Several years ago my parents bought me an iPod. Thus began my love for iTunes and the iPod/iPhone revolution. One of the very first things I found on iTunes was this section called Podcast. I remember listening to a few of them and thinking they were pretty neat.
Fast forward a few years to just a couple of years ago (it’s currently 2013) when I happened upon a little show called This Week In Google (TWiG). I was sitting in my car and was killing time by browsing through the list of podcasts on my iPhone and for whatever reason I clicked on the TWiG podcast. I loved it. Since then I’ve been listening to and watching a lot of the content on the TWiT network and it’s made me want to start producing my own content. Leo often talks about the fact that we should be producing and not just consuming content. I want my voice to be heard.
There’s just one problem, the two areas that I know well, the Navy and law enforcement, are places I work and anything I produce could be interpreted as me making official statements for those two agencies.
The one area that I would really like to focus on is my time in the Navy Reserves. I’ve written (here) in another post about some of my Navy adventures so it’s no secret that I’m in the Navy. I really want to focus on making transition into the reserves as easy as possible. The one thing I have found is that the Navy Reserves has a ton of opportunities and twice as many challenges and I want to identify each of those to make life a little easier. I would also like to teach to an active audience. Evaluations, orders, drills, authorized verses unauthorized absences from drill, uniforms, rate conversion and annual training are just a few areas I want to hone in on.
I do need some suggestions on a name for my podcast though. So, feel free to comment with your suggestion. 🙂
Stay tuned for Episode 1.
A message to my fellow law enforcement and sailor friends:
Sheila Jetton is a friend and co-worker of mine. She is a police officer with the Chattanooga Police Department and she is also a Second Class Petty Officer in the Navy Reserves. The below email was written by our Navy Ombudsman and gives more details then I ever could.