So July 20 was my first episode hosting Spectrum, and July 27 was my first one hosting all by myself!
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It’s been a blast to plan and produce these shows! It’s hard to believe that after years of working at home and having a commute of about twenty seconds across the house, now I have a commute by bike of about 20 minutes along the Rhine river. I park my bike and go up to my office, where I share it with another news reporter. But my name is next to the door, I have a whiteboard and everything. We’ve got regular meetings, news conferences, and deadlines to meet. Heck, I’ve even got business cards coming soon.
Production day is Monday, where I have three hours of studio time to track my own voice, listen to the pieces with our audio engineers and listen back to the whole show to make sure everything is ok. Last time, I only used about half that time. The show goes out on Tuesday at 17h30 GMT, and the rest of the time I have to spend updating the science and technology news page (I average publishing about two stories per day), and of course, planning for the next week’s show.
Gotta feed the beast, as they say.