The Earwolf Challenge Last Words: Bob and Dan Cast

Catch-up on The Earwolf Challenge! You can listen to the Week 8 “Using A Famous Guest” Elimination episode. Bob and Dan from Bob and Dan Cast had this to say about their Challenge experience:

When your biggest supporters always qualify their desire for you to win with “but they won’t,” you have to use a sliding scale of success. Luckily, that has been our approach from the beginning.

When we were first told that we were being considered for The Challenge, it was a win. When we were officially included, it felt like we had done the impossible. From there, our metric for what we considered success changed weekly. That we would make it through seven eliminations, never even entered our minds.

Here’s our highlight reel:

Week 2: Jimmy Pardo laughing out loud at our horse joke.
Week 3: Paul F. Tompkins saying we sound smart because we use words like “komodo dragon” and “obsidian.”
Week 4: Matt Gourley saying he liked our rapport.
Week 5: The guest challenge encouraged us to reach out to comedian Dan Telfer, who we now know is super awesome.
Week 6: With our sketch, we finally managed to impress Matt Besser.
Week 7: We received an invitation from Jordan Morris to, “Go right up my butt-hole.”
Week 8: We got to chat with Nick Thune, who was lovely.

We enjoyed our time as part of The Earwolf Challenge, panic attacks while waiting for Skype calls notwithstanding. We have very few regrets. That said, we do have some unsolicited advice for future Challengeers™.

First, learn from our mistake and make sure you can succinctly describe your podcast. As it turns out, saying you’re a lot like Jordan, Jesse, Go! is not enough.

Second, no matter the challenge, make sure your creative voice is heard. Our final submission had very little of us in it, and that was our undoing. To quote Robin Williams in his role as the Genie in Aladdin, “Beeeee yourself.” Also, he was a giant bee at the time.

We’d like to thank everyone at Earwolf. They’re the real heroes. We’d also like to thank Matt and all the judges for donating their time and wit. And also the producers of Shark Night 3-D. That movie looks super rad.

Thanks again,

Bob & Dan

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