I finally got it done.
Thoughtkindness Episode 01: “In Defense of Media Freetardation” went from being a small piece of advocacy to an hour-and-twenty-minute behemoth covering technical, legal, and ethical issues. I then foolishly publically committed myself to working on a software project. We’ll see how people like it (both the episode and the software idea).
I got the Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and Speex versions of the episode assembled, got the “Hacker Public Radio” intro and outro music added (along with the couple of seconds of “prologue” and “epilogue” before and after, as I seem to have gotten into the habit of doing), got the metadata inserted, and uploaded all three files to Hacker Public Radio’s FTP site for review. Assuming I didn’t screw anything up, the Media Overlord there will check them and put them in the schedule. Right now, it looks like it’ll be 3-4 weeks before this episode gets published, but after taking more than a year to get the dang thing done I really can’t complain…
It’s possible I may post an opus version here before then, though, if I (or anyone else) gets too impatient.
Meanwhile, this gives me about a month or so to get a head start on the software and to figure out what Thoughtkindness Episode 02 will be about. Currently, I’m considering a more technical/tutorial followup to episode 01 (about how to produce audio for the web), an episode speculating on the proper use of language to influence, and of course an episode on geotagging. Various less-thought-out ideas are floating around as well.