Hobo Radio 82 – This just in: We are whores

  • Introduction
  • The Office
  • Ads on the front page of newspapers
  • Meryl Streep and young actresses
  • Contractually obligated Batman discussion

Week 82 Spotlight: This just in: We are whores

For the first time in history, the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page ad that was made to look like a legitimate news story, a move which upset readers and journalists alike. The ad in question was for the NBC show Southland and it was laid out to look like a news article written by a reporter who completed a ride-along with one of the show’s main characters.

This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle take a look at this controversial decision and what it might mean for the future of print journalism. They also talk about advertising on DVDs, which is getting out of control. Somehow, they also find the time to discuss The Office and the new Batman video game, Arkham Asylum.

What does the dynamic duo think of the Times selling out to NBC? Where does Michael Scott get his paper from? How can you get your hands on a batarang? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

Hobo Radio is the official podcast of HoboTrashcan, brought to you by The Podcast Network.

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  1. Chris Kirkman April 10, 2009

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