I've written about it before, and I teased it in yesterday's flag burning post, but a Popehat podcast is getting closer. (I know, I said that last December.)
I have all the content ready for the first episode. I've been listening to a lot more podcasts and have gotten more of a sense of what I want to do with it.
Tentatively it will be titled "Make No Law: The Popehat Free Speech Podcast." It will focus on free speech issues, defined very broadly to include both legal and cultural questions. The first episode — "Fighting Words" — will delve into Chaplinksky v. New Hampshire, some surprising facts about the case that put quite a different spin on it, and how it is inseparable from another burning First Amendment question of that era — the right to refuse to say the Pledge of Allegiance. First episode will be just me, but in future episodes I hope to include co-bloggers, guests, and interviews. Links to supporting written material will be provided on posts that appear here when the podcasts are released. It will be on iTunes.
The biggest barrier for me right now is the production aspect. I need recommendations for someone who can do some art to use for the Podcast (the logo, splash page, etc.). Also, through I have the equipment and software to record, I find the process of editing and finding and adding music and bumpers to be completely mysterious, so recommendations to indie producers (or companies that might take the podcast on) would be appreciated. Also there's the problem that, since my tape-recorded project on Venus in 1977, I've always found my own voice to be insufferable, but there's probably not much you can do about that.
FWIW, some of the podcasts that I like the most, and most inspire me to enter the field, include History of the World in 100 Objects, Criminal, Stranglers, History of the English Language, Lore, and Rex Factor.
All input welcomed, here or at ken at popehat dot com.
Last 5 posts by Ken White
- Free Speech Triumphant Or Free Speech In Retreat? - June 21st, 2017
- The Power To Generate Crimes Rather Than Merely Investigate Them - June 19th, 2017
- Free Speech, The Goose, And The Gander - June 17th, 2017
- Free Speech Tropes In The LA Times - June 8th, 2017
- I write letters - June 1st, 2017