Posts tagged ‘podcasts’

Long drive listening

I drove to Minneapolis on Monday and back today, which gave me a lot of time to listen to podcasts, both old and new. One that’s old, in that I’ve been subscribed since it was called Generational, is Gabe and Erik’s Technical Difficulties (with show notes by the inimitable potatowire). But the episode I listened…


Against my better judgement

Eventually, the snow that’s been covering the Chicago area since Christmas will melt, and I’ll be able to start biking to work again. And when I do, I’ll want to listen to podcasts, which poses a problem. Time was when managing podcasts on various devices took no thought whatsoever. Subscriptions had to be handled by…


Talking about code

If you read this blog and haven’t yet listened to last week’s episode of the Generational podcast, you owe it to yourself to bring it to the top of your queue. Gabe’s guests were Brett Terpstra and Rob Trew1 and the topic was programming. It wasn’t about languages or text editors or coding styles or…


Old movies and new TV

As I write this, the current episode of The Incomparable podcast is a special “Old Movies” show that covers two “heist” films from the 50s: The Lavender Hill Mob and The Killing. It’s a fun show, one that I—uncharacteristically—listened to live as it was recorded a few days ago, but I want to talk less…


And it comes out here

I listened to the time travel episode of The Incomparable today, and as the panel discussed 12 Monkeys and its “only one timeline” structure, I waited for them to mention other time travel stories with that same structure. I had three in mind. Near the end of the show, one of guests—Tony Sindelar, I think—mentioned…


Keeping iTunes podcasts up to date

The problem is that I still like to use my iPod nano. Or that I’ve come to rely on Downcast so much. Maybe I should just blame Apple and iTunes. Yeah, that sounds right—it’s Apple’s fault for making iTunes think it knows what I want better than I do. I like listening to podcasts while…


Podcasty things

A podcast potpourri post, pedantic and possibly piquant. First, Gabe Weatherhead has posted the lastest episode of his Generational podcast, with David Sparks, Brett Terpstra, and yours truly. The topic is how to pick up women text editors and text editing. A good time was had by all, and Gabe gathered enough links from the…


More Engst

I’m a little behind on my podcast listening, so I just heard Gabe Weatherhead’s interview with Adam Engst today. It’s very good. In addition to the nominal topic of digital publishing, Adam also gets into the value of banner ads, mailing lists, and knowing your customers. I thought his comments on the success of Marco…


A little podcast programming FU

The reason I haven’t done the fashionable thing and eliminated comments from my blog is that my readers1 are invariably polite and helpful. Case in point: the people who made suggestions—in comments, tweets, and emails—in response to Sunday night’s post on turning recordings of streamed radio shows into private podcasts. Their ideas were interesting and…


Turning recordings into podcasts

In the last couple of years, as iCloud ramped up and iOS matured, I’ve found myself connecting my iPhone to my computer less and less. You’ve probably gone through the same transition. Back when contacts and calendar events synced through a wire, I’d put my phone in its dock as soon as I arrived at…