EGC Clambake Episode for April 10, 2005

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for April 10, 2005.The rare episode published the same day it was recorded! This was an experiment in keeping things under control here, timewise.

I note that Conway SC is really beautiful right now; we’re trying to keep it short here; I talk about Echo Radio and play some clips; I question why people love the new Battlestar Galactica so much; I play a song by the Arts and Sciences and call time on myself.

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.

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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.

9 thoughts on “EGC Clambake Episode for April 10, 2005”

  1. paul says:

    i was listening to podcasts 2-3 months before purchasing a mp3 player (ipod shuffle – which i love!). Before the shuffle i would burn podcasts onto CDs to play in the car. max space on the blank CDs is 80 minutes. since podcasts come in all lengths i had to do some hight tech math to load up a CD. it was a real bitch when DSC was say 42 minutes, yours 28 minutes and Carribeanfree 15 minutes. would have been much easier if podcasts were slightly less than 20 minutes each. i’m pretty sure there will be many commute-listeners who’ll burn CDs long before getting an ipod – at least not until the auto can really handle mp3 players.

  2. Andre Delafontaine says:

    I discovered Podcasting lately and came across your show a couple of weeks ago. I find it very uplifting and thought provoking. I listened to your comments regarding Podcasting vs. Blogging. I understand your point completly. Why is it that people always forget where they come from and need to get snobbish once they’ve been around for a while? Why the exclusion? Like one taste will really fit all? The whole point is that different people at different times in the day in different moods have different needs. Sounds logical 🙂 Anyway, how about converting Blogs to Podcasts using reading software? That should bridge some void 🙂 Note though that the opposite is technically much more difficult, which has something to do with the amount of extra info in the audio as you mentionned. Just my 2 cents. Keep up the great work. Have fun.

  3. Darrel Davis says:

    I have to say I’m in favor of the longer EG Podcast. Your’s is definitely one of my favorite 3 and I like your, sort of, rambling delivery but I’m not sure it’s congruent with a short time format (btw, 5 points for ‘congruent’ in a writeback) . I don’t mean to poke the bear but it doesn’t seem natural for you to lock it down to 15 minutes when you get wound up about something. Of course, I’ll listen anyway. Just keep podcasting.

  4. mike dunn says:

    should you put any time parameters on them dave, shorter or longer, no way…

    talk until it feels right, the speaking, the editing and the upload process all in…

    the subscribers will be fine – even podcasting has to take into account life balance 😉

    and on the blogging vs podcasting vs videoblogging thang – try this interesting search:

    shameful of course – lol, ‘nuf said…

  5. Short or long, I’ll take your podcasts anyway I can get them. Longer is my preference since I like your “rambles”, and as Darrel says above, you are compelling when you get wound up about something. But if a shorter podcast is easier for you to produce, then go for it. Just keep ’em coming. I can’t live without your show!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Short one tonight. The title is derived from the song “Fluoxetine”, played with generous permission from Paul Melançon. In tonight’s show I talk about: – Adam’s podcast from last week – Segment played from Dave Slusher’s Evil Genius Chronicles -…

  7. PJ Cabrera says:

    For me it’s not about how long the podcast runs, but about whether you are talking about something that matters to you. But I must be honest and admit that I start missing EGC after about a week. I can probably go ten days without if I know you’re up to your neck in work or family stuff, or whatever it is.

    I wouldn’t mind if you straight up said you weren’t putting one out because you didn’t feel like it. It’s not like you owe us.

    Heck, as far as I’m concerned, any tip money or EGC stuff money, is a thank you for the content I’ve listened to so far. It’s not “payment” for future content. Yeah, tips are about providing encouragement for future good work. But really, there is no obligation.

    I don’t care if it’s one 40-minute podcast every eight to ten days, or if it’s two to three 15- to 20-minute podcasts in an eight to ten day period. Just as long as you’re enthused and happy to share your time with us, and ain’t about to get fired/divorced for putting too much time into podcasting.

    Anyhow, that’s enough rambling. The fact you mention and sweat this detail, means that you care to put out a quality product. I’m sure your “midwestern protestant southern atheist work ethic” will come through and do the right thing. 🙂

  8. PJ Cabrera says:

    I liked the pilot OK, but I didn’t find such great acting in it, and still don’t find much of it in the ongoing series. I keep watching because the episodes are all-new stories, with some interesting character development, instead of remakes of the old episodes. It’s still just a passable OK series for me, though.

    I think what is going on, is that a lot of the people gushing over it are old enough to have watched the original series in the mid-80s, and are blown away by the quality of the visuals in this remake. But that’s just what I see here in my neck of the woods. I’m probably totally wrong when it comes to the majority of the USA population.

    Perhaps they’re starved for good sci-fi and take what they can get extra gladly? Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis are almost just as bad in the acting as Galactica, in my opinion. My current favorite is Star Trek Enterprise, which I think has good acting and good stories often.

    BTW, I totally agree with you, TV sci-fi sucks compared to the great stories in print from the masters of the genre. The visuals have improved greatly from when I was a kid. But I think the TV people forget that the visuals aren’t what tells a story, and in trying to keep the quality of the visuals up, something else falls by the wayside, and it’s either story or acting that suffers.

    Just my dos centavos.

  9. Steve Holden says:

    Granted that time is money?!? And that podcasts that are shorter might be ideal (more stuff in less time?), but my thought on your podcast is that you should keep it at a lengthen that makes it entertaining but still covers what you want. I made a choice to subscribe to your feed, then length is really up to you. – Steve

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