John Moe
John Moe
Apr 12, 2016 · 5 min read
  • NPR probably has Ira Flatow’s home telephone number, which is rad.
  • Member stations exist all over the country. Thousands of these stations, maybe millions. There may be a public radio affiliate station in your attic right now and you don’t even know it. Don’t go check, though, because they might be in the middle of a funding drive and they all might be mice.
  • Podcasts.
  • The world of computers is growing and soon every home will have one.
  • How do I get Ira Flatow’s home phone number? I have questions about science and about this building I ended up in. (Sorry: This building in which I up ended. Grammar matters.)
  • Is it a computer program? That sounds like it makes sense. Yes, I bet that’s it.
  • Is it a whole new thing that no one ever thought of? Like, I don’t know, electric pants?
  • Where do I buy electric pants? (I’m thinking Flatow again here.)
  • Is a podcast just like your standard radio show except you tape record it from the radio and then you put it on to an Internet using a funnel?
  • Yes, that’s what a podcast is.
  • But maybe something else too.
  • We must hold regular meetings in different cities where we all tell ourselves what a good job we’re doing and remind ourselves how clever and forward thinking we are.
  • Webinars.
  • We have to reach our listeners wherever they are. On the bus, in their home, on the beach, out for a bike ride, we must find those listeners and then RUN UP to them and throw podcasts at them. “Here! Have a Serial!”, “Take these Star Wars podcasts! TAKE THEM!”, “Here’s thousands of podcasts that no human has ever heard not even the people who made them! I’m going to dump them all over your head!”
  • No one can be safe from people hurling podcast after podcast at them.
  • And for free!
  • We must hide under listeners’ beds at night and then wait until they’re almost asleep and then pop out and yell, “AHHH! PODCASTS!”
  • Then they’ll be sorry.
  • They’ll wish they’d never even heard of podcasts.
  • Mbwa-ha-ha-ha
  • ha
  • Do they still play Genesis on the radio? Keep doing that. Genesis is awesome.
  • Maybe they could make a radio show about all the things that are happening on podcasts, which is a real idea I heard from a real person once.

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