February 25, 2005

هفته اول


We started our first podcast. This program is 20 minutes long. This program is in Persian and includes the following topics:

  • Report on the book "Funny in Farsi" written by Firoozeh Dumas
  • "The Gates" exibition in New York
  • What is TiVo?
  • News on a computer museum in New York
  • Earthquake in Iran and a related poem

Click here to listen to the program in mp3.
A smaller version (~1.5MB) of the program is also available for slower connections.

We hope you enjoy the program and please let us know what you think.

Posted by haftegi at February 25, 2005 1:05 AM

This is a good first effort. But here'smy professional evaluation of the setup for the show.

Right off from the beginning, it sounds bland; kind of dry!

You need some kind of title music.
And you need to prepare better, even have a script for what you want to say!

So, it would start with the same title music sequence that over time becomes your show's trade mark. It doesn't need to be longer than 20 seconds or so. SOmething to set the listener in the right frame of mind and get them prepared to get transferred to the program's frame of mind or zone. While the music is playing, lower the volume and welcome the listener to the program. Then music goes up in volume and after 5-6 seconds, goes down in volume and you list the table of contents for that day's program, then you pull back up the music violume and finish it in another 20 seconds and then the show starts.

Posted by: Farhad at February 25, 2005 11:12 AM

Thanks for your comment Farhad. We are going to have music for the start of the program as well as the transitions between segments. We are planning to add these starting our third or fourth program once we improve on quality of sound and content delivary.

On the issue of scripts, we are trying to avoid reading from scripts. We simply don't have the time for it. Also, we want to leave some of improvisation of the content for the time of recording. However, we have summary notes for what we want to say to make sure we are not going off-topic.

Posted by: mehdi at March 4, 2005 3:13 PM

Good job so far guys.
Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Farhad at March 7, 2005 7:34 AM

the material was informative. there was no title or background music and it was getting boring after a while. I am sure you can improve it :)

Posted by: Ramin at March 7, 2005 4:27 PM

excellent Job

Posted by: elham at March 9, 2005 8:16 PM