I actually had a podcast double-header on Tuesday. In addition to a new MacBreakWeekly I also recorded my first MacNotables since (let me check) roughly forever. You can listen to it right here. Topic One was “why I’ve been away from the show for a few weeks,” which necessitated that I talk about my iPhone book, which meant that it’s largely an iPhone show.
I really dig MN. The primary reason why I haven’t appeared on the show in the past few weeks is because I’ve been jammed up with work. But it’s also such a different vibe from MBW, in the same way that having dinner with one person is different from going out with a group. On MBW, whenever I don’t feel like I have anything to add to the conversation, I have the option of just sitting back and not talking. Some day, I might even actually choose that option.
But on MN, it’s usually just me and the host and so I feel a need to arrive at the ballpark with a rested arm and the ability to throw hard heat. These were in short supply in the final few weeks of production on the iPhone book.
Actually, the recording schedule is probably a bigger factor. MacNotables usually records either at dinnertime (during which I’m eating timing my dinner) or mid-evening, which is usually when I’m well in my second or third work session of the day. Whereas I sit down for MacBreakWeekly during that sweet spot between lunch and the time when I think I’m ready to do something as drastic as actually go back to work.
Well, anyway. They’re both fine shows and they both serve an awesome purpose: they both make me feel like I’m being productive for an hour when in truth, I’m in a comfy chair with a set of headphones on and not writing anything. One of the great secrets of being a big-time professional writer is that you strive to spend as much time as possible not writing.