Talk:They Might Be Giants Podcast

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A little note maybe someone might want to incorperate into the page: The XML feed and podcast was generated by Podcast Maker. --Droffats 18:32, 1 May 2006 (CDT)

I never really thought that was an important enough fact, it's a pretty commonly used program. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 19:31, 1 May 2006 (CDT)
But now we know the Johns use it! How simply spiffing. --Vixus 01:22, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Q: I was wondering if it is possible to find the old podcasts that are no longer hosted by Is there an archive out there somewhere or are there legal issues preventing this?

I suppose that copyright issues should prevent the creation of an archive, but I doubt that's the reason why I haven't heard of one existing.
Since Flansburgh announced a collection of the best podcast songs on CD (?) by the end of the year, it's not likely to be legal. There's a discussion in the newsgroup going on about that option. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 03:36, 3 May 2006 (CDT)
Update! The archives are available on Yahoo podcasts! Rejoice!
Update again: No they aren't. They are there, but they return 404's when you try download them. Dammit. Sorry. Personman 00:30, 7 Jun 2006 (MDT)
Update: Archives are now available on Sweet! - Thavelick 16:03, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I still don't get why 6 Questions With The Deranged Millionaire and the (She Was A) Hotel Detective In The Future Commentary aren't allowed to have seperate pages. One could now argue that they're not songs but skits. Why are Lesson 16 and Turtle Songs Of North America treated like songs then? Oh, "They are non-podcast-related tracks", I hear. What about Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire, then? - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 12:40, 5 May 2006 (CDT)

But Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire is an actual song. --Salt-Man Z 13:17, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
I know. I just wanted to express that it's podcast-related. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 13:23, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
6 Questions is an interview for the podcast, and the commentary is commentary for the podcast. Lesson 16 is a unique, independent sketch. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:38, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
And how is Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire podcast-related at all? -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:40, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
It's a song made about a fictional character who was interviewed in a podcast, although it's a bit of a stretch... but that's really beside the point.
In that it's as much about TDM as six questions. Anyway, I don't seem to have sharing my opinion. Just disregard what I said. :( - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 16:46, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
Whirlwind, the point is that the commentary and 6 questions is an actual part of the podcast itself, where songs like Lesson 16 and Yeah, The Deranged Millionaire are songs FEATURED on the podcast.--tehbagel ( o ) 16:48, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
Speaking of which, has anybody gone and mixed the commentary with the song? I meant to do that but haven't gotten around to it. -TDK 20:18, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
Someone said it doesn't sync up, which is what I figured. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 20:28, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
It actually happened! I KNEW it! :D - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 12:12, 6 May 2006 (CDT)

Will the deleted ones be avalible from iTunes now that the feed is back?

Only TMBG knows. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 12:14, 23 Jun 2006 (MDT)
I think TMBG say they can't host their old poscasts because they have a low bandwidth or something. I'm trying to remember where I heard that. - CuppaCoffee 23:24, 1 Jul 2006 (EDT)
An archive is now available on - Thavelick 16:03, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone know the signifigance of the number system? (Why letters AND numbers?) - Thavelick 16:03, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I think a while ago, somebody came up with the best guess, that if there's a "B" or "C", that means it's the second or third one of the month. Like, if 5A came out in April, then 5B would too. But it hasn't really worked exactly that way, so maybe it's just TMBG messing with us. ~ magbatz 16:08, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, we know they like messing with us. I just think it's a cool archiving system, like when we used to have audio tape. --Vixus 01:22, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

When i go to, I instantly get lost, is there a hidden link or somthing? Jade

Wait five seconds for the page to change. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 02:20, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

why does it go from 11 to 21? 17:22, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

They skipped ahead to the 20s for "Season 2" (2007). - 17:50, 27 March 2007 (UTC)


hey, I know you can still listen to the achived podcasts... but does any one have a way to actually aquire mp3s? Like if I wanted podcast 4 o whatever? Or even if anyone had them and could email them... please leave me a message Jade

The links for archived podcasts are MP3s. :) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 03:00, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
argh.. i'm really bad at wording these things... I meant like if I wanted to have them on my MP3 player... I have the latest two from iTunes, but if I wanted the actual file, is there anyway to get it?
Just right click the Download link, and click Save Target As. Then pick what folder to save the files to. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 17:44, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks... I really hate to use the word "noob"... but I have no idea what I'm doing half the time... I promise I'll get better! Jade
garr... still not working... I think I'll just give up, that will save me some time.
What browser and operating system are you using? -CapitalQtalk ♪ 18:41, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Never mind, catastrophe averted! Instead of "Save Target As", I had to use "Save Link As"... for some reason I assumed that saving the link wouldn't do anything. I'm pretty hyped now, I can listen to my precious podcasts at school... Thanks for helping Q, I've told you this before, but you're my hero! Jade

Podcast 38A is an mp4 for some reason.

That would be because it's a movie file. --Luke 16:11, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

What happened to all the mp3s? Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 14:33, 27 April 2020 (EDT)

They were taken down, presumably to help with web hosting costs during COVID. --DoubleDenial (talk) 22:36, 18 October 2020 (EDT)

I Never Go to Work[edit]

Hello everybody.

I believe that the I Never Go To Work (Podcast Episode) should be part of the third season instead the second one. After all, it was posted about a week before 31A after 6 months of no podcasts. I think it was used as a way to let people know that a third season is starting (also to promote their children's podcast).

Thank you and I hope someone agrees with me :)

I suppose that I do agree with this; I just didn't want to start the row for Season 3 when Work was posted as a video... because there was nothing else yet. But I'll move it down to Season 3, since it was posted in 2008. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 16:30, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

New Podcast[edit]

so it's Bed Bed Bed Bed Bed, then some song, then Subliminal, then Brain Problem Situation, and that's how far I am.-- 23:06, 22 May 2008 (UTC) (actually this was left by Bonkava but I don't feel like logging in <.<

...'Kaaaaaaaay. Thanks for that. --Luke 23:16, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
You should really log in for editing. Especially if you are going to claim to be someone with an account. (And especially if you are editing your user page anonymously.) --badqueso 00:35, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

NEW one![edit]

Finally, new podcast! Can't wait to listen to it!

-Damn it. Just a music vid... --Panarchy 01:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


Are Tubthumping and the Johnny contest winner ever getting added here?

Patter linking[edit]

We've been really inconsistent with linking to albums and other things referenced in patters. Some pages have links, some don't, and some have only one or two things linked to. I think we should link. What does everyone else think? ~ veggieman 19:26, 3 April 2012 (EDT)