The Plan8 – 008 – Martin Sargent

The Plan8 interviews the original unscrewed, infected, web drifting, internet superstar himself, Martin Sargent (twitter). Martin was a Segment Producer on TechTV‘s The Screen Savers and later as the host of his own late night talk show Unscrewed with Martin Sargent. Being a true master of navigation of the weird side of the web Martin started the Revision3 podcast Web Drifter which garnered several awards for its wacky exploration of the internet’s strangest viral denizen. Soon Martin also started the Revision3 podcast Infected which later evolved into Revision3′s Internet Superstar.

Currently Martin is at work working with fellow TechTV alum Sarah Lane (twitter) on a new podcast called This Week in Fun, a show recorded at the famed Leo Laporte’s TWiT Cottage.

Today Patrick and Martin talk about:

  • Who is is Martin Sargent, his back story about dreams of academia
  • Martin’s Cult following
  • Martin’s show Web Drifter’s future
  • Martin’s new project, This Week in Fun
  • The death of TechTV
  • Martin’s top websites of weird
  • Martin’s view of the desensitizing effects of the dark side of the web
  • Jim Louderback and the phrase that became a mantra of angry geeks
  • Joey the intern
  • The people Martin got to meet in his web travels
  • Alex Chiu, the man who can help you live forever

The Music in today’s podcast was:

Come Back To Me (NES and Sega SMS) By little-scale

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Originally from the Maryland beltway area. Patrick lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years. Now he is based in the Portland area. In the past Patrick has been an IT engineer, technology consultant, software trainer, technology journalist, blogger, and podcaster. Currently he is returning to school for a degree in Computer Science & Engineering.

Patrick Roanhouse – who has written posts on Plan8.