There's been reasonable interest in doing an Ask Different podcast, enough that I think we should try to create a pilot episode. There are numerous factors to consider, from the format to the hosts to the time it's recorded. Please feel free to help with the planning below.

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Here's what I'm thinking so far. Any and all of this can be changed if necessary:


  • Kyle Cronin (Eastern, Tuesday morning/midday would work best)
  • VxJasonxV (TZ=Mountain)
  • calavera (TZ=Pacific, wouldn't want to be a pure host but i would definitely guest or whatever)
  • Negrino (TZ=Pacific)


  • Skype
  • Ecamm Call Recorder, highest quality setting
    • Tests will have to be done to see if the audio quality on the other end of a Skype call is sufficient for the podcast. if not, then each participant will need to record with Ecamm and the tracks will be combined afterward

Live Broadcast/Chat:

  • Justin.TV/UStream
  • Ask Different chat


  • Introduction
  • Site news
    • i.e. moderator elections, new Stack Exchange features, etc
  • Followup/listener feedback
  • Main topic
    • It might be nice for each show to have a theme ("backups", "using iOS with Linux", etc) that we could talk about for a bit. I've (Kyle) found that the podcasts I enjoy and listen to the most are the ones I learn from. And given that this is a Q&A site, we should have an endless source of information to use.
  • App of the Week
    • Doesn't have to be every week, but if there's a notable app that's come out or that one of us has discovered, we can do a bit on it
  • Question of the Week
    • We highlight a question asked within the last week that's interesting and/or insightful
  • Wrap up



  • same CC license as the site


  • It would be nice to be an "official" podcast so that we can use "Ask Different" and "Stack Exchange" in the name and/or description without qualifying it with "community" or "unofficial"
  • It would be beneficial to planning times if you folks listed at the top of this answer would specify your timezone. Mar 8, 2011 at 20:55
  • @Kyle I would like to be part of this podcast, but at this time I can be a listener as I am not much knowledgeable on Mac OS X...
    – garikapati
    Mar 8, 2011 at 21:33
  • @garikapati we might be able to get you on as a guest in the future Mar 9, 2011 at 3:18
  • I'd love to join as a guest at least once, @Kyle. So I appreciate if you count me in the first episode. :)
    – cregox
    Mar 14, 2011 at 1:24
  • Wait… I haven't been invited! How's that even possible! ;) On a serious note, let me know if I can be of service with pre/post production, etc. I could also participate at some point if people are needed. I can only imagine youtube.com/watch?v=QVggc7SUhj4 when Manny appears on stage ;) Mar 15, 2011 at 11:02
  • Anything specific I can help with? It sounds like most of it is sketched out but it's down to making it happen.
    – Chealion
    Apr 23, 2011 at 17:22

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