Thursday, April 3, 2008

Podcasts Are Cool

As I already posted today, I recorded another podcast this week and it's now up for your listening pleasure (or displeasure).

I think podcasts are pretty cool. However, when talking to Joe and Jen over at Seoul Podcast initially, I said I didn't listen to podcasts. That's not exactly true.

I bought myself an iPod before I went on vacation and I LOVE it. I have the 80GB iPod classic. I was first going to get a Nano but for the amount of memory it gets and the price, it only costs a bit more for the classic. On that you can load up a lot.

I have almost all of the CDs that I have on my computer on it (except for the ones whose licenses didn't successfully cross over when I switched computers...thanks WMA - that's totally lame, but I'm not going to spend hours ripping CDs...again.) Outside of that minor annoyance, it's great. I was able to upload video and movies too. I didn't bother with podcasts on my trip, but being able to plug my iPod into the hotel's TV and have a John Mayer slumber party with my roommates before the cruise was incredible geeky fun. I can't wait to do it again next year.

Anyway, now I've started downloading podcasts. If something isn't going to fire up the neurons I'm not going to download it. For some that might mean what I'm listening to is kind of dull. If so, I'm sure there are podcasts out there more to your tastes. But when I hear ones where I end it thinking "wow", I'm going to link them on my blog. I'll put them in the sidebar in the "Awesome Podcasts" section. I'll rotate them over time. Check them out!

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  1. Hey Jane-

    Are you going to be on Seoul podcast 3? It's going to be my first one with the K-blogging crew and I'm pumped.

    Anyhow, I wanted to recommend a couple podcasts to you (of the ones I love). Aside from Michael's plethora of podcasts, here's what I recommend: First, hit up NPR- tons and tons of great stuff.

    Also KCRW from Santa Monica. They have some really great programming. I'm a fan of On the Media and Left, Right and Center.

    Finally, CBC (that's like the Beeb, only Canuck). I get the CBC Radio 3 podcast for music, Search Engine and Spark for the techno-internet junkie in me, the Best of DNTO (Definitely Not The Opera) and Best of Ideas for discussion, and Vinyl Cafe Stories for Stuart McLean's excellent story-telling skills.

    One particular standout that's not in those groups is the video podcast. If you haven't been to yet you don't know what you're missing.

    I have about a dozen others on the list as well, but I'll spare you ;p

  2. No, next week you're the guest. This week I was the guest.

    I won't be on it again unless I'm asked.

    Thanks for the podcast links. I think I'm good with what I'm into now, various academic lectures. I'm from L.A. and know KCRW well, but, I've got to say I've never been into it. And, I don't like Canadians enough to listen to anything by the CBC. ;-) I wish that didn't have a grain of truth to it.

    The others seem interesting and I'll check them out.

  3. Coolio. Too bad you haven't run into enough Canucks worth your while to have a better opinion of us ;) I'm sure you feel about as obligated to apologize for jackass Americans as I do for jackass Canadians- which isn't much.

    I'll have to go take a listen to your show on the Seoul podcast. I've enjoyed listening to what you've had to say with Michael on the ones I've heard.

  4. There are NO American jackasses. I have NO idea about what you could be referring to!!!?


    Forgive me for that. Yes, I do try to make-up for the American Jackass. However, there are way too many of them :(


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