Podcasting has become a real force on thousands of websites. Like most producer’s, I was always an early adapter. I wanted to see how I could use podcasting as a marketing and branding tool back in 2005, so I launched a podcast called “What’s Out Next!”
I’ve placed a sample of the show here, and beneath the show, I’ve put some articles and resources to help you along your podcasting path.
To show you how much Podcasting has grown, check out this article with the link:
When Serial hit the digital airwaves in October 2014, the podcast world was taken by a storm. Suddenly, people who had previously been oblivious to the niche world of on-demand audio content were frantically awaiting the next installment of the weekly show that delved into the minutia of an 15-year-old crime.
As a result, more and more people are turning to podcasts for everything from politics to comedy, while bloggers, authors and YouTubers are leveraging audio content as a way to expand their audience. But where technology and media trends may have evolved simultaneously in the past, the tools available to both podcasters and podcast listeners remain surprisingly stagnant, unable or unwilling to provide the resources necessary to sustain the growth of the medium.
Across the UK we listen to an average of 26 hours of audio per week, but despite the move towards on-demand digital content in almost every other industry, three-quarters of our listening time is still traditional radio. Adam Martin is the chief content officer at Acast, a podcasting platform that launched in April 2014 and has quickly become one of the most popular apps for podcast listeners, particularly those on Android devices. Part of his role is to shift perceptions of podcasting away from the idea of the geeky white middle-aged man podcasting from their garage, but he finds the historic lack of streamlined technology is a barrier.
“Once you hook people on to podcasts, that’s it. I don’t know anyone who’s stopped listening to podcasts after they start, but the tech needs to be accessible,” said Martin. “Instead of expecting people to download apps and look things up, we want to go to where people already are. We use Facebook Instant Articles integration and a Twitter player to show people snippets of audio they’ll find interesting. We don’t want to corrall them into a walled garden and force them to listen through our app; we want to be a part of the social media channels they already frequent and serve up content to them there. You have to break down the barriers to access podcasts, remove the friction and go to where the people already are.”
Realizing that we no longer have privacy is hard for some to grasp. Oh, you may think that you are doing nothing wrong but doesn’t it eat at you that everything you have ever done online is being stored somewhere?
There is an exciting algorithm that is created with all of the searches at Google and other platforms, they put everything into a 4D Quantum computer and use it to predict the future.
To add insult to injury, I just received this email directly from Gab.com:
On page 53 of this internal Google briefing,Gab.comis cited as a “challenger app” and notes how users are moving to Gab in response to the censorship of Silicon Valley. Google argues for a “European” approach to speech standards on the internet, favoring “civility” over freedom.
Silicon Valley has shown their true colors, which is why they recognize Gab.com as a threat to their control and dominance over the internet. They are rejecting the cherished internet ideals of liberty and free expression in exchange for censorship and partnerships with the Chinese government.
This is why Gab is winning and will continue to win. We are adding tens of thousands of new users every week, and our funding round is being completely powered by you, The People. In about 20 days we have raised $670,000 and will quickly meet our goal of $1.07m. We are hiring more engineers to speed up product development, make the site more user friendly, and build out our own infrastructure to escape the chains of Silicon Valley.
No, I am not a pitchman for Gab.com, and I am not trying to get you to purchase their stock, I just wanted to make you aware that everything you write, speak and record is all monitored and tracked, and collected.
Jim is a real hero of mine. He has a fertile mind and has a real sense of the challenges facing our world. As you hear his story, his perspectives and his unique point of view, I think you will find it as fascinating as I did when I met Jim on Skype back in 2012.
First, I’ll place the article Jim wrote here. Second, I have put my interview with Jim Kirwann below the article. Mr. Kirwann is brilliant and may the conversation inspire you as much as it did me! Happy Friday dear readers and followers and I wish for you what you wish for yourself.
