I have recently bought some new gadgets, including a Blue Snowball Microphone and an iPhone. There were many reasons why I got the iPhone, but one of the main features I wanted was the ease by which one can create decent MP3 recordings using, well, just the iPhone. As for the Snowball, it is one of the leading podcast mikes.
Yes, I’m thinking about adding audio content to this website. I don’t think I’m talking about a full-fledged podcast; I don’t see myself creating regular regular recordings on a weekly or monthly basis or whatever. No, what I’m more interested in doing is creating a series of contemplative-themed recordings, either focusing on selected topics (introductions to the various great mystics, overviews of specific spiritual practices, etc.) or on conversations with people who are engaged in the practice of contemplative spirituality. Like all podcasts, these recordings would be available through this website for you to download to your own computer or MP3 player.
The biggest issue right now is A) finding the time to make the recordings, and B) figuring out what I’m going to say. So, my dear readers, what would you like to see in a contemplative-themed podcast? Are there particular people you’d like to hear me interview (no promises here, but I could try to set up some interesting conversations)? Particular mystics or writings you’d like to hear my take on? Topics or questions or controversial viewpoints that you think would be particularly well-suited for audio?
Please let me know. Oh, and if you think that this is a silly idea and you’ll never bother to listen to any MP3s I post here, let me know that, too. After all, no point in throwing the party if no one will come.
P.S. Here is a recording I did for a local radio station a few years back on world mysticism to help promote a class I teach at the Emory Center for Lifelong Learning: