Welcome to That Whole Thing

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Welcome to That Whole Thing
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Welcome to That Whole Thing was a weekly podcast based in Portland, Oregon. It debuted in February 2013 and was hosted by Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts.[1] New episodes were posted semi weekly.

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Welcome to That Whole Thing's original format focused primarily on current events in both national politics and pop culture. The hour-long program's debut was announced via a short YouTube clip in January 2013.[2] Following an appearance on KGW's Live at 7 newscast, the show made it into the Top 20 in iTunes listings for Comedy Podcasts. Each episode was recorded in a studio located on the second floor of the Roseway Theater in Portland until the summer of 2014.[3] Later installments were recorded at Killingsworth Abbey in NE Portland.

The first episode was posted on February 1, 2013. Beginning on July 15, 2013, the show's weekly recording session was moved to Fridays. New episodes appeared that same day on Welcome to That Whole Thing's website. In the spring of 2014, the show shifted formats. Every episode focused on an individual topic and had a guest host. Topics included dating, the creative industry and politics. Cartoonist Mike Russell, activist Jefferson Smith, and author Daniel H. Wilson were among the guest hosts featured on the podcast.

On December 4th, 2014, Webber and Roberts decided to stop producing new episodes of the show, thus ending nine continuous years of co-hosting live radio and podcasts together as a team. On the final installment of Welcome to That Whole Thing, they were interviewed by Mike Russell, with the duo concluding that they had a good run and that they had no plans to collaborate on a future program. As of early 2018, Roberts continues to work as a writer and podcast producer in Portland while Webber works at two area radio stations.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Turnquist, Kristi (January 28, 2013). "Duo Ends the Shortest Podcast Retirement in History with New Show". Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  2. "Two One Twenty Thirteen". January 27, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  3. Lacy, Ben (January 29, 2013). "Talk Box: Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts". Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  4. "Cort Webber". January 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 

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