Serenity Now!

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Jul 062005

I just found another very cool podcast: The Signal.

Back in 2002, there was a show on Fox called Firefly. The commercials that I saw for it peeked my interest so I decided to give it a try.

Man, was that good television. It was not only good television, it was good sci-fi television. So I really got into the show…just in time for Fox to cancel it. 🙁

Thank you, Fox executives.

However, due to overwhelming fan support (and DVD sales), the show has obtained what the kids like to call a “cult following”. I think it’s a well deserved following, as the show was the best thing to come on television in a long time. I guess the studio executives in Hollywood were so impressed, they decided to give Joss Whedon his own movie called Serenity based on the original series. 🙂

And now there’s a podcast about it. I haven’t listened to any episodes yet, but the fact that there is one is kind of cool. Either way, I can’t wait for this movie to come out so I can get my Firefly fix.

Colonial Content

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Jul 052005

I discovered something yesterday that I thought was pretty neat and rather timely. It’s the Colonial Williamsburg podcast.

They just started podcasting recently, and I’ve already listened to all the episodes that are currently posted, and I can’t wait for more. They had a special episode posted yesterday which featured famous Thomas Jefferson interpreter, Bill Barker, reading the Declaration of Independence.

If you’ve never seen Bill’s portrayal of our third President, get thee to Williamsburg immediately. We’ve had a chance to see him in person and even on the History channel, and the guy is simply amazing. He just becomes Jefferson.

Jan 092005

Since acquiring my iPod, I’ve discovered something that I would best describe as cable access radio. It’s called podcasting.

Podcasts are basically audio programs of varying length which are delivered to your computer via subscription. You don’t need an iPod or even an mp3 player to listen to them, just a computer. Just look up a podcast in a directory, subscribe to it using software such as ipodder or nimiq, and voila, you’re a podcast listener.

This seems to be the next big thing on the internet. Anyone with a computer and a microphone has the ability to create their own show, and there’s already a distribution system in place to push the show to anyone with an internet connection. I’m sure there are plenty of people currently plotting how they can make money on this.

Here are some podcasts to which I currently listen:

The Laporte Report
The Living Word
Reel Reviews
Two Rights Conservative Political Discourse
Yesteryear Radio Vault