Episode 55: One Year Anniversary

Today, the podcast turns one year old. To celebrate, I answer AMA-style questions from the show’s producers. It’s a bit of a change of pace, but at the end of it, you will know your host much better.

Exactly one year ago, the first episode of The Private Citizen was released. With this special episode, I am celebrating one year of the podcast and the fact that I managed to release an episode a week on average so far.

So today, I will answer AMA-style questions from the producers of this podcast.


This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on my Twitch channel. Details on when future recordings take place can usually be found on my website. Recordings of these streams get saved to a YouTube playlist for you to watch after the fact.

Ask Me Anything

My Patreon and Twitch subscribers have special channels on my Discord server that only they can access. I asked them to submit questions for this AMA and now I will answer every single on of them.

  1. What’s your favourite beer?
  2. What’s your favourite Springsteen album (or two, I know I find it hard to pick just one) and why?
  3. If you were a character in a Star Trek series, what would your name be and what would your crew role be? (Bonus points for pinpointing the exact series that you would want to be in.)
  4. What’s your favourite movie?
  5. Favourite book?
  6. Favourite video game and/or franchise?
  7. Favourite tool?
  8. Favourite Star Trek captain?
  9. If you were to live in the time of The Expanse what job would you want? Where would you live?
  10. Do you still talk to Dan from Linux Outlaws?
  11. What’s your favourite free and open source software?
  12. What’s your favourite controversy/news in this area (this could be from LO time or since)?
  13. What’s your favourite non-digital game?
  14. Do you and Katy still play games together and if so what? (Both digital and non-digital.)
  15. How did you get involved in starting OggCamp?
  16. Do you plan to attend in future, if/when they start back up again?
  17. Who was you favourite teacher, and why?
  18. If you had a time machine that could take you to any time and event in the past, where would you go and what would you see? (Rules: You won’t be able to change the course of history, and you only have 30 minutes at the past event.)
  19. Would you ever go back to school (as in uni/college/business school) – like to the Danish School of Media and Journalism? Why/Why not? Bonus question: Can real journalism really be taught?
  20. You get to do one, just one, of any of your current or past podcasts, videologs, newsletters or blogs – it will pay for your living, but you can only do that one thing for the rest of your professional career. Which one do you choose, and why is it Geek News Radio? No, I’m kidding, you must make and explain your choice without my influencing you.
  21. Which news “scoop” are you most proud of?
  22. Have you ever received any information or whistleblowing material that you had to drop and not report on? If so, how difficult a decision was it?

Producer Feedback

Due to the special nature of this episode, there is no feedback segment. But please, feel free to contact me if you have any thoughts.

Toss a Coin to Your Podcaster

I am a freelance journalist and writer, volunteering my free time because I love digging into stories and because I love podcasting. If you want to help keep The Private Citizen on the air, consider becoming one of my Patreon supporters.

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This is entirely optional. This show operates under the value-for-value model, meaning I want you to give back only what you feel this show is worth to you. If that comes down to nothing, that’s OK with me. But if you help out, it’s more likely that I’ll be able to keep doing this indefinitely.

Thanks and Credits

I like to credit everyone who’s helped with any aspect of this production and thus became a part of the show.

Aside from the people who have provided feedback and research and are credited as such above, I’m thankful to Raúl Cabezalí, who composed and recorded the show’s theme, a song called Acoustic Routes. I am also thankful to Bytemark, who are providing the hosting for this episode’s audio file.

But above all, I’d like to thank the following people, who have supported this episode through Patreon or PayPal and thus keep this show on the air: Niall Donegan, Michael Mullan-Jensen, Jonathan M. Hethey, Georges, Dave, Butterbeans, Steve Hoos, Mark Holland, Vlad, Shelby Cruver, Jackie Plage, 1i11g, Philip Klostermann, Jaroslav Lichtblau, Kai Siers, Fadi Mansour, ikn, Dirk Dede, Matt Jelliman, Joe Poser, Michael Small, David Potter, Mika, Martin, Dave Umrysh, RikyM, drivezero, MrAmish, Jonathan Edwards, Barry Williams, Larry Glock, Bennett Piater, avis, Neil, Matt, Captain Egghead, D, Christoph Martin and Filipe Carvalho.

Many thanks to Twitch subscribers as well: Mike_TheDane, jasonw3rt, Galteran, redeemerf, indiegameiacs and Andyp4nts.

End of show song: Drinking You off My Mind by Thyra

End of show music and some sound effects licensed via Epidemic Sound.