Saturday, February 18, 2006

Why Hellllllo from England - FTDC Interview

Thanks for check out the expat podcast, or as the cool kids are calling, Xpatpod.

Tonight we have our first "Tech" interview (for those of you who wonder what the bloody 'ell is podcasting/skype/gizmo/googletalk/etc) with Sebastian at or FTDC, From the Director's chair podcast.

Here's a comment Sebastian wrote on his blog about the experience.

I just had the best experience, it was so good infact that it is 12:42 on a college night and I am blogging about this. I was just interviewed by Ryan of the Expat Podcast at and it went really well. Ryan is an English teacher who is currently working in Argentina. We had a very interesting discussion about current affairs in tech, general tech tips, talked about my interests, and of course the FTDC Podcast.

I just had the best time during the interview, relaxed and got into it. What was really nice was the discussion that Ryan and I had after we turned off the recorder courtesy of Gizmo Project. Along with some very nice compliments I recieved some questions about general tech issues etc, things I was happy to talk about.

Overall my experience being interviewed tonight I don't think could have been any better. Thank you Ryan and I cannot wait for the episode to be released, from what I gathered from Ryan on the show, it will be an extra long podcast for the Expat Podcast when my interview airs.

I enjoyed the talk too, suerte!

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-Ryan the host

Monday, February 13, 2006

"I Heart NZ" Valentine Special...

(Lucky show # 13: Interview details below...)
When I woke up to find more technical difficulties with my "Gizmo", my blurry eyes most likely looked disappointed, however when the jingle rang and Ghada and Chris from "I heart NZ" were on the other line, my eyes lit up.

They are refreshing to talk to, really refreshing, they are a young couple from different ends of the earth and celebrate their friendship together on their podcast in New Zealand, it's called,
"I heart NZ." as in, "I LOVE NEW ZEALAND!". Click on the Gcast Player to listen.

The show is ran by Chris and Ghada who have been featured on places such as the Daily Source code (The "Pod Father" Adam Curry's show, or for me that dude from head bangers ball) Podcast Pickle (a great database which Ghada was featured this past week), and the Expat Podcast (the latest greatest thing to hit the web from your campus to the world's mountains, uh hem.)

I'm extra glad that I go them today as it is Valentine's day in New Zealand as I write.

In the show we cover:

An Italian Kiwi grope / rescue
Hobbits and tourism
The geography of New Zealand
The Gizmo project
The podcasting community
Why there is no itunes in New Zealand (some thing they should change)
Why you have to enter your cc information to podcast free (again, change)
Chris's travels abroad, a mention of his hippy parents Combi adventures
How the " I heart NZ " folks met
Details of living abroad.
...Enthusiasm, good humor, and a whole lot more.

The fact is if you listen to this podcast, you will be in better mood. If not, there is no love for you this Valentine's Day.

Thanx for coming on the Expat Podcast Chris and Ghada, you are two warm spirits that make the world a brighter place. Good luck and enjoy the ride to the top of podcasting from the valleys and hills of NZ.

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Shut up and read this.

(XPAT Pod 11: Music)

Podcasting is the biggest revolution in open source communication the world has ever seen. Free education, advice, books, languages... anything. This Sunday morning I woke up and took a tech class @ Harvard and learned about W3C, XML markup (the base language for podcasting, it seems a little clearer"open bracket/closebracket"). In fact, I'm listening to it now... just in case you ever thought a class at Harvard was like, I would say the fellows at TwiT would say "tough." Next, I think I will learn world history at Berkeley, and then after class, I will mostly likely go to the state of Illinois to listen to 1212 US presidential candidate and Harvard Alum Senator O'Bama's, podcast. After that... "Enough.", I will of had my fill and will go for a run along the river. As for now I have to concentrate really hard, I think I heard the professor mention something slightly technical.
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