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|The 2 Sense Show|
|Host(s)||2 the Ranting Gryphon, Various|
|Update schedule||Saturday 10PM Eastern, 7PM Pacific|
|Launch date|| 2 Sense 1.0: May 13, 2003 - December 31, 2004|
2 Sense 2.0: December 31, 2004 - July 1, 2005. Resurrection: November 12, 2006 - November 27, 2008 (Hiatus afterwards).
2 Sense 2.2: June 4, 2010
2 Sense is an internet radio show hosted by 2 the Ranting Gryphon, which was broadcast on the Rant Radio web station, but is now back to pre-recorded shows. Running for two years, the show revolved around the week's news, 2's politics, and the furry fandom.
The show's past co-hosts included: Adric Verminus, Jakebe, Prismo, Dax and Riku. The last co-host was primarily Aubrin; however, past co-hosts and guests did take the role from time to time. Jakebe was in fact the longest running co-host and the only co-host during the first 35 episodes of the show.
2 Sense broadcasts were originally an hour in length, but increased to an hour and 50 minutes and streamed live at around 1am Saturday mornings; they were rebroadcast later in the week (and available for download on 2's website).
Despite the success of the show, in 2005, 2 announced that, due to its taking away from his personal time and the fact that the formula had become somewhat predictable, he would end the series. 2 planned to return to his recorded rants as well as larger projects.
2 Sense, on November 12th 2006, returned for about 40 shows and then took a hiatus and returned yet again on March 5th 2008. It would continue on until the Thanksgiving episode. The show would go on a one year hiatus due to 2 moving his studio all the way over to California. Then the show would make it's triumphant return on June 4th, 2010 running up until February 19th, 2011. A new episode hasn't been aired up until March 10th, 2012.
The show contained a number of segments which changed over time. The ones contained in the penultimate show, #86, were as follows:
- Feedback - Comments on the previous show and its contents by listeners.
- Gore News - A collection of headlines and articles featuring odd, unusual or generally ignorant ways people have died, gotten mangled, or sometimes miraculously survived injury in the previous week. It was introduced on the December 31st, 2004 show of 2 Sense.
- World News - Stories from around the world, discussed by 2 and his co-host for the week.
- Spazfox's DVD of the Week - A comedic review written and performed by Spazfox.
- Listener Mail (Dear 2 Letters) - E-mails from listeners on a variety of subjects.
Past segments used on the show but since canceled were:
- Furry News - News about the furry fandom as well as any extremely funny news articles involving animals. This ended when people realized there wasn't enough news coming out of the fandom for it to require a weekly segment.
- Dumb Laws - 2 read out all of the Dumb Laws from each state in USA. (It ended because 2 had already gone through all of the states. It was minimally suggested that 2 would move on to places out of the country, but abandoned the idea.)
- Weekly Trippy Goo - The weekly trippy goo segment was a 3 minute long segment by Maligno in which he said whatever came to mind, usually an outlandish theoretical dilemma that he would ponder over and eventually develop an even stranger yet oddly logical solution to. It ended when Maligno was committed to a mental hospital. After Maligno was released from the mental hospital, he had made one more segment for the show. But since then, nothing came of it.
- Garr's Word Of The Week - One word of particular interest presented each week by the sultry voice of Garr, in which 2 and his co-host were challenged to use during the rest of the show. This segment was eventually replaced by Garr's Travel Stories.
- Furry Baptisms - A segment where 2 and the co-host baptize a handful of people into new furs and welcoming them into the Furry Fandom. It ended when people were shorting out on requests.
There were many co-hosts of and contributors to 2 Sense:
Jakebe Sunraven, often jokingly referred to as J-bird, is an artist and comedian in the furry fandom from Baltimore, USA. Being a submissive, macrophillic, black, gay fur he brought some of the most original points of view imaginable to 2 Sense. He was the first, and longest running, co-host, and the only one up until episode 34 of 2 Sense. His last show was episode 37. Jakebe (real name Dave/David) is an active member of the furry fandom and frequents several furry conventions. His avatar was previously a raven, however, later it was changed to a bunny in spite of 2's relentless mockery.
Aubrin (The Pengi)
Aubrin was the co-host who became the standard co-host after Jakebe left. He co-hosted about 30 shows in total, just short of the amount Jakebe co-hosted. However, he co-hosted more of the two hour live shows whereas Jakebe co-hosted more of the original one hour shows.
Aubrin uses a penguin as his avatar in the fandom and thus gained the nickname 'The Pengi' during his time on the show. A common gag during his stint on the show was for 2 to poke him in order to make him squeal, or some other attempt to make him sad, claiming that it made Aubrin cuter that way.
