I’m pleased — and a bit nervous, I must admit — to announce that I’ve begun podcasting. My podcast is called “Rationally Selfish Radio” — and below you’ll find the first episode.
For the moment, I’ve just thrown the audio file on DianaHsieh.com. I was hoping to upload it to a podcast host with a nice feed and the like. Unfortunately, I’m traveling at the moment, and my internet connection is so spotty as to be nearly useless this evening. I suspect that the broadband company is sending some bytes on the backs of turtles as part of a government project to combat testudine unemployment. (Note: I’ve now uploaded the files to a podcast host and changed the links accordingly.)
For the next month or so, I plan to post a new podcast every Tuesday and Friday. I’ll post them here on NoodleFood, and I’ll also create a feed. You’ll also be able to subscribe via iTunes. I hope to have all that settled by the time I release the second podcast on Friday.
This fall, as I’m getting started, my podcasts will be somewhat eclectic. I want to try out a wide variety of segments and formats. I want to experiment — to discover what I like doing and what I do well. Moreover, I need to cultivate my skills. While a graduate student, I did a fair amount of speaking — mostly in the form of teaching, but also some lecturing. Podcasting — and radio, which I ultimately want to do — is more demanding. It’s a purely audio medium, so I cannot use my usual array of bodily movements, gestures, and facial expressions to convey meaning. Also, I cannot get any feedback from an audience — not only via their questions and comments but even more importantly from their body language too. So I have much to learn about using this new medium well.
For now, I’d like two things from you:
- Tell me what you like and dislike about my podcasts — as concerns not just substance but also style. You are welcome to post comments, questions, and criticisms to the relevant NoodleFood comment thread. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tell me what topics you’d like to hear me discuss on the podcast. Again, you can e-mail me questions to email@example.com. As I indicate in this first podcast, I’m particularly interested in questions pertaining to the real-life application of philosophic principles. Any questions that you send me to answer on the podcast will be anonymized, unless you tell me otherwise. Feel free to suggest a pseudonym, if you like!
And now… go take a listen: Episode #1: The Launch
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