Thoughts on Podcasting

I love podcasts.

There. I said it.

I enjoy listening to other people's thoughts on subjects near and dear to my geeky little heart. I am thrilled when I agree with them, and disappointed (and occasionally nerdraged) when I don't.

I listen to podcasts when I travel in my car. They have taken the place of traditional radio when I drive anywhere for the most part. I do have a musical playlist of tunes that I love, but I don't listen to them as often as I used to.  In all fairness, I have a pretty good collection of Old Time Radio (OTR) shows I love as well, but its the podcasts that have pretty much locked up pride of place in my listening habits.

I once tried podcasting myself, back in 2007. I produced two episodes of what I called the Geek Orthodoxy podcast, which was designed to explore geek entertainment through the lens of faith.  I had some good ideas, and had basically plotted out a third episode, but Everyday Life interfered with my lofty goals and I let it slide by the wayside.  My most favorite episode was the second one where I identified what I considered the "Patron Saints" of Geek Orthodoxy. These were essentially people of faith who had a major influence on geek culture. The list included the obvious, Tolkien and Lewis, and also Madeline L'Engle and Larry Wall, the creator of the Perl programming language.

I wouldn't mind taking a stab at it again. My degree is in Radio/Television/Film, so I do have an affinity for the format, as well as some experience. But if I ever did, I would have to have a solid concept to wrap my thoughts around and better discipline in recording and editing schedules.

Who knows? I might even try videocast, and take it to the next level....

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