If you invest a few minutes to listen to this interview from 2015, you will understand why Donald J. Trump is sitting in the White House. ~ Mitch Santell
If we choose to dance with the Universe then we must learn how to Question Everything, and how to stop living the lies that others have designed for us to suffer with. We will all die at some point; but between birth and death there are literally millions of opportunities to use the gifts that we all came with; not just to improve our lives but to leave something beyond our fragile footprints in the ever shifting sands of time.
Far too many people, in the old USA simply ceased to grow after highs School. Look around you. How many are just living out a continuance of their high school-lives: Fascinations, sports, maybe still wanting to be jocks or frat-boys or sorority girls-but for so many, how much has really changed? High School was supposed to provide a basis on which we could each build a real and individual life with choices and challenges unending?
When I was senior in high school, my majority had already been declared, I was a legal adult with my own apartment; however I had a legal problem that precluded me from attending college. I had football and academic scholarships, but I could not go. After the last class had been held with the College recruiters that had come to tempt potential recruits for their particular schools, this hard-as-nails nun shut the door on them and said to us:
‘You know you don’t really need to go to college, unless you’re planning to specialize in something very complex like being a surgeon or a lawyer. You don’t really need to go to college because all of you already know ‘how to learn what you need to know.’ And your are each smart enough to do that for yourselves.
So why not just design your own lives, create your own career for yourselves and then you will have begun to live an authentic life. After all, these last few years you have each come to understand compound thoughts and you’ve been monitoring critical thinking in most of the work you’ve done just to get to graduation. I think that what you’ve come to understand here is related to how to find and enjoy-the-hell out of life itself. Most people don’t NEED College, they never have and they never will. And since most will spend our lives being students anyway; why complicate it and hold yourselves back by spending a full third of your life as a formal-student when you could already be living a real life, just after you pick up your diploma here?’
I tried to use what that nun said, from then on. So when I was appointed to the Air Force Academy in 1959 by the then Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Robert S. ‘Bob’ Kerr of Oklahoma: I thought about it, and checked out the contract. After I discovered that I would need to “give” the military 22 years just to become a pilot, I declined the appointment.
From that day forward I began to try and live life on my own terms, and by and large I have never really looked back. I’ve also been very lucky, so I cannot say that this is anything that I actually did alone. Most of my high school friends went the other way, beginning with college. Most of those I stayed in touch with are brain-dead now; locked into all the lies and the continual denials that haunt their every decision, but of course some are happy as well. Each of us, in some way, chose early on what we wanted our lives to be. And now because of this global situation those choices, of necessity, have come up for re-examination. In some ways these choices and the results of those choices seem so very far away from our collective youth; and yet to many those yesterday’s seem like only an eye blink away.
Life & Death have changed me over these many years; just as it has changed millions of others. This has happened so often that it is impossible to know how this all happened. The trials, the failures and the passions that each of these bits and pieces played in what has led me to this point, were mostly unexpected. But looking back there were many very critical changes in the course of my flawed but almost never boring life, that I simply wanted to have and to experience.
I would wish this joy for others, except that real-experience like freedom cannot be given away to anyone else; because it must be lived if it is to be real. All of whatever your life has been or would be, must be lived minute by minute and day by day and choice by choice!
Death comes to all of us, at some point, but it is not death that we need to fear; rather it is the wasting of the life we were given to do something with, that actually matters. Life is always out there waiting to embrace us whenever we have the guts to risk everything just to dance with universe once more. That can only happen after we have learned to trust both ourselves and the universe which is represented by this LIFE that can be the most challenging part of what our individual lives have always been about. However for those that never chose to leave their teenage years, I can feel nothing; because they are still laboring to AVOID every opportunity to use their gifts for anything except their own myopic selves. For far too many the MOTTO of their lives can be summed up this way: “Instant gratification takes too long”!
