I like podcasts. I listen to them almost every minute I’m behind the wheel. They’re mostly technology related, so if my wife’s in the car sometimes I have to turn on music or switch to Unprofessional or Roderick on the Line (a couple of great podcasts that are a little less techy). As I was listening to the most recent Stackexchange podcast, I thought it would be interesting to visualize the conversations in three of my favorite podcasts.
Accidental Tech Podcast: Casey opens and closes the show. He gets some words in in the middle, but they’re two small to register at this scale (unless the topic is vinyl records). Marco does the ad reads and discusses coffee and headphones and John does the rest.
Roderick on the Line: Merlin primes the pump, but once John gets rolling there’s no stopping him.
Stackexchange: Sometimes they have a guest and it’s slightly less chaotic.
Of course these charts are made in jest and do not reflect actual data or any ill will toward the podcasters. They are three of my favorite podcasts and I never fail to listen to
miss them. If you like podcasts, I recommend them (and even if you don’t).