On this episode of The Malliard Report, Jim welcomes a guest that is a familiar one, but not in the sense of recurring interviews. That warming baritone parlance that greets us each week belongs to none other than Bryan Anderson, and he is here riding shotgun with Jim to discuss working in the voiceover industry, his experiences with MUFON, the paranormal podcast circuit, and his interactions with the unknown.
As with any content producing genre (e.g. podcasts, music, film, writing, etc.) the end result is merely a tiny snapshot of many, many, hours of work, frustration, re-work, and the voiceover industry is no exception. Bryan notes that many people do not realize how much work goes into such a “small” product; one hour of content may actually be the end product of hours’ if not days’ worth of work. But don’t take this as a sympathy plea, but as a reminder to show your support for the content that you love.
While Bryan is best known for his smooth sonance, his connection to the paranormal is just as noteworthy. Having encountered odd situations since a young age, Bryan talks about one his first experiences that involved a playful (or maybe annoying depending on how you look at it) spirit that would regularly ring the doorbell of his childhood home, and even continued to do so after he and his family moved out. Bryan also discusses his interactions that he has had with MUFON and points out that while some have negative things to say about the organization, his experiences have been nothing but positive. (You can’t please everyone am I right?)
Jim and Bryan also discuss how at times the paranormal podcasts genre can become a bit stale at times with guests just making the circuit from one show to another, making the same talking points at each one, and also why we seem to hate the sound of our own voice when we hear ourselves on a recording. The primary reasons as to why is certainly an interesting one, but you’ll have to listen to the episode for that.
If you are interested in listening to some of Bryan’s work (other than what you hear on The Malliard Report) head over to www.bryanandersonvoice.com and check out some of his audio books. Also, don’t forget to let us know what you think about this show or any of the others in the comments below or via Twitter !