Off Topic Talk

Monday, June 09, 2008

Signal and Noise #6

Please visit the new website for show notes and a direct download link:

Signal and Noise.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Signal and Noise #4

This is a short show folks so don't sneeze or you might miss it. ;>

Targeted Muscle Reinnervation.

No question in this show but I'll get back to them and some answers from listeners in upcoming shows.

The direct download.

Carry on!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I remember Joe Murphy

On April 1st, 2007, the extraordinary podcaster Joe "Mason Rocket" Murphy left us and left the world a sadder place for his passing.

Odds are good that if you are listening to my show then you have probably listened to one of the many shows Joe was involved in.

Like all of Joe's fans I had come to know him through his podcasting ventures and had found in him a kindred spirit and one of those people who seems like the best friend you've never met. Fortunately I was given the opportunity to meet Joe last year in late March. I was traveling to Arizona and had made arrangements to stop by the Draco Vista studios and visit.
When I arrived I learned that just a few days prior Joe had entered hospice care.
Mike and Lorrie were generously invited me to go with them when they went to visit Joe that evening. Tired and worn as he was he still greeted me with a smile and handshake. We only had a few moments but I will remember them for a long time indeed.

I remember Joe.

Below is a link to the direct download of the memorial show just released at the Joe Murphy Memorial Fund website. Please visit the site and "tell everyone you know".

Joe Murphy Memorial show.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Signal and Noise #3

Today's cool news items are about artificial skin and a bionic hand.
We have an advert for one of the coolest audio-books I have ever heard.
And of course we close things up with a new question.

Show 003 direct download.

Artificial skin: Link1 and Link2.

The iLimb, bionic hand.

Failed Cities podiobook.

We're still basing the feed out of blogspot because I haven't had a chance to fix teh feed setup in wordpress. Please drop by the website though and leave some comments.
carry on.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

First two episodes of Signal and Noise

Here they are folks, for direct download if that's your preference.

Signal and Noise 1

Signal and Noise 2

Show 1 notes:

Show 2 notes:
Regeneration advances
Powered exoskelton

I'm having some trouble getting wordpress to create an RSS feed that actually works so keep on using the original Off Topic Talk feed here at blogspot until I get it figured out.
I hope you enjoy the show and please feel free to leave feedback through or over at Signal and Noise.

Carry on.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Let there be audio

I set out to begin a new podcast and so I have done so.
There are a few shows in post production that I will release over the next few weeks.
In the meanwhile you should be getting the promo and transition notice in your aggregator very soon now.

I will be putting together a new RSS feed to go along with the new show and website so please check back and listen for announcements as to when the new feed will be available.
I will continue to release the show here as well for a while though so you shouldn't miss anything new.

Thanks for sticking around.
Enjoy the new show.

Carry on.

Signal and Noise website.

Signal and Noise transition announcement,

Signal and Noise promotion.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Where on earth have I been!!!

Truth be told, in a classroom.
My deepest apologies for not updating sooner.
Despite my desire to keep things running around here I have had to put it aside. OTT is too time consuming for me to keep up, with and my new school obligations.

I have not forsaken podcasting (I have a new project in the works) but OTT has been put to rest.

If you're still out there I will use this feed to introduce the next project in Dec. of 2007. It will be a smaller easier to mange format that I can maintain within my current time resources. If you're interested leave this RSS in your aggregator and take a listen.

Thank you so much for listening and hanging in there when my production schedule was out of whack. I cannot thank everyone enough for tuning in.

I do want to give special thanks to a very dedicated group of listeners. Thanks to everyone. Safe journey.
Jarrak at Starsend
Chip from the Scotchcast
Chris at the Adult Space Child Free podcast
Russell from Come Let Me Whisper

OTT Farewell.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into...

...the void.
Just like my original post.
I tried to post a nice long well reasoned message and Blogger crashed, taking my carefully worded prose with it.

Long and short of it: I have too much on my plate. I will not be able to make Off Topic Talk a regular production, not that it has been for some time anyways. I will continue to produce shows as time permits. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

I cannot express enough gratitude to you, the listeners, for sticking with me in this wonderful experience. I hope you stick around and see what the future might bring us.

Carry on.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Microcast number 7, again, sort of....

I thought I hadn't done a microcast number 7. Then I go to upload the show and find I have already done one.
So this really is a new episode, it's just got the same name as the old one.
The first microcast number 7 will be renamed in the direct download link and in the RSS feed.

So grab the show and learn a few ways to destroy the earth.

Direct download.

Show music is Voltage Clamp by Rubber Band Banjo

Sound effects:
Fx376.wav by FreqMan
End is nigh.aif by tigersound
slurp.wav by konamiuss
ToiletFlush.wav by tweeterdj

Singularity by Bill DeSmedt

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I thought I was busy back in the spring during my grad school application process.
Sadly things have not slowed down since then. Summer seems to be busier than winter despite the relative lack of activity at work.
So OTT is officially a monthly show at this point. Show 17 is in the works, mostly I'm trying to figure out when I can sit down to record and edit.

I'll probably have a Microcast out soon as well. I found a article about how to destroy the earth. It's a fun read.

Carry on.


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