My second podcast is done: Lies.com podcast 2 (21.6 MB mp3 file). I backed off some on the audio quality in the interest of making the file size smaller, but I ended up talking longer (about 45 minutes’ worth), which ate up some of the savings.
This podcast features the following:
- The secret Tony Blair memo on Iraq.
- The aftermath of the wayward Cessna over Washington, D.C.
- The question of whether Iraq has become a “failed state.”
- A musical look back at Bush’s Abu Ghraib speech impediment.
- The Spanish-American War, Teddy Roosevelt, and Mark Twain’s story, “The War Prayer.”
- Chicago’s Virgin Mary water stain.
- Dave Winer’s mental health (or lack thereof).
Links and sources for the items mentioned in the podcast:
- Walter Pincus article on the Tony Blair memo from the Washington Post: British intelligence warned of Iraq war.
- Bush remarks on October 16, 2002: President signs Iraq war resolution.
- Juan Cole posting on Iraq as a failed state: 2-Day bombing total of 100 dead, hundreds wounded; Zarqawi threatens to hit American homeland.
- Press briefing by Scott McClellan for May 11, 2005.
- Press briefing by Scott McClelllan for May 12, 2005.
- Bush remarks on Iraq at the Army War College, May 24, 2004: President outlines steps to help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom.
- Bush remarks in the Oval Office on June 22, 2004: President Bush welcomes prime minister of Hungary.
- Wikipedia entry on The Spanish-American War.
- Tinfoil.com’s antique wax-cylinder recordings archive, including the one on The charge of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders.
- Mark Twain’s The War Prayer.
- Rogers Cadenhead of Workbench on The Virgin Mary of the Viaduct.
- The Political Teen’s video of Dave Winer’s BlogNashville session.
- Stan Brown’s post from Two Minute Offense on Dave Winer’s session at BlogNashville: On Disrespectful Disagreement.
- Dave Winer’s Morning Coffee Notes podcasts.
Last but not least, the music included in this podcast:
- Bjorn Fogelberg, for the track ‘quite derivative’ from the ‘Karooshi Porn’ album.
- Aerobic Jonquil, for the tracks ‘Shinjuku Line’ from ‘Brain Stomach’.
- The track ‘Prison System’ was created by Michael Fisher, and is used
with his permission. For more information about his music, see his web
site at http://m-fisher.com.
- Kenji Williams, for the track ‘Soul Captain’ from ‘Faces of Epiphany’.
- Cargo Cult, for the track ‘Ambriel’ from ‘Alchemy’.