Episode 10: All Things From My Brain

In the Milestone Tenth episode of the All Things From My Brain podcast, I talk about NASA losing it’s funding for the Constellation program, about the iPad, the Kindle, Amazon and Apple, of the impending tv episode price war Apple wants to start, about the two rare comics that recently sold for $1mil each and I feature music by one of my favorite bands, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, in the hopes that all of you will go out and support them and buy their stuff.

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  • CliftonHill Posted March 6, 2010 5:14 pm

    Good points on NASA. I've been pretty out of touch with recent occurrences for them…and for that matter pretty much any news. Been too busy trying to get my book done. It's nice to feel back up to speed on it though. I feel better now after having seen that brief headline about Obama pulling funding. I didn't have a chance to read the article, and now it makes absolute sense to me. You're right. We need to move forward. We can't just live in the Golden Days, we have to make New Days and move forward. There may not be initial interest from the public, but that will come. This is not a competition for Twitter followers. It's about advancing the Space Age.

    Seems like 99¢ should work just fine for TV shows. $1.99 seems nice too, but then I don't buy TV, I either watch it streaming on the network websites or HULU, or I don't watch it – because we don't have cable and we don't get reception…currently.

    Good podcast overall. A bit long for my taste. I usually write on the way to work in the morning, so listening and typing don't really work. If you haven't checked out the Writing Excuses podcasts yet I'd recommend them. Part of their great appeal is that they are so short. They keep it to about 15 minutes which makes a listen very easy. If you like the longer format perhaps you could have a mix of both short and long?

    • atfmb Posted March 6, 2010 5:39 pm

      Couple things:

      I'm glad you liked the NASA stuff šŸ™‚ AND that you feel more informed. I've ranted before about NASA living in the past so maybe, hopefully, this really will push them forward.

      HULU is going to a pay per view model very soon if you believe the news on the net. Rupert Murdoch is pushing hard for it so there will be some sort of subscription service coming down the pipe. One HULU goes subscription, the networks who participate will probably limit even FURTHER THAN THEY ALREADY DO, the ability to stream episodes for free from their websites, which is sad.

      As for length of the podcast, it really does vary. I've gone as long as an hour and a half and as short as 30 minutes – it all depends on what's in teh news and interesting me šŸ™‚

      If you want a REALLY GOOD, quick podcast that is interesting and entertaining, check out John Anealio's SciFi Songs podcast over at… Typical episode is between 20 and 30 minutes. My podcast is modeled after the Slice of SciFi series ( ) which tend to run about an hour.

      I've got some plans for future episodes that will see the format change up a little, but you're the first person who's felt they were too long. I'll keep that in mind as I move forward šŸ™‚


  • CliftonHill Posted March 6, 2010 7:22 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out.

    Well it's not that it's too long, it just might be longer than the availability of the average listener. I figure it's better to leave your audience wanting more than the alternative. One of the great things about the Writing Excuses podcast is that it is SO short, you almost never have an excuse that you can't listen to it.

    If they go to a pay-per-view model, they better get more content. As it is, I would never pay for what they have. Unless there just so happened to be something on that I really wanted to see. Yeah, I really don't get why the networks don't have all of their content online. If they got paid for it already and can eke out a little more from advertising dollars online, what's wrong with that? Why limit it? I think with the lower resolution, true fans will ALWAYS go for the DVD series compilations, so it's not like they need to limit it to avoid fans not purchasing the DVD seasons. But hey, I'm not a network exec, so I guess I don't know anything ;-). They know all…we are mere mortals trying not to trip on our brutish dangling arms as we walk.

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