The extended Gang dives deep into podcasting this week
with Dave Winer, Adam Curry and three of the four members
of the Firesign Theatre: David Ossman, Philip Proctor and
Peter Bergman. Adam and Dave give the history (all eight
weeks of it) and the raison d'etre of podcasting, and
Steve suggests it's similar to the early days of pirate
radio. Is podcasting just a flash in the pan, or a major
challenge to big-business radio? Will the impact be
similar to that of blogs or something altogether different?
What are the implications of Howard Stern moving to satellite,
and will legislation like the INDUCE Act inhibit freedom of
speech in the exploding podcasting phenomenon? By the end
of the show, the Firesign guests not only get it, they're
guzzling the Cool-Aid.
Stream or download the hour-long audio from their website:
You can wait here in the sitting room or
you can sit there in the waiting room.
-- Firesign Theatre