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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Brainstorm tomorrow

The member's only session for July is tomorrow night, at 7 PM. Invites have gone out, and what I'd like you to contemplate in the meantime is what sort of video lectures you would be interested in seeing me produce.

What my Periscopes have taught me is that there is an entire body of people who much prefer to learn by watching rather than reading. As with rhetoric and dialectic, you cannot hope to reach these video-learners with books or blog posts. Furthermore, it is evident that this is increasingly how the younger generation prefers to intellectually explore. And there is little point to rewards such as books when I am already an author and the editor of a publishing house.

So, I've selected a video artist from the Dread Ilk and the focus of my future pseudo-Patreon will be producing several videos each month, in lieu of my nightly Periscoping, which I'll cut to 2-3 times per week. The question is, what topics would be of most interest to people and how long should they be?

I assume between 30-45 minutes would be ideal, which means that more complicated topics such as inflation or credit money or responding to atheist evangelicals, or listing the many errors of Sam Harris would need to be multi-video series, whereas simpler topics like the idea of time-to-civilization or omniderigence might only require a single video. Anyhow, I'd welcome hearing what people think here, and then we'll discuss the various ideas that come out of this at Brainstorm tomorrow night.

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Blogger JACIII July 23, 2017 5:42 PM  

WWII Japanese California invasion plans.

Blogger John Locke July 23, 2017 5:45 PM  

rebutting harris would be entertaining indeed, he has a book on free will where he argues for its nonexistence, much like god. I'd love to see you take a wrecking ball at determinism.

Anonymous Looking Glass July 23, 2017 5:46 PM  

The Video aspect isn't too surprising. Spoke Words are already digested information that has to be presented in a linear format. You also trust information from people you trust; not just some random webpage with the information.

Also, if you're the "smart guy in your group" growing up, you'd know the dynamic where people ask you for information because it's a lot of work for them to sort it out. This is actually how most people get Complex Information into their life, rather than personal exploration.

(Also, let's be honest and note that the explosion in text available is almost impossible for most people to penetrate. If you're not used to dealing with utterly massive amounts of information, it's generally too much.)

Blogger ghostfromplanetspook July 23, 2017 5:52 PM  

Personally I like both as well as podcasts too if you ever got into it you'd have at least one listener.

Anonymous malcolm July 23, 2017 6:07 PM  

A video series on your socio-sexual hierarchy rankings. Maybe going into each rank in depth with examples, how to identify where you stand, and how to improve yourself.

I have several people I'd like to send this to, who prefer videos over reading.

Blogger Ingot9455 July 23, 2017 6:09 PM  

"Strong mind resides in a sound body" workout basics/beginning program for the intellectual who needs to learn how to lift.

Anonymous gxg July 23, 2017 6:09 PM  

I'll second the podcast suggestion, even if it were just the audio from the Periscopes.

The topics are great, and I've gotten a lot out of the Periscopes that I've watched. But Podcasts are my go-to medium, even with other great content-providers, like Stefan Molyneaux. (I believe he's said that half of his audience listens to the Podcast rather than watching his videos.)

Blogger SirGroggy July 23, 2017 6:15 PM  

I prefer just an ad hoc topic as per the Darkstreams where you talk of the topic of the day, and this allows tangents off into related topics.

Then you could sprinkle in other videos which are specific topics and not based on the news of the day.

In other words... kind of like Stefan's channel is what I'm imagining.

(That's what I would be looking for, anyhow)

Blogger Longtime Lurker July 23, 2017 6:43 PM  

Social Justice Warriors Always Lie. Gen Z needs to understand who the oppressors are and how to defeat them.

Blogger Scott Birch July 23, 2017 6:56 PM  

Just in case you haven't considered this already: I'd suggest shorter videos, 15-20 minutes max, and literally draw pictures. If your editor can work with AfterEffects or similar then you can incorporate graphical images and similar diagrams. Whether your viewer is a genius or a midwit, this kind of visual aid can enhance and accelerate comprehension.

Blogger Scott Birch July 23, 2017 6:57 PM  

Oh, and your periscopes need more Vizla.

Anonymous edub1321 July 23, 2017 7:06 PM  

Still waiting for the Great Inflation/Deflation Debate to be published (even though Nate has been discredited at this point).

Blogger seeingsights July 23, 2017 7:07 PM  

'The question is, what topics would be of most interest to people and how long should they be?'

