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#1 2009-01-18 22:33:19

Wolfshade
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Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Welcome everyone....oh wait, I'm not doing a show right now. 

*clears throat*

Hey guys.  I wanted to set up a neighborhood place. Instead of posting updates for my podcast in the community section  of the boards, I wanted to make a place for the discussion of podcasts in general.  What do people listen to?  Where do you listen to it?

It can also be a place for questions and answers about how to make a podcast in the first place.  I'm no expert, but I'm learning as I go!

If you don't know what a podcast even is, think of it like a radio show that you can listen to over the web.  Free audio entertainment!  It's really booming now, with lots of great shows ranging from tech to movie reviews to general talk shows to my new favorite...podiobooks!

So grab a mic, and join on in if you want. 

Yooooooure listening to Wolfshade's Podcast Booth!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#2 2009-01-18 22:55:48

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Here are some links that I can recommend.

My Show:
The Iocaine Project

Science Shows I like:
Brain Science Podcast
Scientific American
Skeptic's Guide to the Universe

Geek Entertainment:
Extra Life Radio

Warcraft:
The Instance
Legendary Thread
The Grind

Audio Books:
Metamor City
Infected


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#3 2009-01-19 01:17:50

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

I'm not really into podcasts. The times I'm online aren't really the times that I have time to actually listen to something. And downloading them for later listening on my MP3-player, simply never happens.

But I SHOULD be listening to the JavaPosse.


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#4 2009-01-19 07:25:39

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

I got into them to fill time during my long commute in Ireland.  Now I listen to several a day if I'm doing mundane lab work.  You should give the java one a try.  Sounds like an educational show!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#5 2009-01-19 08:05:50

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Oh I know it's good. I've been to two of their live recordings. (They have those if some of them go to a Java convention. Lots of fun, with beer for the audience.)


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#6 2009-01-19 13:18:26

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Hmmm... podcasts I listen to...

Webcomics Weekly - A roundtable discussion with four of the most prominent webcomic creators today (Scott Kurtz, Brad Guigar, Dave Kellett, and Kris Straub).  I'd probably listen to it even if I wasn't into webcomics, mainly because the guys are so genial and funny.

Between the Ropes - Two hour podcasts that replay a radio program that's aired in Florida.  It's wrestling and mixed martial arts news, so I have no idea if anyone here would be interested in that.

Grammar Girl - very, very useful tips on several questions about the proper grammatical usage.

ESPN: Pardon the Interruption - Sprts stuff.  I mainly listen to it because I love the interplay between Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser.

And I'm listening to them on my iPod, usually.


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#7 2009-01-22 09:38:15

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Episode 11 is up.

We talk about Steven Chu, TSO, and Perdido Street Station.  How's that for variety!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#8 2009-01-25 20:39:02

Wolfshade
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

So I'm thinking about writing and producing an audio book.  Full voice acting, the whole works. 

It's funny because it seems like all the other people doing this are guest voices in eachother's works.  Is it really one small community, or am I just looking at this thing from one little corner of it?  So far, I can't tell. 

Quality varies, but they sure are all passionate about their work.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#9 2009-02-11 08:50:42

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Episode 12 is up

Topics:
Happy New Year!
Review of Benjamin Button (spoiler warning!)


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
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#10 2009-03-03 09:50:45

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Episode 13 is now up and 14 is recorded (in post production).

Meanwhile I'm at about 10k words into the first draft of my audiobook project.  Been playing with audacity outside of my podcasting to try to get some of the procedural stuff down.  It's been a lot of fun.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#11 2009-03-03 09:51:43

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

I also heard Rajan's reading on podcastle.  very well done, sir!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#12 2009-08-04 10:44:06

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Just a quick update.  Haven't been here much lately.  I guess Twitter manages to sate most of my social urges (helps that some TW folk are there too).

I'm still doing the podcast.  16 shows are up.  18 are recorded.  Production takes time, and we do this for fun, so things like weddings (yay!) and bike accidents (ugh) can cause delays.  We average 2 per month, and they're still a ton of fun to do.

I'm also plugging away at the novel I mentioned back in (gasp) January.  Finding writing moments, usually in the last half hour before sleeping, I've managed over 30k words of rough draft over 6-7 months.  I thought 90k could be done by the summer.  Boy was I wrong!  But when you're doing this stuff as a hobby, you can't let it become a source of stress.  It will be done when it is done.  Nothing more to it.  In the meantime, I've been playing around with the audiodrama/audiobook production end of it.  That's fun, too, in its own way.  Sound effects and music are new adventures for me, but I'm muddling through.  Sometimes I'm thrilled with what sounds you can find through Creative Commons.  Sometimes I find it frustrating.

