I’ve just wrapped up my fifth audio interview for Universe Today, and I was hoping to get some feedback from listeners. My goal with this is to focus on specific breaking research and chat with the researchers – it’s very minimalist, though, not a lot of rambling about the weather here at the Cain Cottage in Courtenay. I’ve been having a fun time, and should be able to produce 2-3 of these a week. So, give me any feedback. Who do you want to interviews with? I’m not crazy about the audio quality, and I’ve got my eyes on some new equipment that should improve things greatly.
If you like longer, more in-depth radio interviews, I highly recommend the Space Show, hosted by Dr. David Livingston, which spends 1+ hours talking to a single guest about a range of topics – no subscription link, yet. I can’t believe the quality of guests he’s had on the show in the past, especially this guy. Another great audio show is Slacker Astronomy. They tend to focus on a single topic, and explain it more comprehensively – with silly humour.
I’ve become a huge fan of Podcasting in the last few months (although, I despise the term… we seem to be stuck with it). I love being subscribed to various audio programs, so they just show up on my computer whenever they’ve been updated. It helps to have a portable audio player, but you can just play shows from your computer too; the point is that you’re subscribed. You can download the free subscription software here, and then start subscribing to various Podcast feeds. Here’s what I’m subscribed to: Quirks and Quarks (feed), In Our Time (feed), Reith Lectures (feed). Got any you like? Drop me an email with your suggestions.