I suggest as a topic: Ways to hurt the Left. Ideas would be on how find out if a person is here illegally, and thus alert the authorities. Or how to get a left winger to lose his job.

The international Communist movement had infiltrated all walks of life. People who were not officially spies yet were Communists/socialists acted so as to advance their cause.

We should have Alt-Right operatives in all walks of life. Imagine, for example, if we had Alt-RIght operatives in globalist institutions such as the EU bureaucracy. Leaking information about globalist institutions unto the internet could strike a severe blow against the globalists.

Anonymous Avalanche July 23, 2017 7:19 PM  

@11 "Oh, and your periscopes need more Vizla."

Second that! LOADS more Vizla, and some Ridgies!! (Get a fainting couch -- cause lying under 200 pounds of dog while lecturing may lead you to become short of breath!)

I'd really like a series of language lessons on rhetoric and dialectic and how to translate between. (Yes, Aristotle.... but this is the sort of thing that might go better with aural support.)

Blogger James Dixon July 23, 2017 7:20 PM  

> Furthermore, it is evident that this is increasingly how the younger generation prefers to intellectually explore.

This seems to be the case, yes. I can't say I understand why, as I can cover five times or more the amount of material reading as I can in the time it takes to watch a video. But there's no arguing with reality. Video is what the younger generation prefers.

Blogger Student in Blue July 23, 2017 7:22 PM  

A video copy of commentary upon Aristotle's Rhetoric would be very useful, for everyone. Because who knows when the book will come out. :)

Anonymous Looking Glass July 23, 2017 7:30 PM  

@15 James Dixon

Everyone with a "modern" education has spent at least 12 years being "lectured". It's practice if nothing else and what everyone views as normal. It's asking a lot of a mass of people to completely undo what they've been conformed into doing their entire childhood.

Blogger Garuda1 July 23, 2017 7:30 PM  

I'd definitely watch any videos you did regarding video game design and pruduction, as well as the industry in general.

Anonymous Orville July 23, 2017 7:45 PM  

Books that would be on your version of the Five Foot Shelf for the 21st century and why.

I second one on Dialectic and Rhetoric.

Anonymous gxg July 23, 2017 7:49 PM  

I suggest as a topic: Ways to hurt the Left.
Oh man, THIS a million times over.

Something I've been meaning to mention... VD, you once mentioned in passing that "Cuckservative" didn't achieve the same level of success as "SJWs Always Lie." I have a theory:

On the right, we know we're being screwed over by so-called conservatives, even as our way of life is being attacked by the left. The thing that made "SJWs Always Lie" a must-read for me was the prospect of learning how to fight back, not only if I was attacked personally, but against thought-policing in general.

Lots of people want to fight, but not all of us are good at it. You're very good at it. If I had a wishlist of books/videos/podcasts from you, it would include things like: canned responses to lefties who argue XYZ (immigration, trade, affirmative action), ranging from inoffensive responses to responses that are outright triggering; ways to mock or sabotage lefties at work/school, ways to make your enemies look stupid, ways to keep your organization from getting converged.

My top wish list item: a guide to sabotaging the left without losing your job/career/reputation. For example, someone on this blog once mentioned that they sabotage the left by overly agreeing with them, such as by saying, "Sure Marsha, I mean it's really important that you go to work and pay taxes, because those immigrants really need our support." Another way might include buying books by the dissident right, or even if you don't buy them, upvoting the positive reviews and downvoting the negative reviews. It costs nothing, and no one gets in trouble -- things like that.

Sorry for the rambling. But as long as you asked for ideas, I wanted to mention some of the books/videos/podcasts that I'd one-click in a heartbeat.

Blogger Solaire Of Astora July 23, 2017 8:07 PM  

People like video because they can listen to it passively. Reading requires solid attention, video can be put to the side and listened to while doing chores, working, whatever. Video is also visual which means it is more memetic since memes are extremely visual. Those anti-Stefan or Paul Joseph Waston memes that distort them also increase their memetic spread which helps them in the long run.

Blogger artensoll July 23, 2017 8:24 PM  

I appreciate everything you do on Christianity. A series on Christianity vs Churchianity would be useful.

Blogger Ezekiel July 23, 2017 8:27 PM  

Solaire Of Astora wrote:People like video because they can listen to it passively. Reading requires solid attention, video can be put to the side and listened to while doing chores, working, whatever. Video is also visual which means it is more memetic since memes are extremely visual. Those anti-Stefan or Paul Joseph Waston memes that distort them also increase their memetic spread which helps them in the long run.
Yeah, but even the crappiest computer can usually handle blogspot, not necessarily periscope.

