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The First Anniversary Show
On January 11, 2006 the Polymorphic Podcast celebrates its one year anniversary. This is a short look back at the last year and all the fun we've had...
- Got iRiver for Christmas 2004
- Heard first "podcast" of Leo Laporte's interview with Matthew Bischoff about podcasting on my iRiver
- Started listenting to Adam Curry's Daily Source Code
- January 11, 2005 launched first show
- Drove Mrs. Shoemaker crazy with podcast talk
- On 1/24/2005 Heard Adam Curry mention .NET and ran outside my office to record a "promo" for the show
- On 1/29/2005 Called in to Leo Laporte's show on KFI in Los Angeles. Leo was very generous with his time on air talking about podcasting
- Found out about independent band Shachah - got permission to use "Free Indeed" as an intro to the show
- Started looking for professional voice talent at Radio Daddy and met Scott Fletcher
- Started promoting the show as much as possible
- In June, conducted first interview ever, which became the Paul Wilson interview
- OC Podcasters
What Others Are Saying
Thanks to all bloggers and podcasters who have written about and mentioned the show.
Below is a quote taken from Paul Lockwood's review of the show.
Craig Shoemaker has made great progress with this podcast which he clearly puts a lot of effort into...
Much like DNR the interviews depend on who is being interviewed and Craig makes a pretty good Larry King extracting the most from his guests. I would be slapping the guests around for technical accuracy, but that is a one good reason I do not have a podcast! Talking of technical accuracy; not once did I hear Craig give out inaccurate information. He obviously researches before pressing record.
Audio quality is often a bug-bear of niche podcasts. In true ‘my laptop has a built-in-mike and I want to podcast now’ style the audio was initially terrible; I think Craig did it on one those ‘plastic-cup-tied-to-a-piece-of-wet-sting that ran to his neighbor’s house’ type device we all played with a kids. He was probably underwater at the time too, speaking through his nose... I could go on :) Download his first podcast and take a trip back to podcasts in [early 2005].
Future Goals for the Show
- scale down intro from approx 6-10 mins to 3-4
- try to hit 25 min mark
- new production method that "might" get shows out faster