Salam Pax audio is online

One of the Salam Pax talks in San Jose last month is now online as a Commonwealth Club podcast here. It looks like the audio will also be on KQED (88.5 FM in the Bay Area). You can find the story I wrote for the Daily on his talk at SJSU here.

An excerpt from the Daily:

Although it was hard for Pax, who studied architecture, to see some of his favorite buildings destroyed, he said there was a sort of “euphoria” in the air when the war started.
“I was one of the people that were convinced there was absolutely no way we could get rid of Saddam on our own,” Pax said. “We had to basically make a deal with the devil.”
Pax said accepting foreign intervention in Iraq meant accepting a violent conflict.
“All you can do is cross your fingers and hope you don’t die during that war,” he said.

Related: Jeff Jarvis is trying to raise money to send an Iraqi blogger to J-School at CUNY, where Jarvis heads the new graduate program.

Odeo Studio Test

Testing Odeo’s audio recording tool out this morning. It doesn’t do much yet – just lets you record directly into the computer and spits out an mp3 file. Actually, that skips the whole step in my theoretical podcasting workflow, so that’s nice. I don’t know how long a recording Odeo allows for now, but I don’t have the time to talk into the microphone all day. Here’s the link to the test mp3, which should show up in my iTunes feed. [link] There’s nothing in that file but me babbling for a minute. The usual “please don’t listen” rules apply. I’m not becoming a podcaster, I’m just testing stuff out so I can talk other people into becoming podcasters.

If any other SJSU/JMC faculty/staff/students want to try this out, just email me at with “odeo test” in the subject or leave a comment here, and I’ll pass along the username and password I’ve set up.

[tags]odeo, podcasting[/tags]