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    February 7, 2011 -- Mike Maginnis and Ken Gagne, two long-time Apple II users, are proud to announce the Apple II community's first co-hosted podcast. Open Apple, a monthly show dedicated to Steve Wozniak's most famous personal computer, begins broadcasting today at http://www.open-apple.net/ with a new episode to come every month.

    "When we got home from KansasFest 2010, we didn't want the experience to end," said Gagne in the show's first episode, referring to the annual Apple II convention. Added Maginnis, "One of the great things about the Apple II is the community that surrounds it. Having a podcast where we can chat with other Apple II users fosters that community feeling you get at events like KansasFest." In keeping with that theme, the two co-hosts are joined in their first episode by KansasFest veteran Andy Molloy, the first of many guests to appear on Open Apple.

    The Apple II was the first personal computer produced by Apple Computer Inc. after their founding in 1977. More than eight models and five million units were sold before it was discontinued in 1993. Nearly two decades later, the computer still enjoys regular releases of new hardware and software, thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of both loyal fans and retrocomputing newcomers.

    The Open Apple show aims to spotlight that vibrancy and serve that community with regular segments that include "II News", a roundup of the latest Apple II activities and announcements; "Retroviews", a look back at classic hardware and software; "Apple Pickings", which spotlights Apple II sales on eBay and Craigslist; and "Name the Game", an audio trivia challenge in which listeners can win prizes.

    "There are plenty of other great retrocomputing podcasts that we enjoy listening to," said Maginnis, "but none dedicated to the Apple II is produced on a regular basis, and nothing that consistently features multiple voices from the community. With this show, Ken and I are looking forward to keeping in touch with each other and other Apple II geeks every month."

    Mike Maginnis blogs about Apple's pre-Mac computers on his blog, 6502lane.net, and is curator of the Computist Project, for which he has created and published authorized, high-quality scans of the classic computing magazine. Ken Gagne is editor and publisher of Juiced.GS, the Apple II's longest-running print publication, and is marketing director for the community's annual convention, KansasFest.

    The Open Apple podcast is available immediately at http://www.open-apple.net/ where it can be streamed live or downloaded.

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    Loved the first episode. Looking forward to hearing more.
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    Thank you, sir! It was a ton of fun to produce, and we're already excited by the possibilities for next month's show.

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    We've just published the fourth monthly episode of the Open Apple podcast:

    http://www.open-apple.net/2011/05/11...anism-outland/

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    Thanks for letting us know. I've just finished repairing a couple of Apple IIes. I'll check the podcast out.

    Tez
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    The June 2011 episode of Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is now available.

    This month, Mike and I are joined by Brian Wiser, an unsung hero of the Apple II archival movement, as well as a director and producer of projects related to Joss Whedon's Firefly television show and Serenity movie. I report on my trip to the Vintage Computer Festival East 7.0, Mike notes the changing of the guard at Syndicomm, and Brian brags about the Apple employees he's met and the museums he's visited, after which Mike and Brian chat about their favorite Apple II publications. We all lusted after the Ultima trilogy on eBay but were dismayed by two other auctions that were not what they seemed. Classics that need to be remade, those that are being remade, and those that were and failed are our gaming topics of the month.

    Listen to the show for how you can win a $20 credit to the RetroFloppy store, courtesy David Schmidt!

    The show can be found at any of these URLs:

    http://www.open-apple.net/2011/06/06...azines-ultima/

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...le/id418895188

    http://social.zune.net/podcast/Open-...0-b26fcbf521f8

    We look forward to your feedback!

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    The July 2011 episode of Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is now available.

    This month in Open Apple, Mike and I share the studio for a one-on-one recording session. We look at user groups, museums, and academic classes that celebrate the Apple II, as well as the growing collection of the Internet Archive, courtesy Jason Scott. While looking forward to next week's KansasFest convention, memories of previous KFests are unearthed and examined. Unusual Apple II and Apple III machines are hot on eBay, as are the competitors in recent and upcoming arcade tournaments. And let's not overlook the gauntlet that Richard Garriott has thrown down over the future of the Ultima franchise.

    The show can be found at any of these URLs:

    http://www.open-apple.net/2011/07/15...t-tournaments/

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...le/id418895188

    http://social.zune.net/podcast/Open-...0-b26fcbf521f8

    Thanks to everyone who listens. We look forward to your feedback!

    -Ken
    Last edited by kgagne; July 15th, 2011 at 08:09 AM. Reason: adding title

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    The August 2011 episode of Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is now available.

    This month, Mike and I keep the KansasFest vibe going with first-time attendee David Schmenk, getting his perspective on the greatest products, sessions, and experiences of last month's Apple II convention, from the CFFA3000 to Sweet16 and more. *Ewen Wannop's publication of an online magazine archive leads to a brief discussion on the creation and consumption of PDF scans, after which we get Tony Diaz on the line to clarify a hardware matter. *On eBay, we like pins, buttons, and games, before getting ready for a special guest at this month's Denver Apple Pi user group meeting.

    Listen to the show for how you can win a $20 Juiced.GS gift certificate in our easiest-ever Name the Game contest!

    The show can be found at any of these URLs:

    http://www.open-apple.net/2011/08/10...a3000-buttons/

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...le/id418895188

    http://social.zune.net/podcast/Open-...0-b26fcbf521f8

    Thanks to everyone who listens -- we look forward to your feedback!

    -Ken
    Last edited by kgagne; August 10th, 2011 at 08:19 PM. Reason: title

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    The October 2011 episode of Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is now available.

    This month, Mike and I talk with Kelvin Sherlock, prolific Apple II programmer of GShisen, Silver Platter, ProFUSE, and more. I build the suspense before revealing the identity of KansasFest 2012's keynote speaker before we look at the latest Kickstarter fundraising projects that appeal to Apple II users. We ask ourselves, "Why are Apple II users different?" when sharing knowledge, products, and magazines. On eBay, we're looking at soundtracks, CP/M cards, compression software, and defunct user group newsletters, before engaging in a smackdown of BASIC programming languages. Finally, we enjoy classic Apple II games on iOS and challenge Kelvin to explain why we can't port Portal to the 6502.

    The show can be found at any of these URLs:

    http://www.open-apple.net/2011/10/03...ter-basic-bcs/

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...le/id418895188

    http://social.zune.net/podcast/Open-...0-b26fcbf521f8

    Thanks to everyone who listens we look forward to your feedback!

    -Ken

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    Default Open Apple #9

    The November 2011 episode of Open Apple, the only co-hosted Apple II podcast, is now available!

    This month, Mike and I talk with Melissa Barron, the Apple II community's famed tapestry artist. We three relate their experiences exploring the past and future of computer media at conventions and museums in Chicago and Rochester, exploring the methods used to create and preserve history. Further tributes are made to Steve Jobs, while Mike Westerfield reclassifies old BASIC tools and releases new ones. Lord British's Texas mansion is up for sale -- a fitting home for Vintage Computer Festival Southwest? We debate various models of floppy drives and are wary of fake and expensive Apple II computers on eBay but excited about new e-books and iOS apps of interest to retrocomputing enthusiasts.

    Find this show at any of these URLs:

    http://www.open-apple.net/2011/11/14...ia-floppy-ios/

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/o...le/id418895188

    http://social.zune.net/podcast/Open-...0-b26fcbf521f8

    Our thanks to everyone who listens -- we look forward to your feedback!

    -Ken

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