The AZ UFO Show is, according to the host Rich Giordano, “The Very 1st UFO Related Show created on Blogtalkradio”, in fact, have all of his words:
” Since 2006 we have been morphing into the most original and most honest paranormal/UFO show and to this day actively creating and searching for a painfully truthful show. This is the show you listen to if you want real talk with real people. No sugarcoating here. If you want fluff then go somewhere else. The truth will set you free and hurt you in the process. Just give the show a chance. Who knows, it may be your guilty pleasure. Blah.”
Host Rich Giordano
If “original” and “honest” means “pathetic” and “egotistical”, that first sentence is accurate as it is indeed a painful show. If there were a show I did not want to listen to for “real talk with real people”, it would be this one. There is nothing real about the host or guests aside from their utter ignorance. Even the callers, who all seem to have some sort of mental disability, are treated horribly by the sad excuse for a host Giordano is. “Blah” in his words, is probably the best reaction you can hope to get from listening to this show. As a cast member and producer of a podcast, I do consider this my guilty pleasure. I listen to an episode once a month, in its entirety, to remind me that the hours I put into my show aren’t wasted, and that no matter how bad I think it is when it goes out to the cloud it’s not the worst thing on iTunes. This review blog has a format, so let me get back to that before I spend too much time in freeform hate mode.
The audio quality of this show is shit. It’s horrible. There is no attempt at any time to improve upon the poorly recorded audio. I doubt Rich would know what a filter was unless you were talking about cigarettes. Production? We don’t need no stinking production! Skype call drop-outs, coughs, dead air, leave it all in! The only thing that would lower the score in this section is if the entire show was static, but that would most certainly raise the score for likeability.
Content and Originality… let’s see… rehashing the same paranormal info that’s been gone over a million times and adding absolutely nothing new to it? Well I suppose that gives him one point for Originality as no one else I’ve heard on the internet has been able to do hours upon hours worth of recording without contributing at least one coherent thought to the subject. Bravo Rich, you win the award for being the best at generating content with no actual content.
I’d liken the consistency of this show, both in terms of episode output and quality, to the greasy movements one has after a Chipotle burrito and tequila shots binge.
The Likeability of this show is close to the likeability of a sledgehammer to the groin whilst your feet are nailed to the floor and all of your hair is one fire, which is to say, not very high for any sane or mildly insane person.
If The AZ UFO Show does indeed have a 5’th element, that “it” factor has to be that the show is so damnably horrible that it makes me happy to spread it. Do not mistake this as me saying “It’s so bad it’s good”, it is not good in any way, I simply feel sadistic glee when I convince someone to listen to it. If you don’t know me you don’t know that I’m a ginger, and that sharing this show is a great way to murder the souls of those I expose to it so that I may feed upon them to sustain myself due to a lack thereof. I am, of course, joking about the souls thing. The rest I am being entirely serious. Please, go listen, and tweet at me when you do.
Audio Quality\Production: 1
5’th Element: Feeding my Sadism: 7
Final Score: 2.2