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Advice for my next podcast?


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#1 dauber

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:38 PM

Hey, all...I'm already planning out, scripting out, and already even started recording segments for my next podcast. It's not going to be a video game podcast (so I won't be polluting this forum every time a new episode is released :) ), but I will undoubtedly have periodic segments about video games.

 

Here's the story: some of you know I co-host Pie Factory Podcast with my longtime friend Jim. That podcast was his idea; it's his baby. I was actually already planning to do a completely different podcast, putting ideas together and stuff, specifically a Beach Boys related-podcast because there weren't any at the time. But while I was floating ideas in my mind, Jim asked me to do PFP with him, so I accepted, putting my original idea on hold. Well...recently, a (really well done) Beach Boys podcast launched and is doing pretty much the stuff I had in mind.

 

But anyway, as some of you know, I also host my own podcast, The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast. And I was thinking about what to do when it either ends or has to come to a halt. (And it will have to come to a halt in the next few months, simply because I'm running out of games to cover, and there are several WIPs that probably won't be finished any time soon!)

 

So I thought of this: I have a lot of interests -- especially music and classic video games. And years ago I wondered aloud why, when you go to a bookstore or library, you'll see plenty of biographies and autobiographies of people who are famous or did hugely important things that affected millions: pro athletes, politicians, movie stars, inventors, etc. But you never see such thing for just...an average, everyday, nobody like myself. HEY, maybe I should write that! I'll write an autobiography...I'm nobody important to the world: I'm just an average, 9-5, non-rich, non-poor, white guy in middle America. Let me tell my boring story!

And the thing is...whenever I decide to sit down and write something, it never comes to full fruition, mainly because my other interests take over...music, gaming, coding (I'm a web site developer for a living and I also like to do some programming in my spare time), traveling with my wife (we're not rich, but we do make sure we take a trip whenever our schedules and fundage allow), podcasting, stuff like that...

 

Wait...waitaminit...podcasting??? Yeah, I like podcasting. Really like it. I feel kind of incomplete if I don't spend at least a few minutes a day behind a microphone. So...why not combine that with my autobio-of-a-nobody idea? Yeah!!!

 

So...my podcast will be called Autobiography of a Schnook, which is what I was going to call my original (written) idea. Every episode I'll talk about some aspect of my life - stories, anecdotes, advice I've received and given, etc. And every episode will end on a segment about music -- quite often the Beatles or Beach Boys, or maybe even play some music that I've written...

 

If you've heard either of my current podcasts, you might have noticed I kind of inflect in certain ways, try to be as conversational as possible (I read from a script, which I know a lot of people have a hard time with), etc. But for Schnook I'm going to make it a bit more "as read by the author" kind of thing.

 

But anyway...that's what I'm going to do. If people like it, great. If people don't, that's fine, but it's something I want to do. I don't know if I'm going to adhere rigidly to a schedule -- of course I'll try my standard of every-two-weeks -- but I don't want to go too long between episodes. (I love No Quarter, for instance, but I don't like that there are months between episodes...)

 

What advice would y'all have for me in this endeavor???


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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


#2 TrekMD

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

Sounds like an interesting idea.  One thing you could do is talk about how you got into your interests. What got you started etc.  After all, that is part of who you are. 


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Going to the final frontier, gaming...


#3 dauber

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

Thanks, TrekMD!

BTW, anybody reading this...if you wouldn't mind filling this out for me, I want to get some more insight for when I get this thing off the ground...

https://docs.google....CmA8mbeOkW_9_wo
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Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


#4 RickR

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:52 PM

I think it's a great idea.  Follow your instincts -- your passion will make it great. 

 

Survey filled out. 


Edited by RickR, 19 February 2018 - 03:55 PM.

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#5 dauber

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:59 PM

Thanks a million, Rick!

Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.


#6 TrekMD

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:21 PM

Done!


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#7 nosweargamer

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:37 PM

Done. 

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