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Podcast of the Week: Mac OS Ken

February 13, 2009

A new feature I’m adding to the blog is a Podcast of the Week section.

The first recommendation I’m going to make is a show that essentially personifies what a podcast is and how grassroots it can be. Mac OS Ken is a daily show which brings news about Apple, the Mac and the iPhone five days a week pro bono. The show’s host, Ken Ray, is entering his fourth year of hosting and producing the program, though it’s moved from the Bay Area to Buffalo.

For the most part, it’s a one-man show, save for the guests on his Saturday show, Mac OS Ken Day 6. Unlike the daily show, Day 6 isn’t free. But from a $10 monthly subscription, Ray managed to quit his job at a San Francisco TV station and move to Buffalo before the unemployment ax started swinging across the nation last fall.

Working for himself and doing what he enjoys, Ray is an example of the dream podcasters yearn for.