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Trying something new
Those of you who’ve followed my career over many decades would be aware that—a few years ago—I tried my hand as a podcaster. This, shall we say, was not a success.
People had badgered me to start one because I have “the voice” (insert gags about an excellent face for radio here). Unfortunately, I have approximately zero technical ability when it comes to matters digital. While I’m a dab hand with old cars and analogue tv sets—not to mention saws, drills, and spanners—if it isn’t made of atoms, I’m useless.
This meant I became one of those people who quietly shelved her expensive RODE microphone and stuck to her (literary) knitting thereafter. However, I do go on other people’s podcasts reasonably regularly (includingand & Francis Foster’s Triggernometry).
I also did a weekly spot on TalkTV with Mike Graham for a couple of years, and have been a guest on both radio and television across the spectrum: BBC (Newsnight, Radio 4, BBC Scotland), ABC Australia (Radio National, 7:30); ITV (This Morning); and GB News (Free Speech Nation, Dan Wootton, Neil Oliver); Sky (both Australia & UK).
When other people handle the technical side, my podcasting is fine.
To that end, I’ve decided to have another go, this time with institutional backing (as in, someone competent does all the production and technical stuff; that person is obviously not me).
On Tuesday this week, I’ll be recording the first in an occasional series of podcasts for Law & Liberty, the Liberty Fund-owned magazine where I’m Senior Writer. The Law & Liberty podcast is called Liberty Law Talk, and unsurprisingly, many of the guests are lawyers (as are many of the interviewers).
Note: I still prefer writing to podcasting, which is why I say “occasional series”.
My first guest is writer and commentator Douglas Murray. We’ll be discussing his latest book (The War on the West) and the recent UK National Conservatism conference. Liberty Law Talk is a pre-record, not live, so the podcast will likely air a week or so after Douglas and I have spoken.
I have other blockbuster guests in the pipeline, so do subscribe to Liberty Law Talk wherever you get your podcasts.
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