Posts Tagged ‘chat’

Don’t forget to listen to Edinburgh Nights every week!

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

You might recall that after this year’s radio broadcast of the  Edinburgh Fringe chat show came to the end, I decided to keep the format alive and showcase all the fun things in Edinburgh each week (that would have been the moment for a David Tennant-esque “I don’t want to go…”). It’s three months later, and Edinburgh Nights is still on the air, at 3pm every Friday, with a podcast available to listen again to the show (if you’re in Edinburgh), or to listen fresh to the whole hour if you are further afield.

It’s a show that continues to evolve, but being able to highlight the great bands playing in the capital, give some airtime to the theatre shows around Edinburgh, and to go beyond the ten minute set from the comedians playing the Festival city, are all adding up to an exciting hour every week.

If you’re not yet listening, head over to iTunes and subscribe to the podcast, and if you are a regular listener, why not think about leaving a review?

What comes after the Fringe podcast? Edinburgh Nights!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I might have hinted at this near the end of my thoughts looking back at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe podcast. I had a blast doing the show, which this year was recorded and broadcast live on Castle FM as well as going out as a podcast through the usual RSS powered sources.

When the Fringe was over, the time-slot on the FM dial was still open, so it felt natural to keep the one hour format of music and intervews going, but with some tweaks to fit the landscape in Edinburgh for the other 11 months of the year. So it’s a weekly one-hour show, 3pm-4pm every Friday, with guests from comedy, theatre, music, and the occasional special event, mixed in with bands playing in the local clubs, and a little quiz element called ‘Twenty Questions Wrong‘ (more on that in my next blog post, I think).

As I’m writing this after the event, you can listen to the show right now. I promise I’ll give you a bit more heads up next week so those of you outside Edinburgh can listen to the live stream from Castle FM. Truth is with the move to Castle FM’s Studio One I wanted to get all the buttons and sliders in the right place before the internet audience arrived!

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With Keith Jack, Leah Bonnema, Penny Black, Tom Diben’s theatre preview, and music from Sienna, The Gorms, Sham 69, and Matt Gloss and the Emulsions.
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The final FM show of the Fringe

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

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Our final live show on Castle FM with guests from around Edinburgh, in the studio, playing on the CD, and more. It might be the end of this part of the Fringe, but you still have a few more days in Edinburgh to take in some amazing shows. With John Hinton (Relativitivity Speaking), Natalia Koliada (Trash Cuisine), Caroline Sniatynski (I Want To Tell You Something), and Daniel Cainer (Schtick and Spiel).

Can you spot the James Bond theme in today’s Fringe podcast?

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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Not long to go now, in Fringe terms, but with five nights of Fringe shows there’s still  thousand of performances that  you can take in, and only a small fraction of them can show up on the podcast. So here’s your daily flavour of the Fringe. With John Fico (Made for Each Other), Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Ben Van Der Velde (Chain Letter), and Brian Kennedy.

Old, New, Borrowed, and the Blues, on the Fringe podcast

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Another good mix of guests and music today on the Fringe podcast, with Mark Dolan, Joathan Hearne, Northern Nomads, The Geordie (of The Ginge, The Georide, and the Geek), and Tony Delicata from Sinatra: The Final Curtain.

The Fringe podcast where I mention Firefly

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Onwards with the Fringe, with music, special guests, surprise appearances, and an answer to the Davison/Troughton debate that’s pretty definitive, at least from my point of view. With Jennifer Lusk (Who Do You Think You Are), News Revue 2013, Fraser Millward, Sandy Brechin, and Tim Fitzhigham.

The Fringe podcast where we can’t mention the war

Monday, August 19th, 2013

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Into the last week of the Fringe, with eight full days and nights of performances to take in – and even at this late stage that’s more than Glastonbury. Twice. A delve inthe nature of the Fringe today with reluctant talk show hosts, returning retirees, reality show hopefuls, and trying to work out how to pronounce Reichstadt. With John Fleming, Ian Kendall, Suzy Bennett, and Frank Sanazi.

Some Fringe podcasting that might be a bit risky to run on the radio

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

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And now it’s time for something a little racey for Sunday, or at least interviews that might not be suitable for the airwaves of 98.8 Castle FM across Edinburgh! Just the interviews today, so let’s focus on the artists and head into the Fringe. With Eric Davis, Bob Slayer, Gary Beadle (The Room In The Elephant), and Cassette Boy vs. DJ Rubbish.

All the variety of the Fringe, in an hour of podcasting

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Today’s Fringe podcast was a mix of live interviews in the Castle FM studios, on-location interviews from over the weekend, and music submitted by many of the performers at this year’s Fringe. Hopefully it’s bringing a great feel of the variety on offer in Edinburgh during August to you! Guests today are Lee Camp (a US comic), Hedluv and Passman (Cornish rappers), Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon (co-directors of this year’s National Theatre Scotland show, Mènage à Trois), and Tamar Broadbent (from the musical stand up show, Almost Epic).

The marathon that is the Edinburgh Fringe…. there’s still two weeks left to go!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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Opening week two of the Fringe, today’s podcast guests are John Robbins, Neil Gore (We Will Be Free), Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel (Eric and Little Ern), and This is My Box.

What ‘P’ is an audio program coming from Edinburgh every day?

Friday, August 9th, 2013

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Today’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast is live, with John Lloyd, Melmoth the Wandered, Patrick Monahan, and Tongue Fu.

Podcasting SXSW

Monday, March 11th, 2013

In case you’ve missed it, I’m doing a short (twenty minute) audio podcast/chat show every morning from Austin and SXSW. Head over to SXSW Baby! to listen in your browser, or subscribe to the RSS feed in your favourite player.

I can’t see Vine video working online if it follows the Seesmic interaction model

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Vine, an application that allows you to post a six second video snipept online, is now owned by Twitter and looks ready to launch. But I come back to ‘the Seesmic question’ and have to ask who is it for and what problem does it solve? Almost any technology can find fans and a small social group who will champion it, but the tech fails to break out into a large-scale consumer success.

What does Vine do differently? Peter Kafka, on All Things D:

Why would you want to download Vine? Because it’s supposed to be a fun tool for making and sharing very short video clips — no longer than six seconds a pop — in the same way that Instagram worked for photos. And it’s designed in a similar way, with the ability to follow other Vine users’ clips, explore stuff from people you don’t know, etc.

It doesn’t do anything differently beyond ‘smartphones have got a bit better in the meantime.’ By all means launch, iterate, and see if this works, but it’s re-inventing the wheel.

Video chat on Skype? Thanks but I’m happy with the new group chat

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

To be honest I’m more excited about group chat on Facebook, rather than the addition of video calling via Skype. While I’ll use Skype’s calling feature maybe twice a week, I use video about once a month. On the other hand, group IM/Chat on Skype is used every single day.