66. An Aca-fan Moment with Anne Korfmacher

Anne is a PhD student who is investigating what she calls ‘fan commentary’ podcasts. She tells the story of how she started listening to them, what appealed to her about undertaking higher research on the topic and what it means to be a fan.

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Getting into Podcasts 00:00

Defining Fandom 08:40

From Fan to Aca-fan 12:30

Choosing Case Studies 20:51

Analysing Audio 28:36

Identity and Habits as a Listener 32:49

Thoughts on Podcast Discovery 41:44

The PhD Journey Ahead 45:23

65. Becoming an Independent Developer with Vincent Ritter

Vincent shares his personal story of how he became an independent developer, from his earliest use of computers through to creative projects and apps like Gluon for Micro.blog.

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Early Days with Computers 00:00

Flight 10:22

Experimenting on the Web 13:23

Developing on Windows 20:23

Swinging Back to Apple 24:53

How It Feels to Code 28:09

Becoming an Independent Developer 29:21

Gluon 39:16

Podcasting 44:23

Identity 46:36

Conclusion 48:32

64. Lounge Bite: Small-file Aesthetics

We all know about the monetary cost of streaming media, but what does it cost the planet?

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