Write The Docs Podcast


#21

I am happy to do some editing work.


#22

What about taking short segments out of talks and putting them into the podcast as a way to segue to a new topic or introduce a guest? Just another idea.

“Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless” - Steve Allen


#23

Yea, I’ve seen this done quite well with the TED Radio Hour: http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/?showDate=2015-10-16

They play a clip of the talk, and then include a follow up interview with the speaker to expound on the ideas and follow up with progress. I’ve shied away from this because of the amount of editing it would require – but it’s definitely an interesting format. It also uses the talk audio as a resource, which is a nice way to reuse it.


#24

It definitely takes time. You generally need to have a producer-type person to figure out which clips to add and when. Although if you started the show with a clip, it could streamline things. You’d probably have a lot less to worry about.


#25

Apologies for the delay all, I have been travelling for work the last few weeks. I’ve set up a potential event time and date using doodle so we can schedule a time/date that works for all, do feel free to suggest alternatives as I’m conscious of multiple time zone challenges.

Really keen to see what we can possibly put together :smile:

http://doodle.com/poll/q98uk4my3qtp42ti

I think Doodle takes time zones into account, but I’m not certain, so we’ll see how this goes.


#26

While I have zero experience converting video to podcasts, I think this interview might be suitable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6rQpO_6XUU


#27

A YouTube audio extraction plugin will rip the audio in minutes. And they’re free.


#28

Anyone going to fill in this doodle? :smile:

Or do I just need to suggest a date in a benevolent dictator style.


#29

Did this ever get going? I think a documentarian podcast would be excellent! :slight_smile:


#30

I’m still waiting for people to commit or even suggest to a date for discussion :frowning:

Not going to do this myself and unless anyone responds I will give up on the idea, slightly disappointing after all the discussion but I still have the enthusiasm if people make a commitment.


#31

I got a 404 error on the Doodle.

I was insanely busy in the fall. Still busy, but I want to be involved.

Have you thought about doing a podcast on Blab.Im?? You can record them. Could really simplify things.

The only thing that’s required for Blab is a compatible browser. Firefox or Chrome. Quality is similar to Skype.

Blab.Im is public however so anyone could drop in and write a comment as the podcast is happening. For more privacy, there is or appear.In but it will require an external program to record the session.


#32

Chris, I’ve been trying to figure out my schedule for the year so that I could commit to a series with tech writers that would form the foundation of something @ericholscher and I brainstormed last year, an oral history of software documentation.

But so far I am so booked up with work – at least for the next month – that I haven’t been able to work on this project. If I tell you that I can try to work out a schedule within the next month or so, would that help?


#33

It likely expired @reneehildebrand

I will get to this at some point, but until some others step forward I will put in my b-list and get back to everyone when I have time to get around to it.

Maybe we just kickstart it from a future event and take it from there, but it will happen eventually.


#34

FWIW I’d be interested in helping made this podcast a reality, either through hosting or speaking.