I’ve been wanting to blow up the old freetalklive.com website for years, so I finally did it. It was a nice looking site, but we’d had it in place for about a decade, plus the guys who programmed it retired a few years back, so it was starting to fall into disrepair.
It was run on a system called Drupal which has always been a huge pain to deal with and is very expensive to develop. It would have cost tens of thousands just to fix the issues present, and probably more thousands to migrate the site to the next version of Drupal, so I finally decided to throw it away and replace it with WordPress, a system with which I have a lot more experience.
Not all the content from the old Drupal site has been migrated over yet, like the Guests page, but this new site is complete enough to pull the switch.
On the old site, the archives had recently broken. You can now easily find recent show archives in the right sidebar of this new site, or via the Listen menu at the top for our MP3 archives. You can also listen live via various MP3 streaming options, and watch via our studio cams.
More changes are coming to our archives as well as the AMP program, so stay tuned for announcements.
You can find links to our social options like the Matrix chat rooms, and our social media Mastodon in the “Social” menu up top, among other options, so please explore the menus. If you’re looking to submit show topic suggestions, please use the #news-show-prep room on our Matrix server. Thanks and welcome to the new site.