Audioblog for Oct 5, 2004

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the audioblog for October 5, 2004. I play some listenener feedback; point out the weird double standard that says podcasters shouldn’t talk about podcasting; talk about the Gillmor Gang and Wired News; discuss the beauty of doing audioblogs from a small town; and I discuss the risks of using Big Media Machine music in audioblogs.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

8 thoughts on “Audioblog for Oct 5, 2004”

  1. Paul says:


    While listening to your latest audioblog where you rag a bit on Russsell Beattie, the way you pronounced his name reminded me of a post he made in August:

    Thanks for the show.

    -Paul B.

  2. Dave says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Paul. I never would have guessed bee-AT-ee as the pronunciation.

    I’m still bugged about the “do as I say, not as I do” nature of talking about something that everyone is talking about, but telling other people not to. That is, you shouldn’t talk about it if you are one of the people who is THE MOST INFORMED ABOUT IT because you do it. That’s nutty to me and counterintuitive. It’s awfully early to feel like that, considering that we’re a few weeks into this era.

  3. Paul says:

    I think I remembered the pronounciation because I hav a friend whose first naame is Beate (pronounced bee-ah-tey) and her name is mangled constantly.< br/>
    As far as your shows goes, it’s your show. You talk about what interests you and what you are passionate about.
    Yours in cowbells,

  4. Jeremy says:

    I agree that Russell’s post might be premature, but after listening to the Daily Source Code source code over the last few weeks, and more recently your own shown, I have to say that Russell expresses what I have been thinking. That’s why Adam Curry has been asking questions like What kind of shows do the listeners want to hear? etc. I remember a moment a couple years ago when I realised, ‘All the blogs I read are about blogs!’.

    Anyways, it’s early still. I will continue to look for news shows to come online. Thanks for blazing a trail in this area.

  5. SteveJ says:

    Dave – I just found out about podcasting and just listened to your show for today and some of Adam Curry’s. I hope you don’t write off a newcomer when I say that they are right – you need to, perhaps not stop altogether but minimize the talking about podcasting. Podcasting has great potential, but it will remain little more than an oddball curiosity as long as it spends 90% of its time talking about itself. You just aren’t going to draw people in that way. Just because webloggers write about it, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea in either medium to talk about nothing but it. It rapidly gets tiresome to hear a podcaster telling us how great podcasting is. Just MHO.

  6. Dave says:

    Guys, I’m doing what I want to do and saying what I want to say, which as I see it is the value of this medium. It gives anyone who is willing to take the minor steps to set it up a voice to say what they please. I’m saying what I please, and will as long as I please to. Listening is optional – if you like it do and if you don’t don’t. It will all even out in the end. The subject matter of my text blogs has changed over the last two years as my interest and attention moved around and the audio portion will be the same way. Today, this is what’s happening and what I’m paying attention to. One day it won’t be. Bloggers have had years of blogging about blogging, we’ve had a couple of weeks of podcasting about podcasting. We haven’t even cut the cord on this birth, so it is way too early to be so jaded.

    What makes me mad about the criticism is that people treat any mention of podcasting as “nothing but”. Spend 3 minutes of a 30 minute show talking about it, and that’s what people say. I’ve done 30+ shows, talked about all kinds of shit and yet hear that I talk about nothing but podcasting. Cute, but erroneous.

    If you feel that way, the best way to show me would be for you to start up your own program that is superior to mine – which I know you are capable of because almost everyone is. When you do, please send me the link so I can subscribe and become a regular listener.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    A proposal for an open source, community-powered aggregator for mini-podcasts for people to talk about podcacsting. This will help others learn how to do it, how to improve it, stop criticism, stop criticism about criticism, and be, like, Really Useful Indeed.

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