I've been using this blog as a home for my podcast for about two months. All the new episodes I've done since them have been slapped up here with short summaries. Now, I present even shorter
summaries of all the podcasts I made before April, in reverse order. Links in the title point to synopses I posted in my LiveJournal
21. Who Documents the Documentaries?
Answer: me, in this 6-minute review of the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. I enjoy reviewing movies.
20. School Malaise
What it's like to work at a Greek high school. More grumbling about the Greek language, and mention of "the boy who wanted to go to Albania to see Albanians."
19. The Cacaphony of Carnival
The sounds of the pre-Lent celebration in a small Greek village. I also posted a video
of the Carnival. recommended
A countdown of the best five foods and (mostly alcoholic) drinks you can buy in Thessaloniki. I'll probably revisit the food topic soon. mildly recommended
17. Ascending the White Tower
Taking a trip up Thessaloniki's landmark, or as Emily
would say, its "Tall Thing." I use a written copy of this report as a writing sample, so I guess I recommend
16. A Joke of a Report
A completely un-Greek untruthful news story that appeared in my alma mater
's fake newspaper
. It's funny.
15. Snow Day
It snows in Greece. Odysseus never dealt with that guff. My first podcast officially called "Reporting from Greece."
14. A Seductive Cat An interview with Emily
about her cat
, and how easily it will immigrate to the U.S. My last podcast called "The Sound of My Voice," even though it featured more of Emily's voice. Huh.
13. Pristine in Name, but Brimming with Conflict
An analysis of Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, based on a trip I took back in December. I got an "A" on the print version, so my professor would recommend
12. The One With Rachel
My first interview with the big sis
(not big sissy
) on life, junk food, and painted animals in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Serbia and Montenegro, formerly Yugoslavia, formerly Ottoman Empire). The episode title is a sly Friends
reference. My sister just made a friend through Friendster
11. The Tuba
A heartfelt essay on the low brass instrument I played, but abandoned in college. recommended
10. Iver's Story
The fourth consecutive episode not about Greece! An interview with my mom about how my great great grandfather. It's my family's "coming to America" story, full of romance and mystery. Recommended
, because how can you not recommend your mom?
9. Secret Santa
The Christmas episode, which I actually produced on Christmas day. My dorm's secret santa program unintentionally unites warring sports fans. One of them is me.
8. To Market, To Market
A audio-collage of an open-air market. Hear roasting food, barking vendors, and barking electronic dogs. One cute girl I know totally recommended
7. Thessaloniki's Rotunda: History Obscured
A travel-magazine article about The Rotunda, an old, mysterious and round building in downtown Thessaloniki. Like the White Tower story, I use this article to show off my writing skills, so I recommend
6. I Love the Way They Dribble
I attempt to do play-by-play for an Aris
basketball game. I purposely used the bad clips. I had a lot of them to choose from.
5. Emily's Side of the Story
It's Emily again. I read her report
on the first few months in Thessaloniki.
4. Happy Thanksgiving!
As the resident American, I had to give a speech on the meaning of Thanksgiving. I say both "Greetings Planet Earth" and diss the Dallas Cowboys. Sorry about all the P-pops.
3. BBC Editorial Guidelines This is a paper I had to write for my journalism class. It really has nothing to do with anything. Should I delete it?
2. Grinnell Corps Report #1
I read my report
on the first few months in Thessaloniki. I don't recommend the production values of this one, but the content isn't so bad. I never did do that Comic Strip lectures on Scott McCloud's theories of communications.
1. Malice of Forethought Actually, I just deleted this one. It has absolutely nothing to do with anything else, and is dumb. If anyone judged my podcast ouerve by this episode, they would quickly abandon me.
So, what topics have I missed? What of Greece have I missed? What of my reports have you enjoyed?
I hope the recommendations helped.
And if you run out of things to listen to, check out this story
my friend AD helped put on NPR, via StoryCorps. It's about how her parents met. Actually, listen to her parents' story before
listening to any of my junk.