On the Men in Gorilla Suits website, we have a behind-the-scenes look at our old process for putting the show together. It’s a bit dated — we now have mixers, different recording gear, and a few other things — but we’ve been told it helped some people take that first step and record something of their own…
There was a time when seeing how things were made was a mystery, but today documentaries, DVD and streaming movie extras, and myriad websites give people a peek behind the curtains of how things are done.
But it’s not just entertainment — humans want to know what governments and others are doing behind the scenes. So…we decided this week’s show should be about all those things [and more]…
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We start in the past, with our first memories of information we were originally not privy to, but eventually saw. After that, we talk about how much we enjoy looking behind the scenes of things…and what we think the appeal of those peeks is.
If you’ve listened to a few episodes, you’ve probably heard us talk about documentaries. We chat about some of our favorite peeks behind the scenes…going as far as if we’ve taken tours to get a different look at things.
Privacy and secrecy naturally get our attention. We discuss if we’ve ever been privy to information very few are aware of — and what we’ve revealed about ourselves and the processes we follow. We also tackle this: is it better to be open and share information, or protect it and keep things to yourselves?
In recent years, highly visible cases of whistleblowers and people leaking government secrets has made the news. Find out how we feel about those sharing behind-the-scenes information with the masses — as well as how much transparency governments and other large groups should have with your average person.
We get back to light-hearted information and chat about something we’d love to see behind the scenes…and we wrap up this week’s show talking about if we think we’ll see more — or fewer — looks behind the scenes of things in the future.