I am already on the record as a huge fan of Bob Pittman and the Math & Magic podcast. His contribution to so many of my formative media experiences between MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, etc., is, literally, immeasurable. This week they posted a special combo episode taking highlights from everyone he’s interviewed about the early days of MTV. From the logo, to the “I want my MTV campaign,” to how they were profitable, to how they edited the music before the video (video editors weren’t so happy), to creating reality TV when they didn’t have the budget for writers, there are so many incredible stories here. Check out “The Real Story of MTV: Founders Edition,” on the Math & Magic Podcast.