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Make Magazine Podcast
GENRE: Technology | Downloads (18871) | Comments (19) | Get Podcast | Visit Site

The 6.5 Questions
1. How long have you been Podcasting?
I started in distributing audio files years ago, but that was before RSS and was just a bunch of hacks and tricks to move bits around. The first real "podcast" I posted up was Tuesday, October 05, 2004. 6 months- seems like a short time, but in webworld it's like a decade.

2. How many shows have you done?
I've recorded about a dozen MAKE:Audio interviews with authors, engineers, physicists, hackers and artists so far-- we're releasing them over the next few months. We also have a few shows up now on www.makezine.com.

3. How has your quality/performance changed since your first show?
Each show is a little different, it usually depends on what hacked up gear I was trying out. Sometimes the results are good, other times, an audio distaster, but that's okay too. MAKE Magazine is all about DIY projects I've been experiments with recording on iPods running linux, mobile phones and all sorts of odd devices that were not intended for this. For our news show I use an iMac G5 and Shure SM58 mic.

4. What podcasts do you listen to and which are your favorites?
I religiously listen to "Off the Wall" and "Off the Hook" from the 2600 crew (http://www.2600.com/). Besides that, I record Science Friday each week with Ira Flatow on NPR, I grab it with Griffin's RadioShark then listen to it on my phone, iPod or whatever other device- technically not a podcast, but since I capture it, MP3 it and send to my server... that kinda counts.

5. Tell us about your show and who should be listening to it?
MAKE:Audio, like the magazine, brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. The shows are loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. The shows celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. Anyone who likes gadgets, sciences, technology and DIY (Do it yourself) projects should tune in.

6. What is your background?
I'm a Seattle based author, artist and engineer and is associate editor of MAKE. I've authored and contributed to numerous books on mobile devices, multimedia, hacks and regularly writes for Popular Science, Mobile PC Magazine as well as producing the MAKE:audio and video content on the Makezine.com site. My other gig is as an internet strategy analyst for creative firm Fallon Worldwide, best known for their award winning work on BMWFilms.

6.5. Is there anything else your listeners should know about you, your show, etc?
One thing that folks have asked me to do is answer tech questions "on the air" so-- anyone can call in to our MAKE voicemail and ask a question, anything is fine I have an old PC what can I do with it. Ill try and answer these on the show or on the MAKE blog. Its not a toll free call, so keep that in mind. Check the makezine.com site for Skype voicemail address or just send me a sound file pt at oreilly dot com.


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