For those that have adopted this point of view ‘life’ has been reduced to one long shopping spree in a world without content or convictions and where neither ‘joy’ nor ‘pleasure’ are able to find any place to exist. For most of those that chose this path their lives are just a loop of continuous “roles” which they play at fulfilling in the unseen-movie they wrote and directed and are now starring in. This problem looks a lot like Facebook and all those mini-websites that feature them and all their favorite things: millions if not billions of pages but without a real script or any real challenges: Mostly it’s just reports sort of like postcards from the edge of their own private oblivion. Given these conditions it becomes very hard to detect the ‘life’ beneath the posturing. It is really beyond sad that so many failed to pick up their personal torches that could have helped them to choose life over safety, living over artificial-security and freedom over slavery. So now when the choice of resistance over UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER is waiting in the wings for our decisions: This becomes very difficult for way too many.
Life, just like Freedom is not free. It makes demands on all of us and what we each decide can make all the difference in the world. If we choose not to fight for the freedom that was your birthright, then while you might still be able to breathe and eat and sleep, for all intents and purposes you are dead already. And as for your so-called life, that can be nothing but dead-birds and broken glass as far as the eye can see, and your life will be consumed by the ashes of the fires you will have enabled by failing not just yourselves but the wider world of which we are all a part; as well!
The book of life is ours to write and edit as well as to review and live for ourselves. It is available to each of us according to our choices. It is this “right” that the STATE has STOLEN from each and every one of us. No part of our lives still belongs to us: Because inside every word, every deed, and every thought there is this foreign-agent who is always present.The STATE has taken charge of REALITY and that now rules over everything we must now do according to their dictates-and this is no longer in doubt.
It’s time to fight, but how to do that when you’ve spent your life avoiding the inconvenient truths that now clutter-up your every thought? Still the day may yet come, but only if and when we finally decide to “question everything” AGAIN!
On October 10, 2015, I launched a two-hour show radio show every Saturday night on American Freedom Radio.
It is now almost three years since I initially launched the show and decided that my followers here at AfterHollywood.Online might enjoy hearing some of my thoughts on the state of American and the world at that time. A lot of it still applies to right here right now in 2018.
In the very near future, I’ll be launching a brand new podcast that is in pre-production right now, and as I formulate the new show, I openly share with you my last show. (Remnants and Luminaries).
The new show? It will be of course: “AfterHollywood.Online.” I think you’ll like it and it will be a different format than any other show I’ve done.
Make it a great day, enjoy your weekend and remember to do something kind and extraordinary for someone that makes a positive difference in their life.
One final note: Think about how much things have changed since 2015 and think about where we are in 2018 during the mid-term elections. It is a wild ride! Since this recording was made, I did acquire an iPhone 7s because it is just a necessity in America in 2018. May my comments inspire you and don’t hesitate to reach out to me any time you have a comment, question or a connection to share. Peace happy followers!
The most common remark that I heard from my son when I returned to America from New Zealand was “Dad; I thought when I grew up that the Adults would be running things. It seems that there is a lot of arrested development going on.” My response? “Wasn’t Arrested Development a TV show that successfully aired on Fox TV for many years?”
It would appear that adults in 2018 have lost their sense of humor and the idea of discussing any meaningful culture difference will only lead to apologies. Are we so concerned about being “Politically Correct” that we can’t have an authentic dialogue?
When Warner Brothers released “The Jazz Singer” which debuted on October 6, 1927; it was the first feature film to include both singing and dialogue directly in the movie. A big day for Hollywood back in the day and all because Warner Brothers, unlike their competitors was willing to take a risk.
The black community had a lot of respect for Al Jolson, and the movie was both a “technological” and “musical success.”
At the premiere of The Jazz Singer, attendee Doris Warner recalled that when Jolson and co-star Eugenie Besserer began their dialogue scene, “the audience became hysterical.” Jolson’s performance, which also included renditions of “Toot, Toot, Tootsie” and five other tunes, marked the first feature-length “talkie,” sounding the death knell for silent movies.
