The hosts of Diggnation are finally getting off the couch at the end of the year, according to the New York Times and Revision3′s blog.
The announcement caps off an epic seven-year-long run, one that proved there was an audience for longer-form content online and also helped build Revision3 into a full-fledged web content network. Expect beer company stock to drop dramatically when the market opens tomorrow.
While the show’s not over quite yet, in memoriam, we reached out to the team at Diggnation to find out what some of their favorite moments were over the course of the show’s run.
Co-host Alex Albrecht said via email that one of his favorite moments was “The first appearance of Jimmy Fallon. Kevin and Jimmy high fiving in front of my face. :(“
Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback’s favorite moment, he said via email, also involved Jimmy Fallon. “When we did an episode at MSNBC with Rachel Maddow, she made cocktails for all of us. She makes a mean drink – and Jimmy Fallon stopped by to say hi too!” (Coincidentally, this is also my favorite moment, because those cocktails sound amazing.)
Via email, the show’s often-abused David Prager (who is a co-founder of Revision3 and Diggnation producer) called out one of his favorite Diggnation moment to date:
When the show was performed at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles in early January 2009. A thick line of fans waiting to get into the show spanned down Hollywood Boulevard infamous walk of fame and around the corner and kept on going. Tourists walking by excitedly asked what movie was premiering or what headline Hollywood event was taking place and I remember saying to one of ‘em, “Don’t worry about it, it’s just a podcast.”
And for old time’s sake, here’s the very first episode of Diggnation, posted July 1, 2005.
Oh, how they’ve grown.
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