Could a Podcast Make Itself?

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The Weather in Brooklyn is a podcast that makes itself, From Michael Hoffman

I run a daily podcast called The Weather in Brooklyn. Every morning, you can expect a new episode to appear in its feed. There’s an audio logo at the beginning, then some music starts playing, and the host begins to speak. The host presents the weather forecast for that day in Brooklyn, reads the credits, and signs off. The music fades out, and the episode ends.

But the host isn’t me. It’s not a person at all. And I don’t exactly run this podcast. It’s my podcast, to be sure, but I don’t make it every day. In fact, I’m usually still half asleep when new episodes are created.

What I did do was write a computer program that generates the podcast. The program puts together a script. It converts that script into spoken word audio. It selects music, and mixes the music with the voice. It uploads the episode audio, and it updates the podcast feed with the new episode.

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