Finally! Round Two of the Public Radio Talent Quest is now ready for your listening pleasure. There were three challenges: we had one story intro to write and record, one page of copy we had to read live with no prep, and then a “word association,” in which they gave us a word or phrase and we literally just took a deep breath and started talking. Mine is a bit babbly — it’s the first challenge I did, and I had just been rushed into the studio and was really not comfortable in front of the mic yet. By the time I left the place I was having a good time, though, talking and joking around with the engineer recording me and the PRX folks on the phone line.
All in all it was a great experience. It’d be nice to make it to Round 3 and hopefully improve even more. I guess we’ll see! Click here to go directly to my entry, and from there you can check out the other people as well, all of whom are pretty great.
And also, it’s only been a day but we already have our first YouTube video responses in the Mr. Wizard Moment of Science Contest! The adorable and talented Mr. Chris Pirillo tells us all about hydroponics:
And then this hilarious video from Razela demonstrating a neat trick with some scissors and an ordinary piece of paper:
Keep those videos coming, folks!
While you’re spending time at YouTube, why not check out this hilarious video of two guys putting The Secret to the ultimate test? (Found at onegoodmove, my favorite place to go for great skeptic-oriented videos.)