Casey and Mark, back in July, talk about making a podcast named Abstract Factory. It's an episode 6 months in the making! Casey and Mark talk about working on a project that is outside their wheelhouse. Mark frets about audio quality and the frustrations of editing the podcast. Casey talks about his latest creative project. How does the creative sausage get made and when is the right time to just "ship it"? How precious should we be about our creative projects? What's the feedback loop between a creative work and its audience? Mark and Casey don't worry about their "reach". It's difficult to keep a schedule, but it would be easier if the podcast running time wasn't constrained. Mark and Casey talk about different kinds of podcasts and where they want Abstract Factory to be. Mark lists his favorite podcasts that he subscribes to (at least in July…). Casey and Mark recall how Abstract Factory came to be and look back at our work. We come up with one more idea for a project.
- We recorded this episode while still editing Episode 3.
- We use a Blue Yeti microphone, picked on the recommendation of The Wirecutter.
- Casey lives near the Second Ave Subway construction.
- Casey's blog post about the ethos of Abstract Factory.
- Casey created Narratron (based on Exquisite corpse).
- Eat Poop You Cat
- Doodle or Die by @heyitsgarrett
- Mark's Businessmen API.
- Mark's Weary Rubygem has a surprising number of stars on GitHub.
- Abstract Factory is hosted on Amazon S3.
- Mark is just looking for an excuse to play with Awk.
- Back to Work was a basis of comparison when we were figuring out what we wanted to do.
- Mark wants to support ATP.
- When this was recorded, Mark subscribed to Bullseye, The Talk Show, Radiolab, Criminal, and TLDR.
- Both Casey and Mark were big fans of You Look Nice Today.
- Mark enjoys Roderick on the Line.
- Limited Resources is a 1 to 2-hour weekly podcast about Magic: the Gathering that is recorded and released with very little editing.
- The IRC channel of lore was discussed in Episode 3.
- Both Mark and Casey appreciate the sinister tone of Night Vale.
- Abstract Factory from Design Patterns
Happy New Year!