News Cleanse Day 2. The News Cycle Is Not Your Friend. What IS a ‘News Cleanse’. Why do a ‘News Cleanse’. No news reading or watching. No political discussions. No peeking. Continue podcasting through the cleanse. Great emails and comments already from listeners to The Bob Davis Podcasts. Does this mean no politics or social commentary during the cleanse? Does this mean Bob Davis is losing interest in what is happening politically and socially in the world and in the United States? The answer is emphatically no. Political and social commentary through the week is a go! But, does the news cycle serve anyone? The big outlets, CNN, and Fox and of course all the networks, and web sites like Drudge, Huffington, Buzz Feed, Infowars, The Blaze, the heritage mainstream media like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the political websites like Politico, World Net Daily, Newsmax, and many more are designed to elicit an emotional response, and drive people into camps. It’s not news anymore. It’s sports. And what are people talking about out there around their bonfires in places like Maple Grove, Des Moines, and the suburbs of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit? Not the daily news cycle and the screaming, yelling, pounding, pontificating, punditating and general gas bagging. One man’s journey through news addiction treatment. Sponsored by Baklund R&D.
The Bob Davis Podcasts Celebrates One Year. The one year anniversary of the new version of the podcasts is August fourth. July 5th 2009 is the fifth year anniversary of the original Bob Davis Podcast. Don’t get too excited, although there will be fireworks at the end of the podcast. In just one year, nearly a million podcasts have been served up at the rate of about a hundred thousand a month, three thousand a day. Thanks to the listeners, and the sponsors. A dinner discussion about the opportunities departing talk show hosts (locally) may mean for Bob Davis, provoked a wider discussion about why podcasting is better, more promising and more fun, than radio. Plus, why more and more quality talk hosts and radio people are jumping a sinking ship and starting their own podcasts. How has that changed Bob Davis, how are the podcasts different from radio, how a revolution in technology spurns a revolution in communication. In some ways, it’s the same revolution we’re seeing in American Politics, and the fading institutions of the old world. What happens when a podcaster runs out of printer paper on a Sunday night, just before he about to print his ream of the latest news, read it, and then comment on it? A discussion about what a ‘political news cleanse’ might sound like. Plus a few shout outs and a short talk about what being in business for yourself is all about. Sponsored by Baklund R&D.