Appearance on the latest Sidepodchat

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Late on Friday night saw the recording of the latest in the occasional ‘Sidepodchat’ series at Sidepodcast.com, and I was one of the lucky people to appear. The concept is a short 10-minute show in which Christine and Mr C chat with a small panel of guests about a particular topic or theme. This week’s other guests included some of your other favourite bloggers like Gavin and Lukeh and SPC commenters Steven and Bassano

This Chat’s theme was the Renault F1 team and specifically the driver line-up for 2011. Who will join Kubica? What is the future of the team? It was fun, it always is! Keep an eye out for future editions, who knows you might even appear on one soon – anyone can.

Be sure to check it out here, at 12 minutes in length you have no excuse not to.

Belgian Grand Prix – Audio

I had an utterly brilliant time in Belgium for the Grand Prix along with 10 fellow F1 fans loosely revolving around the Sidepodcast.com community. There will be plenty of blog write-ups across many sites from several of us over the coming days and I’ll do my best to point you to them. In the meantime, you should listen to this.

On Sunday night we came together and recorded our thoughts into a 26-minute podcast which is now available at Sidepodcast.

Between the group of us we covered:

– the rain

– the circuit

– the bumping into people

– the locals

..and much more besides.

LISTEN HERE

It really is a good listen and I think – I hope – we managed to capture our excitement at having attended the race, and having battled through the elements and won.

Hope you like it.

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Apologies for those waiting for the TMR Game post, I’ve been too tired to catch up with it and will write it Thursday night. If you need to get an entry in beforehand please use last week’s post.

Allan McNish chats with The Feeder Series

Jon from The Feeder Series has bagged a lengthy interview with the legend that is Allan McNish, two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Pretty good timing since the 2010 edition of the big race is next week and McNish is, as ever, expected to be at the forefront of the Audi attack.

Allan talks about his career to date and also his involvement in the Jim Russell driving school in the US, as well as one of the young drivers he’s starting to look after as he moves into driver development. Fascinating listen, as it always is with McNish.

Check it out RIGHT HERE.

Big props to friend-0f-the-blog Jon for securing the interview, and of course to Allan for giving up half an hour of his time to an up and coming site/podcast in the lead up to the biggest race of the year.

F1 Minute Video

F1 Minute is now available as a video podcast!

I like to plug the work other people are doing if I enjoy it, and our favourite purveyor of minute-long daily audio news updates is now conducting a trial in video form.

Here is the first video, which is for the update of January 4th:

(embedding broke with the transition to WordPress, see link)

Keep in touch with new releases at F1Minute.com’s video section (or via DailyMotion or YouTube), there is a slight lag at the moment while they find their feet but they’ll soon be released in sync with the audio version. For the moment I’ll keep the audio player embedded here on this blog, if you prefer to use that.

Tangentially, F1Minute.com is also the home of F1 Big Picture which is always worth a look, and a good place to source the text from original press releases from teams and the FIA. I think it is an under-appreciated site so let’s give it some love.

An Aside With Joe #16

Today the latest ‘An Aside With Joe’ podcast was released and amazingly they are up to no.16 already. It doesn’t seem long since the first one.

These chats with journalist and author Joe Saward are always very revealing and in this edition you can find out about:

  • making Grands Prix green;
  • a Grand Prix for electric cars;
  • Silverstone’s deal;
  • an update on the Motorsport Business Forum, not the Monaco one like much of the F1 media but the Orlando event (and the reasons why he went there);
  • hydroplanes – yes, really;

I’ve said it before and it is ever true – after listening to Joe speak for just under an hour you come away feeling a lot wiser about motorsport and you look at it through different eyes – plus you can impress your friends with the knowledge. Of course, your friends don’t care about motorsport and they still think Button is called Jason, hah, what do they know, nothing.

Thanks to Sidepodcast and especially to Joe for making the time to produce these, and particularly this episode which was an unexpected addition.

I know it is Christmas but you should make time for this one, LISTEN HERE.

TMR on Planet IRL podcast!

Kohl from PlanetIRL has a new podcast and was gracious enough to ask me to appear on his first show. I was glad to agree even though I was mortified at actually talking out loud! What might I say?

Find out here!

Show Details

Host: Kohl Kirkland

F1 Segment
Dex Brennan, from Midweek Motorsport and www.radiolemans.com
– Me!

IRL Segment
– Existing PlanetIRL co-writer Lisa Kenny.
– New PlanetIRL co-writer Paul Dalbey, also of http://greatestspectacleinracing.blogspot.com/

Special Guest
Daniel Herrington, currently running inside the top ten in the Indy Lights points standings

Head over to the PlanetIRL to download the show!

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I let the side down a little by saying “umm”, leaving gaps and generally being a bit quiet, but that’s me generally anyway – for a quiet guy I didn’t do too badly, particularly when paired with experienced motormouth Dex! He was a legend stepping in at the last minute when the booked guest found himself stuck at work.

What have I learned? If I ever go on a podcast again I’ll be sure to prepare notes first and cut down on the nervous laughing! I very much enjoyed it though, and I hope the podcast is a success.

The Customer Comes First

The esteemed Mr Pressdog has recently taken up the mantle of being the champion of the customer – the fan – who is losing out and needs to be listened to, needs to be taken seriously.

Formula 1 journalist Joe Saward agrees and he tells it straight both on www.grandprix.com and his blog, and he has been talking about how F1 should pay more attention to fans on several editions of podcasts from Sidepodcast.com.

Check out last week’s instalment “The Customer Always Comes First” on the link below (this quote is actually unrelated to fans and is about engines – but he is in the fans’ corner too), and be sure to check the site every race weekend for his latest musings as well as the regular Debriefs throughout the weekend from the SPC team.


http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/05/27/an-aside-with-joe-the-customer-always-comes-first/

You probably ought to check the archives too.