January 07, 2008

Episode Six: New Year's Resolutions: Gol!!!!!

Episode Six is Here!

In this episode we listen to some more tunes from the awesome Podsafe Music Network, we talk about the meaning of the word resolution and why its so hard to keep them. I then set myself some goals for the coming year.

Please enjoy this episode! I am looking forward to putting together the next episode on American Politics!

December 01, 2007

Episode 5--Leavin' on a bus, then a jet plane, then another jet plane and then a car...


I will update with an extensive set of show notes for this show. However, I wanted to get it posted while I was still in Cardiff. You can left click on the link to listen to it from the site, or you can download it by right-clicking and then "saving target as..."

The Last Curiosities from Cardiff

November 22, 2007

Curiosities Special Edition: Happy Thanksgiving!

Check out the podcast here!

Today's show notes:

Read about Thanksgiving:

Go listen and buy Jonathan Coulton’s music! :

Check out Voices of Soul:

Quotes in this episode from:

Marcel Proust and Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 08, 2007

Really Simple Syndication

I have to say....there is nothing at all simple about RSS feeds. Nor, does there seem to be anything particularly simple about Yahoo's Site Builder software.

I have been monkeying around with stuff in order to get everything working so I can submit my podcast to iTunes and PodcastAlley and any other number of places because it might be nice to have a few listeners. (Then again, it might be rubbish to have listeners. However, it is nice to occasionally know that you aren't just talking to yourself.) My first problem seemed to be that Yahoo site builder wouldn't let me create anything that was an .xml file. So, I first tried to put the RSS thing up as an .html file. iTunes didn't like that, it kept telling me I had an open meta tag. I looked and could not find any such thing. So, I had to come up with a new plan.

So, I looked around in my online management tools, figuring that somewhere I would be able to upload files without the help of site builder. As it turns out, I'm right. I have a file manager that I can use to upload straight to my site. Plan B involved downloading the .xml files created through and then to upload them straight to my site. At least this way they'd look right, with all the colors correct and in the right place. That's a start, right?

I get that up and done and I go to iTunes to submit the feed to iTunes and I get past the tag business only to find that iTunes can't seem to find any episodes. So, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. But, at least the RSS thing looks right now.

So, I think maybe I've misunderstood something about RSS and that's why it doesn't work for me. Either that, or iTunes doesn't like the format that the episodes are in on the my page. To be honest, I don't really like them that way, either. That's just how they are put up by Yahoo Site Builder. So, I may have to look into changing that.

In short, I feel lied to about this whole "Really Simple Syndication" thing. There hasn't been a simple thing about it yet.

September 06, 2007

Curiosities Episode 2: Putting the Super! in Superfluous

I'm pleased as punch to say that episode 2 of the podcasterino is live and kickin'!

It can be found here. In this week's episode I expose my ignorance of the Monarchy and there is another Word Ramble and some more discussion of socks! If that interests you, please give it a listen.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any suggestions/problems/questions/or concerns as I hope that the show can only get better!

Also, I am again very sorry about the volume problems and the poor sound quality. I do hope to remedy that with episode three.


August 31, 2007

How to download my podcast....

Thanks to the wonderful and glorious John, Stephy's boyfriend, I can tell you that if listening to my podcast from the site doesn't float your boat, you can open iTunes, go to "Advanced", and type in the url: It should then find and download the show for you. Hooray!

August 30, 2007

The Podcast is Here!

Greetings and Salutations, Blog readers! I am very pleased to announce that my very first podcasting effort is up and live and ready and waiting for you to listen to and enjoy! You should be able to just click on it and play it.

You will find the little bundle of joy, entitled "Warts and All" here.
I would like to thank everyone who has encouraged me in this effort, including My Dad, Beth and Preston for downloading the test tune and/or your comments. I am really very excited about this. And, while it is not perfect, I feel that it is a good first effort and I hope that you enjoy it.

If you have any questions or constructive criticism, please let me know.

August 23, 2007

Podcast testing

Deyo's Minuet in D Minor

If you can download this, please comment and let me know it worked.

Coming Soon: A podcast by Yours Truly. I'm still working out what sort of working at the details of what kind of podcast its going to be. To be honest, at the minute, I'm thinking about just throwing things at the wall for a few episodes to see what sticks.