Curated author interviews for Infinite Media

Welcome O’Shaughnessy Ventures!

I listened to Jim’s interviews with Patrick and Meb Faber and understand your desire to build “a new media ecosystem consisting of carefully curated content”. I note especially your desire for OSV to be a destination site for curated ideas and podcasts. I would separately observe that being well-read is core to the brand of both Jim and Patrick. So curated author interviews is right on target for OSV.

For five years now I have nurtured The Podcast Browser as a passion project. It curates excellent interviews with authors about their non-fiction books. I have gathered a small but devoted audience. Many initially arrived after a plug by Tyler Cowen on Marginal Revolution. I have had many lovely emails from people that love my recommendations. Notable subscribers include Arnold Kling and Noah Smith.

I’d like to explore whether my content would make a useful contribution to Infinite Media. My nirvana would be that I supply this content and your promotion lifts the audience size to the point where you could pay me a stipend. I’m open to options – I’m after a bigger audience for my labour of love. I’m convinced that lots of people could salve their craving to read more by listening to good author interviews. I am strongly motivated to put curated author interviews into the world. I’m convinced that there is a good alignment of interests and values with OSV.

I hope you’ll have a look around and like what you see. Background on The Podcast Browser has more on my curation process and philosophy of the site.

Thanks for your attention.

Paul Barnes
Cambridge
NewZealand
+64 21 2732725
paul@barnes.co.nz