(I can watch when it gets uploaded on youtube but that requires remembering to do so.)

Blogger Lovekraft July 23, 2017 8:40 PM  

I would recommmend something like fleshing out Trump's platform (16 points IIRC) in more detail, track their progress etc.

Similarly, breaking down the 16 points would be helpful to those wanting the status on various goals.

Blogger Michael July 23, 2017 8:42 PM  

Firstly, I think any series the has been well made, should be paid for. I personally would love to hear a lecture series on the nuts and bolts of:
1) The Trivium, how it laid the foundation for modern education and why we lost it. I'm keen to work towards bringing it up-to-date and offering it as a modern pedagogy for alternative schools (non-public schools)
2) Insights into publishing including realistic expectations. But also how to go about protecting your work as you're getting it edited, etc... especially if it's in a really early draft and you're stuck mentally :)
3) Is it possible to "teach" via gaming? It's said to be a taboo, but surely that's why humans have the desire to 'play'. Playing is learning.

Blogger Dangeresque July 23, 2017 9:19 PM  

The further I go down the rabbit hole, the less likely I am to throw down on longer videos. Part of it is that after a while the amount of material that is legitimately new to a person decreases. Sooner or later you start to get to a point where you've heard it all, save for current events. Also, a person generally gains more subs over time and therefore has less time for each individual channel. I think the sweet spot remains to be around 10-15 minutes. Molyneux seems to be realizing this lately too as I've noticed him putting out very effective shorter-form stuff. He has also mentioned that he feels the need to really ensure he doesn't waste any time with as big of a following as he has because just a bit of rehashed material multiplied by his view count could literally eat up many lifetimes worth of man-hours. Just something to think about.

Blogger Happy LP9 July 23, 2017 9:23 PM  

Econ, Eco, omniderigence/God, game dev, talks about dialectical, philosophical approaches to problems where emotion fails to solve anything.

Book news and book reviews, IG news, IG tech updates maybe current events, I want IG and Chouse promoted more.

I cannot watch tv or peri or content that is visual, I grew up without tv and that sort of thing.

The presentations very helpful the last one regarding hedo and self harm reminded me of something I say at times; every high is a new low and every low is a new high - all bad.

I like listen while I am cooking/cleaning and the peri audio is good. I dont have a peri account and catch peri there or at youtube.

I do not care for Harris, he wont even debate Cerno and insulted him, Harris doesn't deserve any time or attention but perhaps it prove would educational.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 23, 2017 9:24 PM  

Military History would sell your vids to A LOT of people. Most of the mils watching your vidya don't have a clue about it, but would go ape for it.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 23, 2017 9:28 PM  

And by mil history, I mean the most basic of stuff off the top of your head. I also recommend that you work backward to engage them more.

Blogger Aeoli Pera July 23, 2017 9:44 PM  

Detailing the argument of Debunking Economics by Steve Keen, 30-minute videos.

Blogger Aeoli Pera July 23, 2017 9:46 PM  

That's what I'd want, but I'd be the only one.

James Dixon wrote:> Furthermore, it is evident that this is increasingly how the younger generation prefers to intellectually explore.

This seems to be the case, yes. I can't say I understand why, as I can cover five times or more the amount of material reading as I can in the time it takes to watch a video. But there's no arguing with reality. Video is what the younger generation prefers.


Don't knock it til you try out some of the Great Courses series, they are phenomenal.

Blogger dc.sunsets July 23, 2017 9:48 PM  


This seems to be the case, yes. I can't say I understand why, as I can cover five times or more the amount of material reading as I can in the time it takes to watch a video. But there's no arguing with reality. Video is what the younger generation prefers.


Ditto. But a generation raised from 2-25 on moving primary colors synchronized to music had its members brain wiring arranged differently.

It's a massive experiment (one of several, e.g. the It Takes A Village Idiot method of child rearing.)

Blogger dc.sunsets July 23, 2017 9:51 PM  

@ Looking Glass, in my experience people don't truly learn anything until they've written it (in their own words) or answered questions about the material (which can be a simple dialogue.)

Blogger dc.sunsets July 23, 2017 9:56 PM  

Don't knock it til you try out some of the Great Courses series, they are phenomenal.

