Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for February 10th - 17th, 2017
Thinking about doing this as a regular thing, if I can get the production time down. Feedback welcome!
I’ve been thinking a lot since just before IndieWebCamp LA of creating a podcast for the IndieWeb movement, but sadly haven’t been able to carve out the time to make it happen. Things have been coming to a proverbial boil lately as I’ve been thinking about podcasts/IndieWeb more and listening to back episodes of fellow IndieWebber Jeremy Cherfas‘ excellent food podcast Eat This Podcast. The trouble is that he makes doing fantastic little podcasts seem all too easy in part because of how effortless his seem to be while still maintaining a production quality level of major content producers like NPR.
I had imagined doing a short interview version with individual people in the IndieWeb world to see what they’ve been up to, what they’re working on, and examples of how they’ve gotten things working. In some sense I also wanted it to be a mini-history that highlights the personal stories of the people based movement. (If anyone is interested in being interviewed, let me know and perhaps it’ll motivate me, and possibly others, to get it off the ground.)
But the ever-resourceful Marty Mcguire has obviously been thinking about the intersection as well. His take revolves around the weekly IndieWeb newsletter [subscribe] and covers not only the highlights, but he delves into the seemingly inconsequential individual changes in the wiki and to an even greater level helps to uncover some of the most worthwhile gems hiding within the growing number of links. What a fantastic resource! It doesn’t seem like it’s got a dedicated, subscribe-able RSS feed (yet), but the page does have an h-feed and Marty helpfully tags them on his site. As Aaron Parecki points out, one can also use Huffduffer to create an RSS feed if necessary.
8 thoughts on “🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb February 10 – 17, 2017 (audio edition!)”
Ooh. A new podcast to listen to, which also fits with my growing enthusiasm for #indieweb. And wouldn’t it be fun, as @chrisalrich almost suggests, to make a podcast about indieweb. If there’s space …
Thanks for the write-up! I would absolutely love to see multiple folks posting IndieWeb audio content, including interviews and deeper discussions. Maybe aggregated at IndieNews and converted to podcast format there?
Further to my note about a new #podcast about #indieweb things, I listened to Marty McGuire’s rendering of This Week in the Indieweb. I really enjoyed it, even though I had read the text version. Production and audio were top notch, and it was very clear. My only quibbles concern the pace and the audience.
Even as a native English speaker, and despite Marty’s very clear diction, it seemed a bit speedy to me. I wonder whether less fluent listeners manage to get it all.
A second, similar point, about the audience. In my estimate, as a newcomer to indieweb and a less than expert person, some of the stuff whizzed right by me. But if I were familiar with it all, I’d probably be keeping up with the IRC channels and the indieweb.org pages and so I’m not too sure why I’d need an audio version. But that’s just a matter of choice.
The slightly bigger question is, would there be an audience for a more discursive podcast about the indieweb? Marty would be in favour. So would Chris Aldrich, who started this ball rolling for me. There’s a fair bit of audio tagged indieweb at huff duffer, but nothing, apparently, dedicated to the topic.
We certainly have the technology to produce something that captures the history, what’s happening now and how things might develop. There’s no way I could do that on my own–not least because I don’t know enough to ask intelligent questions–but with a co-host or two it would be a really interesting project.