Interview with the Digital Fusions Podcast

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Follow-up, Podcast

Digital FusionsAs eluded to on todays (10/27) show, I have been doing several interviews lately. This one was kind of more a special co-host gig and there were some slight technical difficulties with my iBook battery dying in the middle of recording. Thanks to Jared and Nick for having me on.

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  1. Nick Circosta | Oct 28 2005 - 03:06

    Love it :)

  2. Marc Andonian | Oct 28 2005 - 10:31

    Love MacCast but these “digital fusion” guys bothered me. They seemed obnoxious and uninformed in their podcast. Adam’s the only thing that saved it. I think it’d be great to get Adam together with some people more in his league, like the guys from T.W.I.T. Oh well, still cool he’s guest-starring on other podcasts.

  3. Nick Circosta | Oct 28 2005 - 05:28

    Yeh i thought adam really led the others i mean when he was gone they were all over the place :P

  4. Ryan Gray | Oct 28 2005 - 06:47

    As far as the iTunes music store videos and the iPod video resolution debate, the notional effective resolution of VHS video tape is 240 lines. The horizintal resolution I could not find exactly, but seems to be between 240 and 320. So, it’s the same as the new iPod. VHS might have a slight advantage due to the way it’s scanned onto the screen so that the blocks are not as noticeable, but just appears blurrier instead of blockier. Of course, us digital video recorder owners will not be that impressed, but no one seems to beat up VHS for not being as good as DVD or 1080p HDTV.

  5. onestep | Oct 28 2005 - 07:00


    If you check out this podcast from inside mac radio, they had the product manager of the Apple Pro apps, and he did an eloquent job of explaining how Aperature works and why they created it.

  6. Professor Wolf | Oct 29 2005 - 03:29

    Please be a little more picky with who you associate with. You have a good name to protect. I’d be too embarased to post this show.

  7. Craig | Oct 29 2005 - 06:42

    i didn’t listen to more than 5minutes of this podcast. i love the maccast and i think adam does a great job but i found this digital fusion thing annoying. the sound quality wasnt very good for one. but also, jared talked like he was asleep and nick who talked fairly good, didnt know what he was doing and seemed very uninformed.

    i definately think adam should join the TWiT’s if not at least guest star once in a while.

  8. sam focarino | Oct 29 2005 - 08:14

    I would like to get a g mail account.

  9. maccast | Oct 29 2005 - 01:00

    Hey we all have to start somewhere. These guys are just trying to get started. Go back and listen to some of my first shows and you’ll hear how rough around the edges I was. For my part, I am not necessarily endorsing the shows I interview with. I am just trying to help out other podcasters and give back a little. There were many who helped me and I would not be where I am today without them, so I think it is only fair to pay it forward.

  10. Nick Circosta | Oct 30 2005 - 03:34

    Dam Straight :)

  11. Craig | Oct 30 2005 - 03:41

    fair enough, but i still think you should join the twits

  12. Marc Andonian | Oct 30 2005 - 12:28

    That would be a great show

  13. GreenAlien | Oct 30 2005 - 03:46

    Going to have to agree with Marc, Nick and Wolf on this one. This interview was painful in the extreme. Adam, I think you should be more selective with who you associate with. There’s thousands of podcasts now and there’s surely got to be much better podcasts out there to co/guest host with. Just learn to say “no” to people and spend your time more productively. BTW I’ve been listening to you since the first few episodes (about a year ago) and you sounded a darn sight better than these guys. You’ve either got it or you havent. If these guys can’t even be bothered to prepare notes then you can’t be expected to give your time to their show and a load of free promotion to boot. Your last couple of interviews were much better. Talking of which, I agree that it would be nice to see you on twit!

  14. Jared Schwager | Oct 30 2005 - 06:18

    Don’t you guys think you’re going a bit hard on us? This is only our second episode, whereas Adam is going to top 100 shows soon. Anyways, we’re listening to your comments and we’ll try to make our podcast more enjoyable and informational. And as far as me sounding sleepy goes, that’s how I always sound whether I’m sleepy or not. So until we get a new host, you’re going to have to deal with my sleepy-sounding voice.

  15. GreenAlien | Oct 31 2005 - 10:10

    Jared, in retrospect perhaps a bit harsh. Probably just a case of running before you can walk – doing an interview with a top 10 podcast on only your 2nd podcast is too ambitious IMHO. My words were harsh because I was quite surprised that the show hadn’t been prepared, even though there’s likely to be 1000-ish (assuming 1 in 10) people from the Maccast listening to this episode of your show! This would represent 1000 hours of other people’s time spent listening to this episode, and you didn’t even spend 1 hour preparing show notes beforehand. That’s my logic, and the reasoning behind the harshness. If you can take the critism on board then the compliments wont be far behind (that must be a famous saying from someone) ;)

  16. Jared Schwager | Oct 31 2005 - 11:59

    Well, first off, I’m not the kind of person who sits down for one full hour and writes shownotes that whole time. If I could find someone else to help with the notes, then I might be a bit better off. We actually do spend a while preparing a list of things to talk about on the show. But I guess I should be doing more. So hopefully you will actually enjoy listening to my shows in the future. Thanks for the constructive criticism though. :D

  17. Jared Schwager | Oct 31 2005 - 12:51

    Also, just wanted to point this out. Adam is in his 20’s I believe, whereas Nick and I are still in our teens. You can see why we might not be as “professional” as Adam. ;)

  18. maccast | Oct 31 2005 - 01:57

    Actually at risk of losing my “cool” factor. I’m 34.

  19. Jasper Johns | Oct 31 2005 - 03:10

    I though that the phone ringing+answering during the interview was sweet. These two may not host their show in the same “style” as Mr. Maccast but they have some valid perspectives to add to the podcast universe. If I were them I would focus on this “cool” factor rather then offering that same discussions that other podcasters much more experienced at doing. For example, what is the impact of the new ipod in highschool and college classrooms? What type of files music/video is that age group listening/watching? I would also be careful as to what you addmiting to doing or suggesting especialy when it comes to piracy. Good luck!

  20. Craig | Oct 31 2005 - 06:17

    its good to see teenagers doing podcasts. i’m 17 and i soon hope to start a podcast of some sort.

    i have a question for adam, can you maybe do a tutorial on what steps you take to prepare for a show?

  21. Marshall | Nov 15 2005 - 05:10

    Although I was unimpressed with the show, I do agree with Adam that they are still getting started and will probably become more well-prepared and informed over time. I think “greenalien” made a good point in his most recent post, having a guest as well-respected as Adam may not have been a good idea for a second episode. Jared, I wish you the best of luck in making your podcast a success, but it really is necessary that you guys do some research before the show. Preparing shownotes may sound unappealing, and TWIT seems to get by without too much structure anyway, but the guys on TWIT really know their stuff and are able to ramble about all sorts of tech-related things in an informative way. You’re going to need to do research and prepare a lot if you want your show to be illuminating to people.