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[[Image:Pcworld-hsr2.jpg|thumb|128px|I too am so on the go I watch my cartoons on an iPod!]]
'''Podstar Runner''' (stylized as '''podstar.runner''') was a [[Wikipedia:podcast|podcast]] feed re-releasing [[Strong Bad Email]]s, [[Teen Girl Squad]], and other select [[toons]] in [[Wikipedia:MP4 file format|.m4v]] format, for playing on an [[Wikipedia:iPod|iPod]] or similar [[Wikipedia:portable media player|portable media player]]. A total of 94 videos were released across two separate periods of Podstar Runner. The initial iteration ran from January [[2006]] through March [[2007]], officially discontinued in September 2007; a revival ran from January through December [[2008]]. Both runs of Podstar Runner typically updated on Thursdays alongside the [[weeklies]].

Toons were frequently modified to some degree to work with the fixed aspect ratio and lack of interactivity compared to [[Flash]] in a browser window, similarly to DVD releases. The most prominent change was editing [[The Paper]] (and its successors) to read &quot;The End&quot; instead of &quot;Click here to email Strong Bad&quot;. [[Easter eggs]] either played automatically or were wholly removed. Occasionally, glitches or other minor differences would be introduced in these versions of the toons. Nearly every Podstar Runner video was bookended by short animations, typically [[Strong Bad]] interacting with the iPod menu [[Fourth Wall Breaks|as if he were in the iPod itself]].

A &quot;podcast&quot; button was on the [[navbar]] from March 1, 2007 through October 2009 (afterwhich it was replaced by &quot;[[FeedBurner Page|subscribe]]&quot;). The original subdomain for the site (podstar.homestarrunner.com) was removed somewhere after August 14, 2017; the site itself has moved to [[Podstar:|old.homestarrunner.com/podcast/]]. The [[YouTube]] channel [[homestarrunnerdotcom]] can be consider a successor to Podstar Runner, in that it also makes toons available as video on mobile devices.

&lt;span class=&quot;toclimit-3&quot;&gt;__TOC__&lt;/span&gt;
==Podstar Runner 2006==
[[Image:Podstar Runner menu.PNG|200px|thumb|podstar.runner]]
[[Image:SBEmail in iTunes 2.PNG|thumb|Strong Bad Emails &amp; More!]]

Podstar Runner launched on January 30, 2006 with [[techno]], [[dragon]], [[japanese cartoon]], [[kids' book]], and [[crying]]. The podcast launched on iTunes as '''Strong Bad Email'''. The background of the Podstar Runner page featured an [[Wikipedia:iPod Classic#5th generation (&quot;iPod with video&quot;)|iPod with video]] resting against the [[Floppy Disk Container]] on the desk in the [[computer room]].

Originally only a collection of [[Strong Bad Email]]s, the podcast was renamed to '''Strong Bad Emails &amp; More!''' on March 6, 2006 when [[Teen Girl Squad]] episodes began to be added, listed under the header &quot;Teen Girl Squadcast&quot; on the website. Following the addition of [[Everybody to the Limit]] on April 12, this header was revised to &quot;Teen Girl Squad &amp; MORE!&quot;.

The final update was the release of [[mile]] on	March 22, 2007. This service was discontinued that September, with the download instructions replaced by a note reading &quot;Podcasts are gone for now. We'll tell them you were thinking about 'em though.&quot;

'''Page Title:''' Podstar Runner Come On and Come On, Ya'll.

'''Release Date:''' January 30, 2006

===Transcript===
====Emails====
[[Image:Podstar.PNG|thumb|&quot;What am I doing in this tiny box?&quot;]]
''{A parody of the iPod start-up screen is displayed: a silver Homestar head (rather than the Apple logo) dead center. A recreation of the iPod menu appears:}''

{| style=&quot;border:none;border-collapse:collapse;text-align:left;font-weight:bold&quot;
| style=&quot;text-align:center;border-bottom:1px solid grey;font-weight:normal;background-color:#fafafa;&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot; | 8:04 PM
|- style=&quot;background-color:blue;color:white;&quot;
|style=&quot;padding:0 1em&quot;| Homestarrunner.com 
|style=&quot;padding-right:1em&quot;| &amp;gt;
|-
|style=&quot;padding:0 1em&quot;| Presents 
|style=&quot;padding-right:1em&quot;| &amp;gt;
|-
|style=&quot;padding:0 1em&quot;| A
|style=&quot;padding-right:1em&quot;| &amp;gt;
|-
|style=&quot;padding:0 1em&quot;| Strong 
|style=&quot;padding-right:1em&quot;| &amp;gt;
|-
|style=&quot;padding:0 1em&quot;| Bad 
|style=&quot;padding-right:1em&quot;| &amp;gt;
|-
|style=&quot;padding:0 1em&quot;| Email 
|style=&quot;padding-right:1em&quot;| &amp;gt;
|}

''{The menu scrolls down to the bottom and selects &quot;Email&quot;.}''

:''{The selected email plays.}''

''{After the email has played, the screen cuts back to the &quot;iPod menu&quot;. Strong Bad's head pops into view after a brief moment.}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa, what am I doing in this tiny box? ''{starts banging his head and hands on the screen}'' Let me! Outta the! Tiny! Box!

