Episode 1: Christians are intolerant (part 1)

22 Jan

In the first episode I’ll explain why I’m doing all of this, the format of the show, and tackle the charge that Christians are intolerant.

Episode 1 – Christians are Intolerant pt. 1

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4 Responses to “Episode 1: Christians are intolerant (part 1)”

  1. kstedman January 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    Super cool! A few random thoughts, since you asked for comments:

    1) You sound reasonable, friendly, and wise throughout. Very trustworthy persona. Nice.

    1a) I know this is a “serious” endeavor, but it was interesting how one of your strongest conversational traits–humor–was left completely out. It made me wonder if in the future you’ll toss in a lighthearted swing here and there.

    2) I love the concept of encouraging the skeptic to communicate better, which helps the discussion stay “real”–so you both are on the same page about what you’re actually discussing. Maybe you’ve come across the rhetorical concept of “stasis,” which Quintilian wrote a lot about. He pointed out that anyone making an argument (say, in a Roman legal court) ought to begin by being entirely sure about what’s being argued–and lots of people apply that concept in contemporary writing courses to help student writers stay on track. We need lots of that in society today.

    3) Sound quality was lovely and crisp. Good idea to use the condenser mic.

    3a) But every once in a while there was a weird blip. Maybe you making a tongue-suck sound? Not sure. Also, there were rare moments where you could really hear that it was 64kb/s, with the telltale whine in the background–but very rarely, and probably fine.

    4) Love the theme song! So wise…. Where’d you get it? (And should you give verbal credit? “The music in our theme song is from ….”)

    4a) Was that a sudden fade in of the song, both at the beginning and the end? A bit disconcerting, but maybe that’s how podcasts usually go. Not sure.

    Woo-hoo!

  2. Asish Varghese January 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Good one. I am looking forward to the next in the series.

  3. Lynn Wimmer January 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Your answer was well-reasoned and very helpful, and voice tone, quality and delivery was really good. Being a member of the grammar police, I am very pleased with your mastery of not only the subject matter and presenting it in such a manner that it’s easy to understand and apply, but also the English language and use of the occasional 50-cent word 🙂

  4. Berry January 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    well done. looking forward to next week.

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