Thanks to Vidad and Markku, I was able to offer the idea of a weekly podcast to Joseph Farah and Mr. Farah was more than willing to give it a try. If Voxic Shock is of sufficient interest to WND readers, it will be appearing on Thursdays in addition to my Monday column. Some work still remains to be done, as I don’t have the proper equipment yet and so was using my Logitech gaming headset in lieu of a proper microphone and so forth. But those who have heard the old Voxonomics podcasts will definitely hear the difference that having an audio professional doing the editing makes.
For the inaugural Voxic Shock podcast, I interviewed economist Ian Fletcher. We discussed David Ricardo, Adam Smith, the limits of the theory of comparative advantage, and the seemingly ironic concept of creating American jobs and growing the economy through the use of trade barriers. So tune in and feel free to leave your comments here after you’ve listened to it. I’ve already recorded next week’s interview with Karl Denninger of the Market Ticker and as those who read the Ticker can probably imagine, it’s a lively one.
However, Voxic Shock is not going to be an economics-only podcast. I’ve contacted Herman Cain to see if he’s interested in being interviewed – no response yet – and having heard rumors that Mighty Cthulhu might be throwing his tentacles into the presidential ring again, I’ve been trying to locate his campaign manager. Unfortunately, the only contact I had for him appears to have been devoured in 2008. I’m also going to be talking to one of my favorite living historians, John Julius Norwich. If there is anyone in particular you are interested in hearing interviewed for future podcasts, please go ahead and email me your suggestions, preferably with contact information.
UPDATE: WND is working on a RSS feed and direct download link. The next cast will be Friday, June 17th. In the meantime, here is an alternative Voxic Shock feed.