Bridgeton, NBC, Glenn discussed on Kottke Ride Home


After the frenzied hot bridgeton winter we just had nbc's streaming platform peacock has just announced a new reality series based on pride and prejudice. What does that even mean. Will contestants have to perform complicated. Regency era dances while one of them scowls at the other one well quoting variety the series titled pride and prejudice in experiment in romance is an original format that will see a heroin looking for her duke transported to a regency style england. A group of eligible hopeful suitors will have to win the heart of the heroine and her court housed in a castle in the countryside. The heroin and suitors will experience that with which dreams are made of from carriage rides and boat rides on the lake to archery and handwritten letters to communicate. They will be immersed in a time traveling quest for love in the end the heroine and her suitors will discover if the ultimate romantic experience will find them. True love and quotes. Av club questions whether contestants will be wearing era appropriate wardrobes and if they'll only be allowed to hold hands in briefly kiss no word on any of that or when the show will be coming out just yet but it's being executive produced by one of the guys behind amazing race and america's next top model so it might actually have a decent budget behind it and i really can't tell if this is going to be a total flop or do surprisingly well among the bridgeton crowd. I am a sucker for reality shows where they transport people back in time. But even i'm not so sure about this one. I guess we'll just have to wait. And see so. I m going on a bit of a summer vacation. No show tomorrow. And then starting on monday glenn fleishman will be guest hosting the show for two weeks. Glenn is a longtime tech journalist and printing historian who spent the pandemic shipping out dozens of collections of type and printing artifacts. Called the tiny type museum which. I'm a big fan of his. Most recent book is take control of cryptocurrency. Which is available at take control. Books dot com link in the show notes so glenn's got his finger on the pulse in a lot of different arenas that i think khadki ride home. Listeners are into. I think he's going to bring some really cool interesting insights to the show. Glenn also used to host the election ride home podcast of the start of twenty twenty so we're keeping it all in the ride home family. One thing to know glenn is on the west coast so episodes might be going up a little closer to five. Pm eastern than usual but that is actually closer to win. Ride home shows used to go up for any of you that are newer listeners. You may not know that the ride home slate of shows started with the idea that you would listen to them on your ride home from work at the end of the day to catch up on the day's news that you missed that. We kind of shifted release schedules around when the pandemic decimated regular commutes but now that some people are getting back to commuting and our schedules are kind of influx again. I thought i'd just mentioned that. In case you like me have found yourself listening to podcasts. Less because your schedule has kind of shifted again. So you know. If you're commuting again maybe consider making this show or the tech name ride home of part of your commute experience but whenever or however you listen thank you for doing so and keep tuning in to hear from glenn for the next two weeks and i look forward to coming back. Well rested on monday. The twenty sixth. So that is it for me for this week. The show was produced by ride home. Media and cocky dot org. I am jackson bird. And i'll talk to you a couple of weeks but blend will be in your feeds on monday..

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