THE "NO NET NET"
If you have ever enjoyed watching any regional travel programs like "The Eyes Of Texas", or "Daytrippers" (PBS), you will appreciate the endeavors of Brian (KB3WFV) and Clark (N1BCG) in their YouTube series "The No Net Net".
It's simple idea: Two Ham operators linked, but in different states, travel the Echolink "Highway" in search of interesting conversations to be had on repeaters across the nation. Each episode introduction (there are only 2 episodes so far) lets the listener know a little about the area surrounding the repeater, as well as leaving interesting tidbits in the show notes.
To date, the format goes as follows:
Brian and Clark locate an active echolink repeater and initiate a QSO with the locals, asking intelligent well thought questions that lead to intelligent answers without making anyone feel like they are actually being interviewed over-the-air. This casual method enforces good will between all participants and we, as the listener/viewer get to learn a thing or two in the process. Unlike many YouTube videos, I did NOT find this to be a waste of my time. Take a listen below -