I made a thing!


It's the Effective Altruism Forum Podcast!

So far we've recorded the following posts (links are to the podcast reading):

I'm planning on narrating all of the EA Forum Prize winners from the past few months, plus a few selected posts which I happened to find particularly interesting or which would likely benefit the most from being narrated.

If you have a post you'd like me to narrate, tell me about it here! Feedback is welcome, especially if you have experience in this area. Lessons you learned from preforming similar tasks will be very helpful. However, feedback about the quality of the podcast is also much appreciated.

If you are interested in narrating posts yourself, editing, organizing, or anything else which could help with production, sign up using this form. Alternatively, you can comment on this post, or simply message me or @david_reinstein if perchance you dislike filling out forms.

Subscribe to the podcast if you'd like more narrations of particularly interesting posts.

Anchor link to podcast page: https://anchor.fm/ea-forum-podcast

RSS feed: https://anchor.fm/s/62cbeec4/podcast/rss

Also listen to David's podcast Found in the Struce (RSS), where he narrates, and adds additional commentary to interesting EA Forum posts.


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Thanks for starting this project!  I'm not an audio engineer but I am a musician with a lot of audio editing experience (and relevant software), and I've got a few ideas to share about how  to make the sound quality better on these.  Send me a message if you're interested in chatting. I could potentially also help out with audio editing directly though my schedule is a bit full at the moment. 

We’ve talked in private, but I figure I should publicly thank you for your offer for help.

edit: this is the thank you.

I think I'm going to give this a rest on my end. It's not clear to me that people prefer this over the Nonlinear Library tts to make it worth doing.

I personally prefer/like hearing human narrators (especially if read-by-author), but this doesn't mean other people like it, or like hearing me read stuff.

Me too, thanks a lot for doing it. :) I just listened to you reading the fiction contest winner and really liked it.

Fwiw my podcast with more recordings is HERE. @dothemath and I are in contact and we will probably merge the organization of our content at some point.

I'm also planning to make an airtable (database) to keep track of this and for people to sign up to do readings.

EA Forum 'human narrated' podcasts are coming back soon in some form or another, with some new partnerships.

For now, see "Hosting/introducing: "EA Forum Summaries Weekly", narrated and produced by Coleman Snell. " by Effective Altruism Forum Podcast.


Airtable 'sign up form'... here

If you want to be a reader/editor/commenter/organizer,

please sign up and or/contact me or @dothemath

Great initiative! Unfortunately, I cannot seem to find the podcast on either of my two podcast apps (BeyondPod and Podcast Addict). Do you plan to make the podcast available across all major platforms?

Anchor sends messages to podcast platforms to get the podcast on them. They say this takes a few business days to complete. In the meantime, you can use Ben Schifman's method.

On mobile but not for some reason on the web version there is a "more platforms" button that gives you an RSS feed that should work on any player: https://anchor.fm/s/62cbeec4/podcast/rss

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