Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Lileks' podcasting

Talked about it before, and here it comes, a little at a time...
Just as blogging makes everyone a journalist, podcasting makes everyone a broadcaster. In this sixteen-minute romp James Lileks, one of my favorite writers, launches his first podcast.

Audioblogging, The First Attempt. Something I banged together just to DO IT, instead of endlessly worrying how it could be perfect. It's a sixteen-minute segment on the various introductions of the old 'Suspense' radio show.

I can envision a future podcast by a blogger, wearing a headset microphone, sitting down at the keyboard for his morninng surf, and simply reading from the monitor and commenting as he reads along...Imagine how much more content could be covered in a short time if one didn't have to take valuable time to stop what you're doing and put together a post, running a spell check, viewing and reviewing the result, publishing, double-checking the links, yada-yada-yada...

The downside, of course, is that in order for someone else to share what you have done, THEY have to invest the time it takes to listen. Ain't no scanning and glancing to a podcast.

1 comment:

Charlie Quidnunc said...

You wrote: "I can envision a future podcast by a blogger, wearing a headset microphone, sitting down at the keyboard for his morninng surf, and simply reading from the monitor and commenting as he reads along."

Imagine no longer. Subscribe to the Rip & Read Blogger Podcast. I've done over 70 shows of just what you are talking about. I also include some C-SPAN, NPR, and other sources. I do it from a script, though.

Give it a listen if you get a minute. ripnread.blogspot.com