''{The screen appears to shatter, with a shattering sound effect.}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoops. Hope you got the extended warranty.

''{The shattered screen crackles, and goes black. Two shards of the screen fall.}''

====Teen Girl Squad====
[[Image:TGSiPodMenu.png|thumb|Teen Girl Squad!]]
''{The Homestar Runner iPod start-up image appears. After a few seconds, a piece of paper is placed over it, with the iPod menu drawn in Strong Bad's handwriting on lined paper:}''

{| style=&quot;border:none;border-collapse:collapse;text-align:left;font-weight:bold&quot;
| style=&quot;text-align:center;border-bottom:1px solid grey&quot; colspan=&quot;3&quot; | 8:04 pm
|- style=&quot;background-color:#cccccc;&quot;
| colspan=&quot;2&quot; | &lt;font color=gray&gt;&lt;s&gt;Homestarrunner.com&lt;/s&gt;&lt;/font color&gt; || &lt;font color=gray&gt;&amp;gt;&lt;/font color&gt;
|-
| Presents || style=&quot;text-align:right&quot; | &lt;span style=&quot;color:gray&quot;&gt;Strong&lt;sup&gt;^&lt;/sup&gt;Bad&lt;/span&gt; || &amp;gt;
|-
| colspan=&quot;2&quot; | Teen || &amp;gt;
|-
| colspan=&quot;2&quot; | Girl || &amp;gt;
|-
| colspan=&quot;2&quot; | Squad || &amp;gt;
|}

''{The menu scrolls down to the bottom.}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{TGS voice}'' Click click click click!

''{&quot;Squad&quot; is selected.}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{regular voice}'' Click.

:''{The selected episode plays.}''

=== Episodes ===
The iTunes description for the podcast initially read:
&lt;blockquote&gt;Strong Bad answers real emails from real morons!&lt;/blockquote&gt;
After the rebrand to &quot;Strong Bad Emails &amp; More!&quot;, the description was expanded to:
&lt;blockquote&gt;Strong Bad answers real emails from real morons, draws his independent comic &quot;Teen Girl Squad!&quot; and lots freaking more!&lt;/blockquote&gt;

