Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for February 15, 2005.
In this episode I talk about my irreverent sponsorship announcements and the idea of uncontrolled advertisements; I thank everyone for their feedback to the God episode; I play a little bit of myself doing actual radio production; .I talk about Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area and how much I like it; I play a song (instrumental) by Kevn Kinney with “Myrtle Beach” in the title at least; I discuss the most recent Webtalk Radio; I play another highly awesome song from Kevn Kinney’s Sun Tangled Angel Revival; toodles.
This episode is sponsored in part by the fine folks at iPodderX! Don’t forget, you can fly your EGC flag by buying the stuff package.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Podcast Alley
- The RSS enclosure feeds for WREK‘s Personality Crisis and the Subgenius programs
- Bob Bestler on Myrtle Beach’s image
- Kevn Kinney and his October 2004 show in Athens
- The episode of Webtalk Radio I mention and Mitch Ratcliffe’s discussion of it
4 thoughts on “EGC Clambake Episode for Feb 15, 2005”
Your point about what Mitch said (and I’m not even sure both points were made by the same guy) doesn’t seem to be representative of what you played. I listened to the entire original webtalk, but what you played had a guy saying that podcasting was a “repackaging of existing technologies” (which is true) and that technological change is mostly accretive (also true). I don’t hear anything in there that seems to warrant the “gotcha” you had in your voice. Or the “talking out of both sides of your ass” comment. Seems to me, he (they) had a point.
In the first case he said “Podcasting is nothing special because it is a repackaging (ie, accretion) of existing technologies.” Thirty seconds later, he said “Important changes always come from accretion of existing technologies.” What’s not to gotcha?
I had the same reaction as many of their listeners do. When I heard them going off, I wasn’t so much offended as thinking they were just way off base and kind of (understandably) a little blinded by their incumbency in a previous modality of web audio. Like I have said, it’s hard to “think outside the box” when you’ve made a warm nest you really like inside the box.
I think you have missed our entire point of our WebTalk Radio discussion on podcasting when we spoke of Audible. We are speaking about Audible.com doing the exact same thing as podcasting years and years ago. The things that have changed with the invention of podcasting is an explosion of new spoken word content online and the type of content format. Audible.com basically invented the mp3 player and created an download process to a mobile mp3 player before the iPod even existed. This is exactly what Mitch has been saying that podcasting of today is a patch work of already invented processes that now have a new name, content and hype. We are really saying the same thing in that we also realize that this automatic media file download process is going to create a revolution, we are just saying that this revolution started many years earlier that 6 months ago. Podcasting is the latest version of it.
I think Podcasting is more of a cultural revolution then a technological revolution.
When the heart speaks, the heart in others hears.
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