Popular Mechanics has a podcast
September 19, 2006 12:05 AM   Subscribe

Popular Mechanics now has a podcast You have to look for it, but it's there. And the content might surprise you.
posted by persona non grata (10 comments total)

 
Sir, I believe you are missing some links:

Podcast: The Nuclear Option
Podcast: Licensed to Kill
Podcast: The Gospel of Spud Gunning
posted by equalpants at 1:13 AM on September 19, 2006


Thank you equalpants!
posted by lemonfridge at 3:09 AM on September 19, 2006


Or even just link the damn podcast RSS feed so that people can subscribe to it?! The RSS feed icon is right there on each and every blog entry... (there are 13 aticles currently)
posted by nielm at 3:25 AM on September 19, 2006


Question about Popular Mechanics. Listening to a debate a few days ago between the makers of a 9/11 conspiracy film and the editors of Popular Mechanics, the filmmakers described PM as a (paraphrasing here) "Hearst yellow journalism rag".

Yellow journalism? I'd always thought the magazine was relatively harmless...does it really have that bad of a reputation? And does Popular Science, which I actually subscribe to, have the same sort of rep?

For anyone who cares, the debate was part of a Democracy Now podcast.
posted by aerotive at 6:17 AM on September 19, 2006


Well, Popular Mechanics did an article shooting down some conspiracy theories. So, no, it doesn't have a bad reputation, but the conspiracy folks would sure like people to think it does, so that PM's arguments against the conspiracy theorists would have less weight.
posted by Bugbread at 6:39 AM on September 19, 2006


Someone please fix this post. A single link to the main page of a popular site, telling us to hunt for something, then coyly implying that the thing we're supposed to hunt for might be surprising? At least add equalpants' links to the post.

Yellow journalism? I'd always thought the magazine was relatively harmless...does it really have that bad of a reputation? And does Popular Science, which I actually subscribe to, have the same sort of rep?

Consider the source. On the issue of objectivity, I think I'll favor the side of PM over the whackjob makers of "Loose Change." As for yourself, you're a subscriber and don't appear to have had doubts before these filmmakers slapped around their broad brush. You're probably in a better position than they are to evaluate the integrity of PM.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:40 AM on September 19, 2006


I have some old Popular Mechanics from 1941, and there were some definite rhetorical flourishes going on. There was lots of propoganda about new weapons and military vehicles, all about how we were going to beat those Japs and Gerrys. I have no idea if the same vein carries through today, but it was strong in the 40s.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:40 AM on September 19, 2006


Question about Popular Mechanics. Listening to a debate a few days ago between the makers of a 9/11 conspiracy film and the editors of Popular Mechanics, the filmmakers described PM as a (paraphrasing here) "Hearst yellow journalism rag"...Yellow journalism? I'd always thought the magazine was relatively harmless...does it really have that bad of a reputation?

Well, it has a bad reputation among people who believe the government demolished the WTC itself for some nefarious purpose. What does that tell you?
posted by delmoi at 8:07 AM on September 19, 2006


What does that tell you?

It tells me that Popular Mechanics needs to start running schematics for an effective tinfoil hat.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:22 AM on September 19, 2006


Well, that was until I listened to the Spud Gun show:

Tucker Carlson?
Country and Western?

No wonder it has a problem with it's reputation. It needs to invite Jon Stewart, and switch the theme tune to rock and roll before I'll trust it in future.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:26 AM on September 19, 2006


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