I was kind of giddy last weekend after that SNL podcast skit. The one that made fun of our emerging industry. In the send up, a bearded and bespectacled Liev Shreiber (who played Michael Barbaro) said that podcasts “are like delicious little whispered documentaries.” Wow, SNL is making fun of us! We’re on the map. One more … Continue reading Let 550,000 flowers bloom. The stunning variety of podcasting is also its charm.
Symbols of pride: flying the flag for Independence Day. Happy July 4th! Independence Day is my favorite holiday. On this vacation we celebrate something that many of us complain about for the rest of the year: our democratic institutions. As a first generation American I love the freedom that this country represents. 239 years … Continue reading My Favorite Holiday: July 4th Fireworks and Festivities Celebrate Our Freedoms and Democracy.
These people are listening very closely to what's going on around them. They have brought all of themselves to this moment. So did I. Listening carefully to the musical audio sculpture by Janet Cardiff , "The Forty Part Motet", now being presented at The Cloisters in New York, got me thinking about how we listen. … Continue reading Listen Up! It Could Change The World