The mic is on, the intro music cued up, the recording light is on. “Transmitters? We don’t need no stincking transmitters!”
I am all set up for MixUp Arabia, my first podcast and (probably) the first ‘real’ podcast (as far as I know) from the Arab world .
At the end of March, I discovered Podcasting after buying an iPod Shuffle. I started listening to podcasts like Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code, Dave Winer’s Morning Coffee Notes, Maccast, and Speechless (geat work Luke! and thanks for your audio advice). I virtually stopped listening to the Radio!
So, I hooked up my good microphone to my Mac, got myself an additional piece of audio hardware and all the software I need. Then tested, tweaked and tinkered until I was technically ready. Then it dawned upon me that I needed to give my podcast a theme!
So here it is. The test episode of MixUp Arabia. And as I always write about technology, design and media on this site, I decided to carry this onto my podcast. But a new medium needs a new brand, hence the ‘MixUp’.
The link below downloads the test episode (around 16 min) in mp3 format. But the best way to get a podcast, of course, is through subscribing to its feed through an iPodder application. Download one now and use it to subscribe to the RSS feed of 360east.com which, starting today, will also carry the podcast.
In the test episode I babble a bit about myself and how I got into media and technology. I play some audio clips I’ve been using to test my podcasting setup (including the ability to record Skype calls) and I also play a song by Jordanian singer/songwiriter Yazan Rousan.
Ok. So for now, this is just a test. But give me feedback and ideas. I’d love to hear from anyone out there who can contribute intersting stuff related to the ‘MixUp’ we’re living in today in this part of the world (and the rest of the world of course).
You can email me links and files (preferably links) to ahmad.humeid(at)gmail.com
Read these related posts on 360east:
- MixUp Arabia episode 5: testing the iRiver 790 recording feature
- About 360east
- MixUp Arabia Episode 2
- Yes! 360east is on iTunes!
- iTunes with podcasting is here.. and I am excited
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