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The inaugural Washington Post Technology Podcast launches today -- and our goal is to provide listeners with a closer look at the news and columns that you find in the Washington Post and on Download the podcast here.

Fast Forward columnist Rob Pegoraro, left, and deputy technology editor Sam Diaz recording the first Washington Post Technology Podcast. (Sara Goo)

We're still in a "beta version" while we work out some of the kinks. Today's podcast -- with yours truly as the host -- features a sneak peek of Mike Musgrove's At-Play column, which will appear in Sunday's Business section. This week's column looks at a concept known as "power leveling," a trend in online video games where players are pay for someone else to advance them to higher levels of the game. That's where the real fun -- greater challenges and bigger rewards -- begins, players say.

The podcast also features a segment with Rob Pegoraro, who writes the Fast Forward tech column and the Faster Forward tech blog. This week, he answers in-depth questions about what's to like -- and not like -- about AppleTV, which he reviewed for today's Fast Forward column.

You can find our podcast at, on this blog or Rob's Faster Forward blog.

We'll spend the next few weeks experimenting with different approaches to the podcast and would love your feedback. Take a listen and feel free to offer your two cents in the comments section of this blog entry.

By Sam Diaz  |  March 29, 2007; 1:09 PM ET  | Category:  Sam Diaz
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Unfortunately, the first episode seems to suffer from an ailment common to many newspaper based podcasts-the podcast repeats much of what is written in the newspaper.

The Boston Globe had a business/tech section podcast about one year ago that interviewed columnists who tended to repeat what they had already published. That podcast ended.

Hopefully, future episodes will expound more and repeat less.

Overall though, not a bad start

Posted by: SK | March 29, 2007 9:48 PM

I have been waiting for this thing to happen. Liked it very much. But, the discussion was very short.

Posted by: chetan bhattarai | March 30, 2007 12:13 AM

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