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Introducing ISOPodCast

So I decided to start a podcast. I'm a big fan of podcasts and it's been very cool to see more Information Security related ones surface. I wanted to get in the action and try to do something (hopefully) a little different than most in that the purpose was to have on people I find fascinating, set a topic that doesn't necessarily have to be technical and just see where it goes. 

I present ISOPodCast and let me explain the name.

The ISO stands for Information Second Opinion because I want to discuss and debate with the guests various issues such as community (Episode #1), education, mental health and the like. There's also a bit of wordplay with ISO, InfoSec(ond) and also Isopods are cool looking.

This post is going to introduce Episode #1 - "Community" where my guest Allan Stojanovic (@allansto) talk about our local scene here in Toronto, Canada as a whole and identity.

Now here's what I'd like to ask of you dear listeners:

This is the first episode and I'm brand new to podcasting and long-form conversation while trying to stay on topic and fit the time slot. 

Allan and I had to record this twice because the first time we had an air conditioning unit that we couldn't control ruin the recording. This one you're about to hear we had to do somewhere that was a little better but still echo and some other issues I couldn't clean out without really butchering the voices.Very heavily compressed. You'll notice Allan has more bass in his voice and I also sound farther away but we did the best we could.

Oh also sorry for the airplane and the occasional mic getting knocked. We both tend to talk with our hands :)

So please be gentle and I promise to make the recordings better with time in much more acoustic environments.

I'll be setting the iTunes feed and all that very soon but for right now just to get this out the door I'm hosting everything on Soundcloud. The domain will just take you there for now until I build out a dedicated page.

This is was a lot of fun to do and I really hope you enjoy. 

Here's the podcast: Episode #1 - "Community"

Please follow the podcast Twitter account: @ISOPodHost :)

Thank you all.


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