Thanks for this note and excellent feedback.
I am going to talk with @kayla about some technical considerations in how we create archival posts, so that they are able to be sorted/filtered by date recorded, as well as date posted.
It looks like we may also need to connect the speakers with actual user profile pages. Right now those links are only showing the podcasts a speaker was involved in—not other content (such as a blog post). Maybe that is OK? But it seems better to link to one canonical profile page per person. For example, this is my page: https://cosmos.earth/author/madrush/
It is cool seeing that first-ever (so-named) “Cosmos Café” now up on the site. I have a series of maybe 15 talks (“Infinite Conversations podcast” and “Infinite Conversations LIVE” recordings) that happened before this event, which are in my own backlog to post.
I wonder if we could define a schema of required, optional, and desired fields for these archival posts, such as:
- overview / description (short and sweet)
- speakers / participants
- date recorded
- keywords (tags)
- featured image
- resources and links
Each page would then also link to its corresponding forum topic on IC, so all the data and content relating to an event is in one place and can be searched or filtered, as you point out, by category, tag, person, or date. It would be great if we could stimulate some wider community effort to fill in any missing information.
Regarding podcast listings and syndication, I am not sure what you mean by listing “by episode”—could you clarify?
Regarding sub-series, such as Generations and Alternate Realities—these are doable to. I would also suggest that some series or collections could be featured on Metapsychosis, if there is a topical or aesthetic resonance.
In principle, the same features available on Cosmos.Earth will be available on Metapsychosis.com (and vice versa). The difference is that Metapsy is an editor-curated space, whereas in Cosmos.Earth any member-author can post autonomously post to their “microcosm,” while editors can assigned content to the public channels (currently Cosmos Café and Cosmovision).
I have not yet set up the iTunes, Spotify, or any other social-sharing accounts—but it is on my list. For now I think it is OK to keep uploading to the site and organizing our content. That way, when the feed is set up, there will be a lot available right away and it will already be clearly organized.