005 Poet Tech Podcast – Talking Tech With Simon From Slam Idol

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The Poet Tech Podcast – Episode #005


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This episode features a discussion I had with Simon from The Slam Idol Podcast.  We talk about the history of poetry podcasting, where we are now,  what are the current trends, and what the future of poetry in tech and social media could be like.

Simon has a lot of great ideas about what he has planned for his long-running and ground-breaking show.  The Slam Idol Podcast started in April of 2005 and has been at the forefront of the poetry podcasting field. He is also the lead founder of The Association of Poetry Podcasting of which I am also a founding member.

I hope you get motivated by this conversation as much as I am and that you too get inspired to think outside the box about new ways to use and spread poetry.

This is a long episode, clocking in at 1 hour and 26 minutes, but it is worth a listen.

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Please leave comments below. I love to hear from you!

Will Brown

Will Brown is a poet, blogger, and a scanner of all things new. He also currently blogs at Help Desk Helps where he discusses tips and issues affecting the help desk professional.

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  1. Thanks again for the great interview, Will. You really have a talent for interrogating your interviewees – you got me to spill the beans on all my secret plans!

  2. Hi Will, I enjoyed this interview, lots to think about here.

    • I'm glad that you liked it, Paul! I found a lot to think about in it myself.
      You'll probably see some of my ideas incorporated into the network over the next few months.

  3. video is not hard work. check out You Tube. They just turn on the camera and start a conversation that continues in the comments. Also, a very simple video is just putting together a series of short clips or even jpegs with an audio background. This is how the professionals do it. Just analyze some news shows on TV. The biggest time in doing video is rendering it into the file. But, then again You Tube does this automatically.
    thank you for mentioning me in the show as people that started with podcasting 🙂
    The same holds true as when we started podcasting. It's all about the conversation. It's just done differently nowadays.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Bob.
      I definitely agree that video has gotten simpler overall, but it does take more time in comparison to putting together an audio only product.

      A simple one-take, single video, single angle shot, has very little processing, but the process becomse a little more cumbersome when you add in other videos. However, sites like Livestream, http://livestream.com , do make the process much easier. Like my audio process, you can have a live camera feed of you and then queue up video clips from Youtube and your computer to broadcast in on the fly. All the while recording the whole process for later playback as a complete show. Amazing!


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