This ladies and gentlemen is my inaugural (hopefully) podcast.
I had a boss who used to often say, “At least be an imitator if you can’t be an innovator.”
So here I am imitating, rather than innovating.
Click on the link below to listen to the podcast in a different page or click the small blue play button to listen to it here (the WP mp3 player takes too long to load sometimes).
[9 min 52 sec]
Here are the links to the sites that I talked about:
Doctor Anonymous Live at Blog Talk Radio.
GruntDoc. Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas. You can listen to his guest appearance on the Dr. Anonymous Live show here.
Dr. Wes. Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. You can listen to his guest appearance on the Dr. Anonymous Live show here.
Audacity - the free cross-platform sound editor that I used to record the podcast.
There is one thing that I should clarify. I said in the beginning of the podcast that this was easier to do than writing. Now that I have done it I do not think so and my respect for people who do this on a regular basis has grown. The actual talking part, which I thought would be easy, was laborious and I was not at all comfortable talking to my laptop at around midnight in an otherwise quiet house.
The technical part was not without some effort. It took me more than an hour to record the podcast, clean it up - delete the pauses, add some music at the beginning (the opening chords for Carlos Santana’s Smooth), etc,. Audacity created a 205 MB file for a 10 minute recording and took about 15 minutes to export the file as an mp3. I guess the slowness of my iBook is partly to blame for that. The next time I am going to try out Apple’s own Garageband with the hope that the post-processing will be easier and faster.
Like I said at the end, I would like to hear from the few of you who bothered to listen. Did you like it? Is this something worth doing?
I would like some suggestions for future topics from those who think this is a good idea.