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?