Friday is once again podcast roundup day!

Ears to the ground ...

It's a sure sign of the apocalypse when four horsemen come riding over the horizon. And it's a sure sign that podcasting has become a mainstream affair when bastions of low-tech thinking like the CBC and the nutbar right jump on board.

The CBC stuck their monolithic toe in the water this week with the first of what they promise to be a number of their regular network radio programs available via podcast. Annoyingly, the two programs debuting via 'cast this week will be the two standard bearers for laughable "tech" on the public airwaves - Quirks and Quarks, which purports to be a "science show" but is really an "outdated, inaccurate, and discredited science show", and /nerd which should be more accurately titled Lame 4-month old or completely wrong tech news by an out-of-touch Windoze-worshipping low-tech wanker. I'll wait for Definitely Not The Opera, myself.

Meanwhile, on the "nutbar right" side of things, Rush Limbaugh will be polluting audio collections with his shiny new podcast so that you can carry ill-informed and bombastic half-truths and war-mongering shit around with you wherever you go. In case you are into that sort of thing.

And, just in case you are a generic nutbar instead of a right-wing nutbar, our friends at Coast to Coast AM have launched a podcast project so that you can listen to the latest breathless revelations on government conspiracies, the illuminati, and the tragic love child of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Okay, fine, I made that last one up ... they would never broadcast anything that inane. Instead, tonight's show is a very serious discussion about the "Prophet Yahweh" and his plan to make UFOs appear on command so that the media can finally see them. Really.

Posted: Fri - May 27, 2005 at 05:47 AM