Mitch Joel, Julien Smith, Hugh McGuire, C.C. Chapman, Christopher S. Penn and I are doing a podcast together called Media Hacks (site coming later). Julien already wrote about it, as did Mitch. Essentially, it’s our homage to the style of the Gillmor Gang (we have a long way to go to earn the comparison) around marketing and stuff.
Episode 1 is here. Please note: Julien has a potty mouth. He says a lot of curse words. A LOT. But hey, it’s expression, and he was full of energy.
The group who’ll speak on the show will rotate a bit from episode to episode, but we think you’ll enjoy it. What it will be is a somewhat guided, but very energetic discussion about the marketing (mostly online) space, and we expect it’ll evolve over time.
What’s fun about doing a group show like this is that we all come from this at different angles. What’s also of note is that we’re all veterans of PodCamp, but this idea didn’t stem from that directly. I love that we’ve evolved in knowing each other over the last few years, and that it’s a project where we can work together, make something, and hopefully spark conversations.
One part of all we should be doing in the social media space involves actually experimenting with the tools and making our own media. How can you stay current in the space if you’re not playing with the toys?
We’re using BlogTalk Radio to record it. Lickity easy. There are lots of ways to make a show like this, and you might use recorders and do it at one place. You might record Skype or Gizmo. In the old days, I was really worried about podcasting tools. Now? No way. Dial into BTR, let the control panel do the work, tidy up the file, and we’re done. (I was just the talent, but that’s how easy it is).
The first episode is ready for your perusal. More to come.