EGC Clambake for October 3, 2007 – “Podcasting is Dead, Long Live Podcasting”

Here is the Bittorrent link and direct MP3 download for the EGC clambake for October 3, 2007.

This is a quick cast done in a stolen moment, mostly discussing the idea Michael Geoghegan put out in his “link bait” post about podcasting being dead as a term for those wanting to make a business out of it. I say, dear Bob let him be right and let the claim jumpers and gold rushers and get-rich-quickers get the hell out of our medium and leave it to the people who actually care about it!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.

6 thoughts on “EGC Clambake for October 3, 2007 – “Podcasting is Dead, Long Live Podcasting””

  1. When I first saw how short the show was, I was a little disappointed. However, after listening to the show, I was very impressed with it. I have thought the same thing about major corporations in podcasting and I loved your line about advertising looking down on podcasters.

    I look forward to the next show.

  2. I liked the show. I was disappointed that there was NO music (sorry Gentle Readers). I always enjoy the music you bring to the show and missed it this time.
    Big Ed

  3. Yeah, it’s great that the “gold rushers and get-rich-quickers get the hell out of our medium”. After all, they are using up valuable space, and driving out good content, right?

    If only there was some atomic-powered website that could, say, look at my list my favorite podcasts, and recommend other podcasts that I’ll like, thereby making the “gold rushers and get-rich-quickers” invisible…


  4. Derek, you are the first person in the history of the program to express dismay that it is too short.

    Ed, I’ll stick in at least one song the next time I do even a hurry up show.

    Spawn, they aren’t using up a resource per se. This is after all post-scarcity stuff. What some are using up is the good-will of the community and basically drafting off the energy of others to try to flip a property for a quick buck. I appreciate the roundabout plug (I think, hard to tell in the snark) but that really gets me is that a lot of gold-rushers make themselves visible and to many are the face of the medium even though they really aren’t as invested as the people who may be smaller players but put much more into it.

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