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Geek Brief TV
GENRE: Video Podcasts | Downloads (33265) | Comments (1153) | Get Podcast | Visit Site

The 6.5 Questions
1. How long have you been podcasting?
I've been doing Geek Brief TV for six months, since December 2005.

2. How many shows have you done?
As of today, 32. We were able to quit our day jobs and produce Geek Brief full time, so now we'll be doing at least four shows a week.

3. How has your quality/performance changed since your first show?
Just watch Brief #1! It's improved dramatically. Before we started Geek Brief, we didn't have any video production experience, in front of the camera, or behind, so this was all new to us. The camera we started out with didn't have an audio input, so the audio/video sync wasn't even close! About six shows in, we upgraded our equipment. I've also gotten more comfortable in front of the camera. It was a huge challenge to find a format that worked consistently for the largest number of people.

4. What podcasts do you listen to and which are your favorites?
Oh, wow. So many! My favorite video podcasts are Mobuzz TV and Tiki Bar TV. My favorite audio podcasts are This Week in Tech, The Dawn and Drew Show, Stars Hollow Podcast, Daily Source Code, Inside the Net, Gillmor Gang, KFI Tech Guy. Here are others that I love and listen to:

Accident Hash, CommandN, Engadget, FLOSS, Geek Entertainment TV, Gillmor Daily, Mac Roundtable, MacBreak, Managing the Gray, Media Artist Secrets, Podcast 411, Podcaster Confessions, PodCheck Review, Security Now!, TechToys Video Podcast, The Geekcast, The Nick and Jayne Show, Yeast Radio

5. Tell us about your show and who should be listening to it?
Geek Brief TV is a video podcast. In 3-5 minutes, we cover what's hot in tech, everything from gadgets to phones to Web 2.0 tools to news stories. The format is fast, fun, fresh and flirty. We have a lot of fun doing it, and I hope that comes through. Geek Brief is for anyone wanting to keep up with what's going on in the tech world. We don't target hard-core geeks, although they like it, too. Its format is for those of you who want to keep up to date, but are too busy to spend the time to do it. We want to make it a lot easier, and a lot more fun, for you to get that information than to spend hours at the computer reading articles.

6. What is your background (especially if relevant to your podcast)?
We owned an Internet company, and when the bubble burst, we took a job working for a great company. They treated us so well that we got creatively lazy for the next five years. Then podcasting came along, and it was the spark that motivated us again.

6.5 Is there anything else your listeners should know about you, your show, etc?
Just that I'm very open to conversations. When people write in with suggestions, or friendly criticisms, or just to say hi, I'm reminded why I love podcasting. It's not one-sided like the antique media is. With television, you can't have your say. If the host of a show says something you don't agree with, or do agree with, there isn't a way to respond. With podcasting, it's a conversation between the podcaster and the viewers/listeners. It's an amazing new medium, and I can't wait to see where it takes all of us!

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