I considered him a close friend, and an inspiration for this very show. In late 2019, he had informed those of us he considered a friend that he was sick.
I decided to step up and offer him help in running shows, and did just that – by doing Community Calls.
I ran his Thanksgiving 2019 show, so he wouldn’t have to deal with all the technical nonsense and he just had to do the talking.
I left the door open for him, so he could come by and do a couple calls here and there, whenever he felt well enough to do so. That’s how Travels with Miriam became Community Calls with Miriam. The live show exists only because of Carlito. For this, I thank him.
I will continue doing Community Calls in his memory. The one thing he tried to get going was to pull the community in to the show, to let anyone that wanted to try a call or two, to do just that. He offered me that on his own show, and I’ll carry that torch for him.
In this episode, we call Singapore, Japan, the US, and various other places. We ruffle some feathers, confuse some people with our odd requests, do some customer surveys with weird results, and otherwise perform non-conformist prank calls.
Features calls by: Carlito, Dwight the Janitor, BigDTB, totalsecond, Akspa, Miriam, and many others from the Hijinks Discord Server.
In this episode, Miriam attempts to intervene with hotel reservations, Dwight tries to find some biker gangs, Akspa’s phone has mysterious problems, Carlito tries to make reservations, and a very nice Japanese man tries his best to make a reservation for a special horse.
Special thanks to Chrispy808, tigereye4c, xpers, totalsecond, and our new patron T.L.!
Going forward, Travels with Miriam and Community Calls will be merged episodes, to make things less confusing.
This is a show that features Miriam and a bunch of friends making calls to locations unknown.
Production of the normal show has gone sideways for the last month. This is almost a return to the old format, but not quite.Miriam calls hotels, and various other places. A new yet-unnamed character is featured as well.
Callers include: Dwight the Janitor, Carlito and several others from the Hijinks Discord.