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Personal Podscape Memex

The initial salvo on the podcast deep dive thesis was divorced from end users, strictly based upon the content of the podcast. Another aspect of interest to me is the incorporation of personalization.

I listen to a small percentage of the episodes from feeds I’m subscribed to. Each one I do listen to feels like there’s a ton of knowledge, of which I retain just fragments. Could an intelligent podcast app monitor my listening and automatically weave together products that could help my future self? At the very least a personalized search engine could be crafted. But is a memex for my personal podscape in reach?

Overcast has an OPML export feature, including a rich version with episode data. A prototyping foundation seems apparent. Jonathan LaCour cooked up a Python script to automate the download.

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