Podcasting in April

April, I hardly knew you.

JPG Podcast - Subscribe Here

32 - I Love Me Stannis. The only Game of Thrones Episode this month. Here we discuss episodes 5 and 6 of the fourth series.

33 - Talking about... 'Contact' (in two parts). A new segment in the show where I sit down with a new co-host called Chris and together we discuss a movie of worth. Our first is Jodie Foster's 'Contact'.

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17 - Dating with... Matty. Only one episode this month due to time considerations. Probably the same for the next month until Hong Kong People Podcast reaches 50 episodes. At the same time, because of unnecessary credit card charges and my shoe string budget, I'm moving 'Prick Me' to Sound Cloud under their free tier. Episode 17 onwards will be being uploaded there for the foreseeable future.

Hong Kong People Podcast - Subscribe Here

Technically 5 episodes for the month of April, one of them being a duplicate as it's an extended version. In April I have four people sit down with me and discuss Hong Kong's past, present and future. I speak to a chemical engineer, an accountant and mother, a business sustainability consultant and an expat who has been living in Hong Kong since the 1970s.

Other Podcasts - The newest ones I'm listening to is Dan Carlin's Hardcore History. What a voice Carlin has, what a way of presenting information and providing context to important events in human history. Then there is the length of these episodes, many of them go into the three hour territory and it never suffers for it. Once you listen you're gripped. Proof podcasts can be listenable beyond the one hour mark.

Dan Carlin also does a second podcast called Dan Carlin's Common Sense. An american centric podcast discussing the contemporary events happening in the US. Dan Carlin takes a truer, level-headed, critical approach with whatever Dan decides to comment on.

I recently realised I must get the majority of my news from podcasts these days and I feel happier for it. The news podcasts I listen to tend to be more positive in their presentation than big news networks. Yes they are less up to the minute compared the 24 hour news cycle, but really, I don't believe we've benefitted from that as a society. Podcasts go into greater detail, they accept their position as a delayed source of information because they don't need to be first, creating a different experience as priorities shift to story telling, episode arcs and getting into greater detail. Don't forget the whole passivity of the medium.

Frequently Asked Questions - Podcasts

What are your podcasts?

I manage and produce three podcasts. They are 'JPG', 'Prick Me' and 'Hong Kong People Podcast'. JPG is a podcast about geek and pop culture. We talk about movies, TV shows, technology and many other geeky topics that are related to the hosts. 'Prick Me' is a podcast about relationships, dating and the human experience. 

The 'Hong Kong People Podcast' is a weekly discussion podcast with a resident of HK about HK. Sometimes there will be specials made. The podcast is also part of a larger documentary about HK. 

Which show should I go on?

If you want to talk about issues relating to human sexuality, dating and the human experience then join me on 'Prick Me'. If you want to talk about Hong Kong then the 'HK People Podcast' is more appropriate. 'JPG' isn't accepting guests unless you can bring a topic that is 'geeky' enough for it. 

Where do you record the show?

The show is typically recorded in the Yau Ma Tei area of Kowloon. Sometimes the show can travel to you. This needs discussing on an individual basis with each guest. I now have a dedicated studio space however in my apartment.

How do I get on the show?

Contact me via the Contact Page at the top of the website.

Why isn't the HK people podcast in Chinese?

At the moment I only speak English because I am from the UK, my desire is to have some Chinese speaking guests and other special shows. I will be aiming to make bi-lingual episodes later on however.

How long is an episode. 

'JPG' is dictated by the discussion and energy of the hosts. There is no real limit. 'Prick Me' topics can be multiepisodic so they are split into parts. Each part shouldn't be longer than an hour. HK people podcast episodes are under an hour. 

Where can I subscribe to any of your podcasts.?

All my podcasts can be found on iTunes here - JPG, Prick Me, Hong Kong People Podcast.

This page will continually be updated as and when needed.

New Podcasts for February

This has been a very busy month, even if I fitted in a quick holiday to Thailand. This month I launched my third podcast series, this is my most serious and specific yet. Regular readers of the blog will know about the Hong Kong People Podcast. It's where I sit down in each episode and talk about Hong Kong's past, present and future with the interviewee.

All in all, 12 episodes have been released in the month of February. Enjoy.

Hong Kong People Podcast (subscribe here).

Already this month there have been 5 episodes released. The plan is to release 50 episodes this year on a 6 day release schedule. I'll be doing this podcast in series as I don't think I could sustain this level of output. In 2016 I'll release another 50 and so forth. This particular podcast is special from the other two as I can host it myself on Squarespace. Squarespace has worked out even better for me financially as I don't need to host it on Libsyn like I do with the other two podcasts.

  • Episode 1 - Chelsea.
  • Episode 2 - Nikki.
  • Episode 3 - Vanessa.
  • Episode 4 - Rea.
  • Episode 5 - Harminder and Tai.

If anybody from Hong Kong is listening and likes the show, please contact me and I'm happy to bring visitors of the website on the show.


JPG (subscribe here).

Episode 27 is what it is through an informal discussion with my co-host Charmaine. She's thinking of getting a squarespace account. So that's me trying to work through my first week. Episode 28 can seem a little mysterious if you judged it solely from the title. It's actually a discussion of CGP's Youtube video 'Humans Need Not Apply'Adam and myself attempt to solve some of the problems that the video raises. Episode 29 is a reading of 'The Shape of Things to Come', a New Yorker article by Ian Parker. Parker gets amazing access to the old and new Apple campuses and speaks to many important faces at Apple, with the focus on Jonathan Ive. The article is 17,000 words long and I was inspired by Mike Hurley of Relay.fm to do a reading of it. 

  • Episode 27 - First Week with Squarespace.
  • Episode 28 - Socialism and Genocide Sitting in a Tree.
  • Episode 29 - A Reading of 'The Shape of Things to Come'.





Prick Me (subscribe here).

Ami and myself finally finished our critic of Susanne Venker with Side E of 'An Anti-Feminist'. Then the next episodes from Prick Me are a discussion of various news stories we've come across. Next month I'll be doing some interviews with various individuals about their thought processes when it comes to dating, this is alongside our usual discussion topics. With that idea taking time to create, Prick Me episodes are possibly being moved to a longer release schedule. Most likely one episode every two weeks just like JPG.

  • Episode 10 - An Anti-Feminist, Side E.
  • Episode 11 - A News Round Up.
  • Episode 12 - Photography as a Tool for Gender Equality.
  • Episode 13 - Agreeing with Compliments from Men.

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