To effect the breakthrough, the 89-minute Warner Bros. feature presentation relied on the Vitaphone sound-on-discsystem. The projectionist manually synced each of the 15 film reels to its own phonograph record containing dialogue and music.
Budgeted at the then-gargantuan sum of $422,000 (about $5.3 million in today’s cash), The Jazz Singer represented a major gamble for studio boss Harry Warner, who pawned his wife’s jewelry and moved the family into a small apartment to finance the film. A popular and critical sensation, The Jazz Singer rang down the curtain for silent film stars cursed with squeaky voices.
There is nothing more potent and powerful than Gratitude. It is something that I live by on a daily basis. When you live in gratitude, you can also see if others around you do too. How can you tell? Look, listen and observe. If you find that they are balanced and in synch with their own life, they have it.
Smile, stay as grounded as you can in your body and remember to enjoy the small moments.
After you listen to this piece of audio, here is a guest posting from Frosty Woolridge.
Can We Solve What’s Happening To America?
In 2018, Americans face excruciating problems on multiple fronts. It’s almost beyond our emotional ability to turn on the TV at night to watch the news. It’s beyond depressing, and worse, it never gets better.
House members like California’s Maxine Waters calls for violence toward anyone she doesn’t like. She calls for impeachment of the president of the United States along with dozens of other House members. All with no basis in facts.
You watched a Supreme Court nominee with a spotless record become embroiled in sexual and violence scandal from a woman 36 years ago. How does anyone counter or combat the aftermath of such accusations?
We’ve got millions of immigrants pouring into our country with no end in sight. They overwhelm our welfare systems, social services and educational systems. They wreck our food banks and classrooms for our own students. They’re bastardizing our culture, language and ethos.
An astounding 52.2 million Americans live on welfare in the United States. That ranges from housing, food stamps, school lunches, schooling for illegal aliens, medical care, dental care, home heating, electrical support, EBT, day care and the list grows. (Source: www.censusgov.org)
Government source, “Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Participation rates were highest for Medicaid (15.3 percent) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program (13.4 percent).”
Over 100,000 immigrants land on America’s shores every 30 days without pause, without end and without any ability to work or skills of any kind. And, we pay for them and their children.
An average of 350,000 pregnant women violate our borders annually to birth their child on our cities, on our dollar, our hospitals, and our costs for the next 18 years. Anchor babies must be one of the longest and biggest scams on the U.S. taxpayer, ever. And, there’s no end in sight as Congress won’t stop it.
We’ve got over 20 million illegal aliens living and working in our country in violation of our laws, but they get paid in cash from employers who beat the system and never pay taxes. Thus, we suffer the largest underground economy in the world. Some make a lot of money and the rest of us pay all their taxes.
Immigrants both legal and illegal send $120 billion in cash back to their home countries annually. That’s our money being shipped out of our country. We’re being financially bled to death.
At the same time, Mexico sells us $62 billion in drugs annually to quench our voracious appetite for getting stoned, altered mental state, altered heroin highs and more.
All those opioids caused over 65,000 deaths in America in 2017. And, no one in Congress will lift a finger to stop the drug flow. We’ve got high school kids dying of heroin overdoses…football captains, homecoming queens and water boys.
How about 44,965 suicides in the USA annually? How does such a successful society breed that much self-loathing? How about the two office shootings in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin this week? We’re a breeding ground for unhappy people who kill others in a rage.
We’ve got Black Lives Matter marching to stop violence against African-Americans by police, when 97 percent of black Americans die from other black Americans killing them in the ghettoes from Detroit to Chicago to Los Angeles and most major cities. Yet millionaire black athletes disrespect Old Glory and the police across America.
