A Podcast, Maybe?

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?

  1. HI Craig,

    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.

    regards Andreas


    1. 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.


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