Reel Reviews' first podcast published on October 17, 2004 - yes, podcasting in 2004!
After 10 years of no new episodes, AOL finally pulled the epsiodes from their servers.
Most links to the podcasts are now dead.
I keep this here as a record of one of the original podcasts.
- Michael

New Wired Article on Podcasting

Reel Reviews got a nice mention in a new Wired article : You, Too, Can be a Podcaster. Thanks goes out to Dave Slusher for the mention. Thanks Dave!

2 Responses to “New Wired Article on Podcasting”

  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Chris in Texas Dec 31st, 2004 at 6:56 pm

    Kudos on the props, Michael. That article alluded to the fact that, while podcasting’s still in its infancy, a majority of podcasts are just plain bad. It rightly recognized that you sort of hit the ground running with yours.

    Now I know you’re a serious video/audio-phile, and your DVD collection is vast relative to mine, but had you written or covered film reviews (in any capacity, amateur or otherwise) before starting the ‘cast back in October? It sure seems that way. Anyhow, I’m jonesing for the next review.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Dec 31st, 2004 at 7:28 pm

    Chris, thanks for the comment.

    As for your question on whether I had done any film review prior to the podcast, the answer is simple – no. I don’t really like to write all that much. I end up spending too much time editing and trying to perfect each little argument. That is why I like the podcast format so much. I am much better suited for speech. The last time I did any writing about film was in college. I took a literature minor so I could study film from the narrative perspective (there was no film major or minor). That sounds fancier then it really is – I just loved movies and wanted to be able to study them in school. That was the way to accomplish it. I still have all my film related papers and essays. Maybe if I review some of those films I

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