the Scenes 13: 3D

2007-04-09 Length: 16m 0s
Various paperdoll making-of ramblings, and also some bloopers.…

dotBoom: Episode 20: Just Friends

2007-04-03 Length: 11m 40s
The gang is at a crossroads: Jill has to decide if university is right for her, Dondy is debating taking a new job, Corey is considering Aria's wedding proposal, and Sarah is trying to decide if she'll tell Corey how she really feels about him.…

dotBoom Episode 19: Flatworld

2007-03-25 Length: 15m 14s
In the stunning conclusion to The Paperdoll Epic, the team struggles to survive the client's convoluted and contradictory list of change requests for the HyperCrom site, Jason finally hires a new Art Director, and Mojo, desperate to improve the efficiency of the company, hires a productivity expert named Merlin Mann...…

Behind the Scenes 12.5: Foam Fight.

2007-03-19 Length: 1m 15s
Fight fight fight!…

dotBoom Episode 18: The Belly of the Beast

2007-03-05 Length: 15m 36s
In order to ensure that everything is perfect on the Hypercrom project, the team must go to a meeting at the client's offices, along with nearly everyone in the client's company.At the same time, Diab tries to find Kiki, and Burkitt seeks some much needed closure from her ex.…

dotBoom Episode 17 - A Bride Named Clark

2007-02-13 Length: 16m 45s
The team races to finish the beta release of the Hypercrom project, only to find that several more weeks worth of work have been added to the requirements. Though the team is given more time to complete the extra work, Clark must finish the tasks in the original timeframe, so that he can still take the time off to get married.…

dotBoom Episode 16: How Brian Got His Groove Back

2007-01-29 Length: 6m 12s
Brian is struggling to keep a handle on his work and freelance obligations, but is racing toward burn-out. What he needs is someone to help him achieve balance.What he needs is to get his groove back.…

dotBoom Episode 15: Family Ties

2007-01-22 Length: 8m 7s
Jason's day is thrown for a loop when his father Dan makes an unexpected appearance. Things go from bad to worse when he insists on meeting Maddy.If you see only one episode of dotBoom that explains why Jason is the way he is, you must see this one.…

Episode 14: The Story So Far...

2007-01-09 Length: 7m 46s
Mid-way through the HyperCrom project, Mojo and David take stock of what has happened so far, and what remains to be done. Also, is Mojo going insane?…

Episode 13: "Other Things That Happened When The Power Went Out"

2007-01-01 Length: 8m 9s
While many were trapped with in small groups during The Power Outage, some were not so lucky as to have someone to spend their dark, technology-free day with. Some were trapped by themselves, unable to get their way to the basic necessities of life, like coffee. And Unreal Tournament.What private Hell must Clark and Farrah endure as the rest of the company is getting it on?…

Behind the Scenes 12: Comedy of Errors.

2006-12-29 Length: 6m 48s
Here's another behind-the-scenes look at dotBoom. This time, it's all out-takes!…

dotBoom Episode 12: Tidings of Joy.

2006-12-17 Length: 5m 51s
It's Christmas time at dotBoom! Most everyone is feeling the joy, but when Sarah learns that Boss won't take part in the Secret Santa gift exchange, she goes on a rampage of Christmas cheer. But Boss is happy being a humbug, and savagely fights off her efforts. Who will win in this awesome battle of wills? Tune in and find out!…

dotBoom Episode 11: All Our Better Natures

2006-12-10 Length: 9m 52s
In the stunning conclusion to the Power Outage Saga, while tempers cool, passions are inflamed. And when the power returns, will anything ever be the same at dotBoom?…

dotBoom Episode 10: My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.

2006-12-04 Length: 12m 53s
A city-wide power outage leaves the team stranded on their way to work. Will they find a way to pass the time?…

dotBoom Episode 9: "Brian's Crazy Day"

2006-11-27 Length: 5m 58s
It seems like today, Brian just can't catch a break.…

Behind the Scenes 11: The Farrah Show

2006-11-26 Length: 11m 4s
In this behind-the-scenes installement, I prattle on about the filming of episode 3, out-takes are shown, and Jack finally gets the spotlight.…

Behind the Scenes 10: Filming Episode 3

2006-11-26 Length: 7m 46s
In the tenth behind-the-scenes featurette, episode 3 is filmed, and Dostoyevsky cuts a rug.…

Behind the Scenes 9: Caffeination Nation

2006-11-26 Length: 3m 54s
In the ninth behind-the-scenes featurette, I give you a short look at the new puppets being made for Episode 3.…

Behind the Scenes 8: Filmiing Episode 2

2006-11-26 Length: 8m 35s
This is the eight in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, episode 2 is filmed, and, as a special treat, some out-takes are shown.…

Behind the Scenes 7: I'm a Blind Bear

2006-11-25 Length: 12m 11s
This is the seventh in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, Brian rambles on for about 12 minutes.…

Behind the Scenes 6: Filming Episode One

2006-11-25 Length: 5m 25s
This is the sixth in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, we actually film episode 1. Huzzah!…

Behind the Scenes 5: Random Blather

2006-11-25 Length: 4m 20s
This is the fifth in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, I talk to the camera about the film I just put inside it.…

Behind the Scenes 4: Green Screen

2006-11-25 Length: 1m 53s
This is the fourth in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, I talk to the brand-new camera, and show the results of my green-screen test.…

Behind the Scenes 3: Clients!

