This week’s Podcast Review is about the Hackoff.com Podcast
Description: An historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble.
Comments: Author and former CEO Tom Evslin, like hackoff.com CEO Larry Lazard, founded a company-ITXC- which went public during the Internet bubble. Unlike Larry, Evslin lived to tell the story of those times.
This novel turned podcast takes you through the fun, games and hysteria of the turn of the century Internet bubble and blowup.
With all the best features of a true mystery novel, sexually charged players and of course technology, this novel set to podcast will pull you in and not let go.
The sound is great, the narration and character play terrific. Before you know it hours will have passed while you listen to the story. With 15 chapters each containing multiple episodes this story is well done. Here are just a few chapter titles for your enjoyment:
– The Beauty Contest
– An Instance of Blinding Light
– Death Sucks
and so much more. There are terrific show notes and you can even purchase the printed edition or subscribe to the podcast or print edition.
Pluses: I love this whole idea of a relevant fictional story set in recent times, revolving around technology in both print and podcasted format (complete with stock charts). The site is great, the graphics are effective and the visitor choice is maximized. You can even bookmark your place if you stop part of the way through the story. I even learned a new term ‘Blooks’ blogs as books or books as blogs, whichever you prefer.
Minuses: Occasionally the sound is a little echoey but I can find no other fault with this great and creative podcast.
Recommendation: If you like great stories you need to try out the Hackoff.com Podcast.