====Emails====
{| class=&quot;wikitable&quot;
! width=&quot;140&quot;| Title !! width=&quot;64&quot;| Size !! width=&quot;140&quot;| Release Date !! Description 
|-
| [[Mile]] || 8.1 MB || March 22, 2007 || The Cheat animates his own dang Strong Bad Email. In other news, The Cheat is a millionaire. 
|-
| [[Theme Song]] || 15 MB  || March 1, 2007 || Yeah, how come Strong Bad's email show doesn't have a theme song? 
|-
| [[High School]] || 10 MB  || February 22, 2007 || Strong Bad makes up a buncha stuff that's not true. Don't you believe a word of it! 
|-
| [[Animal]] || 11.7 MB || February 15, 2007 || Strong Bad makes up gross animals. Enter the Lappy. 
|-id=&quot;haircut&quot;
| [[Haircut]] || 7.5 MB || February 1, 2007 || Very little hair on the scalps of the Homestar Runner universe. 
|-
| [[Technology]] || 14 MB || January 18, 2007 || 1100011100101100001110101010101100110 
|-
| [[Replacement]] || 7.3 MB || January 11, 2007 || SB explores the possibility of finding an heir to his email throne. 
|-
| [[Spring Cleaning]] || 6.0 MB || December 7, 2006 || Strong Bad has had enough of you people. Deleted is born. 
|-
| [[Radio]] || 8.7 MB || November 30, 2006 || Dead air, um, dead air. 
|-
| [[Action Figure]] || 4.6 MB || November 17, 2006 || Smells Like Peanut Action! 
|-
| [[Monster Truck]] || 6.1 MB || November 9, 2006 || Sunday Sunday Someday! 
|-
| [[Garage Sale]] || 9.0 MB || November 3, 2006 || Strong Bad attacks garage sales and bad Mom-jokes! 
|-
| [[Alternate Universe]] || 18.0 MB || October 19, 2006 || The Cheat puts a Gameboy in a blender and Strong Bad dimension jumps all over the place, visiting his favorite dopplegangers. 
|-
| [[ISP]] || 8.8 MB || October 12, 2006 || Strong Bad's getting throttled down. MindSpring Customer service this is Matt. Can I get your or account number please or identity theft please? 
|-
| [[geddup noise|Geddup Noise]] || 11.4 MB || October 6, 2006 || SB tells the tale of the mysterious wood-scrapey sound his stool makes when he gets up even though his floor is carpeted. 
|-
| [[Mascot]] || 7.4 MB || October 2, 2006 || In a hunger-induced haze, Strong Bad and the boys name the CGNU mascot The Dumple. 
|-
| [[Caper]] || 6.4 MB|| September 25, 2006 || Strong Bad and The Cheat break up and make up 
|-
| [[Best Thing]] || 12.6 MB || August 3, 2006 || The never-before-seen pilot episode of the failed Limozeen Saturday morning cartoon show!! 
|-
| [[Stunt Double]] || 6.7 MB || July 20, 2006 || Sounds dangerous! No, sounds Dangeresque! 
|-
| [[Trevor the Vampire]] || 4.6 MB || July 13, 2006 || Strong Bad gets an email from a vampire and realizes the horrible truth. Short but classic action! 
|-
| [[Flag Day]] || 7.4 MB || July 6, 2006 || Strong Bad unveils the Strong Badian flag and national anthem. Please rise. 
|-
| [[Army]] || 8.8 MB || June 29, 2006 || Hank Toler asks about Strong Badia's army. The Homestarmy attempts to invade the kingdom.
|-
| [[crazy cartoon|Crazy Cartoon]] || 6.7 MB || June 13, 2006 || Monkey dude asks Strong Bad to make a crazy cartoon and Sweet Cuppin' Cakes is born. 
|-
| [[Theme Park]] || 11 MB || June 6, 2006 || Strong Bad builds a theme park and Strong Sad gets decked. 
|-
| [[Death Metal]] || 9.7 MB || May 15, 2006 || Strong Bad lays down the basics of death metal and then runs them over. 
|-
| [[Sisters]] || 6.9 MB || April 4, 2006 || Two hot sisters email Strong Bad and he messes it up royally. 
|-
| [[Personal Favorites]] || 6.0 MB || March 27, 2006 || Strong Bad makes little kids and morons think there's emails they haven't seen. 
|-
| [[Montage]] || 7.2 MB || March 21, 2006 || A montage of montages. 
|-
| [[Different Town]] || 7.2 MB || March 13, 2006 || How would Strong Bad make the town different? 
|-
| [[Video Games]] || 8.4 MB || March 6, 2006 || Strong Bad goes cross-platform with bad video game ideas. 
|-
| [[guitar|Guitar]] || 7.0 MB || February 27, 2006 || Ol' SB teaches you everything you need to know about shredding hot lixx. 
|-
| [[Virus]] || 10.7 MB || February 20, 2006 || A virus wreaks havoc on the Compy. 
|-
| [[Caffeine]] || 7.3 MB || February 13, 2006 || Strong Sad gets caffeinated. 
|-
| [[Bottom 10]] || 11.2 MB || February 6, 2006 || From the home office in Scotsdale,  AZ... 
|-
| [[crying|Crying]] || 9.7 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad invents a 1-legged puppy and the tears flow. 
|-
| [[kids' book|Kids Book]] || 4.6 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book. 
|-
| [[Dragon]] || 9.3 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad starts a bad drawing revolution. 
|-
| [[Japanese Cartoon]] || 5.8 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad makes up his own japanese cartoon. 
|-
| [[Techno]] || 3.5 MB || January 30, 2006 || Some bozo asks about techno music. 
|}

