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Friday, April 7, 2006

Tax Code Podcast

Ipod_picture_1Tax_code_7Tax Prof Jack Bogdanski has launched The Complete Internal Revenue Code Podcast Project.  The goal:  to make the entire Internal Revenue Code available via podcast.  Jack explains:

I could not think of a more worthy internet project than to record a reading of the Internal Revenue Code for those who love to download mp3's and play them back on their iPods. You've heard of books on tape? How about tax law coming through those earbuds? Let's kick it with Title 26, people!

To hear Jack's scintillating recording of I.R.C. § 1, see here.

Update:  Joe Kristan, What They Listen to in Hell on Their iPods

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/04/tax_code_podcas.html

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Comments

Not to sound mean but I would rather listen to paint dry. Hopefully the project will morph into some kind of analysis and practical application of particular sections of the code which you could then categorize and cross-reference by section. This isn't so much a podcast as it is a recorded book.

Posted by: RichardZ.com | Apr 7, 2006 6:54:49 AM

And it needs to be read by Ben Stein.

Posted by: Eric | Apr 7, 2006 8:09:23 AM

My ears! The earplugs, they do nothing!

Posted by: TallDave | Apr 7, 2006 9:58:49 AM

I suppose it would make a nifty replacment for Ambien as a tranquilizer.

Then again, if you actually paid attention to it, it could be the scariest thriller-on-mp3 you'll ever listen to.

Posted by: Greg | Apr 7, 2006 11:27:32 AM

Maybe you'll have a ready-made customer base in all the IRS agents who consistently get it wrong every year!

Posted by: David Aitken | Apr 8, 2006 11:09:43 AM

And when is the 50TB iPod coming out?

Posted by: Cynicus Prime | Apr 9, 2006 12:15:47 PM

I think he has done a wonderful thing. Podcasts have their uses and it is a great thing to see someone who works so very hard to try and kill the idea that podcasting is a sensible and meaningful way of communicating with people.
Can you imagine the scene of a professional podcast creator sitting opposite a potential client, trying to explain how podcasts work and they do a quick seach on their PC, only to find ... well ... this!
The guy looked at me and said "This is a podcast, right? Well you can count me right out!".
I am vaguely considering suing "Tax Prof Jack Bogdanski" for undermining my livelihood.
Well done Prof, we who think podcasts are worth doing well, salute you!

Posted by: Johnny Mindlin | Mar 22, 2008 4:28:52 PM