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Fellow security blogger and supreme antispyware samurai Paperghost decided to play with an automated podcasting service, Talkr, more as a curious experiment than anything else.

The result is hilarious. 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’m not dissing the technology, because it actually is really cool.  Instead of having to record a podcast, you just have the service create a podcast for you.  Using machine text-to-speech conversion.  And the conversion is surprisingly good.

But it’s not a real person…

His original blog is here.

And the podcast, in all its glory, can be heard here.  

And his comments, including the classic “the voice is like a female Stephen Hawking” can be seen here.


Alex Eckelberry