Ok, back to work!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#13 2009-12-10 13:32:06

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#14 2010-04-03 23:41:52

Wolfshade
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

To those who might enjoy learning about this stuff, I just launched a new podcast about writing/producing full cast audio books.  There is an emphasis on creative commons.

http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

It'll be about writing, editing, casting, directing, sound engineering, audio effects, music, and just about anything else we can think of.  It's an educational podcast, and will have various guests to teach us what they know.

I figure that considering a bunch of us on these boards played around with recording that Quinnitan chapter a while back just for kicks, some might still be around who will be tickled to know I do this stuff as a pretty sophisticated hobby now.  I produce full cast short stories for a really cool podcast called The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine (http://www.dunesteef.com), and will eventually do the full novel I'm currently writing.  It's all free.  If anyone has a good enough mic and an interest, I'm always looking for people to volunteer voices.  Just let me know you're interested.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#15 2010-04-25 10:23:38

Wolfshade
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

My latest Dunesteef story is out...full cast audio story!  Kingdom of Flies, by Merrill Page can be found here: http://dunesteef.com/2010/04/22/page-12 … rill-page/

These have been a ton of fun to do.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#16 2011-02-08 10:40:55

Wolfshade
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

If anyone is interested in some free entertainment, my most recent audio production is out, Plague Birds by Jason Sanford.  It's a really good story, almost an hour long, and I was able to put together a stellar cast for this one.

http://dunesteef.com/2011/02/01/episode … n-sanford/

For those interested in behind-the-scenes info, my latest Fullcast Podcast goes over how the voice effects were made for this story.

http://www.fullcastpodcast.com/?p=258

Enjoy!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#17 2011-08-15 11:31:19

Wolfshade
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Three of my podcasts have been nominated (and all 3 made finalist) for the parsec awards at Dragon Con next month. Just waiting on confirmation that I'm free before I solidify plans to go down there, but it has been very nice to get such positive feedback.

Last edited by Wolfshade (2011-08-15 11:32:27)


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#18 2013-03-15 14:59:59

Wolfshade
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

If any are intrrested, my latest story production is up over at http://www.drabblecast.org

Found in episode 275, A Riddle In Nine Syllables by Carrie Vaughn is a parasite horror story. Free audio fiction at its finest!


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

http://twitter.com/wolfshade
http://www.fullcastpodcast.com

 

#19 2013-03-15 15:03:52

ylvs
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Ohh, and so I found the link to the others. Great. Won't be bored during the flight now.

Great you came by to share Wolfshade ... stay!

 

#20 2014-10-15 12:52:07

ylvs
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

I stubled upon a new poscast yesterday. It's called Serial comes out weekly and follows the recent investigation by a journalist of a murder commited in 1999 . It's exciting and well made and very addictive. 30 minutes every week. Torture.
I am really impressed. Check it out.

 

#21 2014-10-19 00:54:00

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

I listen to most Slate podcasts -- the Political and Culture gabfests, The Gist with Mike Pesca, Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick, Mom and Dad are Fighting, Money with Felix Salmon, Lexicon Valley, Live at Politics and Prose, as well as various specials (currently including Doctor Who recaps and American Horror Story recaps)...  Also Savage Lovecast, Polyamory Weekly, and 99% Invisible.

I keep kinda thinking I'd like to get into Welcome to Night Vale -- I listened to the first ep ages ago, and it was awesome -- but I haven't had time.  "The City Council announces the opening of a new dog park at the corner of Earl and Sommerset, near the Ralph’s. They would like to remind everyone that dogs are not allowed in the dog park. People are not allowed in the dog park. It is possible that you will see hooded figures in the dog park. DO NOT APPROACH THEM. DO NOT APPROACH THE DOG PARK. The fence is electrified and highly dangerous. Try not to look at the dog park, and, especially, do not look for any period of time at the hooded figures. The dog park will not harm you."


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#22 2015-10-24 17:04:37

ylvs
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Does anybody listen to Welcome to Night Vale? Apparently it is huge for ages but I found it only now.

Would appreciate opinions.

*smiles*

 

#23 2015-10-24 17:16:08

ylvs
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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

Showed? Is it not only a podcast but also a vodcast?

I downloaded the first eps and give it a try. Simon Mayo recommends it, so ...

Will let you know how I like it.

 

#24 2015-10-24 17:32:42

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

It's just a podcast. I just meant 'showed' as in she played an episode for me on my car stereo while we drove to a bonfire festival.


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#25 2015-10-24 17:35:17

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Re: Wolfshade's Podcast Booth

I've only listened to the first two eps, but keep meaning to catch up on it.  I quite enjoy the style.

Also good: Limetown.  Kind of like Nightvale crossed with Serial.


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