So I’m thinking about making a podcast. It would be, unsurprisingly, about 1) getting smarter, and 2) making stuff. But what it would REALLY be about would be me talking to interesting people about whatever the heck I like.
I used to host The Cognicast when I worked at Cognitect. I did about 120 episodes before I moved on to work at Kevel. It was mostly about Clojure, a programming language, although two of my favorite episodes were about depression and about dyslexia. If I do the Get Smarter and Make Stuff podcast, it would definitely NOT be a programming podcast – that’s way too narrow to encompass the idea of this site – but programming topics would definitely come up from time to time.
I’m not totally sure I’m going to do this, since podcasts are a fair bit of work, and quite frankly I was burned out when I stopped hosting four years ago. But I think perhaps I’ve recovered enough, especially with a concept to organize the new show around that gives me so much freedom to talk to interesting people across a huge range of topics.
Anyway, what do you think? Good idea? Interesting? Would you listen? Leave a comment. I’m especially interested to hear from my Cognicast listeners. Thanks!
4 thoughts on “A Podcast, Maybe?”
We wrote years ago in context of the cognicast. Lately I have been following Cognitive Science, but in a very much practical applied manner. So in regard to your two favorite episodes about depression and dyslexia…. I found something in late 2019 which is called awakening from the meaning crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_ewcOlY&list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
I think it is interesting to think about the relationship between meaning and technology. Through the series I found a great community which help me to form sustainable habits.
I hope you’ll find also your practices, maybe in a podcast, maybe in something different. Maybe you talk with people from other communities and discover new insights.
Ah, looks interesting – thanks for the link. I will check it out!
Just wanted to say I’ve finally started to watch this, and it’s absolutely excellent. I’ve finished part 2 – looking forward to the rest. Thanks for mentioning it! Lots to process here – will continue to think on it.