Malcolm Gladwell on writing and the "incredible intimacy" of podcasts
What's a "pod"? I mean, "broadcast" has a specific meaning.
What if I don't have a "pod," - does that mean I can't use it?
Mal? Has geekness reduced an acknowledged intellectual like you, Malcolm Gladwell,
to using basically meaningless technobabble?
Big fan of your work. Respect and Love,
A Discordian Mac Purist Who Cannot Afford The Latest IPod
(BTW do you know about "oddcasting?" I am an Oddcaster. Maybe you'll tune in to one of our "oddcasts" at www.subgenius.com---- you might smile -------
"Pod People" (also known as "Body Snatchers") is the colloquial term for a species of plant-like aliens featured in the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney, the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1978 remake of the same name and the 1993 film Body Snatchers. They are not to be confused with the 2007 film Invasion of the Pod People, though they share similar themes.
One of the "pod people" hints at their extraterrestrial origin and purpose without fully explaining it. In the end Dr. Miles Bennell, gets away from the town and tells his story to a psychiatrist. A truck carrying "pods" is involved in an accident; thereafter the psychiatrist Bennell escapes to a psychiatrist. The summing-up features a breathtaking image of Bennell standing in the middle of a highway shouting warnings at passing cars and then directly at the camera.