America, once a first world country, with laws and an advanced culture, features an average of 23 to 27 Muslim honor killings of their women, annually. Additionally, 500,000 cases of female genital mutilation now in the USA, which proves the most barbaric, horrific and God-awful operation on a little girl that the Islamic religion could ever create or import into our country—now flourishes in our country. It’s a flat-out assault and battery on a little girl before she has any choice. Yet, none of our laws will stop it. We’re being degraded into a 6th century Dark Ages religion by importing Muslims. (Source: White House Press, October 2, 2018,”Honor Killings in America” Ed O’Callihan, DHS)
We see Muslims running for 90 public offices in the USA all the way to the governorship of Michigan on their way to installing Sharia Law, which, by the way, negates all our Constitutional rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, religious rights and animal rights. There’s nothing good about Islam in America.
Worse, Detroit, Miami and Minneapolis face being turned into Muslim caliphates where only Muslims live, welfare and produce more offspring at record levels.
One last point: we witnessed San Bernardino Christmas massacre, Orlando gay night club, Moore, OK beheading, Ohio State stabbings, and you can bet, more internal American-Muslim terrorists acts in the future.
We’re being so multiculturalized that we face countless parallel societies that possess nothing in common with Americans or the American Way of Life.
Many of the resident intellectuals, overanxious to avoid all appearances of bigotry, support the radical ethnics in their resistance to assimilation. Cosmopolitans terrified of “ethnocentrism” embrace what can only be called “ethnofugalism”—a flight from the ethnic center of their own upbringing. Those who promote limitless diversity seem not to have noticed the disorder and violence associated with massive diversity in Africa and the Balkans. The faster the rate of immigration and the more diverse the reluctantly conjoined cultures, the greater is the threat of balkanization….
It cannot be too often repeated that an extravagantly multicultural nation is poorly positioned to compete with nations that have not succumbed to the siren call for more “diversity.” Think of Japan. In facing the real dangers of overpopulation following World War II, Japan showed that she could achieve a unanimity of purpose that is hard to imagine in a multicultural nation. Whatever measures may be required to tame population growth, their difficulty will increase strictly in proportion to the amount of diversity in the population. In a multicultural nation patriotism withers under the onslaught of internal competition between ethnic groups. The nation is then less favorably positioned to deal with external competition. Everyone within the multiethnic nation suffers.
—Garrett Hardin, Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos,
We feature 42,000,000 (million) Americans who cannot read, write or perform simple math. These functionally illiterate end up with alcoholism, drugs, tent cities and human misery beyond imagination. San Francisco gives 11,000 homeless drug addicts clean needles that get tossed all over the sidewalks. Defecation in the streets. Another 90,000 homeless create blue tarp cities for miles along the cement canals and old roads. (I traveled in San Francisco this summer to see it firsthand. It’s pretty sickening.)
We’ve got millions of Americans out of work and hopeless ghetto dwellers rampaging around in gangs, while everything could be made in our country, unfortunately sells in Walmart and Home Depot, “Made in China.” Yet, Chicago provides a black killing ground more deadly than the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
And what about law and order? How about $52,000,000,000 (billion) annually in shoplifting theft in the USA? Can you wrap your arms around that number? It means you pay more for all your food and mercantile goods because somebody steals billions in goods and gets away with it.
We stare into the bank vault of a $21 trillion debt brought to us by our own U.S. Congressional critters. Our second President John Adams said, “There are two ways to conquer a nation: one is by the sword and the other is by debt.” We owe China $1.7 trillion in trade deficits brought to you by our own Congressional officials over the past 20 years.
Along the way, we burn up our resources and soldiers in useless, stupid and insane wars that last for 17 years! Are we back in the Dark Ages?
This column touches only a few of our mounting problems, that, at some point, will prove irreversible and unsolvable. Man, do you think we’re going to make it out of this mess?
The powers that be in Hollywood are cringing at the fact that a true conservative may end up serving on the Supreme Court and he won’t vote to Impeach President Trump so guess what?
America wins again.
In case you forgot who Randy, here he is in Independence Day!
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