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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Podcasts on History/The 250th Posting

So this is my 250th posting on this blog. I must admit, when I started this about 5 years ago, I never thought I would of have made it this far. What started out as a simple exercise to help me shake the rust off my writing to better prepare me for grad school, has turned into a fun and enjoyable exercise for myself. This blog has actually helped me better development some of my ideas in audio and podcasting.

Which leads me to what my main focus of this posting. About two weeks ago I came across a very interesting article about the 'The Ten Best History Podcasts'. It was posted on a website I frequent on a regular basis.

What I really liked about this posting is 1) It doesn't say this is the best, or that is a best, because at the end of the day it is all subjective. And 2) the author does a great job of describing what each show is about. I actually went out and started listening to a few of the aforementioned shows. Overall not bad. I have to really give them a proper listen, but overall I think I found a few new programs to go to for inspiration.

Here's a link to the article:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

One Final Post on My Podcast

The past few posts I've written have primarily focused on my brand new podcast that I've created called "The Looking Glass". I'm really pleased with how the first few episodes have turned out. I feel that I've been able to capture the true feelings my guests have towards their particular hobby/interest.

I'm currently finishing up the next episode which will focus on the old WWF Hasbro action figures. Just like the guest, these action figures have a special place in my heart too. Putting this episode together, memories of me playing with these old figures continually pop into my head.

I'm remembering how I used to book my own storylines with these figures, and create elaborate wrestling shows. It's been a very pleasant experience remembering what these action figures meant to me growing up, and I really hope those feelings come forth in the latest episode.

To many people these action figures are more than just toys, they are connections to their childhood. And that's a really cool thing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

In The Zone on my Podcast

Lately I've been in the zone in regards to my podcast. Last week I finally released my third episode, and this week I've begun post-production on my 4th episode. It's going to follow the story of independent pro-wrestling manager Joey Eastman, and how he developed the hobby of collecting old WWF Hasbro action figures.

Listening back to the interview tape last night as I was pulling clips really blew me away. I currently believe this may be the strongest episode in my series thus far. Joey really opens up, and shares some incredible stories. There is a real sense of emotional connectedness when Joey talks about why this collection means so much to him.

I can't wait to see how the final project sounds. It should actually come together fairly easily. I'm also hoping to begin production on the fifth episode no later than the end of August. It's never to early to begin planning ahead with the start of a new school year just over the horizon.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Latest Episode of My Podcast

I'm very pleased. This past Wednesday, I released the latest episode of my podcast entitled: "The South Side Film Buff". If you haven't had a chance to listen, give it a shot. I think it turned out really well.