====Teen Girl Squad (&quot;Teen Girl Squadcast&quot;)====
{| class=&quot;wikitable&quot;
! width=&quot;140&quot;|Title !! width=&quot;64&quot;| Size !! width=&quot;140&quot;|Release Date !! Description 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12|TGS Issue 12]] || 5.6 MB || March 15, 2007 || It's Vamlumtime's Day. The Wireless Wizard approaches. 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 11|TGS Issue 11]] || 5.2 MB || March 8, 2007 || The goyles go to summa camp. So and So gets a job. Real live paper! 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 10|TGS Issue 10]] || 7.5 MB ||May 22, 2006 || a B'GRL PRTY??!? 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 9|TGS Issue 9]] || 3.3 MB || May 3, 2006 || The Tyranny Is Over! 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 8|TGS Issue 8]] || 4.3 MB || May 3, 2006 || Battle of the Bands! 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 7|TGS Issue 7]] || 3.1 MB || April 24, 2006 || Teeny Tiny Girl Squad!! 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 6|TGS Issue 6]] || 2.2 MB || April 24, 2006 || Secret Decemberween Gift Exchange!! 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 5|TGS Issue 5]] || 3.2 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls on Spring Type Break dream of reaching foist base. 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 4|TGS Issue 4]] || 3.2 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls go back to school and get offed in amusing ways. 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 3|TGS Issue 3]] || 2.5 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls shop for summer fashions and pan-asian cuisine. 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 2|TGS Issue 2]] || 1.8 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls try their best to look so good. 
|-
| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1|TGS Issue 1]] || 1.8 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls shop, socialize, and get offed in amusing ways. 
|}

====Toons====
{| class=&quot;wikitable&quot;
! width=&quot;205&quot;|Title !! width=&quot;64&quot;| Size !!  width=&quot;140&quot;|Release Date !! Author !! Description 
|-
| [[An Important Rap Song]] || 8.8 MB || April 26, 2007 || [[Crack Stuntman]] || Crack Stuntman drops science and knife moderation. 
|-
| [[These Peoples Try to Fade Me]] || 10.7 MB || April 5, 2007 || [[Coach Z]] || Coach Z drops science, but not much. 
|-
| [[Cheat Commandos (toon)|Cheat Commandos Toys]] || 6.4 MB || February 8, 2007 || [[Cheap as Free]] Toys || Buy all our playsets and toys! 
|-
| [[Malloween Commercial]] || 7.2 MB || October 26, 2006 || [[Fluffy Puff Marshmallows]] || Marshie peddles Halloween themed marshmallows and finally cracks under the pressure! 
|-
| [[Peasant's Quest Preview|Peasant's Quest Game]] || 4.1 MB || July 27, 2006 || [[Videlectrix]] || Videlectrix unveils a textastic computer game set in the Trogdor universe! 
|-
| [[Everybody to the Limit]] || 7.2 MB || April 12, 2006 ||  || The Cheat directs a video for Strong Bad's Number One Summer Jam. 
|}

===Fun Facts===
====Trivia====
*The blur applied to the background image renders the floppy disk's label unreadable. [[Floppy Disk Container#podstar floppy|The titles of multiple possible games]] could be written on it.
*The podcast met with success on iTunes:
**The podcast was featured on the Podcasts main page on iTunes in the &quot;New and Notable&quot; section on February 19, 2006.
**&quot;Strong Bad Email&quot; reached #1 on February 20, 2006.
**&quot;Strong Bad Emails &amp; More!&quot; reached #1 on April 6, 2006.
*Bandwidth concerns affected how many episodes were released:
**At [[Flashforward 2006 Seattle - 28 Feb 2006#A question about the Podcasts. - Red Toque|Flashforward 2006]], [[The Brothers Chaps]] mentioned that the larger file sizes of the podcasts led to bandwidth concerns, leading them to second-guess whether the exposure from their iTunes popularity was translating into new fans and increased merch sales.
***A day prior on February 27, 2006, Podstar Runner ceased downloads of all the previously available Strong Bad Emails and only allowed downloads of the most recent Podcast. A notice on the page read &quot;due to bandwidth doodoo, we're doing one at a time for now.&quot; The archive of previous podcasts was reinstated March 3.
**The maximum capacity for the list of emails was 18; after the 18th email, each addition would result in the removal of the oldest one from the page. This also happened on the podcast on iTunes itself.
*The binary number in the summary for [[technology]] converts to 3,341,564,587.

