Sunday, February 25, 2007

More ACF Regionals Episodes Up

More episodes of ACF Regionals have been posted throughout the week. Here's a short run down.

Episode 2E - Round 5 between Maryland House B and High School Team. Packet by Chicago B and Harvard C.

Episode 2F - Round 6 between Maryland House B and VCU. Packet by Harvard A and Brown B.

Episode 2G - Singles Round 1 (all teams). Packet by Harvard B.

Episode 2H - Singles Round 2 (all teams). Packet by Michigan A and Dartmouth B.

Episode 2I - Singles Round 3 (all teams). Packet by MIT B.

There are still about 3 more rounds to go from ACF Regionals. Later this week I'm going to post an episode with me reading a high school level packet from last year's Maryland Spring High School Tournament. After that I may read some trash packets from the Atlantic Seaboard Skirmish, and possibly some packets from some other college level tournaments (pending permission). Remember that subscribing to the RSS Feed for the podcast is the easiest way to stay up to date with new episodes.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Now on iTunes

The Quizbowl Cast is now on iTunes. You can automatically subscribe the podcast using this link. If you prefer to use another RSS service (such as Firefox's built in service), simply click on the feed link on the right.

Also, since the last post I have added episode 2C and 2D, which are more matches from this year's ACF Regionals.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Episode 2 - ACF Regionals

Episodes 2A and 2B are now up. These are recordings I made of today's 2007 ACF Regionals tournament at the University of Maryland. More episodes will trickle out throughout the week. I suggest you subscribe to the feed (see the link on the right) if you want to stay constantly updated.

By the way, if you e-mailed me before now (Saturday around 10 PM eastern standard time), I did not get your message. I accidentally misspelled "quizbowl" in my e-mail address, so it wasn't registered until a few minutes ago. Whoops.

Friday, February 16, 2007

First Episode Posted

The first episode of the Quizbowl Cast has been posted. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed on the right, and in a few days you should be able to subscribe through iTunes soon. If you want to manually subscribe through iTunes, just right click that feed link, and then paste into the box that shows up when you go to Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcast in iTunes.

In this episode, I discuss the format of the show and read 5 tossups from the Spring 2006 Maryland High School Classic and 5 tossups from the 2007 Atlantic Seaboard Skirmish.


Hello everyone.  My name is Mike Bentley and I made this little blog to host information regarding the Quizbowl Cast, a series of podcasts I plan to start recording of various quizbowl matches.

If you've ever heard the NAQT High School National Championship and ICT podcasts, you know what to expect.  The raw audio for the matches will be recorded, assuming that the people in these matches agree to have their voices recorded, and through the magic of the Internet uploaded to my webspace and made available for download for anyone interested through an RSS feed.  Once I actualy have the address to that feed ready, I will have a link to it on the sidebar of the site.  I will also submit it to the iTunes Podcast Directory for those of you who like to subscribe through there.

In general, this podcast is going to cover tournaments that I happen to go to where the tournament directors let me record matches.  The first one will probably be up early next week and will cover the ACF Regionals tournament to be held at the University of Maryland.  Future podcasts will probably also cover the Spring High School Classic that we're holding at Maryland, and maybe even a few trash tournaments.

The audio will be recorded on my iRiver t30 MP3 player, which does a decent job of capturing people speaking in a room.  Depending on how it comes out, I may also try to do a few audio tricks to balance out the levels of the different people speaking.

One other thing to mention is that these podcasts will likely contain the occassional profane and off-color remark.  It will probably be nothing crazy, but if you are faint of ear, you might want to avoid the non-high school podcasts.