PopSci Podcast

May 15th, 2006

Now it is time for me to reveal my secret: in my spare time (say what?) I’ve been working on a new podcast for Popular Science magazine. As you know, I am their contributing troubadour, and we all thought it was about time I started actually contributing. Each week I’ll be doing an interview with somebody interesting, usually related in some way to a story in the current issue of the magazine. The first one is with Gordon Bell, a Microsoft researcher who for many years has been working on a project called MyLifeBits in which he digitally captures and archives various aspects of his daily life – like some kind of coo-coo cybernetic memory extension. Give it a listen (and please subscribe so that I look good).

Yes: there is a theme song.

19 Responses to “PopSci Podcast”

  1. Len says:

    Done. Very cool. man. We’ll make a podcaster out of you yet.

  2. Glenn says:

    Hey, it’s June already?

    Suddenly I feel like listening to “The Future Soon” again.

  3. jpez says:

    How’s the moon, Jonathan? Treating you well?

  4. Len,
    I think Jon should make professional podcasters out of us-I’m sure he’s getting paid. Worse still. his podcast has it’s own JoCo composed song. Color me green with envy, same color as the cheese the moon is made out of.

  5. Hey Jon,
    You get cab fare out of them too for trips to the moon and back?

  6. Kerrin says:

    Cool, I haven’t listened to it yet (it’s downloading), but I have high expectations.

    I wanted the Little Grey Books back, but I’m sure this will be great too.

  7. Batshua says:

    Are you going to make just the song without the talk downloadable somewhere so I can add it to my playlist?

  8. 1) GREAT theme.
    2) You had such a great opportunity to quote yourself, in the beginning, by saying, “I just signed it. I never reviewed all the fine print (they) wrote out. Now, I guess I’m screwed.”
    3) I dig the noises in the background.
    4) What is Skype? (sp)
    5) Good interview.
    6) This man may be insane. What does he do, day-to-day? Go crazy? And what does he record? His crazy? Is it just a log of crazy? I wanna party with THAT guy!
    7) Nice outro.

  9. jpez says:

    You should have a call-in session for the next Podcast. I’d call.

  10. Glenn says:

    Eric: http://www.skype.com/

    JoCo’s also referenced it in the Podsafe Christmas Song.

    Believe me, you want something like this rather than getting long distance charges when calling from the moon.

  11. Daniel says:

    I think Eric is right; this dude is crazy. And not very articulate. But on the whole, I liked it.

  12. Lobsterman says:

    OK. Theme song = WTF??? Great! Short but good. Kind of a shocker.

    Apart from that, you’re behaving professional. The guy’s not. Is he the one on the photo?

    Really looking forward to the aliens in India episode!

  13. Michael says:

    But then, JC’s being paid to be a cool, confident interviewer (and he is–smoother, in fact, than Dave Slusher was in his first JoCo interview). Whereas Dr. Bell is being paid, insofar as the job requires it, to be crazy. Division of labor.

    “Coulton lonely on the moon…”

  14. Michael says:

    Impressively produced indeed. Clearly all that time with Hodgman on the submarine, in the subterranean tunnels breaking into buildings, etc., has paid off.

  15. I’m diggin "Code Monkey"…

    Jonathan Coulton’s “Code Monkey” is freakin’ awesome (via Matt Hawley).  Check out the video on……

  16. Patrick says:

    The font that “PODCAST RSS FEED” is in makes it look like it says “PODCAST ASS FEED”.

    I’m sorry I had to be the one to say it

  17. Surly Teabag says:

    The PopSci podcasts are great (as is the rest of the prolific Jonathan Coulton output).

    One request: take pity on the headphone-wearers of the world, and match the sound volume across the podcast. My ear drums thank you, and I thank you.

  18. Surly Teabag says:

    The PopSci podcasts are great (as is the rest of the prolific Jonathan Coulton output).

    One request: take pity on the iPod users of the world, and match the sound volume across the podcast. My ear drums thank you, and I thank you.

  19. Lisa in NYC says:

    I have subscribed… as have all me friends and fmaily as soon as I tipped them off.. You are a genius… marry me?