So in a zany twist of events, I swindled my way onto two great, geeky podcasts. Both of these shows relate to how I use the Mac/iPad/iPhone, mostly with regard to my videos, but also for my novel writing. If you’re a Mac geek (or a wannabe Mac geek) read on. For those anti-geek / anti-productivity / anti-Apple / anti-Semitic followers, I’m sorry. (OK. That last “anti” has nothing to do with anything, it just seemed to add some heft to the list…) In either case, I’ll soon try to swindle my way onto literary podcasts to balance things out better.
So here are the two podcasts:
- Mac Power Users: Workflows with Yuvi Zalkow. Where I talk about how I use my Mac & iPhone & iPad to make presentations and write novels.
- Mikes on Mics: How Packed is Yuvi’s Mac? Where I talk about how many good (and bad) apps I have sitting around on my Mac.
Want some more info about these podcasts and the people behind them?
Mikes on Mics is a relatively new podcast with two great folks who talk about productivity (but even better, they talk about their failures in productivity). They also mandate that you drink a beverage at the start of the show. I should say that we did two back-to-back podcasts (only the first one goes live today) and I get a little sloppy by the end of the second one. For good or for bad, I’m coherent this round… I’ve been friends with Mike Schechter for about a year now and he has a great website, bettermess.com, where he turns over all sorts of issues, including productivity insights, ADHD topics, and occasionally he helps me understand what was actually comprehensible from my own videos. I’ve just recently gotten to know Mike Vardy, who also does a bunch of interesting work online in addition to a book on the way.
Mac Power Users is an awfully popular podcast that has been around for a few years. David Sparks and Katie Floyd do a fabulous job of really digging into how you can use the Mac (as well as iPhone/iPad) to get a shitload [my wording] of useful work done. This show is single-handedly responsible for most of my favorite apps that I own. I’ve also enjoyed David’s books about getting work done on your iPad and on your Mac.
Fabulous fun on both these shows. (Though I admit I’m scared to listen to these episodes for fear of being horrified to hear my ramblings…)