Of podcasts and peanut brittle

I’m currently sitting in my office (which also doubles as my living quarters), eating leftover Christmas peanut brittle and planning for a brand new year of vocal tech reporting in our weekly TR Podcast. If you’ve been keeping up with the show, you know we’re currently in our holiday/new year hiatus, and we’ll return this Saturday (or Sunday, depending on how things go with production) with a special CES edition of the podcast. Scott and myself will kick off the first podcast of the year right as CES wraps up on Saturday afternoon. I expect the episode to be full of CES tidbits that may not make it to the website in article form. Sounds promising!

After this Saturday, we’ll be back to our regular programming, and that’s where it occurred to me to reach out for some listener input. We’ve already got ideas for ways to improve the podcast, like having more interesting guests, giveaways, and cool topics to discuss, but I’d love to get your input on how you’d like to see the show evolve. Maybe you’d enjoy hearing more game reviews, more Geoff sports stories, or as I have been told, “for the love of God please get some different theme music.” I’m pretty thick-skinned and our primary goal is to produce a good show, so don’t hesitate—either leave a comment below or e-mail me at jdrake@techreport.com.

Also, we’re still looking for a new podcast sponsor. If you have any leads, or you want to sponsor us, feel free to e-mail TR’s biz guy at adam@techreport.com.

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    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    Also, I like the stingers. Don’t add them only ’cause you feel like you have to, though. If during production a blooper moment doesn’t happen, then oh well.

    • DrDillyBar
    • 11 years ago

    I like the way the last few have been going. Start off with random talk, and slowly meld it into a structure for the episode. I’d suggest not necessarily focusing too much on gaming discussion, but do enjoy hearing people’s opinions and experiences with the newer titles (talked alot about FarCry2 in the end).
    More interviews would be a good thing, especially about the backend workings of TR. I also enjoy it when Geoff puts on the host hat and questions Scott about the latest hardware (and vice-versa).
    The music could use a bit of rotation, but that’s a minor thing for me.
    It would be nice if the episodes would fit on a CD for listening in the Car, as sometimes they’re just a little too big. But I’m cool with that if in the end the dicussion is top notch.
    Bring on the next Ep! 🙂

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    Yeah that guy.

    Edit: NOOOO! I failed to hit reply?! Amazing!

    Meant in reply to #4

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    Yeah. You know, ever since someone (Geoff) plugged that NIN Ghosts album I have been listening to it (and even paid for it). It’s all instrumental and the first 10 or 12 tracks are “GNU” or “GPL” (forget which.) At any rate some of them might make good bumpers.

    Hell, almost /[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4OWeBFYrHk<]§

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 11 years ago

      Stephen Roylance?

    • Hance
    • 11 years ago

    I really like just random talk start on one subject and just talk and see where it goes from there. Open discussion about whatever comes up basically with no rigid rules.

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 11 years ago

      Certainly makes for easy editing, too.

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