"Since I left, I’ve had so many folks ask me to re-enter the fray. Well, check out The Al Franken Podcast by going to AlFranken.com. Fray, here I am."
His note was thoughtful, about some of his projects, but being Al Franken it was also pretty funny, starting --
"It’s great to be back in touch with you! How have you been? That’s terrific!
Two weeks ago, I launched my website, AlFranken.com, with a book drive for the new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in northern Minnesota. So many of you responded, buying more than 1,700 books that the librarian had requested and contributing over $78,000! Students and the entire Leech Lake tribal community will have access to a library with 20,000 books. That will change lives. I thank you, and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe thanks you.
Last week, we launched The Al Franken Podcast, named for my grandfather, Otto Franken, who emigrated from Germany in 1889. We put up a six-minute compilation tape of some of the interviews I’ve done thus far with guests like Jeffrey Toobin, Michael Lewis, David Frum and Michelle Obama (not her, but guests like her).
The response was so positive that The Al Franken Podcast shot onto the iTunes store Noteworthy list. (I have absolutely no idea if that means anything.)
But rather than making you go to the trouble of setting things up with iTunes or TuneIn or any other podcast source, we make things easier for you (sometimes) at Elisberg Industry. Here's the debut episode --