====Remarks====
[[Image:TGS Glue Stick.png|thumb|HERE'S YOUR GLUESTICK, MARK!]]
*While the iPod in the background is meant to be a [[Wikipedia:iPod Classic#5th generation (&quot;iPod Video&quot;)|fifth generation]] model, the headphone port is placed in the top center (like previous generations), rather than at the top right.
*The clock at the top of the iPod screen reads 8:04 before and after the toon.
*The battery meter in the intro for the Strong Bad Emails is relatively full, while the hand-drawn intro for Teen Girl Squadcast's battery meter is almost empty.
*Several toons have changes:
**With the exception of [[Homsar]]'s appearance in [[dragon]], none of the clickable Easter eggs from the original versions of the emails are present.
***All the Easter eggs (except for &quot;She Likes Cloth&quot; from [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12|issue #12]]) in the [[Teen Girl Squad]] issues are present, and play automatically, as does the Peasant's Quest Preview egg.
**Due to the size and resolution of the iPod's screen, [[virus]]'s Navbar is removed, and its &quot;[[widescreen]]&quot; effects instead portrayed by [[Wikipedia:pan and scan|pan and scan]].
**In the [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1]] podcast, the &quot;It's Over!&quot; card appears after the Strong Bad Easter egg to match the endings of the other issues.
**In [[death metal]], the email intro seems to be a little extended. Plus, the &quot;shee-doot&quot; sound is omitted when Strong Bad signs off of Video Thyme.
**The Podstar Runner version of [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 11]] features a glue stick superimposed onto the corner of the screen during the scene with the [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Shirt Folding Store Manager|Shirt Folding Store Manager]], implicitly the glue used to assemble her face.
*Multiple [[Main Page Messages]] promoted the podcast:
**The originally message read &quot;sbemail podcast!&quot; but it was later changed to &quot;sbemails on ipod!&quot;.
***This was likely in response to the fact that Podstar Runner was not initially a [[Wikipedia:Podcasting|podcast]], due to the videos not being broadcast through a [[Wikipedia:RSS (file format)|RSS feed]] [[Wikipedia:Web syndication|syndication]]; Podstar Runner began to be distributed through an RSS feed on February 6, 2006.
**On March 5, 2006, it was changed to &quot;teen girl squadcast!&quot; in response to the new feature.
*The [[Peasant's Quest Preview]] showed up on the Podstar directory before getting added to the iTunes podcast page.
*The filename for dragon is &quot;[[trogdor]]&quot;, not &quot;dragon&quot;.
*[[Peasant's Quest Preview]] was instead titled &quot;Peasant's Quest Game&quot;.
*[[Everybody to the Limit]], [[These Peoples Try to Fade Me]], and [[An Important Rap Song]] are played with the email intro and ending despite the fact that they're all not Strong Bad Emails.
*The podstar.homestarrunner.com subdomain didn't have the [[404'd]] page set up; incorrect URLs displayed a standard [[Wikipedia:404 error|404]] error page instead.

====Goofs====
[[Image:TGS9preview.PNG|thumb|The glitched preview image]]
*When the email ends and returns to the animated iPod menu, the top menu option (&quot;Homestarrunner.com&quot;) is highlighted. An iPod would remember the prior selection rather than move back to the top.
*Many of the listed file sizes were inaccurate. The table in this article shows the correct file sizes.
*The preview picture for Teen Girl Squad 9 (in iTunes) has positioning problems; everything inside the panel seems to be shifted up and to the left, overlapping the panel border.
*The sound in [[crazy cartoon]] is out of sync between the intro and the ending.
*When viewed the in the iTunes Music Store, many podcasts lacked a date: [[army]], [[flag day]], [[trevor the vampire]], [[stunt double]], [[caper]], [[isp]], [[alternate universe]], [[Peasant's Quest Preview]], and [[Malloween Commercial]]. Dates appeared once the files were downloaded, excepting caper and army.
*When [[An Important Rap Song]] was added to the list of downloadable toons, a &quot;\&quot; was added at the end of [[These Peoples Try to Fade Me]].
*The email [[haircut]] is slightly discolored, making all the colors in the email darker and duller.
*At the end of [[trevor the vampire]], the word &quot;back&quot; can be seen fading in for a split second.

====Glitches====
[[Image:Two podcasts.PNG|thumb|Two podcasts]]
*When &quot;podcast&quot; was included in the navbar, the &quot;p&quot; was not clickable.
**On certain browsers, the &quot;main&quot; and &quot;rando&quot; navbar links did not work from the Podstar Runner menu.
*The sound quality in the iPod version of [[bottom 10]] seems to drop to the &quot;Flash file&quot; level after the appearance of Wet [[The Cheat]]. There also seems to be a minor sound bug while Strong Bad has the jibblies. Furthermore, on the dry T-shirt flyer, the [[font]] Snap ITC has been replaced with what appears to be Arial (same thing for the font for Chocolardiac Arrest).
*The Podcast for [[monster truck]] has worse audio quality than the other Podcasts do.

