A couple of people mentioned podcasting in my post about the offer on my domain name. I had heard of it, and knew what it was in theory, but I’d never heard one. So I went looking, and I listened to four:
- Adam Curry’s “Daily Source Code”
- Some guy with a thick New York accent complaining that the Democrats are ruining the country.
- “All Things Ducati”
- A review of “Battlestar Galactica”
I actually just listened to the beginning of them, because they were all pretty boring. I don’t know what I expected, but I guess they just didn’t hold my interest. (The New York Republican came close, just because his accent made his funny to listen to. But he began to sound like a broken record after a few minutes.)
Distilled beyond the method of actually listening to them, a podcast is essentially a recording of someone talking (though Curry had some music in his, and the “Battlestar Galactica” one had the theme music and some sound effects). I listened to them sitting at my desk, and I’m wondering if it’s different when you’re wandering around with them on an iPod.
So, you people have implanted the idea of doing a podcast in my head. Between that and monitoring my referrer logs, it speaks to the narcissist in me.
So I asked Joe if he wanted to do one with me. Now, you have to understand that Joe is a really easy-going guy. It takes a lot to get him rattled. But apparently the idea of recording his voice with mine was more than enough, because he said “No” so quickly and with such conviction that I didn’t bother to ask again…and I always ask twice. At least.
I’m on the verge of recording one of these. I just don’t know if I can say anything worth hearing.
Anyway, I’m looking for a good geek podcast. Please comment if you can recommend some good ones.