"The Brouhaha" is my podcast. I began it in August, after much feet-dragging. I had been delaying because I thought I needed an organizing principle, or a theme, or a gimmick in order to justify putting yet another podcast into the world. (SO MANY PODCASTS.)
Then I started listening to my friend Jason's show, "So That Happened." Now, it has a theme (somewhat wry takes on political news of the week) and it has an organizing principle (it largely features the Huffington Post's own reporting and staff), but that's not -- I realized -- what makes it a great podcast. It's a great podcast because I love hanging out with Jason and the folks he brings to the party. I love doing that in real life; I love eavesdropping on the smart conversations he's having via podcast just as much.
So I took a chance and started up "The Brouhaha" with the hope that just getting a bunch of smart people on the phone once a week would be interesting to other people -- and knowing it would be interesting to me. We mostly talk about politics but no narrowly so.
Thus far, it's turned out to be a success by the latter definition for sure. I have no sense of whether it's interesting to others. I mean, no one falls asleep while I'm talking to them so that's good. But the audience for this thing is a mysterious black box -- I have no idea who you are or if you're there. I'm having a conversation with guests but there's a missing party. You.
Which is why I wanted to make this introduction. Hey.
I made it for me -- but it doesn't mean much without you.
Take a listen. See what you think. Let me know what I can do better, what I should do more of, what made an impact on you. You can write me about the show at brouhahashow -at - gmail -dot- com. I'll leave the comments open here for a bit, too, because, why not, I'm an optimist.
Take care. We'll talk again soon.