====Fixed Glitches====
*In the XML feed, the description of [[crying]] was the same as that of [[kids' book]] (&quot;Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book.&quot;).
*There used to be two podcasts available through iTunes Music Store: one by &quot;Strong bad&quot; and one by &quot;[[The Brothers Chaps]]&quot;. Noticeably different between the two was the logo of the two podcasts, as well as the absent &quot;Clean&quot; marker in the second podcast. The podcast by Strong Bad has since been removed.
*When [[guitar]] was released, all the email links became the same, all leading to the guitar email file.
*When montage was released, the link to download montage was incorrect in the XML feed, which pointed to  &quot;sb_email_motage.m4v&quot; instead of &quot;sb_email_mo'''n'''tage.m4v&quot;, leaving users temporarily unable to download montage through iTunes.  This was fixed the next day.
*The date for [[theme park]] in the podcast feed was incorrectly listed as May 6, 2006 instead of June 6, 2006.
*Due to the use of [[Wikipedia:Hyperlink|relative linking]] in the navbar (and depending on the browser), clicking on any of the links on the bottom of the page occasionally directed you to a nonexistent page beginning with the ''&lt;nowiki&gt;http://podstar.homestarrunner.com/&lt;/nowiki&gt;'' subdomain. This was fixed when &quot;podcast&quot; was added to the navbar.

====Inside References====
*The description for [[personal favorites]] reflects how the Brothers Chaps often get questioned about the existence of the emails listed in that toon.
*The description of [[isp]] refers to [[Matt Chapman]]'s prior job at [[Wikipedia:MindSpring|MindSpring]], previously mentioned in a similar manner in the [[garage sale#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary for garage sale]].
*The page title refers to Strong Bad's intro song for [[rampage]] as well as a [[thorax:mp3s/All_Star_Rapper.mp3|Thorax Corporation mp3]].
*The description for [[guitar]] mentions [[hot lixx]], spelled in the more typical fashion compared to &quot;hott&quot; as seen in the email itself.
*One of the keywords for the Teen Girl Squadcast episodes is &quot;arrowed&quot;, a reference to the [[Arrow'd Guy]].

====Real-World References====
*The description for [[bottom 10]] refers to one of the purported locations that the &quot;[[Wikipedia:Late Show Top Ten List|Top Ten Lists]]&quot; were compiled for a ''[[Wikipedia:Late Night with David Letterman|Late Night with David Letterman]]'' segment.

==Podstar Runner 2008==
[[Image:podstarrunner.png|200px|thumb|podstar.runner 2.0]]
Podstar Runner remained dormant for about three and a half months. A [[Main Page message]] on January 7, 2008 indicated that podcasts would return the following Thursday; as promised, the Podstar Runner page was redesigned and had the email [[looking old]] available for download on January 10. The updated background now featured an [[Wikipedia:iPod Touch|iPod Touch]] leaning against a pile of books, on a table with a purple wall indicating [[Strong Sad's Room]].

This iteration only made videos available one at a time (as cheekily acknowledged with the page title), meaning that when a new podcast was released the prior one would be removed. Unlike the 2006 run, the revival only included Strong Bad Emails; every email from 2007 and 2008 was released as a podcast.

Although no subsequent videos were released after December 18, 2008 and the podcast is no longer prominently linked to on the site, the final upload ([[email thunder]]) is still available for download.

'''Page Title:''' Podstar Runner. One a time, please.

'''Release Date:''' January 10, 2008

===Transcript===
[[Image:Podstar08.png|thumb|Decisions, decisions.]]
''{Shows a collection of album covers being scrolled through, similar to [[wikipedia:iTunes|iTunes]]' [[wikipedia:Cover Flow|Cover Flow]], the first being [[Taranchula]]'s &quot;Shady Missionaries&quot;}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' No.

''{Flips over to a record/CD cover to [[Peacey P]]'s &quot;deliberance&quot; album}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' No.

''{Flips over to a picture of Strong Bad sitting at the [[Tandy 400]] with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' No.

''{Flips over to a record/CD cover of [[Limozeen]]'s &quot;Feed The Childrens&quot;}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' Wait...

''{Flips back to picture of Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' Yes.

:''{The selected email plays.}''

[[Image:PodstarFacePrint.png|thumb|&quot;Uh-oh! Face print!&quot;]]
''{After the email has played, the screen cuts back to the &quot;Cover Flow&quot;. Strong Bad stands up in front of the album covers, which become more shadowed}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh-oh! Face print!

''{Strong Bad presses his face against the screen, leaving a smudge when he pulls his face off. Strong Bad gives a disgusted groan when he looks at it}''

'''STRONG BAD:''' Uhgh. You're gonna need one of those little... shimmy cloths.