Aubrin is a well respected and well known artist in the furry fandom. A good deal of his art can be found at his personal website along with his live journal.
Prismo was a guest co-host who appeared on about 5-7 shows. He was the only co-host used on 2 Sense who was heterosexual, thus bringing a very different perspective to the show.
Dax was a seldom used co-host but one who found co-hosting 2 Sense came very naturally. He co-hosted only 3 shows including the final show of 2 Sense.
Riku co-hosted only once for show 34 when Jakebe was unavailable; however, he became well liked by the listeners. Riku uses a cabbit as his avatar and was teased on the show for it, possibly strengthening the running "bunny" joke on the show.
At 19 years old, Riku was the youngest person ever to co-host on 2 Sense.
Adric again was a one-off co-host for the show (#40). He was a little too quiet during the show he co-hosted and a little hesitant to give his opinion.
Adric has been mentioned on many occasions on 2 Sense for being able to turn gay men straight by sucking all the gayness from the surrounding area by playing Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) to the song "It's Raining Men"
Adric uses the avatar of a rat in the furry fandom.
Adric is a fellow stand up comedian, who has opened for 2 in the past, is currently putting his comedy on hiatus to practice his writing skills, namely, his first novel.
Spazfox sent in the longest running segment that was not done by either 2 or a co-host during the run of 2 Sense. Spazfox was the creator of the 'Spazfox's DVD of the Week' segment, in which he reviewed DVDs in a very unique manner.
Spazfox is somewhat curious as to why the great Uncle Kage's segment, News From the Future, has not been written about, as it's the one segment on 2 Sense he finds more entertaining than his own.
Spazfox enjoys editing Wiki articles about himself because it "gives him a laugh."
Garr is a British fur who once sent in an audio letter which happened to make 2 go weak at the knees, after which he immediately demanded that Garr perform a segment on the show. Garr's voice is accepted amongst the 2 Sense listeners as being so sexy it will even turn a straight man on (and many have sent in letters to the show confirming this). Garr started with the "Word Of The Week" segment but then changed his segment to "Garr's Travels" where he discussed his various strange-yet-true adventures in globetrotting during his many failed attempts to go to Anthrocon.
Garr also read the popular poem The Raven as a segment, but at over 10 minutes, it was too long to include on the show.
Maligno is a 15 year old who sent in the Weekly Trippy Goo segment. He was committed to a mental hospital by his parents and contact has not been possible. His segment however was a unique outlook on the world and many viewed it as quite strange (but in a good way). However, no one is quite sure exactly how he comes up with his segments, as Malingno was described on the show as a fairly intelligent and stable fur who did not do drugs (the most obvious speculation given by the 2 Sense crew and listeners upon listening to his first segment).
Maligno reappeared briefly on February 4, 2005, suggesting that he has been released.
Maligno is the second youngest person to ever appear in a segment on 2 Sense.
Jessie T. Wolf
Jessie T. Wolf is a fur artist from Toronto Canada, who appeared on two of the shows as a guest and did a commissioned picture for 2 Gryphon, as well as giving one away as a prize on one of the shows.
She is very tiny and cute according to 2 Gryphon and was extremely shy before the show (so says 2) but opened up completely when the show started. Sadly, she had moved away by the time 2Sense 2.0 began, and could not come back to co-host.
2's mother appeared a few times on 2 Sense, as a guest. Members in the chat frequently referred to her affectionately as "1", or the Mommy Griffin.
2 claims he is unable to swear whenever his mother is present, under the threat of getting slapped. This has been proven in Episode #132 in which 2 interviewed 1 the Mommy Gryphon and dug himself a hole so deep even apologizing couldn't get him out of it.
Gary Walker is the host of the segment "Over the pond" on 2 Sense. In this segment he reports the British news in a very comical way. Gary Walker is fourteen, which makes him the youngest person ever involved with 2 Sense. Gary Walker lives in the North-East of England, but during his segment adopts a strong, stereotypical South London accent (most UK residents would disagree with this and say it sounds northern to us). He also is an avid comic book fan and collects Avengers comics. His favourite band is the Queens Of the Stone Age.
2 Sense was rebroadcast on Rant Radio for approximately the last 40 episodes. It became one of the most popular shows on Rant Radio becoming so popular that the show required its own separate IRC room as the number of listeners tuning in solely for 2 Sense outstripped that of any show previously played on Rant Radio. This actually caused bandwidth issues during the first few shows when unprecedented numbers of listeners flocked to Rant Radio during the first few live episodes.
- 2 Sense (first run only)
- 2 Sense Archive (2 Sense #1-87)
- 2 Sense (first run and 2.0)
- 2 Sense 2.0 only
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