Federico and I are happy to announce a new MacStories podcast called Dialogue. The show is a seasonal podcast with uncomplicated conversations with special guests about the impact of technology on creativity, society and culture.
You can subscribe here and listen to the first episode on Apple Podcasts.
You can also listen to first episode on the Dialog site here .
Every season will be organized around a central theme and include in-depth discussions with guests with expertise in the seasonal topic. To kick things, season 1 is about authors and writes . You hear from a combination of well-known and unknown voices, all of which are authors based on journalism, songwriting, fiction, screenwriting and more. Since we started recording episodes, it has been fascinating to hear guests sharing their unique perspective on writing, the creative process and the writing industry and discovering areas of overlap between very different types of writing.
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9659006] Dialog is a kind of spin-off of AppStories, our podcast about the world of apps. The interviews we have done on AppStories are some of the most popular episodes we have produced. But over time, we realized that AppStories & # 39; format is too limited to do justice to many of the interviews we want to do. The self-imposed time limit for that notion and its current focus became a barrier.
It led me to outline the outlines of what would become Dialogue during our annual MacStory's winter vacation. To overcome AppStories & # 39; limitations, I decided to turn that show upside down both structurally and locally.
Dialogue conversations with guests are far more comprehensive than we could achieve in a 30-minute AppStories interview. Dialogue interviews will last as long as two hours, but will be split over two episodes to hold each episode for about an hour. It is a format that also provides the headroom for Federico and me to participate more fully in each episode; less like a traditional interview and more of a conversation with our guests.
Dialogue is also focused broader than any interview we have done on AppStories. Of course, you can expect Federico and me to come every season from a technological angle, but it's the lens where every season will be seen more than the theme of the seasons themselves.
Although the dialogue is different than Everything we've done before, its roots are also thorough in MacStories' character. We enjoy the apps and hardware we try every day, but what we love most, tells the stories of the people who do these things, explores how they provide creativity and reflects on their influence on the world around us. Dialogue is a natural extension of our approach to technology.
The first episode of Dialog, which you can hear and subscribe to here introduces the topics we want to cover this season. Federico and I are talking about our backgrounds in writing, how we started, our approach to writing on MacStories, business writing online and much more.
Next week we will be joining a two-part conversation by our first guest, John Gruber by Daring Fireball, who will be followed by singer-songwriter Frank Turner, and other guests throughout the summer. At the end of the season, Federico and I will unpack what we have heard and learned from the authors we have talked to before taking a break to plan season 2.
Release Plan, Platforms and More
New Dialog episodes will be published every Tuesday in season 1. You can find the show on dialogpodcast.net, in podcast player catalogs, and on Twitter as @DialogPodcast . Of course, you can also subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Cloudcast, Pocket Casts, and RSS. Using a podcast player that supports seasons like Apple Podcasts, you get episode # 1 anytime you subscribe and have the ability to download full seasons, making it easier to listen to them. However, dialogue will also work even if your podcast player does not have season support. Instead, episodes will be listed in reverse chronological order as non-seasonal displays.
We'll try something else on MacStories with Dialog as well. Each new episode will be accompanied by an article by Federico or me on the topics discussed as a way to extend conversations with guests in written form.
As I explained above, although Dialog is unique, it also fits perfectly into the character of the site, therefore the showcase displays the familiar MacStories bookmark that says & # 39; A MacStories Production. & # 39; Somewhere along the line, MacStories became more than just a site. First there were Club MacStories, then AppStories, and now Dialog. The bookmark is a small reminder that what you are listening to is part of MacStories, and it is something you can expect to see more when updating our existing features and launching new ones.
Finally, Dialog is not a project like Federico and I could have pulled ourselves off and we would like to thank everyone who helped get the show off the ground.
The website and exhibition are designed by Silvia Gatta who has done a fantastic job that conveys the concept of the show. The site and the WordPress backend became expert by Alessandro Vendruscolo to support Apple's enhanced podcast features, so it works with our trailer, seasons and more. The chile, jazzy vibe of Dialog & # 39; s music, which I absolutely love, was composed by Brave Wave Productions & # 39; George Art Baker, aka Smoke Thief. Every episode of Dialog has also been edited by Jim Metzendorf who has done a wonderful job of doing the show well.
Federico and I would love it if you gave our first episode a try. Episode 1 introduces the show, but also sets the stage for subsequent interviews, including that with John Gruber that will be published from June 4. Because the show is designed to appeal to an audience wider than the MacStories reader, we will also appreciate it if you can share it with someone you think might be interested.
As always, thank you for reading and listening. We hope you enjoy the show.