So, I did a thing.
I’ve had a basic recording setup (microphone, boom arm, etc) sitting in my work office for a while now, as I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a podcast. I’ve never done it though, because A. I doubted enough people would listen to make it worth it, and B. I’m super nervous when it comes to “public speaking”, which podcasting sort of is.
Well, Friday night I decided to bite the bullet, and I sent a Twitter DM to internet friend and writer of BirchTree, Matt Birchler, and pitched the idea of doing a WWDC recap episode of his podcast:
For some reason, Matt took a leap of faith and agreed.
I had a blast. I was super nervous, but Monday evening we got together on Skype and recorded our thoughts and reactions to the WWDC 2017 keynote:
Personally, I feel like my nerves came through in the recording – my rate of speech gets very rushed at points, and there are times where I couldn’t quite articulate my thoughts the way I was trying (dear god please excuse my thoughts on the Play Store vs. the App Store – there was a point there, but for the life of me even now I don’t know what I was getting at). Overall though, I am very happy with the results, and I can’t thank Matt enough for having me.