Very cool. This show assembler is the result of a process Doug was just beginning to work on when I did my last IT Conversations post-prod work (the John Markoff two-parter: I sure wish I’d had the Levelator then). The upside is tremendous for anyone who wants to put advertising in their podcasts. The downside–and it’s considerable, in my view–is that the automation ends up butting together clips that can sound very, very different from each other. The effect is rather like automated phone-number recitations, in which the natural rhythms of inflection become odd and robotic-sounding. For a lot of folks, the tradeoff here will be worth it. For those who value smooth segues between program elements, it may not be. Thanks for linking to this video!