This morning, I permit myself a boast. Well, more accurately a boast on behalf of my daughter, who has put together this excellent website as a part of her work for an advanced degree in librarianship and archives (the latter being her own particular interest.) One part of her contribution to this attractive, user-friendly site--for which she deservedly received high praise from her professor--is a set of easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for setting up your own podcast. So, if you've been thinking about that possibility... may I introduce you to my daughter?
My own podcast, The Art of Outrage continues to come out at Artscene Visual Radio after more than two years--though not quite so regularly as before. Having written about the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles for national art magazines for many years, I have found the podcast an interesting new way to keep my hand in. Well, my voice. The programs I put together consist largely of interviews with artists, curators, art dealers and writers, looking at art that is either outraged (mostly political and/or social, then, in orientation and content); or outrageous--flaunting the mainstream orthodoxy, whatever it might be at any given moment in art's currently fast-moving history.
All in all, I'm still a writer, and this form of communication comes more comfortably to me than the audio and visual media. Still, it's fun to experiment, and I always learn from trying something new and challenging. So, as Charles Osgood says at the end of his excellent CBS Sunday Morning show, "See you on the radio..." If you have the time, that is, and the inclination!