Spazbot Studios is re-working the personal podcast of its founder and Executive Producer, Mick Montgomery. Montgomery Manifesto Show originally debuted in 2011. Over its duration it included interviews with other Content Creators, News about Technology, Pop Culture News, Content Creation News and segments like “It Came from Netflix” where Montgomery reviewed shows on Netflix. “The show changed so much during its run. All the changes were necessary and good, but in the end the show’s run became somewhat frenetic in its theme. Then this fall, we flipped it into a direction I was not anticipating. When I look at what we did starting at Episode 24 “Curses and Illusions”, that seemed to really be something more interesting to me creatively, and I think the real meat of the show. That will be the new creative direction for the show moving forward.”
Montgomery Manifesto Show will now move into a direction where social topics and current events will be woven into fictional storylines, much like the 7 part Hallowed Tale, “The Fury from Devil’s Lake“, once again, Montgomery, “When we did Fury From Devil’s Lake, the response was really positive. People loved it, because it was different. It was more like an improvised novel than a podcast, and I thought that was really challenging and rewarding to do. Much of what we do on Spazbot is Pop Culture and Geek Friendly. This new style of show appeals that same audience, but in a completely different way.”
The Podcast will re-launch in March, 2014, with new production and a new format. Montgomery will no longer focus on Pop Culture or News items. While the show will feature some insights about Montgomery’s creative work and a brief introduction, it will move into the heart of the show, the Stories. Montgomery acknowledges that moving in this direction is like walking among giants, “There are a lot of folks who do this or have done this for far longer and with far more success, like Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray and Mike Daisey, and of course thematically Welcome to Nightvale, all of them have been really influential and inspiring. The challenge will be establishing my own voice with my own audience. But I am confident we can do that. The Show is unique, its creative, it’s really one of a kind.”
The Show will have a new website design and the Podcast will Re-Launch on March 17th, with a new episode very 2 weeks. The show will start with a new Pilot episode explaining the changes, and then episode 2 will be Episode 24 of the old show format, and move on from there, with re-releases of all the Fury From Devil’s Lake and a continuation of the Curse Storyline introduced in Episode 24, “We broke off one storyline to do ‘Fury From Devil’s Lake’ so, the NEW episodes will pick up on that storyline and eventually conclude. From there, we will have new stories to tell,” says Montgomery. As for the Blog, Montgomery is hopeful that it will continue on just as it has, with only a few minor changes. Interviews with other Content Creators, Pop Culture and Tech News previously featured on Montgomery Manifesto Show will most likely move to a brand new show or shows.
If you have a question regarding Montgomery Manifesto Show, please, reach out to Spazbot Studios through the Contact Page on the main website.