Podcast Roundup II

History Podcasts

Here’s my second podcast roundup. Yes, I’m sticking with the Roman numerals. This time I picked a theme, these podcasts are all history-related.

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Hello Internet

I have recommended other things with relatively little explanation. Sometimes a song doesn’t require much explanation, I’m recommending it because I think it’s a good song. But if I’m going to recommend listening to what could eventually amount to hundreds of hours of two dudes talking, I’d better tell you something about it up front. I’ll write a brief profile of the host and vice-host from a listener’s point of view.

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Wintergatan

I saw the marble machine video when it came out in 2016. Like a lot of people, I was blown away. It now has over 70 million views on YouTube. I’ll embed it below in case you are the person who hasn’t seen it.

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HITRECORD

UPDATE: MARCH 28 2018
This blog post is a general explainer of HitRecord and my involvement with it. If you want to see what HitRecord is about first hand, now is a great time to jump in because I am hosting the Play Along Weekly Music Remix Collaboration. The host picks a sample and the idea is for people to remix that sample any way they want before the Saturday deadline. Check out this week’s challenge video for more info.

HitRecord is a collaborative community made up of people from all around the world, working to make art together. This community is also a production company that has produced short films, books, records, a TV show, T-shirts, advertisements, socks, and plenty more. Continue reading HITRECORD

Recommends: This Weather Visualisation Tool

At time of writing, Ireland is bracing for a cold snap. Continue reading Recommends: This Weather Visualisation Tool

Podcast Roundup I

I listen to a lot of podcasts as I walk hither and thither, so I’ll probably do a few blog posts of podcast recommendations (hence the Roman numeral in the title). Here’s three recommendations for starters…

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Any Joy – Cycles

Cycles is the debut album by Any Joy. If you read the About page on this website, you know I’m playing synth in this band, so I can’t claim this is an unbiased recommendation. But Oisin recorded the album before putting the band together, and I joined the band after I had already seen them play live at the album launch. I objectively liked this before I was involved in any way. You should listen to the album right now. But if you get a chance to see us playing live, that’s what I really want to recommend.

If you’re a vinyl person, you can order that on Bandcamp (limited edish). And here’s a music video for ‘Avert Yer Eyes’, the first song on the album. The video was made by Mac Premo Inc., I’m blown away by the way it’s turned out. Amazing work.

Look at them there, a great bunch of lads.

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