4: Sophia Dengo

January 26th, 2015

This week, I’m joined by my talented girlfriend, Sophia Dengo. In addition to being a Code for America fellow (Tim O’Reilly tweeted about her this morning!), she’s co-host of the KAL Gals Knitcast and makes amazing hand-crafted jewelry. So we talk about those things and also about pro wrestling.

Also, Gavin FM is now in the iTunes Podcast Directory, so it’s super-easy to subscribe. Or, you can search for “Gavin FM” in your favorite podcast app and it should show up there. Otherwise, you can always point it to the RSS feed.

Check out this episode.

3: The Neighbor We Lost

January 22nd, 2015

This isn’t a typical episode. There was a tragedy in my apartment building this week. A neighbor committed suicide by jumping from his or her apartment balcony. I don’t know who the person was, but I’ve thought a lot about them this week, and I needed to think some of these things through out loud. It’s been a weird week in our building.

This isn’t a funny episode, just me on the microphone for a few minutes to try to work some things out. I promise that I’ll return with something more uplifting for episode four.

Check out this episode.

Gavin FM: The Podcast

January 12th, 2015

I’ve done it. I’ve come back to podcasting after a long absence. Yesterday I sat down and recorded the first episode of my new cleverly-titled podcast, Gavin FM. I submitted it to the iTunes directory, so in a few days it should show up if you search for it.

What kind of show is it? Well, for the first episode, I sat in front of a microphone and talked to myself. I’ll probably do a lot of episodes like this one. I think it turned out pretty well. I used my own music for the intro, outro, and between segments. I don’t have an official theme song yet, so I’ll rotate music until something seems to fit.

It’s a new podcast and still has its new podcast smell. It’ll evolve and change and improve over time. It’s my hope that one year from now I’ll be able to look back at this episode and be glad that I started it and pushed it out into the world.

If you want to be an early adopter, you can subscribe to the show using your favorite podcast app and the podcast RSS feed. Otherwise, wait a few days and I’ll post the iTunes link all over the place.

I’m really excited to be doing this again. I love being behind the mic. I hope you enjoy the show and come along with me as it grows into whatever it becomes.

I Voted

November 4th, 2014

My "I Voted" sticker

Today, I voted in my very first mid-term election in the state of California. I hope I didn’t screw it up.

Rom Magliozzi, Co-Host of Car Talk, Dies at 77

November 3rd, 2014

From NPR:

Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio’s most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77 years old.

Sad news. I grew up listening to Car Talk. What a great legacy of work to leave behind. No one had a laugh like Tom’s.