One of my favorite talkers about Internet related matters now has his own talk radio show. Community broadband advocate Craig Settles is calling it Gigabit Nation, and you can expect it to talk up the virtues of various kinds of municipal and public broadband networks on a regular basis. The online program is sponsored by […]
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If you still haven’t seen Le Show host Harry Shearer’s documentary, The Big Uneasy, you can catch it at the Elmwood Theater in Berkeley this Saturday at 4:30 pm, followed by a QA with the author. The next day Shearer will produce his radio show from the studios of KALW-FM, the public station of the […]
For once, I wish that I still lived in Washington Heights, Manhattan. My favorite free form radio station, WFMU-FM of New Jersey, is holding a Listener Meetup Group literary reading in that lovely neighborhood on Monday July 11 at the Word Up community bookshop. Scheduled readers include WFMU DJs/fiction writers Kurt Gottschalk, Amanda Nazario, and […]
You know public radio is truly keeping with the times when a podcast named What the F*ck gets repurposed for a 10-episode run syndicated by the Public Radio Exchange. I wrote about WTF, as it is more commonly known, back in March because it’s become my favorite podcasts, in part because host/creator Marc Maron is […]
Ira Glass of This American Life says he’s going to give his nephew’s high school class a seminar on podcasting. But he could use some advice, Glass writes: Specifically: what topics seemed to work the best to energize the kids and to get nice stories? Should we go for personal stories? Stuff going on with […]
There aren’t enough hours in the day. I really like audio media, from radio to podcasts, but I just don’t have enough time and attention to take it all in. I commute to work primarily by bicycle here in Chicago, and there are only about 6 to 10 days every winter that make the roads […]