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Jeremy Cherfas

Manton Reece - Audio in email is not a podcast

So correct. I fear we may lose the meaning of podcast, just as we lost the meaning of blog post. 

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

podTo aims to standardize podcast subscriptions

I want to make listening to or subscribing to a podcast as easy as sending an email. Or easier!

A very worthy goal, I don't doubt it. Sounds a bit like the universal Subscribe button that some people think is needed to get writing going again. 

In any event, I wish them much luck and will be attempting to keep an eye on podTo.

Jeremy Cherfas

Charlottesville And The Rise Of White Identity Politics | FiveThirtyEight

What is different about this iteration of white nationalism is how the movement is framing its ideas, and the place those ideas occupy in U.S. politics. One of the chants white nationalists repeatedly turned to as they marched in Charlottesville on Friday night and Saturday was “white lives matter” — a direct response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement that emerged after the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police in August 2014 and the resulting protests.

So depressing, and salutary to read this minutes after finishing listening to the latest episode of the astonishingly good series Seeing White, from Scene on Radio.

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Hot Pod: The Podcast Consumer Study, DeRay Mckesson and Crooked Media, Taxonomy of News Podcasts

> There’s probably a piece to be written someday that digs deep into the way liberal podcasts tends to pair well with the open podcast ecosystem and the way conservative podcasts pairs with over-the-top premium subscription models (see also: Glenn Beck and his activities with The Blaze), but this is not that day.

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Matt Mullenweg talking to James Altucher kinda sorta gets #indieweb

Not going to listen to the podcast; life is way too short for that. But a couple of quotes from My WordPress:

> “We’re trying to revitalize the independent web,” Matt Mullenweg said. He’s 33 now. “It’s not like these big sites are going anywhere. They’re fantastic. I use all of them, but you want balance. You need your own site that belongs to you… like your own home on the Internet.”

So, how about total indiewebness in the basic WordPress core and default theme?

> “Other sites provide space,” he said. “They provide distribution in exchange for owning all of your stuff. You can’t leave Facebook or Twitter and take all of your followers with you.”

> That’s why he recommends having your own website. It’s yours. Not Facebook’s. Not Business Insider’s or Huffington Post’s. It’s yours.

But no mention of which comes first? Does it even matter?

Jeremy Cherfas

Neanderthal Diets | Eat This Podcast

Nice to see older episodes still being found and still being appreciated. Chris is right, I should do more like this. And I wonder whether there will be an uptick in the downloads.e