I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the archive of The Infinite Monkey Cage Podcast – a very scientific and nerdy podcast about astrophysics among other things. It stars Brian Cox of the Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System series – which I adore.
With only three days left to go and Ze already raising nearly triple what he set out to raise I backed A Show with Ze Frank on Kickstarter. I chose no reward because I feel his show will be reward enough.
You may remember that Jorge Garcia and his girlfriend Bethany Shady had a podcast for behind-the-scenes LOST stuff appropriately named Geronimo Jack’s Beard. Well, Garcia and Shady are back with a new podcast for behind-the-scenes stuff on Alcatraz, a new show coming in the spring, named Diego’s Soul Patch. Here is the iTunes feed.
I’ve seen the pilot for Alcatraz already (shh, don’t tell anyone) and I can say that the show looks like it is going to be really great.
This is too awesome for words but I’ll try my best anyway. Jorge Garcia, whose blog I’ve been subscribed to for – well, a long time now, has started a LOST podcast – aptly named Geronimo Jack’s Beard (presumably in tribute to Geronimo Jackson which has been mentioned on LOST a few times over the years).
What makes this podcast awesome (besides the fact that sidekick22, Jorge’s lady friend Bethany James Leigh Shady, and Jorge himself are doing this themselves) is that they started putting together this podcast in August 2009 when LOST began shooting Season 6. They’re releasing these episodes now, since LOST has premiered Season 6 Episode 1 already, and anything they talk about (the script, the shooting, etc.) wouldn’t be considered spoilers anymore.
I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again – Jorge’s character on LOST, Hurley, is my second-favorite character on LOST. Charlie, is my favorite and probably always will be. This is now my second favorite podcast too. Terry Gross’ FRESH AIR on NPR will more than likely always hold that top spot.
Jorge & Beth – if you’re reading this; this was a really great idea and I sincerely appreciate you sharing it.
I’m not sure how I managed to forget Fresh Air, my favorite audio podcast over the last few years, in my Best of 2008 list – but I’m mentioning it now – and I will be sure to add it to my Best of 2009 list.
Terry Gross, the host of Fresh Air, is an unassuming, casual interviewer that consistently conducts interviews that hold your attention for the entire length of the program. She’s intelligent, in touch with what the audience wants to know, and obviously tirelessly prepares for each episode.
Being a radio program – it is well produced with high-marks for living by its own rules even though it is consumable as a podcast. If you like talk radio and enjoy interviews of incredibly interesting people – Fresh Air is for you.
Be sure to check out other suggestions I’ve made.
It should come as no surprise to anyone reading this that I’m a geek. Sometimes I’m successful in hiding that fact and, well other times not so much. Well today I’m pleased to say that I got my geek on, on show #147 of the OtakuGeneration.net podcast.
Weighing in at over 120Mb, this podcast is over two hours long so you might not find the time to listen to it for a while. When and if you do, please come back and let me know what you thought of the show.
Our topics included: Viddler (of course), the Viddler API, being a geek, the iPhone macro lens (video demo), my background in computers, a special announcement gets thrown in, and much more. All in all I think the interview portion weighs in at nearly 50 minutes.
The interview begins at around 40:00 into the show.
The Lunchtime Leaders Podcast is a student run podcast where each month a team of students from James H. Moran Middle School, in Wallingford, Connecticut interview leaders about what it will take to be successful in the 21st Century.
I can’t even begin to tell you how privileged I feel to have been considered a “leader”. Of course they must use the term rather loosely to include me in the group of interviewees they’ve had over recent months including a mayor, a mayoral candidate, and the CEO of a Hospital.
Doing the interview was really fun and was recorded via Skype. The students setup this process very well and dare I say even better than other podcasts I’ve had the privilege of being on. I received the invite to be on this podcast at least a month in advance and got the questions that would be asked at least a few days in advance (in fact I think they sent them twice just to make sure I got them). They stream the interview live too, and have a live chat that people can participate in.
The topics of the interview ranged from what type of training students and teachers should strive for to help ensure successful entry into the business/career market, but also on how people enjoy learning and what works and doesn’t. We talked about the importance of being able to learn on your own, while still being able to work as a team. And We discuess the trend of working remotely, how it works at Viddler, and what the future might hold when these students begin their careers.
It was a lot of fun and I’m still incredibly humbled to have been part of the podcast. If you have some time be sure to listen to all of the interviews this team has put together. Thanks to the entire Lunchtime Leaders Podcast team: Liz, Alexis, Jill, Taylor, Sarah, Isabelle, and Mr. Bogush.
Self proclaimed podcast about Technology in Philadelphia, Philly TIP, recently invited me to be on the show to talk about Viddler. Viddler has its headquarters in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which is only a hop, skip, and jump from Philadelphia, so we feel a lot of love coming out of Philadelphia for sure.
Our topics of discussion on the show ranged from a general overview of Viddler itself, a description of what can be done with Viddler’s API, and of course we talk about SXSW Videos since this was just prior to the festivals this year.
If you have time, be sure to give it a listen. Sorry I haven’t mentioned it until now, but I had fun being on the program, and I hope Philly TIP returns stronger than ever!
Last night I had the privilege of representing Viddler on Net@Night, part of the TWiT Netcast Network, with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur. Recording episode 44 was a lot of fun. I hadn’t been on, or produced, a podcast in audio format in a very long time.
Listen right here!
We were able to cover some pretty interesting topics including some of Viddler’s most recent projects, the future of flash video on the Web, and how advertising is going in the world of online video. We also got to speak about a brand-new site that the Viddler team has recently put together, but you’ll have to listen to the show to get the scoop.
So be sure to take a few minutes out of your day, or maybe just throw this episode (MP3, 27Mb) on your iPod to listen to it on your way to work, and then come back and let me know what you thought of the show.
Thanks to Leo and Amber for having me on the show!