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The 2 Sense Show
Host(s) 2 the Ranting Gryphon, Various
Website http://www.ranting-gryphon.com/2sense.htm
Update schedule Saturday 10PM Eastern, 7PM Pacific
RSS FBC Podcast 26
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
End Date June 4, 2010
Genre Talk
Rating(s)
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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.

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 show. 2 planned to return to his recorded rants as well as do 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.

Segments[edit]

Core Segments (These are segments that are the main parts of the show before, between or after other segments.)

  • World News - Stories from around the world, reported by 2 and co-host who share opinions after stories. [Status: On Hold]
  • 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. (Debuted on Show #68 - 12/31/04) [Status: On Hold]
  • Dear 2 Letters - Letters written into the show by listeners for 2 to read and respond to on about a varied array of subjects, questions and opinions. 2 has claimed that this segment is his favorite part of the show. [Status: On Hold]

The show contained a number of segments which changed over time before settling with a format. These segments are introduced during various periods of the show:

(1.1)

  • Furry News - Stories related to anything furry are reported by a co-host during this segment, taking place shortly after World News. (Debuted Show #1)
  • Feedback - Comments on the previous show and its contents by listeners.
  • News From the Future -
  • Spazfox's DVD of the Week - A comedic review written and performed by Spazfox. (Debuted on Show #49 - 7/19/04) [Status:Replaced]
  • 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.
  • 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. [Status: Retired]
  • Dumb Laws - 2 reads out all of the Dumb Laws from each state in USA. 2 suggested the idea of reading laws from other countries, but abandoned the idea. [Status:Done]
  • Furry Fifteen Minutes -
  • Skippy's List - On one episode, 2 stumbled upon a list called "213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army". 2 would read 5 things off the list weekly, dedicated to the listeners who are in the Army. [Status: Retired]

(2.0)

  • Holy Jesus! with Pastor William Rebar -

(Resurrection)

  • 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. [Status: Retired]
  • Nik's Haiku Poetry Time - The reading of a quick haiku written by Nik about something that had happened to him during the past week, often followed by an explanation or backstory as to why the haiku was written. [Status:Retired]
  • Edsel's Horoscopes -
  • Over the Pond with Gary Walker -
  • Dari the Emobird's Segment - What is it like to be emo? Well, just ask Dari the Emobird, it's in his blood to be emo and he's not afraid to show it off. Dari occasionally answered letters from fans about his way of life but mostly he would tell about his life as an emobird. [Status:Retired]
  • Counter-Point with Satosuke -
  • Point T. Weasel's Segment - Point T. Weasel, a member of the Pawpet Players, has been posting his own rants on news events on the web for some time. After opening for 2 at Anthrocon 2007, Point started sending copies of his latest complaints to 2 to be played on the show. These musings often have ground music and sound-effects playing in the background to help drive the point home to the listener. [Status:Retired]
  • Current News with Eddy Schaloski - Uncle Kage's co-worker from the News from the Future segment, mentioned a few times in previous segments then allowed to do his own segment in the April Fools episode, pops in from time to time to report on the "follies and the foyables" the current political candidates are running into while campaigning. [Status: Retired]
  • Accidental Help-line -
  • Edsel's Weekly Address -
  • Sagely Advice -
  • Weekly Furry Birthdays -

(2.2)

  • Witchiebunny's Top Frags - A compilation of video game kills, either found online or submitted to Witchiebunny with humorous commentary.
  • Spazfox plays Nintendo - Spazfox reviewing old Nintendo Entertainment System games, in an attempt to decide whether to keep or delete them.
  • Jimbob Billybob and The Truth - A parody of a United States redneck southern bigot, and his commentary on news in the United States. Written and performed by SliceOfDog
  • King Gourd's Fursuit Tips - A satire of Fursuiting tips as given by King Gourd.
  • Unusual Holidays - Toast The Rabbit reads out a list of unusually named or themed holidays coming up in the next week.

Co-Hosts/Contributors[edit]

There were many co-hosts of and contributors to 2 Sense:

Jakebe (David)[edit]

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.

Jakebe is now working on artwork related to the furry fandom and has been largely involved with the furry comic Boomer Express.

Aubrin (The Pengi)[edit]

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. He 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[edit]

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. He uses a koala as his avatar. He has been involved with improvisational comedy for Megaplex and Anthrocon, with 2 as a player.

Dax[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Adric was a one-off co-host for the show, appearing in the 40th episode. He was a little too quiet during the show he co-hosted and a little hesitant to give his opinion. Adric uses the avatar of a rat in the furry fandom. He 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 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Now that "2 Sense" has ended, Garr is cohosting the radio show VLF on the FBC with fellow British fur Sphelx.

Maligno[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Rant Radio[edit]

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.

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