There’s a new podcast on my listening list: Internet History Podcast.
I learned about it when a couple people in the Charleston Tech Slack mentioned it a few weeks ago. After reading a little bit about the podcast, I added it to the list.
Although it’s called the Internet History Podcast, after listening to the first few episodes, it’s really more the World Wide Web History Podcast.
The 20th anniversary of the Internet Era as we know it is this year, 2014.
I know, the Internet was invented long before, and even the web was born a few years previous… but 1994 was when Netscape was founded. And I think we can all agree that Netscape, and the Netscape IPO represent the birth of the Internet Era (in capital letters) as we’ve all lived through it the past decades.
I’m only 7 episodes into the series so far, but it’s been pretty good listening. It’s pretty neat hearing the stories of the people who were at the bleeding edge of developing and creating the Web
Since I started with the podcast listening on the commute, I’ve found a bunch more podcasts to listen to over the last few months to deal with the longer commute from the house.
Depending on how much I’m listening during the day, this gives me plenty to listen to throughout the week, keeps me entertained and educated.
I’ve outfitted the phone with a podcast player (Podcast Addict) and loaded it up with a bunch of podcasts. They’re mostly amateur radio related, but not all of them.
Amateur Radio podcasts
A few of the podcasts are 15-30 minutes long, while most of them are around the 50-60 minute duration. Some of them only update with new episodes once a month while others are weekly. With my current commute, I’m able to get through about 1 or podcast episodes each day in the car, and if I decide to listen at my desk, another episode or two. This means I’m never out of episodes to listen to.
The podcast mix will probably change, and I’ll probably find some more to add to the list later. I’d like to find some other science/physics type podcasts to add. This is a pretty good start though, and I’m enjoying listening to them during the daily commute.
Of course all this podcast listening has cut down the amount of NPR listening I do on the radio, but given the current state of affairs of the country, that’s probably saving me some aggravation.