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Episode 1.04 and last minute change of plans

It’s funny sometimes how quickly things can change. I recorded this show this afternoon with plans to go out later in the evening. I got behind schedule, became subject to an impromptu dog-sitting, had to scrap my plans and found out that John McCain had all but canceled the RNC activites for Monday…all in the course of about 3 hours.

Take this episode as you will. Being as my RNC plans have changed (see above link) since recording it earlier this afternoon it’s only about 2/3 relevant. I’m leaving it as is and providing all links as usual. The police and FBI round-up of protesters and self declared anarchists has been swift and frightening over the past 48 hours and I’ve provided a bit of info and local links on that situation.

I’ll be doing a few 10-15 minute shows this week as well. No politics, I promise!

Stream, download link and relevant links below.

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An a/v geek i’m not

No, this post has nothing to do with Kari Byron but it’s my blog and I call the teaser picture shots. She does, however, have some pretty cool artwork if you want to check that out.

This is far less interesting than our favorite Mythbuster but I’ve made yet another small revelation with my audio software! While cutting snips out of shows for the Feeble Lancets page I came across some filtery-type things I’d missed before. Software issues aside my biggest battle has been with my mic and the amount of subtle sounds it picks up as I speak. The first episode was plagued by them but I’ve found a way to clean that up without tedious cutting and shifting so take THAT budget hardware!

I’ve uploaded three ‘remastered’ clips from episode 1.01 and I’ll be applying that same clean-up to all things going forward. Ep 1.01 and 1.02 in their entirety will be reworked to replace the older, inferior versions that reside here now. I’m not saying you should go back and listen to them again once that happens (unless you really, really want) but I think it’ll be nice for the new folks. Clips from 1.02 and 1.03 will be available soon.

Massive e-props to IsThatLatin for shamelessly plugging the site and my Cafe Press shop…again (I swear she’s not being payed). If you enjoy intelligent and thoughtful commentary or passionate musings by atheist ladies check out her blog: Wrong In Their Mind Tanks.

Comments, questions and general harassment are always welcome via comments here on the blog, email at contact@thefeeblelance.net and the new contact page.

Episode 1.02

1.02 is live!

Taking the technical follies of 1.01 into considering it should be much cleaner. I am still learning all the inner workings of my audio software so please forgive any slight audio mishaps.

35 min, 44 seconds (roughly 25mb)

Can’t stream it? Stream cutting off early? The Feeble Lance – ep1.02 (right click and hit “save link as”)

– Brief rant about the media, the universe didn’t explode!, go waterboarding at Coney Island, Utah (of all places) has their head on straight when it comes to religion in classrooms, Doomsday, why so serious?! and Ray “Atheist Central” Comfort

Links, as always, can be found on the story links page.

I really wanted to get more in about the Georgia conflict but as quickly as that has changed in the last 24 hours, and will likely continue to do so, I left it very brief.

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Episode 1.01 – First one goes live!

~ Episode 1.01 ~

Teacher burns kid (and people still love him), what’s a human ?, little black masks and Toby Keith is as jackass

Links mentioned can be found on the current links page

34min, 10 seconds (roughly 25mb)

Can’t stream it? Direct download Episode 1.01 (right click and hit “save link as”)

Please feel free to post comments! Posts are moderated for spam and copy-pasted rants. I’m aware of a few technical flubs that will be corrected and improved upon as I go forward. This is my first ‘cast so I’m still learning a bit, bare with me 🙂

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Blog and podcast update

I’ve moved my personal blogging over to my Atheist Nexus page, found here:

http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/Hessenroots

Feel free to say hi, harass me…whatever. It’s a social site so be social!

FEEBLE UPDATE,  July 29th: I’m pretty sure I have everything covered from a techncial standpoint. Graphics are up, audio software in place and thoroughly played with, content ideas nailed…I’m excited to get rolling. Aside from my custom CSS and graphics layout (which likely won’t see the light of day for some time) things are good to go.

It’s a one man operation and I really, really want to avoid just having it just be me on the mic talking about issues.That’s not to say I won’t have rants and opinion pieces regularly. I’m comfortable laying out my personal views and including the views of others but I’m also going to be doing ‘field work’ on relevant topics, armed with a notepad, my digital voice recorder and a camera (I’ve likened it to a poor-mans “this american life” with a focus on atheist/freethought content and viewpoints). Mostly I want to make something good, somewhat original and have it be worth peoples time to download and respond to. Some ideas will work, some won’t…it’s new ground for me.

I’m targeting the Republican National Convention as my first foray with the hopes of talking to people from both sides of the fence. There’s going to be more then enough supporters and protesters, I just need to find the ones willing to sit down and talk for a few minutes.

I won’t be doing video for the foreseeable future. I like the portability and accessibility of audio and, frankly, I don’t have the finances for the hardware and software that I would want to use for video (I can’t imagine people would want to watch me talking when they could just listen anyway). If things go well I would like to produce video of my various field trips as well as the podcast…time will tell.

That said, I’m leaving town on the 30th for a five day hiking and fishing trip. If I have time tonight I will get my first ‘cast’ online. If not it will be early next week (Aug. 4th-5th).

Please feel free to contact me on Atheist Nexus or email me: contact@thefeeblelance.net if you have anything you want to say.

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