call me/us! February 10, 2008 4:23 PM   Subscribe

It's podcast call-in time again. Leave your messages and questions at +1 (503) 487-0014. We'll be recording the show on Wednesday.

Now that mathowie and I seem to have a decent schedule and recording scheme set up, we're trying to get back to the old best-of-web/call-in/interview cycle, so give us a call. Looking forward to hearing all your lovely voices.

A few small print caveats. If you've already called in, you may want to give someone else a chance. Since this is asynchronous, we can't rely on our interlocutory skills to get you to wrap it up, so try to be brief. The call-in shows can be LONG so we may edit for length and/or not play all comments/questions. Also, the call-in show isn't really a good place for gripes or WTFishness, that sort of thing still works better here in MeTa or email.
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 PM (21 comments total)

I know I asked you guys about the recording set-up before, but I was wondering if you could be a little more in-depth. Obviously it's VOIP, but how do you set things up so that it only records your respective halves of the convo? And what specifically do you guys use? It'd probably make it a lot easier for folks to participate in the MeMu Podcast's 'How I Make Music' thing.

If this would be better suited for AskMe, please delete.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:13 PM on February 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Alvy, Matt wrote about the podcast setup in his blog.
posted by danb at 5:18 PM on February 10, 2008


Did you see the how-to that Matt wrote? It tells how the podcasts are recorded.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:19 PM on February 10, 2008


Thanks guys! And belated thanks to Matt!

Dammit. Mac, I might've known.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:20 PM on February 10, 2008


Oh wicked! I just listened to the podcast for the first time last week and I found it eminently entertaining. I was also surprised to hear I got a shoutout for recommending the caboose hotel in Nova Scotia. (Glad you had fun!)
posted by loiseau at 7:59 PM on February 10, 2008


"Hey Matt, Jess! What's the best way for Alvy to get a Mac? kthxbye"
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:25 AM on February 11, 2008


Wow, we've only gotten two good calls so far. Forget the part about not calling in if you haven't before, go ahead and CALL.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:14 AM on February 12, 2008


Will there just be a beep, or is there a possibility of someone picking up?
posted by loiseau at 1:43 PM on February 12, 2008


Are you using GrandCentral? If so, you could put one of those 'call me' buttons here or in the sidebar to encourage people to call...
posted by acro at 7:54 PM on February 12, 2008


Call'd!
posted by loiseau at 9:02 PM on February 12, 2008


Ahhh crap, ran out of minutes after a couple of rings! You guys are doing this next week as well, arent you? Please? Pretty please with {INSERT YOUR FAVOURITE FILLING HERE} on top?
posted by the cydonian at 8:42 AM on February 13, 2008


Podcast was called on account of an ice storm and terrible Northeast packet loss so there's another week to get your call on.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:29 AM on February 13, 2008


Hey, I tried calling tonight, to try and squeeze a question in. All I got was that "line engaged" fast-type busy signal. Should I save my question for another show?
posted by not_on_display at 4:43 PM on February 20, 2008


We did the podcast this afternoon. We talked about you!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:54 PM on February 20, 2008


That's why my ears were burning! It's not the detergent I used on my toque after all!
posted by not_on_display at 5:00 PM on February 20, 2008


Wow, we've only gotten two good calls so far

Tell me about it--I could barely hold on to the receiver, my hand was shaking so much. I don't know how the hell I might've sounded, or if you could even understand what I was saying... but I'm glad I called in, if for nothing else than to hear Jessamyn's voice:)
posted by hadjiboy at 8:12 AM on February 21, 2008


/me hears sentimental violins in the distance, 7900 miles away
posted by not_on_display at 8:09 PM on February 21, 2008


I'm not getting the how you heard my voice part, but maybe this is some joke I'm not understanding.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:28 PM on February 21, 2008


Hadjiboy's inner voice is you, Jessamyn.
posted by loiseau at 9:09 PM on February 21, 2008


Um, wasn't it you and Matt on the answering machine? I'm sure I heard Matt's voice first, and then yours if I'm not mistaken... I was so nervous I could be mistaken though, listening to both of you talk on the podcasts, and thinking that you may have also been on the Answering Machine, but I could've sworn I heard you... did I???

Hadjiboy's inner voice is you, Jessamyn

You know what would be really scary--if I were Jessamyn's inner voice.
BoooooooOOOOOoooooooo... run Jessamyn--run!
posted by hadjiboy at 10:18 PM on February 21, 2008


^You know what would be really, really scary: if, upon listening to the podcast, mathowie's voice came out sounding like yours, and then your original call was played, and it was mathowie's voice, screaming "Let me out! Let me out! Let me out!" And then jessamyn and you (mathowie?) both start cackling maniacally.
posted by not_on_display at 8:55 AM on February 22, 2008


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