A lecturer with a dry wit who has the depth to bring the foibles of history's notables to light is a treasure.

I miss Ralph Raico. His history of liberty lecture series is a fav (it's an audio-only recording of a week long lecture.)

Blogger Happy LP9 July 23, 2017 9:57 PM  

Can Martin, Larry, Ivan, Tara, Wright (so many others) and Vox sit down and talk about books?

Vox has cspans book section beat 110%. If Vox started talking books, cspan will be so triggered, beautiful, great times.

Or what about interviewing or a sit down with committed VFM and Dread ilk about things of the day.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 23, 2017 9:59 PM  

I'll second this and add that even though I am older and read a great deal, I'm heavily in tuned w/the YouTube "political/cultural" community goings on.
The "rationalists," or the "skeptic" community has held top rank over thought for quite a long time, with the personalities like Sargon of Akkad, Armored Skeptic, Thunderfoot, Amazing Atheist, etc., being regarded as these great moral & intellectual leaders. Now that Alt-Right/race realist discussion has come to the fore, there's been a huge clash, with these figures, and their lesser wannabes, desperately showing their ignorance on these topics and their need to shut.it.down.
There is a dire need for videos featuring intelligent, well resourced, non-hyperbolic information on all Alt-right issues,(ethno- nationalism is another misunderstood facet), but race, racial differences, the science & reality are hard to find and desperately needed.
One argument might be that Stefan has covered the subject excellently over a handful of videos, but I think most younger people would find them daunting, not just due to their hour + length, but also due to the language & technicality.
If you don't want to do this, Vox, I'd ask that all the very bright members of the Ilk, to consider making videos, blogs, or podcasts on this subject.
I'm even considering doing one, myself, despite my heavy Southern accent, which will surely inspire infinite numbers of death threats.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 23, 2017 10:05 PM  

I've come to the same conclusion, so I started experimenting with podcasts, but I think videos are gonna be where it's at. If a video isn't too dependent on the visuals, it could be a good idea to also distribute it as a podcast. I pull the Darkstreams and convert them to audio so I can listen to them on the move, but most people can't or won't do that.

It does seem like an inefficent way to communicate a lot of information, but I figure our generation spent too much time watching TV to be too judgmental about it.

Anonymous johnc July 23, 2017 10:20 PM  

Topic: What strategy and tactics does the Alt-Right need to take on moving forward? It seems like the Alt-Right is still in the phase of raising awareness. You even see this with many of the activism based groups like Generation Identitaire. But what will be the next steps? Running for office, or taking over cultural institutions, or something else?

Blogger maniacprovost July 23, 2017 10:29 PM  

Personally I don't plan to watch. Not a video fan. But,
The easiest value-added videos you could repeatedly produce would probably be taking historical / cultural / literary topics and exploring or relating them to alt-right political theories, game, or just what we can learn from them. Which you do in blog form, such as with the barbarian invasions of the Roman Empire. You can probably just mine your past posts for content. In video form you'll have an updated perspective and inevitably digress onto completely different tangents than the source material.

Blogger Jack Ward July 23, 2017 10:53 PM  

@37 Cail
I like your idea. Do you convert from the later utube upload? Appreciate a brief how to.
You know: this might be something for one of the enlightened ILK or VFM to do. That is, how to do/setup the things we want to be a part of here. Darkstreams, how to make periscope work right, etc. Might not interest Vox himself; but, he might to able to hand off such a chore to someone[s]. Me personally, I would pay a reasonable fee for each of these how to's. Be worth it for reference and not spending all day trying to make something work that most of the visitors here seen to already know.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 23, 2017 11:05 PM  

@40, I download with a utility called youtube_dl, which handles lots of sites including Periscope, then convert with ffmpeg. I do it on a BSD system, but I think those are both available on Windows.

First I run:

youtube-dl [periscope URL]

That gives me a .mp4 file. Then:

ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -codec:a libmp3lame -qscale:a 9 -af volume=7dB newfile.mp3

That converts the audio to MP3, does maximum compression (about 48kb bitrate, plenty good for speech), and boosts the volume.

Blogger S. Misanthrope July 24, 2017 12:05 AM  

If you made nothing but videos on the errors of Sam Harris, I would watch and donate for every single one.

