Okay, it is time to get things going again with the Mindcast. A new show will be uploaded this week, but before that happens I’m announcing a few changes and a few potential changes. You could read the brief summaries below, or you could listen to my audio explanation and hear more details below.
First, I’m splitting my website up. Yes, The Inoculated Mind will fission, divide and specialize. One site, which will retain the URL, http://www.inoculatedmind.com, will most likely be the website for the Mindcast. The other site, URL undetermined, will be my blog, so that I can keep my writings on science, personal musings on social stuff, and philosophical quandaries separate from the show. This will not only make it easier for people to find things related to the show when they come looking, but it will also allow me to freely express and identify myself on my own blog, and not have it get confused with my show.
Second, I’m thinking about whether or not to keep the Science fiction music. There are advantages to keeping with the same music each show, and disavantages. In brief, if I stick with the scifi, I might have to spend a lot of time getting explicit permissions to use all the music, but I could keep my variety and keep having fun with it. If I switch to a regular intro and outgoing theme, and music in between, that would make my life easier, but also limit creativity. (It may also make it easier to syndicate the show, more in this later.) Do you like the Scifi? Would you hate it if I changed it to something else? Or would you like me to pick a particular SciFi to stick with instead?
Third, I am going to add regular topical segments to the show. I started and stopped a segment on nutrition 2 years ago, but I would like to start it again, by soliciting help from an expert on the subject. I would also like to start a segment on logic, logical fallacies, and a look at the ways that we fool or convince ourselves with or without logic. Those are two that are high on my list, but how about yours? Would you like a regular segment on Astronomy? Climate Change? Politics and Science? Famous (and infamous) Scientists? What else? Tell me what you want to hear more about!
What else do you think about the show? What do you like, what bugs you, what would you really like to see improved?
There are two ways you can send in your suggestions. The first is to just leave a comment on this post. The second would be to email me at science AT inoculatedmind DOT com. Thanks for listening, for reading, and thanks in advance for sending in your suggestions. The next episode of the Mindcast will be uploaded this week, and with your input, I can make it better than ever!