Meet The Commutist, our new weekly podcast

Om has long described GigaOM as not just a media company — but an information company. And part of our job is to get that information to you wherever you may be.

As we consume more content on-the-go, we figured it was high time to get into the podcast game. So here we are, introducing The Commutist, our weekly round up of important tech news and analysis that is meant to make you that much smarter on your way into work.

Normally, the show will have three segments covering a broad array of topics. But given Amazon’s (s amzn) big event Thursday, this episode is a Kindle-tacular extravaganza. GigaOM staffers Kevin Tofel and Laura Hazard Owen join Commutist co-host Erica Ogg and myself to break down what you need to know about the Paperwhite and the Fires.

So take a listen, and let us know how we can make the show better.



Show notes:

0:00:00 – 0:00:50 – Intro

0:00:50 – 0:11:42 Laura Hazard Owen talks about the event, runs down the news and talks about digital publishing

0:12:05 – 0:24:17 Kevin Tofel joins us for a in-depth tech discussion going over the specs of the new Kindles and how they stack up against other tablets out there.

0:24:17 – 0:27:15 – Parting gifts:

Kevin recommends a cool LEGO robot/Segway video

Erica likes the Routehappy travel app

And Chris recommends the Canon T4i camera.

The Commutist theme song is composed and performed by Phil Reno