Blogger S. Thermite July 24, 2017 1:23 AM  

A video about the myth of the Proposition Nation, and Diversity+Proximity=War, would be very timely and useful for red-pilling the Millennials and also older Silent Majority types who know there's something deeply wrong with cuckservatism but haven't put their finger on it enough yet to move Alt-Right. Something short and pithy ( under 20 minutes, video meme, if you will ) would probably be best to start with, and then can be expounded upon in later, longer video(s) for people who want to learn more.

I'm all for anti-atheist, anti-feminist, and anti-leftist/socialist videos too, and that's what brought me here years ago.. Vox is great at all three, but people have been arguing against those for years and there's a wealth of knowledge already. Hearing a Native American economist and military historian who's lived on three continents, is chief editor of an international publishing house, and can speak the truth about immigration and culture without sounding like another Stormfront kook...well, that is truly unique and timely.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 24, 2017 1:50 AM  

@17  That's what I can't understand.  Reading is vastly faster and more flexible for those who are proficient at it.  So why the fuck are so many people not proficient at it?!

I have dozens of hours of audio, as old radio shows.  I used to listen to them after dark on long road trips.  That worked.  Video lectures vs. text and graphics?  You demand my eyeballs and waste them.  Fail.

Dangeresque wrote:I think the sweet spot remains to be around 10-15 minutes.
I am extremely reluctant to spend the time to watch anything over 2 minutes.  Someone linked to Chapter 6 of "The Culture of Critique" and now I'm hooked on that.  I don't have time for videos.

@32  That may be it.  The generation raised to treat rap as "music" might be part of it.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy July 24, 2017 2:10 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:@17  That's what I can't understand.  Reading is vastly faster and more flexible for those who are proficient at it.  So why the fuck are so many people not proficient at it?!
Because the (((experts))) discovered that children who have been taught to read any word using phonics read at a slower speed than adults who have learned to read common words by recognizing a whole word at a time, and therefore decided that children should only be taught to read common words by recognizing a whole word at a time. (((They))) even went so far as to tell parents in the 1950s to not teach their own children to read, because parents would do it the wrong way and only certified (((experts))) can teach reading correctly.

The only people who can spell correctly nowadays are geezers who went to a real school, and young folks who either figured out phonics on their own or were taught it by their disobedient parents.

As Dr. Pournelle likes to quote:If a foreign government had imposed this system of education on the United States, we would rightfully consider it an act of war.
Glenn T. Seaborg, National Commission on Education, 1983

But Dr. Seaborg was careful to say “government”, not “nation.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy July 24, 2017 2:12 AM  

(One search term for the fake reading instruction method is “whole language”, but they like to rename it regularly so scientific papers on the topic are harder to find.)

Anonymous Looking Glass July 24, 2017 3:13 AM  

Since we're on topic ideas and LurkingPuppy mentioned reading:

Have you thought about topics of Alt-Education? The Homeschooling movement exists, is massive, but there's a distinct lack of "brass tacks" experience discussed with it. Obviously it's mostly run by Women, so it's communicated in that regard most of the time, but actual discussion of the topic at a high-level is really, really lacking. The entire Education field is staffed by credentialed idiots, so it's one of those topics that could use some real discussion.

Blogger Thanks, J. July 24, 2017 3:33 AM  

Well Vox Day you've got a great brain. I'd like it to help us better understand various philosophical concepts across fields... So sky is the limit. In depth series sound great, with individual episodes as breaks in between series and episodes perhaps, and on whatever YOU find fascinating. Also what is vital for the seriously intellectually curious Western man today? What is the West? What do you think we should be working on ourselves? What's fundamental? So also history, politics, political strategy for Western men - as you've seen with your engagement with the Alt Right etc., there's a lot of confussion, let's say. Damn I want to add covering your understanding of "game" and pua stuff in great depth in a series. So this is like saying cover everything you do on your blogs, lol. The world is fascinating Vox, it really is. Not enough time.

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Anonymous Boomer49 July 24, 2017 6:56 AM  

A point that may be worth discussing is whether a modern economy can operate without fractional reserve banking. I don't see how the power of the bankers is to be controlled without restricting their power to counterfeit currency. What problems would such a change cause and how might they be managed?

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 24, 2017 8:09 AM  

I've personally been baffled by the trend towards presenting material in purely verbal form via videos, versus audio-only (i.e. podcasts). I listened to Molyneux's podcasts from way back, and I was amazed when he started putting them out on YouTube, as I couldn't imagine sitting there watching some guy just talk. I've always liked listening to podcasts a lot, as I can do so while doing all the many things I have to do around the homestead, thus making that time more productive and interesting. It allows me to take in a lot more info than I would if I was limited to reading only, as I just don't have enough time to devote to just reading (considering all the I want to read; which is A LOT).

