Hi everyone, I'm in the process of reviving EARadio and would appreciate any suggestions for episodes. I have some potential sources, but 1) I haven't watched all their videos so there might be really good ones people like that I should prioritize adding, and 2) there are probably great sources not on my radar yet.
For those who don't know, EARadio converts Effective Altruism video content to podcast form for easy listening on the go. I recently added some of the EA Global: London 2021 talks, for example.
If you would like to suggest an episode, a project we should shoutout, or provide feedback, please use this form.
If you can also let me know who to contact to get permission to share content, that would be greatly appreciated as well. But if you don't know, that's ok.
You can find EA Radio pretty much anywhere there are podcasts. Here are a few you can access it through:
Big fan of EA radio - thanks for working on this!
I would like an audiobook version for Inadequate Equilibria ( licensed under CC NC-BY-SA 4.0).
Thanks for the suggestion Hauke. I hadn't even thought about trying to add content with no existing audio to EARadio. I'll definitely have to look into that. It would take significantly more time but it might be worth doing.
If you're open to adding more content, I would consider reading, say, the most upvoted forum post each month (or even each week if the reaction is positive and you have the time). The EA Forum Podcast is, as far as I know, inactive these days. And nonlinear is doing text to speech but it isn't as good, imo.
Hey thanks for your reply Ben. I hadn't even considered this. I think someone was doing this for key posts on a podcast called the Effective Altruism Forum Podcast but it hasn't been updated since January.
I have helped do readings for some of the creative writing contest entries. I'm not sure where they will be shared yet but do you think that would fit well on EAradio or be better off on something separate?
I've thought about reading certain newsletters out, like ChinAI, but wasn't sure if it would be a good use of time compared to other possibilities like maybe community building, since these could just be added to the NonLinear Audio Library.
I don't know the time it takes or the direct tradeoffs but it seems possible that sharing EA content over an audio medium could be higher impact that other forms of community building, as the reach of a podcast is potentially worldwide. Really depends on the empirics. I am a podcast superuser though so I'm aware that I'm atypical and just because I'd like to listen while i do the dishes rather than read that isn't universal!
I didn’t realize this existed. I have often wished it was easier to listen to YouTube videos while on the go. Great idea!
Yay, I'm glad to hear it'll be helpful to you! Let me know if you ever have any feedback or suggestions.
Thanks for reviving this! I have rarely gotten around to watching youtube videos of EAG content, but I have listened to most episodes of this podcast :) To directly answer you question, I would suggest adding audio from all the publicly posted youtube videos from recent EAGs (e.g., these), as soon as they are available ( unless there was bad audio quality or some other circumstance that would make it not work in an audio format).
I also think that this would benefit from starting each episode with a short bit of music and a voiceover describing what the podcast is, as well as a very brief "set up" for what the episode will cover. I would be happy to compose some intro music for it, I have done so for other podcasts and projects including some EA ones like the EA Forum Podcast and Happier World youtube videos. Send me a DM if you want to talk more and thanks again!
Oh cool thank you. I think some audio explaining the podcast could be a good idea. I also post a summary of esch episode in the episode description. Not sure if it would be worth the time to record something for every episode. DM'd you.