Jason Dinges, also credited as "The father of modern podcasting", (born October 15, 1980) is an American musician, film maker, entrepreneur and broadcaster. He is best known for the podcast Lost Rhetoric. He is also known for performing in such bands as Slam Dunk, Gone To Croatan, Honduran, Born A Lot and Damn Family. He's also the owner-operator of https://lostrhetoric.com/.
Dinges worked in the movie industry from 2012 to 2021. He contributed to such TV series as Portlandia, Grimm and Trinkets, among many others. He also worked on such full length feature films as I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
On June 18, 2020, Dinges released the first episode of Lost Rhetoric, entitled "LR001 - The Abduction Of Harry Joe Turner w/ The Old Man"/. He went on to release 55 more episodes, as of November 22, 2021 .
The Lost Rhetoric podcast became a cult favorite, spawning such "spinoffs" as Sports Rhetoric, School's Out Forever, FilmChurch, Post Rhetoric and Degenerate Life. Jason has made various guest appearances on these shows.
Dinges faced sharp criticism and backlash among Lost Rhetoric fans, when he went on hiatus in June of 2021. Some followers of the show reacted to the news by publicly threatening violence toward him. Others lobbied to bring the show back online through various forms of bribery. Dinges ended his silence on August 18, 2021 by publishing episode LRzerozeroNONE - Life Update, where he teased the possibility of reviving the show. Historians of the show disagree on whether or not the episode is canon, as it wasn't given an episode number like the others in the series.
On September 16, 2021, with "LR053 - Getting High as an Elf w/ Freiburger", he began releasing new episodes. The series is now a bi-weekly series.