Now I also understand that I'm not the average user out there. I don't have a smartphone (I know, weird, right?), and thus only go online via my computer. I use an iPod Shuffle to listen to podcasts, loading up a list of things I want to listen to once a day. So I realize that most people do these things with their smartphone and thus don't have to actually watch the videos, but can listen to the audio only. It still seems like a strange trend. Why use the video format if you're not going to utilize the video component?

As an aside, Black Pigeon makes his videos visually interesting even though the visuals are rarely essential to getting his message across. They're almost always just eye candy to keep that part of the brain engaged. But the amount of work he does for that is pretty ridiculous, considering there's not much value added, informationally. But it works, so I understand why he does it. But I rarely take the time to watch them, unless they're less than 10 minutes; and not always even then.

I do convert some YouTube videos to mp3 to listen to on my iPod. But it's a pain in the butt to do so for more then just a couple per day. I was really happy to see when Zman came out with a podcast and didn't go the video route.

So my vote would be that if you're not going to actually use any visuals that you go with an mp3 format, i.e. podcast. I don't see how that could be any harder for smartphone users to utilize than videos would be.

Or alternatively you could put out an mp3 in addition to the video. That would be nice for all us audio-preferring folks.

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 24, 2017 8:21 AM  

I will amend my comment with the stipulation that the live format (i.e. periscope or YouTube Live) that allows interaction with the audience does throw different light on this.

That's obviously a whole different animal, and even though it's obviously nothing real new (e.g. call-in talk radio), I don't know that there's a good audio-only "app" that's available to the common user, the way those two tools are.

Anonymous Avalanche July 24, 2017 9:03 AM  

@41 "ffmpeg -i file.mp4 -codec:a libmp3lame -qscale:a 9 -af volume=7dB newfile.mp3"

!!!! Uh, sorry-whut?

I use a nice bit of software called Brorsoft -- I drag/open/put the video into it and ask it to output whatever form I want.

I convert a lot of YouTube (long-form documentary) vids to MP4s I can play from an external hard drive through a Roku box on the big TV in the workroom or on my tablet. I convert others from video to audio (MP3) for my MP3 player.

I can queue up several and let it perk while I'm doing something else.

Blogger BCF July 24, 2017 9:09 AM  

My apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but what timezone @7pm?

Anonymous MEC July 24, 2017 9:39 AM  

Vox - in addition to the 30-45 minute format, I would suggest a 3-minute update, that might encourage someone to sit through 30 minutes. Having observed my son & his friends, they will give you 2-3 minutes, anything longer they click out after a short time. Then if it's a topic they want to dig deep into, they could click for the full 30 minute version. Might I suggest, "The 3-minute Vox". Heck I have read everything you have written (non-fiction) and I would watch the "The 3-minute Vox".

Blogger Cail Corishev July 24, 2017 9:50 AM  

I've personally been baffled by the trend towards presenting material in purely verbal form via videos, versus audio-only (i.e. podcasts).

It's partly a matter of convenience. It's actually easier to distribute a video than a podcast right now. You can upload pictures or video to Facebook Photos, but not audio files. Periscope/Twitter and Facebook Live are video. YouTube is video; if you want to put a podcast on it, you'll have to slap a picture on it to make a video.

There are podcasting sites, of course, but they're not nearly as well known, so people won't find you there as easily. You have to direct them there, which you can do from wherever you publish the video version, if you do both.

!!!! Uh, sorry-whut?

I do most things with the keyboard, so I rarely have to drag things around like a monkey trying to use an abacus. I don't actually type that; I have it in a script which I can automate so my computer can download them, convert them, and push the results over to my phone, while I'm doing other things.

Blogger Student in Blue July 24, 2017 11:32 AM  

@37. Cail Corishev
It does seem like an inefficent way to communicate a lot of information, but I figure our generation spent too much time watching TV to be too judgmental about it.

I'm of the opinion that because it's inefficient, that people like it. When there's too much information, too fast, it doesn't give you time to process it. Even with books where you judge your own speed, because with especially dense books that means you have to pick it up, read a couple of sentences, then spend quite a bit of time not reading it to unpack it and that's a headache.

