11. Julie Sabatier's BLPT
Julie Sabatier has the rocking blue hair and head for journalism that I can only wish I was on the level of-- and both come out strong in Destination DIY (http://destinationdiy.org), her monthly podcast.
Well, okay, you can't actually hear the blue hair on the show, but you can imagine that it's there, and I would argue that it makes the experience better.
Destination DIY is not a how-to podcast: no one will be reading you recipes, no tips will be given for herb gardening in tiny apartments, nor diagrams for hip barn weddings. Destination DIY is a celebration of the people in this world who take unique problems into their own hands. That means episodes of the show include home-made space suits, being your own barber, challenging the status quo of the medical system, and so on ad infinitum. The folks featured on Destination DIY are sweet, genuine people who want not for notoriety, but just had to scratch that itch to... travel around the world without engines, for instance. The show is filled with people you'd want to be friends with, and the theme song will get stuck in your head for days.
We recorded this interview in The Map Room (http://www.themaproomstudio.com), a small music and voice-over studio tucked away into southeast Portland. Super special thanks to Kris White for taking such great care of us there. If you're looking for a great (if easy-to-miss) spot to record, give these guys a call.
This is the last episode of For the Love of Pod[casts] for 2014! I'm going to be taking a break for the holidays to change up the show a little. We will be moving to a once-a-month model-- episodes will come out at the end of each month, and will be a little longer than usual and a lot better than usual. I'll be changing up my usual interview format and editing in original music, some storytelling, some wordplay, and spending more time in general to create a great show for you. In 2015 I will also be making more podcasts, which I will keep you up-to-date on here. We're looking forward to a podcast about Sonic the Hedgehog, a show dedicated to riffing on CW's Arrow, a role-playing show... there are lots of ideas in the works.
If you're missing FTLOP over the holidays, you're in luck! Did you know that the Talking Head Podcasts Network hosts #ForTheLoveOfPod (http://talkingheadpodcasts.com/fortheloveofpodhome/)? Every week, Jake features a new podcast that you should be listening to. They're creating a great collaborative community over there, and it's worth diving into. The THP network features other great podcasts that you should be listening to anyway, so feel free to let #FTLOP fill that void for you until the new year.
I'm also starting up a new project: NOISE & SIGNAL (http://noiseandsignal.com), an internet experiment based on the tilde.club model designed to give podcasters and curious people a place to create a website that is all their own. Go there, check out the member pages, sign up to get involved.
Alright, those are some long show notes! Sorry (not sorry), it was necessary. You're worth it, you foxy podcast listener. I'll be back at the end of January, 2015 with a great new episode for you. If you haven't subscribed to the podcast on iTunes yet, doing so will help you stay up to date. As always, reach out to me on Twitter at @loveofpodcasts, or over the emails: email@example.com