Evergreen Podcasts Debuts Hilarious and Nostalgic Weekly News Podcast
Evergreen Podcasts (Evergreen), a Cleveland, Ohio-based podcast publisher, is proud to announce its most outrageous podcast to date — Retrotone News (Retrotone) — a snappy summary of weekly headlines.
Modeled after Movietone newsreels of the 1930s, Retrotone is chock full of color commentary from beloved host and commentator, Rodge Bigsby. Each show takes listeners on a wild ride through Bigsby’s delivery of top stories, opt-editorial, music picks, politics, and Hollywood scuttlebut. Retrotone is a infectious flash digest of the news and the makings of one blockbuster short-form podcast.
Rodge Walker Bigsby was born to read the news. When he was 3, he rode his toy wagonette down to the local AM 1940, and wiggled his way into the booth, unbeknownst to producers of the Capital Hour, an early flash news bulletin featuring top headlines from the Windy City. A magna cum shouty graduate of the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana University, Bigsby soon cut his teeth on a chance broadcast internship at CBS. That day, a legend was born.
“Who is Rodge Bigsby? Only the man who made the news minute real again,” says Bigsby.
"Retrotone is our way of having fun turning mainstream news on its ear," offered Michael C. DeAloia - CEO of Front Porch Media, "and we’re introducing a whole new generation to the way news was delivered decades ago on the silver screen."
New episodes are available every Thursday on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music, and EvergreenPodcasts.com/Retrotone-News.
Episode 1. – 1/3/19 Debut Episode: New Year's Roundup
Great Scott! Should old acquaintance be forgot? Why... of course not! It’s here in Episode 1, Rodge Bigsby ushers in the New Year with some familiar faces. From the Republic or Trump's government shutdown, to Chipotle’s big splash for a modern menu–Rodge takes us on a tour of big news, and adventures on the high sea. Catch stories of French Adventurer, Jean-Jacques Savin, and Bibsby's break down of recent Twitter scuttlebutt on all things Kardashian and West. Then take pause to reflect on resolutions and whatnot. “Yoo-haa! Hashtag #RodgeBigsby!”
Episode 2. – 1/10/19 Breaking News: It's Build a Wall or Eminent Doom
Rodge rails on the escalating so-called crisis over Trump’s multi-billion dollar border wall. It’s a royal standoff, and millions are feeling the shockwaves of an ongoing government shutdown. Speaking of shock, Bigsby dishes up on big discoveries and college championships – waving a mammoth flag for Clemson and exposing epic rumors on Beyonce’s tabloid mega-divorce. From Washington to Hollywood, this is one newsy tour of duty!
Episode 3. – 1/17/19 Toxic! Toxic! Rodge Regurges a Smelly Week in News
Toxic Politics. Toxic Waste. Toxic Masculinity. McDonald’s. This week Rodge delves into the dirty, talking Brexit, Big Macs, and Lima’s septic struggles. But it’s not all nasty... turns out there’s a new kind of lunar life! Rodge wraps up the report with a special op-ed, showcasing his sentimental side while dishing the latest on the #MeToo movement.
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