Like a techpodcast, but for real events
I really enjoy listening to podcasts, watching interesting videos, checking twitter and reading thoughtful blog posts. I am very happy with this part of my media consumption. New media.
Sometimes too happy - I have to force myself to break free from a computer that sucks me in and won’t let go. A first world problem if there ever was one… But it’s the above type of media that mostly draw me in. And of course there is the occasional old-media article that is thoughtful and good. But they getting more rare. And almost always those old-media essays are too long… TL;DR is a real thing. Keeping things short and dumbing things down are orthogonal axes.
There is new app, Omni, that is like Techmeme but for regular news. A step in the right direction. But then again I think that much of what is reported in the news is not worthy of reporting but is there only to fill up predefined time slots.
I think what I want is a podcast with thoughtful curation and commentary to events in the world. Like all the weekly podcasts on tech but for the real world. And not too long. A conversation between people I trust, discussing what is going on. Maybe they put it in context. Maybe share anecdotes. Maybe share a joke.