“I do the show in character, he’s an idiot, he’s willfully ignorant of what you know and care about, please honestly disabuse me of my ignorance and we’ll have a great time.”
This secret speaks to the heart of comedian and fake-pundit Stephen Colbert’s wildly popular Colbert Report.
The Partially Examined Life, The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, Philosophy Bites, Philosophize This!: we’ve featured quite a few entertaining and educational fruits of the still-new discipline of podcasting’s inclination toward the very old discipline of philosophy.[...]
Podcasting has treated few fields of human inquiry as well as it has philosophy. You’ll already know that if you’ve subscribed to the philosophy podcasts we’ve featured before, like Philosophy Bites, The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, and The Partially Examined Life.[...]
When not writing here at Open Culture, I host and produce Notebook on Cities and Culture (iTunes link), a globe-traveling podcast dedicated to in-depth conversation with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene about the work they do and the world cities they do it in.[...]
Lucy Lawless (Star of Xena the Warrior Princess and notable contributor to such shows as Spartica, Battlestar Galactica, and Parks & Recreation) previously appeared on the Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast in Fall 2012.[...]
A quick fyi: The New Yorker has just launched a new poetry podcast, and it’s introduced and hosted by Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who formerly taught poetry at Oxford. On The New Yorker’s web site, Muldoon writes:
I can’t be but thrilled at the prospect of the first of a series of New Yorker Poetry Podcasts.
Ever since I’ve written posts here on Open Culture, I’ve hosted and produced Notebook on Cities and Culture, a podcast dedicated to in-depth, long-form interviews with cultural creators, internationalists, and observers of the urban scene.[...]
Now that virtually everyone in the Western Hemisphere has the means to make and disseminate a podcast, are there any tips to guarantee success?
Jad Abumrad, a host of the enormously popular, curiosity-based podcast, Radiolab, strives for every show to sound like “two guys talking in a surrealistic multi-dimensional space.
With 1994’s Clerks, Kevin Smith opened up the floodgates for independently produced, micro-budget, dialogue-intensive, cursing-intensive movies by, for, and about a certain stripe of feckless Generation-X twentysomething.[...]
Jamaica Kincaid is out with her first novel in ten years, See Now Then, but she hasn’t been idle, steadily publishing non-fiction and essays in the span between 2002’s Mr. Potter and now. Kincaid is a many-faceted woman: Antiguan native, contented Vermont gardener, improbable literary success story, fierce critic of European colonialism.[...]