diamond geezer

 Saturday, April 01, 2017

This weekend sees the launch of the first diamond geezer podcast.

Sit back and enjoy the latest news, views and information from London E3.

Or why not download the podcast and take it with you to fill 30 minutes on a dull journey?



In this week's podcast:
• Introducing the neighbourhood - Welcome to Bow
• Taste test: sampling the cappuccino at the Shell garage, Wick Lane
• What's new at Bus Stop M - discover all the very latest
• City Airport Flight Path update (if you can hear me talking)
• This week's sponsor - meet the folks at The News Kiosk
• London's Best Craft Beers Sold in Bow
• Cycle Superhighway Litter Watch - the bags are back!
• Bromley-by-Bow road junction consultation - how you can contribute
• My opinions on Brexit - as relevant as they always are
• A look forward to next week's big stories in E3

I hope you enjoy listening to the new podcast as much as I've enjoyed making it.

What I particularly enjoyed was that the podcast only took half an hour to make. Normally I spend hours on a Friday evening writing text and cropping photos and checking references and adding links, but absolutely none of that is necessary to create an audio file. Instead I simply talk for half an hour and embed the file and I'm done, which is brilliant, and allows me to go out drinking on a Friday evening rather than staying in writing until midnight.

It may not be so great for you, because you have to invest half an hour of your day to listen to everything I have to say. At least with text you can read the first bit and skim down to get the general gist, or decide you don't want to read any of the rest and go off and do something else. You'll spend far less time reading something I wrote than I spent writing it, whereas with a podcast the time penalty is identical.

Tomorrow I'm thinking of doing a video, because that's even quicker. Videos only have to be three minutes long to feel meaningful, which is hugely shorter than people expect for a podcast, so I can dash that off even quicker. Being a vlogger must be really easy.

I do sometimes feel a complete fool for spending quite so long writing stuff, when I could be out doing stuff instead. Sound and vision are obviously the future. You'll cope.


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