Meanwhile the Army successfully teaches their dumb recruits by A) telling them what they're going to tell them, B) telling them, then C) telling them what they just told them.

Ridiculously inefficient but it works for the dummies, and probably is why it works for the dummies.

Anonymous hoots July 24, 2017 1:41 PM  

I greatly enjoyed your recounting of the incident in which the Goth refugees were allowed to enter Roman lands, and ended up turning on their gracious hosts. I, like many of my generation, were deprived of accurate or engaging history education, and stuff like that, in digestible pieces, is pure gold. Stefan is an excellent model for providing trustworthy historical presentations, and I think your emphasis on military, Christianity, and culture-war matters would provide a unique perspective. I also think a series on important lessons to learn from history and how they relate to today's issues would lend itself well to a video format.

Blogger LP9 July 24, 2017 2:40 PM  

Talks on Keen, Mises, Eco, Greg Johnson's work, even maybe Game theory talk and the evils of hypergamy.

Also something that I want to learn about is, via peri on listen no visuals; No Gods, Only Daimons, Kai Wai Cheah
Blood of Elves, Andrzej Sapkowski
Baptism of Fire, City of Corpses, John C. Wright
Jerusalem, Alan Moore
Men Without Women, Haruki Murakami's work is so attractive & meaningful.

Also peri's about as we age how to workout and what to do for men and women via opinion; for example as we hit 40 and 50 do we rest more, what supplements to consider. if we care for our bodies from 20 to 40, 50 to beyond looks easy unless genetics plays God as it does, as we do not control anything.

(Luckily my patrons voted against peris for yoga and ballet as that does not fit what we are doing.)

NO to 3min updates, that is not cool, no, I want subjects expounded upon for more than 3 mins. Upsetting, 3mins segs are dumbed down.

OT: ADL's old crabby over 60 types are still up to their lies

Blogger Jack Ward July 24, 2017 3:00 PM  

@41 Cail
Just back from some chores. Thanks Cail. I will add this to the proper folder and try a few.
Again, thanks.

Blogger daddynichol July 24, 2017 3:58 PM  

Whatever list of topics, please include information where to get a bibliography of helpful reading materials. Just mentioning them is not enough. "For a list of information scouces for this program, go to XXXX.com under the topic heading of XXXX. Viewers and listeners easily find source materials and they will be directed to other sites such as your blog, publishing house, GAB, etc.

Blogger daddynichol July 24, 2017 4:01 PM  

I would recommend that any single program not run more than 30 minutes especially if there is only a single person. If it's longer, break it into two segments with some kind of packaged promo break in between (new book release, promote past show or promote future program). The depth of your presentations may tax those with relatively short attention spans due to current cultural influences.

Blogger Flair1239 July 24, 2017 4:11 PM  

No sense in reinventing the wheel. Molyneaux is a good model. His video on the Roman Empire was excellent. As are his "the truth about" series videos.

Dedicated forum site and self hosted crowd funding.

I'd copy his model right down the line.

Blogger LP9 July 24, 2017 4:13 PM  

I also wish for any peris be posted at gab/twitter

Blogger SirHamster July 24, 2017 5:17 PM  

Student in Blue wrote:It does seem like an inefficent way to communicate a lot of information, but I figure our generation spent too much time watching TV to be too judgmental about it.

I'm of the opinion that because it's inefficient, that people like it. When there's too much information, too fast, it doesn't give you time to process it. Even with books where you judge your own speed, because with especially dense books that means you have to pick it up, read a couple of sentences, then spend quite a bit of time not reading it to unpack it and that's a headache.


I suspect that there's a biological component to it. With the video, even if you aren't watching it, you get brief snapshots of the speaker's body language when you start/stop the feed and see them. I'm guessing this gives our brain an anchor point to store with the memory. Maybe high IQ types can handle the efficient storage of purely abstracted audio info, but the average person needs a bigger memory footprint tagging the info with other sense data.

Even for those who like podcosts, we would all prefer to hear a trusted voice (VD, Molyneaux) rather than a robotic text to speech presenting the same info. Those intangibles matter, even if we have not or cannot quantify it.

TL:DR, most people prefer a slower drip with eye candy (Hey Alt-West ladies!) and warmth.

Blogger Stephen St. Onge July 26, 2017 4:49 AM  

        I much prefer reading, and almost never watch videos.  I'll never subscribe to a video series, but I'd gladly subscribe to the transcripts of an interesting series.

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