from the off-we-go dept
For quite some time we’ve been talking about launching a Techdirt podcast. After a few aborted attempts, we’re finally off and running. This is the first episode, and we’ll be trying to stick to a weekly-ish schedule (no promises). We’ll be posting each episode here on Techdirt, but you can also find it and subscribe to it via Soundcloud and iTunes, or point your podcast player directly to the RSS feed (so what are you waiting for?). As I say in the intro, this is very much an experiment, and we’ll be learning and tweaking as we go (and, yes, we already know that the sound quality needs to be improved — we’re working on it). The plan is to in some ways mimic the Techdirt format with an essay (some might say a rant) up front, followed by a discussion, but with the topic areas to be less news driven, but rather driven by larger ideas/concepts that we think are worth discussing. In this first episode, we’re discussing privacy and surveillance, but coming at it from a different direction than most such discussions. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks to Dennis Yang and Hersh Reddy for co-hosting with me on this inaugural podcast, and thanks to Dan Bull for supplying the music (I would have mentioned that in the podcast, but we hadn’t figured out the music at the time we recorded). The full text of the opening essay can be read below.