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MIT staff blogger Matt McGann '00

He Zigs, He Zags by Matt McGann '00

MIT's new video podcast.

MIT has an experimental new video podcast called ZigZag. Currently four episodes into its trial run, “ZigZag is a periodic video magazine featuring stories that capture and communicate the richness and diversity of the MIT experience. Subject matter will range from the arts, research, student life, interesting people, special events, technical innovation, sports, and the occasional hack.” I hosted Episode 4, check it out!

Hosting is harder than it looks! I have a newfound respect for Jon Stewart, Katie Couric, Dan Patrick, and anyone else who talks into a camera scripted.

You can also check out the first three episodes: Episode 3 has bits on the Cannon Hack and robotics, among other stories; Episode 2 covers the annual Latke vs. Hamentashen debate and SportCast; Episode 1 has the cellphone ringtone competition and IAP. It’s fun to watch ZigZag evolve through the first four episodes.

The good folks at Academic Media Production Services (AMPS) would love to hear your feedback about ZigZag, about the stories, and, yes, about the hosts. Please be honest in your feedback! What are your thoughts? Would you subscribe to and watch this podcast? What kinds of stories and features would you want to see?

8 responses to “He Zigs, He Zags”

  1. Heh, well I guess that explains what *that* was the other day. smile

  2. nehalita says:

    hey that was pretty cool. i love the podcasts.

  3. Crystal says:

    Hey Matt,

    I’m just wondering if you guys ever received my SIR. I sent it in a few days before the deadline, and I haven’t heard back yet–no emails, postcards, huge mailings, etc. It is making me just a tad worried because several other people in my area (Northern California) have gotten their packets already. Tell me I’m being paranoid! Thanks so much =]

    -Crystal (hopefully) ’10

  4. Sagar says:

    Hi Matt! Will you be coming to ISEF this year?

  5. Molly says:

    what could make MIT even cooler?

    having it on your iPod ^_^

  6. Tracy says:

    Like Crystal, I haven’t received any mailings yet, though i definitely sent the reply card on May 1…should I be worried?

  7. Hello, I was just wondering if you happened to have any new for us Wait Listed people.

    Thanks again for keeping us posted.


  8. Minh says:

    That is the greatest picture! Ever.