Hoping some of you remember Naughty by Nature….in any case, ‘OPP’ here stands for Original Positions Podcast, an idea I’d like to introduce and (partially) pitch in this post. Basically, the idea is that regular OP-ers convene in a spectacular live podcasting event once a month or once every two months to have a two-hour long conversation about a book each has agreed to read beforehand. I see OPP operating much like a book club, inasmuch as each of us would have a chance to decide on a book for the group to read, one that reflects whatever our current interests happen to be at the time. So, for example, Josh could get us to read Hegel’s Philosophy of Right–something I’m not likely to do otherwise–and Nates could follow-up with some tome about Egyptian astronomy that is currently piquing his interest. You get the idea. As far as I can tell, it would be no problem arranging a live podcast with us assembled at different locations–they do it on this podcast, with good results:
These guys–ex philosophy majors from UT-Austin–put out a regular philosophy podcast that–well, let’s say–attracts a hell of a lot more interest than we do here at OP. That’s fine, but my typical reaction when listening to their podcasts is that they would be better if it were Josh, Nates, Carolyn, Juan and myself talking about the works in question.
So…what do you think? I, for one, just kind of like the idea of experimenting with podcasting. It was not so long ago that we decided, as a group, to experiment with that newfangled WordPress software, and look at the stunning results of our collaboration!
Plus, we’d talk to each other more than we currently do. Let’s hear from you!