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The Promoted Posts and the Metaethics sequence now available in audio

16 Rick_from_Castify 03 June 2014 02:00AM

We are proud to announce audio versions of the Less Wrong Promoted Posts and the Metaethics major sequence, both now available via a Castify Podcast.

The Less Wrong Promoted Posts feed will have every new promoted post which has been tagged with the Creative Commons Attribution License.  We'll aim to have them read and to you via the podcast within 48 hours.  We've found this to be a good way to keep up with Less Wrong, especially for longer articles like last month's interesting long-form post called "A Dialouge on Doublethink" by BrienneStrohl.

The Metaethics Sequence is the next installment of the sequences we've produced into audio.  We now have 7 Less Wrong sequences in audio, with more on their way. 

As always we appreciate your support and your feedback: support@castify.co.



Promoted Posts Subscription: http://castify.co/channels/51-less-wrong

Metaethics sequence: http://castify.co/channels/50-metaethics

Channels page: http://castify.co/channels


Audio Version of "How to Actually Change Your Mind"

14 Rick_from_Castify 18 February 2014 08:23PM

The audio version of the mega-sequence "How to Actually Change Your Mind" is now available.  It's the biggest sequence we've done yet, coming in at over 8 hours of audio.  Here at Castify we think this sequence is the most important one we've done so far.

On the wiki it says, "The most important technique that Less Wrong can offer you is 'How to Actually Change Your Mind'".  I couldn't agree more.  If you haven't read it already I'd strongly recommend it.  If you have more free "ear time" than "eye time" or you learn better from listening this audio version is for you.

Feedback is welcome: support@castify.co

Comment author: somervta 16 August 2013 06:13:52AM 1 point [-]

Areyou still interested and are you interested in non american accents?

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 20 August 2013 12:47:21AM 1 point [-]

We have someone doing a trial run at the moment. Happy to hear more auditions, send one through.

Comment author: pinyaka 06 August 2013 04:27:45PM 0 points [-]

Are the sequence scripts going to be edited? Eliezers work is good for an amateur, but is obviously not professional grade writing, so some editing for fluidity might be helpful.

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 07 August 2013 01:05:48AM 1 point [-]

We do minor edits when needed but other than that the scripts are intact. While not perfect writing, the content is what matters and that comes across very well in the recordings.

Comment author: WingedViper 05 August 2013 01:10:38AM 2 points [-]

Ok, had a go on it as well. And what format do you want?

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 06 August 2013 01:14:06AM 1 point [-]

We can handle anything for the application but do most of our work with mp3 files.

Seeking a reader for LessWrong sequences

5 Rick_from_Castify 04 August 2013 10:58AM

As some of you are aware we make audio versions of LessWrong sequences.  We are looking to hire someone from the LessWrong community who has a good voice and is keen to record the remaining sequences.  There is quite a bit of material as I'm sure you are all aware. 

Anybody who is interested please record yourself reading Politics is the Mind-Killer and send it to support@castify.co.  Please say what sort of recording device you used and keep the recording size rational.

Thanks to all of you who have been listening.

Comment author: Maelin 02 June 2013 04:23:53AM 4 points [-]

In the description in the centre of the page, it says "Note: Due to its abundant use of math, this package excludes the article The Quotation is not the Referent." but then right next to that, number 6 in the list of Included Articles, is "The Quotation is not the Referent".

Also, is it possible to get a preview?

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 03 June 2013 11:09:35PM 0 points [-]

A sample has been added. "Joy in the Merely Real" http://castify.co/channels/43-reductionism

Reductionism sequence now available in audio format

18 Rick_from_Castify 02 June 2013 02:55AM

The sequence "Reductionism", which includes the subsequences "Joy in the Merely Real" and "Zombies", is now available as a professionally read podcast.

Thanks to those who've been listening, let us know how your experience has been thus far and what you think of the service by dropping an email to support@castify.co.  

Comment author: PhilGoetz 01 February 2013 10:59:22PM 1 point [-]

Post says "second major sequence". Where's the first major sequence?

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 01 February 2013 11:25:59PM 3 points [-]

The first major sequence is "Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions"; however, the wiki suggests to start with the minor sequence "Map and Territory". Links to all three below.

Map and Territory: http://castify.co/channels/4-less-wrong-map-and-territory http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Map_and_Territory_(sequence)

Mysterious Answers To Mysterious Questions: http://castify.co/channels/1-less-wrong-mysterious-answers-to-mysterious-questions http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Mysterious_Answers_to_Mysterious_Questions

A Human's Guide to Words: http://castify.co/channels/16-less-wrong-a-human-s-guide-to-words http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/A_Human%27s_Guide_to_Words

Comment author: PhilGoetz 01 February 2013 05:50:39AM 3 points [-]

I followed the link, but it isn't clear what my $5 pays for. A button says "Download", but when I click it, it tells me I need to buy a subscription. I don't want to do it if it means I have to go through iTunes, or click on a whole bunch of links to download individual MP3 files. I want to pay $5 and get a zip file of MP3s.

Comment author: Rick_from_Castify 01 February 2013 06:10:03PM *  2 points [-]

You get a podcast feed link which you can add to iTunes or to any podcast catcher program you choose to use. There are some benefits of doing it this way, the files are bookmark-able (your last listening place is remembered) and you can set your podcast software to automatically sync the 5 least recent unplayed files for example.

If you are anti-podcast though we could certainly share the files with you in a zip. Just shoot an email through to support@castify.co and we'd be happy to do that for you.

PS: If you'd like to test it out, just sign up for the Free essay from Eliezer here: http://castify.co/channels/3-eliezer-yudkowsky-the-simple-truth

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