Adventures in Podcasting 3

Richard and I have released our third podcast this morning. If you’ve missed the first two go here and enjoy and check out the show notes here.

This one was edited by Richard and is probably our best so far. We talk about abandonment in the Bakken, the speed of modern society, and whether academia funding models can keep up with the rapidly changing modern world.

Richard also prepared extensive show notes:

Season 1, Episode 3 brings you:

  • A question from a listener! Richard talks more about how to document structures using HD video.
  • Man Camps are emptying? Is the boom over? (No). Is the bust here? (No). What do we learn from the “abandonment” of some camps.
  • The Slow Movement
  • The North Dakota Quarterly! Subscribe!
  • How to be a capitalist spend all your extra money on chasing earthquakes or audiophilic delights.
  • “Just-in-Time” Research and funding in slow-moving Academia.
  • Why are Universities so slow and risk adverse?
  • Faculty now have to work for a living – this has changed things.
  • Richard says tenure is “crippling,” says age-discrimination may be real, and suggest faculty may be bored (as the listeners may be with this section).
  • What does “moving out” mean in a Man Camp – what did Richard see in his last visit?
  • How video can manipulate your opinion of Man Camps.
  • Interviewing Man Campers, finding the edge, and abusing graduate student Aaron Barth.
  • Man Camp Talk at Killdeer (not Dunn Center like we said): 8 March 2015, Killdeer, High Plains Cultural Center
  • Richard tells an earthquake story.
  • The History of Presence, why we are welcomed when we pry into Man Camper’s lives and how our Man Camp project (and similar projects) help people in unexpected ways.
  • For your viewing pleasure, here is some of the high definition video from the Fox Run RV Park, Williston, N.D.

One benefit of viewing this in YouTube is you can enjoy the “slider” effect. Once the video has loaded, you can drag the video backward-and-forward to find the structure you want to see. YouTube, understandably gives you a low resolution preview as you slide. So download the actual video file (compressed, so imagine higher resolution). If you load the file into your favorite media player, you will notice you don’t get a preview (or a good preview) as you slide back and forth. What you need to use is a video editor to see the slide in all its glory. Windows users, get Window Movie Maker. Mac users, find the equivalent.

An evocative and manipulative video of an abandoned trailer:


The Alec Soth video that defines your emotions with music and annoys Richard:

An earthquake photo from Gölcük, Turkey


Finally, we’re thinking a bit about branding and now have a snazzy Caraheard website, and are beginning to think about how best to disseminate these podcasts moving forward. Any opinions or advice would be great!

One Comment

  1. I’m so glad you guys talked about the sociological differences between the modern University faculty and ye olde time faculty. One of the things that drives me craziest is “Golden Age” thinking about higher education in the US, as if there was a time when everything was perfect, there was one good tenure-track job per Ph.D., and everything was just peachy.


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