The Tadpool is a nickname for the chatroom that goes on when various Frogpants podcasts are recording live.
The nickname was coined by Scott Johnson during an early episode of The Morning Stream and is most often used to refer to chatters who frequent the IRC channel during that show. The name spawned from the name of Scott's studio - Frogpants. IRC chatters are like tadpoles in the great Frogpants pool, hence The Tadpool. The Tadpool Facebook group was created by Iyagovos on June 26th, 2011 and is constantly adding new members.
The Tadpool has even created its very own podcasts! http://www.tadpoolpodcasts.com
Initiative Check is the TadPool's gaming podcast, hosted by James "Iyagovos" Bartholomeou, Megan "imnotmegan", and Nick "Nizman" Nizzi.
Tadpoolery is the TadPool's Friday show in place of TMS. It is hosted by Bryan (Fuzzy), Nick (Nizman), and Rob (Autographedcat).
The Geek I/O SHowEdit
Geek I/O Show was spawned from Tadpoolers, originally focused as a technology show. It is hosted by CJ "Dragos_kai" Boat, Rachel "Geminii" Boat, and Jarred "JazTech" Azevedo, and their producer Jared "Budlow" Budlong; and most weeks they have the one and only Dale Campbell! Together they cover a vairety of topics from movies, vIdeo games and technology, to music, cosplay and more.
Geek I/O typically has a guest every week, whom they geek out with on a random, yet current, topic.
They record live on Thursday nights, 10pm EST and can be seen at geek-io.com/llve or heard via mobile.alphageekradio.com. And you can subscribe to listen later in your favorite podcast app (iTunes, Stitcher, Swell, etc...).
Much like the Frogpants podcasts, The Tadpool has developed its own memes, inside jokes and culture. Here are some examples:
- It's customary to greet everyone when entering The Tadpool and role play, 1)hugs, 2)sharing bacon, 3)throwing bricks of love.
- It's also customary to greet the hosts and show guests in chat, even if they aren't in the chat themselves.
- During Darrell The Trek Nerd's segment on TMS, the Tadpool places bets on how long it will take Darrell to answer the question. Darrell often delays with Trek birthdays and trivia. The Tadpole who guesses closest to the actual time is declared the winner!
How to ParticipateEdit
Ways to participate in Frogpants Podcasts and The Tadpool:
TMS dual cam http://frogpants.com/live/
Tadpool Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/226285374061266/
The Tadmap - http://www.zeemaps.com/tadpool
Tadpool Google+ page https://plus.google.com/u/0/107007370698403905583/posts
[#frogpants, The Official FrogPants Podcast Network IRC Channel | The Tadpool! | Call in number: 801-770-4244, or Skype: myextralife | http://frogpants.com | Live Stream: http://frogpants.com/the-frogpants-live-stream/ | Show Schedule: http://frogpants.com/calendar/ | keep up to date with Frogpants tweets: http://twitter.com/#!/frogpantsfeed |IRC (and IRC Client) help: http://goo.gl/mPDMo]
Tadpool IRC stats courtesty of RandomSort: http://oddd.eu/frogpants.html
The amazing LesleyHayes4 has compiled many of Scott and Brian's funny faces from the TMS feed.obsidianobelisk has also started a blog of Brian's faces from the feed.