4.1 stars

mar 2 - very interesting podcast on the ZBS Foundation, makers of quality radio fiction, never heard of them before

  • who is the protagonist of a series of audio dramas produced by the ZBS Foundation
    jack flanders, wiki
  • "what appears to be coming at you is coming from you"
  • "he doesn't appear to believe or disbelieve what is happening to him"
  • "the removal of the skin sounds was done by tearing apart bell peppers"
  • "there's a pervasive of humor even in the most dire of situations in ZBS radio fiction"
  • "is humor something that people respond badly to in terms of art?"
  • "what ZBS blessedly lacks is an overseriousness for Eastern philosophy"
  • "he takes it seriously but in an unappealing way, she takes it lightly but not unseriously"
  • "if we could see reality the way it really is, we would go insane"
  • "I feel the mind web, searching, sifting..."
  • "her circuits are oozing out of her stomach, she's not human"
  • "you didn't know I could control time, I smile, here's a kiss for you"
  • "my name is ruby, I'm a galactic gumshoe, a good one"
  • "in 1977 there weren't too many woman models in media who could stand on their own"
  • "jack and ruby have evolved into the twin icons of ZBS"
  • "yes that's what we're attempting but rarely achieve"
  • "she comes from a place where nobody comes from, that's because we're all trying to get there"
  • "sounds bleak, sounds black, but doesn't sound boring"
  • "videos must seem needless after achieving so much in audio"
  • "once I found out what I was doing I had to find something else interesting to do"
  • "tombstone: never missed a deadline, not even this one"
  • "the energy is different when something is live"

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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