I stumbled upon two talented young podcasters this evening. Nicholas Montgomery is 12, and Daniel Brusilovsky is 14. Via Twitter, Nicholas invited me to appear on his live audio podcast tonight, but I arrived too late to have a speaking part. He did mention my use of Twitter yesterday to spread the word about my mother’s hunt for pemoline. The guest on his show who did get on the air was Daniel Brusilovsky, who had just visited the Twitter headquarters, where he interviewed CEO Jack Dorsey and other staffers for his podcast. I then caught Robert Scoble’s interview with Daniel in a video podcast.
This all leaves me simply stunned at the poise and deep tech knowledge of these two millennium youths. They love what they’re doing, and they do not appear overly impressed with the stir they’re causing. They act as if it’s perfectly natural that a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old these days can have their own podcast shows heard all over the world. You can get a good feel for Nicholas’s matter-of-fact approach to the media in this interview by DigitalJournal TV and this television profile by Amber MacArthur.
I was impressed that Jack Dorsey and the Twitter team never made any reference to how young their interviewer was. They took Daniel seriously, and the result is a terrific insight into what’s ahead for Twitter. Scoble made the mistake I probably would have made in a similar position, laughing and asking, “How the hell old are you?” Fourteen, going on look-out-world.