2006-11-25 Length: 9m 26s
This is the third in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, clients share a single mind, Diab's audition footage is revealed, and Brian is still vain.…

Behold the Opening Credits

2006-11-25 Length: 32s
These are the opening credits sequence that will be at the front of every episode of the show. The music is "The Pestilence is Coming," by The Minor Leagues.…

Behind the Scenes 2: March 5, 2006, again.

2006-11-25 Length: 4m 25s
This is the second in a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the creation of dotBoom. In this episode, dogs bite, sets are painted, and Brian is very, very vain.…

Episode 2 Preview

2006-11-25 Length: 1m 10s
Watch a scene from episode 2 of dotBoom!…

Diab Likes the Sodomy

2006-11-25 Length: 23s
Diab says you better watch dotBoom. Or else.…

Behind the Scenes 1: March 5, 2006

2006-11-25 Length: 5m 11s
This is the first of many behind-the-scenes bits for dotBoom. I show you where the show's being made (my basement), and also give you a look at some of the sets, as they're being constructed.…

dotBoom Episode 8 - In the Stack

2006-11-20 Length: 4m 36s
Attempts to refill the Art Director position at dotBoom hit an unexpectedly sexy snag.…

dotBoom Episode 4a - Nuclear Bullets Alternate Take

2006-11-14 Length: 6m 24s
Sit agog in the face of a completely different, and somewhat longer, version of episode 4. Cringe at the sight of puppet-on-puppet violence! Tell your friends!…

dotBoom Episode 7 - Assless Chaps, Part Two

2006-11-05 Length: 14m 23s
In the thrilling conclusion to the Assless Chaps saga, Jason searches frantically for something to justify firing Dostoyevsky, Diab exacts his revenge against Sarah and her foul, foul dog, and the Alpha deadline, at last, arrives. But does the client even care?…

dotBoom Episode 6 - Assless Chaps, Part One

2006-10-30 Length: 14m 9s
In this shocking episode, Jason's dark secret is revealed, Diab is locked in a struggle with Sarah and her dog, and the team races to meet a looming project milestone.…

dotBoom Episode 5 - Turn Your Key.

2006-10-23 Length: 3m 42s
Clark and Brian try to agree on a programming methodology for the HyperCrom project, but tempers soon flare, and the fate of the company is threatened.…

dotBoom Episode 4 - Nuclear Bullets.

2006-10-16 Length: 3m 58s
Diab tries to get his new laptop from Farah. Farah has other plans.…

dotBoom Episode 3: Leading the Blind

2006-10-09 Length: 23m 58s
In this third episode of the show, Diab and Clark are given lots of work and ridiculously tight deadlines to complete it, Newton finds himself in a very awkward situation when presenting to a client, Brian's given a wonderful career opportunity, and Jason wonders why he's being shunned by the office hedonist.…

dotBoom Episode 2.1: Sibilance

2006-10-05 Length: 2m 23s
In the space between episodes, Newton tries to get a status update from Diab. Hilarity, and calamity, ensue.…

dotBoom Episode 2: Five Months of Work in Three Weeks

2006-10-05 Length: 26m 0s
Tempers flare as management asks the team to put in the large amounts of overtime required to get the HyperCrom project done on time. When no over-time pay is offered to compensate, the team threatens a mutiny.…

dotBoom Episode 1.1: Kick-off

2006-10-05 Length: 2m 5s
In the space between episodes, David schedules a kick-off meeting for the HyperCrom project. Will anyone show up?…

dotBoom Episode 1: Five Dollars and Change

2006-10-05 Length: 21m 15s
In this very special, very first episode of dotBoom, the company lands a large-scale project, Kiki struggles to leave work in time for a date, and Jason, well, he's just struggling to make it through the day.…

dotBoom episode 2.3: Expensive Free Things

2006-10-02 Length: 1m 52s
In the space between episodes, Brian has to explain why the "free" software for the Hypercrom project is so expensive.…

dotBoom episode 2.2: Beethoven's Fifth

2006-10-02 Length: 3m 57s
In the space between episodes, we learn something about Dostoyevsky's creative process.…

About this podcast:

dotBoom - a puppet show about web designers.

dotBoom is a puppet show about web designers. They hate themselves.You should watch.

dotBoom - a puppet show about web designers.