''{Strong Bad leaves screen from the right and everything but the smudge fades to black}''

===Episodes===
Only the latest podcast, [[email thunder]], is currently hosted on the site.
{| class=&quot;wikitable&quot;
! width=&quot;140&quot;| Title !! width=&quot;60&quot;| Size !! width=&quot;140&quot;| Release Date !! Description 
|-
| [[Email Thunder]] || 16.6 MB || December 18, 2008 || Strong Bad finds out Homestar has his own email show and is trying to steal his email thunder. 
|-
|-
| [[Being Mean]] || 10.1 MB || November 20, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to give Nice Dad advice on not being mean. 
|-
|-
| [[Magic Trick]] || 10.3 MB || November 13, 2008 || Strong Bad describes the various kinds of magic. 
|-
|-
| [[Your Edge]] || 9.2 MB || November 6, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to prove he's not losing his edge. 
|-
|-
| [[Hiding]] || 9.8 MB || September 18, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses the fun and usefulness of playing Hide n' Seek. 
|-
|-
| [[Love Poems]] || 11.1 MB || September 11, 2008 || Dr. Marvin Rubdown gives some advice on writing love poems. 
|-
|-
| [[Specially Marked]] || 10.3 MB || September 4, 2008 || Strong Bad gives specially marked boxes of cereal a piece of his mind. 
|-
| [[Rated]] || 10.6 MB || August 28, 2008 || Strong Bad breaks down the subtle differences between R-rated, double R-rated, and triple R-rated movies. 
|-
| [[Shapeshifter]] || 10.6 MB || August 22, 2008 || Strong Bad explains why shapeshifting is overrated. 
|-
| [[Buried]] || 9.63 MB || August 14, 2008 || Strong Bad and The Cheat try to discover what ruins are buried under Strong Badia. 
|-
| [[Licensed]] || 12.5 MB || August 7, 2008 || Find out how to become an officially licensed unlicensed seller of Strong Bad knock-offs. 
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| [[Pet Show]] || 11.5 MB || July 31, 2008 || Strong Bad and The Cheat compete for another Best in Sheen award at the [[Cat Mess Inbredtational Pet Show]]. 
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| [[Fan Club]] || 9.31 MB || July 24, 2008 || Strong Bad realizes fan clubs and fan fiction aren't be so bad after all. 
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| [[Winter Pool]] || 10.9 MB || July 17, 2008 || Strong Bad shows the fun and dangers of filling a pool with Red Flavored [[Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert Related Substance]]. 
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| [[Environment]] || 11.9 MB || July 10, 2008 || Strong Bad describes his green methods for helping the environment. 
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| [[Nightlife]] || 14.3 MB || July 3, 2008 || Strong Bad describes a night out at [[Club Technochocolate]]. 
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| [[Diorama]] || 8.71 MB || June 26, 2008 || Strong Bad describes some tried and true methods for creating a &quot;Middle School Appropriate&quot; diorama. 
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| [[Yes, Wrestling]] || 14.2 MB || June 19, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses the various costumes and gimmicks from his wrestling days. 
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| [[Business Trip]] || 9.39 MB || May 22, 2008 || Strong Bad shows off how he rolls on a business trip with Homestar. 
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| [[Web Comics]] || 9.1 MB || May 15, 2008 || Strong Bad gives suggestions for making a web comic. 
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| [[Slumber Party]] || 11.5 MB || May 8, 2008 || Strong Bad gives some advice for attending a slumber party.
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| [[Pizza Joint]] || 9.2 MB || May 1, 2008 || Strong Bad opens a pizza joint to score some chicks.
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| [[Bike Thief]] || 10.8 MB || April 24, 2008 || Strong Bad teaches a college kid how to avoid getting their bike stolen.
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| [[Original]] || 9.87 MB || April 17, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses [[Original Bubs]]. 
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| [[Hygiene]] || 13.7 MB || April 3, 2008 || Strong Bad and [[Embarrassing Educational Films]] present a movie on hygiene for some 5th grader. 
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| [[Concert]] || 11.2 MB || March 27, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses how [[Sloshy]] became one his favorite and then least favorite bands. 
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| [[Mini-Golf]] || 13.5 MB || March 20, 2008 || Strong Bad aims for par at the [[Sweet Puttin' Cakes]] mini-golf course. 
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| [[the paper|The Paper]] || 9.73 MB || March 13, 2008 || Strong Bad looks back at fond memories of [[The Paper]] as he bids farewell to his old pal. 
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| [[More Armies]] || 11.7 MB || March 6, 2008 || Strong Bad takes us on a tour of his Vaguely Military Career Fair. 
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| [[Underlings]] || 9.03 MB || February 28, 2008 || Strong Bad describes how to deal with awkward social situations. 
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| [[Rough Copy]] || 10.6 MB || February 21, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to sue some kid for making a comic out of him and The Cheat. 
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| [[From Work]] || 8.77 MB || February 14, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to check his email from work. 
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| [[Your Funeral]] || 9.86 MB || February 7, 2008 || Strong Bad details his off the hook funeral plans. 
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| [[The Movies]] || 12.5 MB || January 31, 2008 || Strong Bad rants about why he hates fellow moviegoers. 
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| [[Unnatural]] || 11.8 MB || January 24, 2008 || Find out how Free Country USA copes with the most unnatural of disasters. 
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| [[strong badathlon|Strong Badathlon]] || 11 MB || January 17, 2008 || Strong Bad makes up his own olympics to answer some moron. 
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| [[Looking Old]] || 11.9 MB || January 10, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to prove to the young people that he can still eat his yogurt through a tube. 
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===Fun Facts===
====Remarks====
*None of the clickable Easter eggs from the original versions of the emails are present.
*Until [[email thunder]], the preview images used to advertise the 2008 series of podcasts were exactly the same as their corresponding pages on the Homestar Runner Wiki. The preview image used for email thunder's podcast was originally on the email's article, but was later replaced.
*&quot;Shimmy cloth&quot; is a mispronunciation of [[Wikipedia:chamois leather|chamois]] (pronounced &quot;sham-WAH&quot;), the common name for soft leather used for polishing glass and other reflective surfaces.

