Here's something we really love here at the Lab: when life imitates art, imitating life. So, every time we found ourselves puzzling over the name for our Thanksgiving sketch, the image for social media, the description for the episode for publishing it, we chuckled and shook our heads. "Good one, Life! Well played!"
But appreciating the irony does not deliver the info. As we neared desperation, we turned to slogangenerator.co (not dot com) and we were not disappointed. With only one variable you control, you are treated to a lovely string of silliness that couldn't possibly work and is also brilliant. We started coming up with slogans for ourselves: "The Better Way to Phil," "Silvie, The Future Is Here," "You Can. Denny!" Try it - it's ridiculous fun!
It also seemed the perfect time to give a name to this talented bunch of actors who voiced the 2016 Audio Advent Calendar, The 13 Days of Halloween, and Thanksgiving - Imagination At Work! After much deliberation and research, we decided upon the Life Lab Notes Polymer Players. (Mentioned in the post from earlier this week). We are so lucky and grateful to have the pleasure and privilege of working with these folks.
And we're so lucky and grateful for you! Many thanks for listening, reading, sharing, subscribing, following on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
May you be thankful every day.
It would smell as sweet, right? Would it? How much does a name tell us what to think?
Last year, we presented the 2016 Audio Advent Calendar. It was its own entity, before Life Lab Notes as we know it now. It was as those twenty-six daily podcasts were coming out that I decided it was so much brilliant fun to express ourselves in a short-form audio fiction narrative format, that we should keep on doing it.
Life Lab Notes was born. January of this year started off with a sketch about the New Year. The following months we presented personal stories, professionally produced, usually read by the author. Touching, thought-provoking, and funny, our writers shared their beauty pageant, hitch-hiking, book store, theme park, leaving-abusive-relationships, and growing up stories. They shared their hearts and minds, and we connected with them.
Then came October, and The 13 Days of Halloween podcast series. Fun, creepy, original audio fiction, with a cast of superb voice actors, writers, and musicians.
This week is Thanksgiving here in the US, and that's what this week's podcast episode is about. Since I'm beyond grateful for the talented and fun people I have the honour to work with, and the sketch itself has a sort of naming theme, it seemed like the perfect time to give this cast a proper name. So, I did some research.
Polymer [POL-uh-mer] noun, Chemistry: A natural or synthetic chemical structure where two or more like molecules are joined to form a more complex molecular structure.
Introducing the Life Lab Notes Polymer Players, in a special Thanksgiving sketch, coming this week.