It's a familiar problem for podcast listener: a host vaguely references a picture or a video or something in their recording booth, but you can't see what it is this person is talking about. This happened recently on Vergecast 214. Yeah, a video would solve this problem, but you're standing on the train sandwiched between strangers or driving a car or jogging. Isn't that what you listen to podcasts for? You can't spend that time on Google, Reddit, or Tumblr, you can only rely on your ears.
That's where this experimental podcast comes into play. Meet 1,000 words. The Verge Extras podcast, hosted by editor of Circuit Breaker Paul Miller and social media manager Dami Lee, is dedicated exclusively to describing pictures from the internet.
To make the experience as realistic as possible, we recorded the show with a binaural microphone. We placed the mic at the head of the table, with Paul to the left and Dami to the right, to make it seem as if you are sitting down with them while they see these pictures for the first time. (The best way to listen to this would be with a pair of headphones.)
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