====Goofs====
*Podstar Runner's link for [[looking old]]'s podcast linked to a [[podstar:sb_email_looking_old.m4v|non-existent page]]. The working link to the podcast could only have been found on the [[podstar:podcast.xml|RSS feed]].
*The podcast versions of several emails introduce goofs that are not in their web versions:
**&quot;Click Here to Email Strong Bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com&quot; is [[#Trivia|usually]] edited to &quot;The End&quot;, unaltered text can be seen in [[the paper]] (the Goth The Paper) and [[email thunder]] (both [[New Paper]] and [[The Paper]]).
***The text of the first New Paper to appear in [[web comics]] reads &quot;The End&quot;, breaking the punchline that Strong Bad Emails are an ironic example of the &quot;cop-out&quot; that Strong Bad is criticizing.
**[[bike thief]] &amp;mdash; The Easter egg of the Lappy slowly moving to the right starts automatically; however, it does not show Homestar Runner stealing it.
**[[nightlife]] &amp;mdash; The Club Technochocolate flyer does not appear after Strong Bad's &quot;Pwawty Cloughb&quot; line.
**[[fan club]] &amp;mdash; [[Senor Cardgage]]'s lines play against the visual of [[Homsar]]'s scene, and the audio for the following scenes of [[Strong Sad]] speaking and Strong Bad at his computer play out of sync with the animation.  After Strong Bad says, &quot;the next worst word you can couple with the word 'fan' is, you guessed it, the word 'fiction'&quot;, the DVD title card for the email and a portion of the Intro play, before the &quot;Grade A Gray Day&quot; scene appears and the email resumes as normal.
**[[licensed]] &amp;mdash; Homestar's line &quot;That junk was still my best birthdays ever&quot; is omitted.
**[[buried]] &amp;mdash; The &quot;Dry&quot; in &quot;[[Cold Ones Dry]]&quot; is typeset using a generic font.
*From September 18 to November 5, 2008, the Podstar Runner page featured the download link, synopsis, and picture for [[hiding]], but the title read &quot;[[Love Poems]]&quot;.

====Fixed Goofs====
*On September 4, 2008 (the day the podcast version of [[specially marked]] was released), the RSS feed updating the Sbemail Podcasts in iTunes was disabled. The feed was reactivated on or before September 10, 2008.

====Glitches====
*On certain browsers, the links in the NavBar did not work from the Podstar Runner menu.

====Inside References====
*The cover flow features the albums ''[[origins|Homestar's Bread Sing Alongs]]'', ''[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2|Not Talkin' 'bout Butter]]'', ''[[more armies|Shady Missionaries]]'', ''[[Teen Girl Squad 13|deliberance]]'', Strong Bad Email, ''[[bottom 10|Feed the Childrens]]'', ''[[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits]]'', and ''[[Limozeen vs. sloshy]]''.
*Chamois were referenced in [[funny]].

====Fast Forward====
*When [[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2018#990311762431041537|asked about the possibility of Podstar Runner returning]] on [[@StrongBadActual]], Strong Bad replied, &quot;I been dumpin em's on [[YouTube]]. They're not all up there yet.&quot;

==See Also==
*[[homestarrunnerdotcom]]
*[[strongbad_email.exe]]
*[[Everything Else]]

==External Links==
*[[Podstar:|Podstar Runner page]]
**[[Podstar:podcast_bkgrd.jpg|View the 2006 page background]]
*[[Forum:6897|forum thread re: Podstar Runner]]</expandtemplates>
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