Saturday, February 20, 2010
Books I Read: Podcast Edition
When we got our second two feet of snow last week, I couldn’t get to work because my office parking lot hadn’t been plowed and I worked from home for the day. I’m able to do everything from home that I can do from my office, except take support calls from our Skype account, because I didn’t have a microphone at home. So I bought a Logitech USB Desktop Microphone for the next work-at-home occasion and since I have a radio background, I thought it might be fun to test my new hardware by doing some book reviews as a podcast. I have mixed feelings about podcasts – though there are several (Car Talk, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, Radiolab, Word Balloon, Radio Free Burrito, Stack Overflow) that I follow regularly – because I am a very fast reader, but of course I can only listen as fast as everyone else. It is faster to record than to write, however, so I gave it a try. I didn’t do any editing, so you get to listen to all my “um”s and awkward pauses, but I think it came out OK. I don’t know if I want to keep doing it, but if people are enthusiastic we’ll see. There’s a download link for the (approx. 13 min) MP3 file below; I didn’t have time today to figure out how to embed a player in this page but I’ll try to look into it during the week.
Edited to add: To answer the question I posed in the podcast, Bill says he liked "Savior 28" but not as much as I did.
Download podcast #1 from Windows Live Skydrive.
Download podcast #1 from Google Sites.