PiggNation

PiggNation is a weekly video podcast which discusses the most popular stories of Digg’s World News & Politics section. It stars Steven Christe and Dan Rummel, a couple of guys who get drunk and wax philosophical about the hottest stories, with laptops in hand.

Sound familiar? It should. It was inspired by Diggnation, the weekly video podcast hosted by Digg founder Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht.

I just caught the first two episodes of PiggNation and these guys are doing a great job. And I’m not just saying that because they gave BloodJunkie a shout-out in each episode. I like their approach and they seem fairly non-partisan. They certainly appear to not be pushing any agenda. Just an appreciation of news & politics.

I really like what they did at the end of the second episode. They highlighted a story that made it to the front page of Digg about Donald Rumsfeld declining to testify on the Iraq war because he was too busy. They went on to highlight a story that was submitted just a couple of hours after that which explained that Rumsfeld had changed his mind and decided to testify. The second story didn’t make the front page of Digg but it was important nonetheless. It was a great move on their part to tie up that loose end.

I’m really excited to see another Digg-fueled video podcast and I hope that more people start podcasts for other categories as well. This is how socially driven media takes over the world.

Thanks to supernova17 for the heads up on these guys.


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