I was organizing some old files and came across one of my favorite 22c3 recordings. Tim Pritlove gave a “talk” called The Realtime Podcast, and I’m amazed I never posted about it. Tim’s talk was a realtime podcast on the topic of podcasting. If you can get your hands on the mp4 recording you’ll much appreciate it over the low res, reduced audio of the linked Google Video version.
One thing I’ve noticed on most (all?) podcasts I’ve listened is they have no background music playing. I find it interesting and somewhat more “focusable” to have the background music that Tim uses. I’d be curious if that would work well for any security podcasters, especially when the levels are controlled.
Tim pimps out DJ L’Embrouille [translated] in his podcast, a DJ who freely releases his electronic mixes. His sound ranges from ambient, minimal electronic to more house types of beats; basically stuff I totally dig. The mix Tim sounds like he is using is 2005 Week 38 (MPIIIRadiomix220905), although the levels are futzed a bit to reduce the heaviness and drop out much of the bass, I’m sure for podcasting purposes.
Drifting off on a tangent, many mixers put their little tags or snippets in the first few minutes of their mixes, and DJ L’Embrouille often does as well. He uses an almost whispered monologue. I have no idea if he came up with it, spoke it, or where it comes from, but it’s an amazing little piece*:
tune in and drop out;
you can’t say that;
what I am saying,
happens to be,
the oldest method,
of human wisdom;
find your own divinity,
from social and material struggle;
tune in and drop out