Daily Source Code

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Daily Source Code
Hosted byAdam Curry
Genretalk / technology / music
UpdatesWeekly Updates
Audio formatMP3
Original releaseAugust 13, 2004 – November 30, 2013
Website[1] (archived)

The Daily Source Code (DSC) was a podcast by Adam Curry, often considered a pioneer of podcasting.[1][2] Curry talked about his everyday life and events in the podcasting scene or the news in general, as well as playing music from the Podsafe Music Network and promotions for other podcasts. He had regular returning segments which were mostly contributions from fellow podcasts and his daughter Christina occasionally made guest appearances. The show had more than 500,000 subscribers at its peak.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

The first edition was published on August 13, 2004, as a live show that software developers could use as a test for their download software. Podcasting technically already existed at that time, but Adam was the first to bring together RSS, scripting, and actual audio content (in a format much like a radioshow).[4] He has since increasingly become the voice of the active podcasting community, helping fellow podcasters and founding initiatives such as Podshow and the Podsafe Music Network.

In September 2007, the number of broadcasts slumped dramatically following a Curry family reunion in Fire Island, New York State. Far from being daily, Curry started leaving gaps of up to five days between podcasts. Ongoing problems with the Podshow network web sites, which Curry founded, were rumoured to be partly to blame.[citation needed]

The Daily Source Code was one of the shows featured by Adam Curry on Sirius Satellite Radio in his "Adam Curry's PodShow" from May 1, 2005 till the end of the contract in May 2007.[5][6] Since May 4, 2006 (episode 380)[7] Curry has been promoting Daily Source Code in Second Life under the name "Adam Neumann" via Curry Castle.[7]

From episode 813 Curry trialed a semi-live format where the show was streamed and listeners of the show could call in. From around episode 820 in February 2009 Curry moved his attention to producing the No Agenda podcast with John C. Dvorak and production of the Daily Source Code became much more intermittent, at most weekly.[8] Because of this production of The Daily Source Code was suspended with episode 821 on February 16, 2009. After a year of hiatus Curry rediscovered creative energy for the show and resumed The Daily Source Code with episode 822 on March 19, 2010, focusing more on music. However, it was announced in an episode of No Agenda that Curry would not be continuing production of the Daily Source Code, fearing penalties for copyright infringement.[citation needed]

Curry has produced another episode of The Daily Source Code in May 2012, however, and announced plans to continue the podcast. As of 2015, only two more episodes have been produced: #866 in August 2012 and #867 in November 2013.[9][10]

Signatures[edit | edit source]

Signature introduction[edit | edit source]

The DSC's signature introduction, "...with 16 million dollars' worth of airplane strapped to my ass, and the next generation radio content in my ears, I'd like to think I'm flying into the future" started life as a comment Curry received from airline pilot Christopher Stork during the podcast's early days (March 2005). Curry read it out during a show and that recording along with other audio clips used previously as part of the show's opening sequence were utilized by a listener and sometime contributor to produce a show opening, which was submitted back to Adam Curry.[11] Curry so loved the produced piece he made it a predominating feature of the show's opening. It became the podcast's signature introduction and was highly recognized and often mimicked on other podcasts. Although the listener/contributor that produced the piece was never actually mentioned on the show, it was the voice over artist known as "Kevin the Announcer Guy", the imaging announcer for the early days of Jan Polet's Hit Test, a prominent feature played on the Daily Source Code. Today a different opening of the show is used, since he is putting his airplane for sale.[citation needed]

Signature conclusion[edit | edit source]

Starting in 2010 Adam Curry finishes each show with:[12]

Live your life with passion - and, as long as it lasts, enjoy your freedom.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Audience with the podfather". Wired News. 2005-05-14. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  2. Belson, Ken (2005-05-02). "An MTV Host Moves to Radio, Giving Voice to Audible Blogs". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  3. Message from a Podmaster By Mike Southon December 20, 2008 in the Financial Times
  4. "Rogers Cadenhead speaks about Adam Curry". Retrieved 2007-03-28. 
  5. "SIRIUS Satellite radio partnering with Adam Curry" (Press release). SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Retrieved 2007-03-28. 
  6. "Sirius and Podshow end their contract". April 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sekiya, Baron (May 3, 2006). "Adam Curry discovers Second Life". MediaBaron. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 
  8. Aside: "No Agenda began simply enough, in late 2007, as an unscripted, unrehearsed and unedited dialog between MEVIO President and Co-Founder Adam Curry, and MEVIO VP John C. Dvorak." from about No Agenda On April 24, 2008, Podshow changed its name to Mevio.Podshow Changes Name to Mevio, Rolls Out Bold New Broadband Entertainment Network, Mevio Press Room, April 24, 2008.
  9. "The Daily Source Code Archive Project". 2014-01-15. Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  10. "HotCoffee.org: Download Adam Curry Daily Source Code (Archives)". Retrieved 2015-05-10. 
  11. "Daily Source Code 03/25/2005 podcast". Podshow. 2005-03-25. Retrieved 2005-03-25. 
  12. "Daily Source Code 840 podcast". 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 

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