The Tinycast

By Matt Croydon

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Join Matt Croydon as he explores the world through quick little podcasts produced with mobile devices.

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Oh Bollards!
It’s June 30, 2007. You are standing outside the doors to the terminal at Glasgow International Airport. It’s 3:11 in the afternoon. It’s raining, a little bit. The ground is wet as cars drive past. Then, all of a sudden, a dark green Jeep Grand Cherokee approaches. It’s going too fast. It shouldn’t be going … Continue reading Oh Bollards!
Sep 18, 2015
Save The Paternoster
This is Matt Croydon and you are listening to The Tinycast. These days we humans think we have skyscraper transportation all figured out. If you walk in to the lobby of a building and want to go to the 23rd floor, you know exactly what to do. You find the elevator, push the button, the … Continue reading Save The Paternoster
Sep 01, 2015
What Your One-Person Podcast can Learn from 99 Percent Invisible in 37 Easy Steps
This is Matt Croydon and you are listening to The Tinycast. I’m always looking for ways to make this show better. I read about how other people make podcasts. I learn about how people make Radio, and how people improve whatever it is that they do. Recently there was a gathering of podcasters. Quite possibly … Continue reading What Your One-Person Podcast can Learn from 99 Percent Invisible in 37 Easy Steps
Aug 18, 2015
Don’t Catalog a Book by its Cover
This is Matt Croydon and you are listening to The Tinycast. Libraries have books. A lot of books. Librarians need to know where to put them and the general public needs to know where to find them. This has been a problem in need of a solution since before the existence of books themselves. If … Continue reading Don’t Catalog a Book by its Cover
Jun 22, 2015
Therac-25
Further Reading Medical Devices: The Therac-25, a fantastic technical overview in an appendix from Dr. Nancy Levinson‘s book Safeware. ComputingCases.org ethics class material on Therac 25. Therac-25 and the DEC PDP-11 on Wikipedia. Full Transcript This is Matt Croydon and you are listening to The Tinycast. I write software for a living. I write open … Continue reading Therac-25
Jan 27, 2015
Stegosaurus Notebook
Full Transcript This is Matt Croydon and you are listening to The Tinycast. When I was a kid, maybe 7 or 8 years old, I was given the best gift ever. It was a little notebook, but it wasn’t just any notebook. It was about the size of an index card. It was green. A … Continue reading Stegosaurus Notebook
Dec 27, 2014
Canard
Links Start on the Canard Wikipedia page for a good wiki dive. Burt Rutan’s official site and Stargazer, a ridiculously detailed look at his designs. Photos Full Transcript There’s something you need to know about me. I like airplanes. A lot. And airships and spaceships and helicopters and … yeah you get the picture. And … Continue reading Canard
Dec 14, 2014
Tiny Details: Here is my Spout
I love it when people sweat the details. The tiniest details. Even when it’s as seemingly insignificant as the spout on a teapot. Links The Tea Maker by Breville Borosilicate Glass on Wikipedia Schott Full Transcript I make a lot of tea. The British stuff to be exact. When we order tea in my house, … Continue reading Tiny Details: Here is my Spout
Nov 18, 2014
Tiny Review: TASCAM DR-44WL
Links TASCAM DR-44WL on Amazon DR-44WL on TASCAM.com Audio samples Max Yuryev’s YouTube review and comparison with the DR-40. AV Watch review The SnapChick on the Rode Reporter Audio samples The Transom audio recorder comparison and Field Gear: Good, Better, Best Full Transcript Today it’s time for a Tiny Review of the TASCAM DR-44WL, a … Continue reading Tiny Review: TASCAM DR-44WL
Nov 09, 2014
Episode 12: Information Density
Links NPR News: 11-03-2014 8AM ET: Includes an additional support bumper in the beginning that wasn’t in the version I heard. Marketplace Morning Report First Cast Transcript This is Matt Croydon and you are listening to The Tinycast. I listen to podcasts of every shape and size during my commute to and from work. There … Continue reading Episode 12: Information Density
Nov 05, 2014