In-Progress, June 2016

Highlight of the month: Going to Atlanta for the first time for a good friend’s wedding. Yes, we had BBQ and fried chicken, and I was also able to sneak in a quick visit to the incredible High Museum of Art (thanks to a tip off from Andrea Jenkins’ Snapchat story).

My good friend Sean on Governors Island.
My good friend Sean on Governors Island.

Another highlight, getting to Governors Island, with my bike, for a lovely, relaxing summer day. There, I was able to get popcorn and a pop from my favorite street cart vendor Buttersteins (run by my good pal Chris Steighner).

Two Memory Motel episodes posted, and the show continues to pick up listeners and find its audience — Court of Memory and The Wonder Years.

My June podcast listening was all about poetry. But not gloomy at all.

I began posting on Product Hunt about podcasts. This is a great new community of discovery — very tech focused, but as it grows, the interests will certainly broaden. Connect with me there if you’re on the platform.

Talk Traffic video shoot.
Talk Traffic video shoot.

Jordan and Cassie Timpy of Agape Visuals came to town, and we were able to shoot two new videos for the Talk Traffic project (which I co-produce with my wife Juhu Thukral). These will be posting sometime later this summer. And we also got some good news about this project that we will be sharing in early August.

NYU Summer Publishing Institute students at the Narativ office.
NYU Summer Publishing Institute students at the Narativ office.

I got the opportunity to present at NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute, a great program for young professionals who are keen to build a career in publishing. My presentation focused on seizing the podcast opportunity in the book/publishing space. I also hosted an office visit for about 15 of the students at Narativ, where audio editors and producers on our shows gave short talks about how we make our podcasts. We even got them all into the booth to record a response to the question: “What is your publishing career goal/dream job?” Great to connect with all the students and share insights about podcasts.

Yes, the Daily Haiku continues, as does the Prospect Park Haiku #the100daysproject.

Busy month, and July gets busier. Onto the next!