Everything is a work-in-progress... we're calling it the "minimum viable podcast." We hope to make it better every day, with your help. We'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks!
My only feedback at this point is that the less editorial you add the better IMHO and you seem to be adding more as the days go on. :)
It's fine when prefixed with "personally" or "I wonder if..." etc. Indeed, those bits are quite interesting, but without that it comes across as a little lecturing or even patronising. I usually agree with your politics, but I like to make my own mind up. It's very easy to get people's opinions on the news, etc. on that whole Twitter thing.
Here is an example that shows their player in action: http://omegataupodcast.net/279-microgravity-research-at-zarm...
You should remove this link and wait for them to add in the embed in the site itself, that way they are "paid" for their efforts with leads towards their services.
A couple of years ago I wanted to start a "summary" service for Hacker News submissions (and comments!), but I never found enough time to build something meaningful.
At least, the podcast is some (better?) version of what I wanted to build. I'm so happy someone is doing it.
It's great that you guys treat it like a real news segment and have a neutral stance on each post. But don't be afraid to give your own opinion on the subject. Steve Gibson from the Security Now podcast is an outgoing character that is not afraid to speak up on new topics.
To me, what the community writes in the discussion is generally more interesting than the article itself, this probably deserves more time. Tangents and arguments are always fun.
Hope you guys keep making these, it's a monumental task to do a podcast everyday, but well worth it in the end!
I'm not saying throw away the current format, I like the digest, it'd just be more interesting if I could hear your input.
Here's an idea: how about you have an extra, slightly longer, weekly review and discuss between you the most important topics of the week?
Anyway good effort, I'll be sure checking you daily
I'd recommend trying out assigning numbers to the stories (eg. 1 of 10) as they are introduced to give more separation between stories / comments. Or maybe one voice does the story summary and the other the comments. Without paying close attention it seems to all blend together.
Compares pretty well with HN Daily with respect to content but also offers more articles (because it's HN, naturally).
E.g., everything on HND for 16 April  can be found on the first pages of HN/front for 15 April  and 16 April .
I agree that it's not really necessary now.
Going to try switching to a dynamic mic with a tighter pickup pattern, but the one I tried on Amazon from CAD was faulty (crazy buzzing around 1khz), so waiting for the next delivery...
Feel free to e-mail me if you'd like to chat about this; I do a little bit of audio wizardry on the side (and I'm building an open-source podcast serving platform at the moment, as it happens, so I've spent time in the weeds--maybe it'd be a good option for your hosting).
[EDIT] Updated the site w/ the RSS feed link in the header. Thanks for pointing this out.
Super interested in this podcast though
If you need help, let me know. I'll gladly offer some time to help with a project like this: mc [at] sent.com
edit: ah, it's only in the intro..