I just installed a very cool new feature just underneath the podcast interface. The EveryZing widget allows you to search all podcast episodes for search terms. This service is a speech-to-test transcription and search service which works incredibly well, and since the audio being searched is previously cached, results come back fast–basically as fast as a standard Google search. Check it out! Search for any term you like–bow hold, standing versus sitting, strings, rosin, music schools, tuition, auditions–anything you like. You’ll get every instance in which this terms wa mentioned on the podcast, and you will be able ot instantly listen right from that point.
Just scroll down a little on the page, just below the ‘Listen to the Podcast’ section. Try it out and let me know what you think! As the Contrabass Conversations archives continue to expand, ease of searchability will become ever more important.