Merlin Mann, Jesse Thorn, and “black people”…

June 25, 2007 at 6:53 am | Posted in America, culture, internet, music, podcast, prejudice, productivity, racism, radio, society, technology | Leave a comment

I’ve been a big fan of Merlin Mann, but his last episode of “The Merlin Show” left me feeling like I was having a conversation (or at least witnessing one) with a Southern bigot who passes off racism as humor (which probably happens more often than I would care to admit down here in the South). Quite skillfully, this moment of bigotry is masqueraded with a humorous undertone most likely intended to poke fun of others who are racist, but the offense is no less egregious. Granted Merlin wasn’t the one speaking, but it was his voice laughing in the background and frankly, his decision to end the show on such a note. Ultimately, Merlin Mann is responsible for the content he releases.

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My Fav Podcasts

April 1, 2007 at 12:06 pm | Posted in astronomy, dance, healthcare, informatics, job, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, music, Office, organization, OS X, pharmacy, podcast, productivity, radio, TWiT, Vista | 3 Comments

This is a post that I have been wanting to do for a while now. I’ve listed my current podcast subscriptions with a little blurb about them and why I listen to them. It’s funny, I never listened to podcasts until about 6-8 months ago and now I don’t know what I would do without them. A lot of them I listen to in the car while in transit back and forth from work, school, and home. I’m still trying to master listening to them at work – the music ones are OK but the talk shows are hard to follow while working at the same time. I’m always looking for something new to listen to; if you happen to be reading this and know of something that may be interesting, post a comment and let me know.

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