The “Stir-Fried Random” podcast, et al

Almost time for the first real episode of “Stir-Fried Random”. It’s still a bit short (about 10 minutes or so is what it looks like I’ll have) but the sound quality is a bit improved. It’s not all frivolous, either – there’s high culture (Opera) and science (the first of my Microbiology Microlectures) in it.

I was also plotting to intermittently post what I’m thinking of as “Book-And-Record” audio files, each associated with a single picture (embedded as “album art” as well as likely in the blog post presenting it) saying something about subject of the picture…

Geotagged as appropriate, of course, so you can look up whatever the picture-and-audio is about on a map or go visit it yourself. I’m thinking “book and record” since the format would be a single subject per file, so that each one is a complete, self-contained bit of multimedia. That would mean if I happened to record a series of them (which would likely happen if, say, I ever manage to get back to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History one of these years), you’d metaphorically “turn the page” (play the next file) between each to hear and see the whole thing.

Meanwhile, here’s a question for anyone who reads this (anonymous votes and comments allowed):



If enough people vote, I’ll even post the first “Book and Record” audio clip by this weekend, in addition to “Stir-Fried Random, Episode 1” (in the next day or two)…

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The Author is (currently) an autodidactic student of Industrial and Environmental microbiology, who is sick of people assuming all microbiology should be medical in nature, and who would really like to be allowed to go to graduate school one of these days now that he's finished his BS in Microbiology (with a bonus AS in Chemistry). He also enjoys exploring the Big Room (the one with the really high blue ceiling and big light that tracks from one side to the other every day) and looking at its contents from unusual mental angles.

3 thoughts on “The “Stir-Fried Random” podcast, et al”

  1. Glad to hear that your job doesn’t keep you too busy ! It is nice to see what you’ve been up to.

  2. For the record, the sneak peek (listen) I got was HILARIOUS. You need to get to a point where you can do half an hour’s worth at least once a week. 🙂

  3. It’ll help once I’ve got some momentum going, and people commenting on it so I have some feedback to “riff off of”…

    I do think I’ve already gotten a bit better at the speaking (and editing) for this first official episode, so it should continue to get easier.

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