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Wikipedia to the Moon!

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
In Berlin
Host
avatar Michael Jahn
Wikimedia Deutschland
Guest

(Episode 45) Imagine you’re on your way to the moon and you’d like to bring something nice along to leave behind. Something that represents humanity and perhaps one day will be found or used by some group of beings. In the 1960’s, at the height of the space race/cold war, NASA astronauts left behind the iconic American flag. In 2017, what would you leave behind?

By Denis Schroeder (WMDE) (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
By Denis Schroeder (WMDE) (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How about Wikipedia? Indeed when the PTScientists began working on their own mission to the moon, the one thing they definitely wanted to take with them — Wikipedia. But Wikipedia is huge and it is on the internet. How then should it be taken to the moon? And more importantly, what should get to go?

Today on the podcast, from the initial idea, to the process, to the final product — the story of Wikipedia to the Moon, told by one of its architects: Michael Jahn. If you’re looking for hope at the start of the new year, look no further..  listen to this!

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Magnus Manske on 15 Years of German Wikipedia

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Magnus Manske Guest

15 years ago the first article went up on the German edition of Wikipedia and the world has not been the same since! Today on the program we’re celebrating this birthday by speaking with the person who posted that first article, Magnus Manske,  who also brought us the software that wiki’s all over the world run on today (Mediawiki). As a bonus, throughout today’s program we will hear great moments in German Wikipedia history complete with my tacky announcer voice.
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Podlove: Taking Podcasts Into a New Era

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
@Metaebene Studios in Berlin
Host
avatar Tim Pritlove
@Metaebene Studios in Berlin
Guest

podscbPodcasting has existed now for close to 12 years, and in that short time we’ve seen success stories, waves of popularity, beloved programs that come to an end, and all kinds of attempts to move the medium forward. Of all the initiatives ever to be brought to podcasting, today’s guest spearheaded one of the most revolutionary from his personal media recording studio in Berlin. The initiative is known as Podlove, the person is named Tim Pritlove, and perhaps most importantly, today on the program he and I discuss how the project was born and has matured, looking at its present, future and its lasting impact on podcasting throughout the world.

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