This afternoon I did an interview via Skype with the BBC world service for their program Today, talking about the (short) history of podcasting and the like. I originally thought I was talking to the people from this program but now I think it is this one. I’m just an unfrozen caveman, your similarly named British radio programs frighten and confuse me.
I hope I was sensible. I can never tell if I am golden or I suck on these things, but I just soldier forward and try to be clear and simple. An advantage for them from interviewing a podcasting geek – I captured my own local audio and emailed it to them after the interview, so if they desire they can replace my Skype track with the one from the house. If I ever find out definitively which show I was on, I’ll point to it. If you heard it on the radio in the UK and are exploring the site, welcome! Leave a comment as to what you thought.
I was really torn at one point, when the question was “How does one find podcasts”, I did not go all self-promotional and say “Easy, just use AmigoFish. I suppose that’s why I’m less successful than some, who manage to cram their own personal ventures into every interview they perform. Earlier today I heard a recent IT Conversation show that was loaded with enough of that up front by a fellow podcaster that I hit the skip button. I suppose I’ll be looking for that happy medium of getting my own word out without being a total sleazy scumbag about it for a long time.