I have a knack for remembering audio. I’m awful at remembering
names and faces, but if I hear something I can often recall it
later. This has manifested itself as a bit of a party trick for
the podcasts I listen to, where I can quickly find the section of
a show where a topic was discussed even years after I heard it.
Fun, but not particularly useful.
This situation gave me the idea for a little side project,
PodSearch, empowering the same quick podcast recall for anyone.
The concept was simple. Take a few of my favorite podcasts and run
them through automated speech-to-text and make the result
This is really amazing. I really ought to pay to get true transcripts for The Talk Show (including the back catalog of episodes), but this is a pretty good way to search my show for keywords.