By Mike O'Connor
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I'm an aging hippy radio, systems, Internet geezer type guy who's having a great time thinking about what I want to tell my unborn grandchildren in a podcast.
||CleanGC071 – Enough is enough: back after four and a half years||I’m returning with a podcast to my unborn grandchildren that puts me on record in opposition to the Charlottesville protest. This is a reflection about the paradox of tolerance and the need for speaking out against hatred and violence.||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC070 — Election and frac sand updates||A rainy Sunday morning inspired me to blow the dust off and update my unborn grandchildren on the elections this week, comment about how cool Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog is and relay the improving news on the frac sand battle.||11/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC069 – ICANN||The second in a double-header day of Geezercasting. This is a really brief discussion of ICANN, where I’ve been volunteering a fair amount of my time over the past 7 years or so. ICANN manages the domain-name and numbering systems that glue the In||5/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC068 – Frac Sand||Hi all, a somewhat gloomy (not grouchy, just gloomy) Geezercast that started off perky but got dragged off into Frac Sand Land by accident. This issue has soaked up a lot of time for Marcie and me over the last several months.||5/20/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC067 — A 1-year anniversary “Best Darn Government Money Can Buy” podcast||This time I explore the real-life embodiment of “the parting on the left is now parting on the right” lyric by the Who (bonus points for the name of the song). Y’see, I’m starting to think that the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street people c||10/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC066 — A “layered” tune, annotated||A friend of mine asked that I explain my latest parlor-trick approach to music making. There are lots of different ways of making tunes on computers, but I’ve been fiddling around with a sortof “live layered jam” approach where I cycle through a||7/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC065 — What if Google turns evil?||All kinds of news from the farm (big new-bird news for Marcie, big new-fiber news for me). Plus the big story of the last few weeks — online privacy. Which then morphs into my personal story of moving myself off of Google services as much as I can||5/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeezercast Special — the Bounty Boogie||Richard, and the rest of the crew of the tall ship Bounty, are heading out in a couple days. They’re leaving from San Juan Puerto Rico with a destination of St Petersburg, Russia — so this is a two-way crossing of the Atlantic.||4/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC064 — ICANN .XXX and Japan Tsunami||This Geezercast is a reflection on my recent trip to the ICANN meetings (in San Francisco this time), the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan that happened just as I was flying out there and the continuing hijinks of the Republican governor and legisl.||3/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGC063 — Madison protests||This Geezercast focuses on the giant labor protests in Madison, WI over the last week. Takes me back to the days when I lived there (early ’70’s) and all the community organizing stuff that was going on. Click HERE to listen to this 14 minute podc||2/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
short but to the point
Mike O'Conner does a terrific job of rating the political and social issues surrounding us these days; straight talk about what really matters without political bias. He spins a homespun flavor about his life on the farm, and his days involved in the computer and internet world. He created his own intro music, electronically of course. I've been listening since his "sex and the internet" days. I feel that his warm and interesting podcasts are too short. I am a faithful listener for good.