We went to Northern California last week on vacation and there were only three places I really had to visit. They were the Lagunitas Brewery, the Russian River Brewpub and the studio (aka the TWiT Cottage) where Leo Laporte records all of the podcasts & live video on his twit.tv network. I'll talk more about the brewery and brewpub on a later post.
The location of the studio isn't listed on his website, but from listening to six hours of his podcasts per week, I knew (or at least hoped) he didn't mind having the occasional visitor. I found the place via a Google search and we got there around 2PM.
After hanging out in the 'green room' by the entrance for around five minutes Leo popped out of his studio to get a drink and we said hi. Leo was very nice, he invited us back into his studio and we watched him record one of his shows for a while. His studio is a 15' x 15' room and it has around a dozen monitors in it.
Here's a video I took of the studio:
We hung out for 15 minutes and then we had to go. On the way out we met Dane, Leo's assistant, who we spoke with for a little while. He gave us a couple of Brain Toniqs, which, to my amazement, is a rather good energy drink.