As you may of noticed (and let’s face it, it would be difficult not to!) the podcasts have got much longer this year as we changed the format and introduced the regular segments of ‘What We’ve Been Up To’, ‘Hobby News’ and ‘Mailbag’ on top of our ‘main segment’, be that an interview or a review. As a result the running clock has gone through the roof.
Now, feedback for the new show format has been overwhelmingly positive, but I am constantly concerned about running time and the simple fact the shows are simply too long. I know some people have said ‘the longer the better’, but there comes appoint where it all becomes a bit too much
This last show, for example, has got completely out of hand – we’ve already released a news segment interview as it’s own show, and I’ve still got two interviews, plus our regular features, that I’m still editing, and if all these were put together into a single show it would be well over 4 hours long.
Something needs to be done…
So, I’m going to try an experiment I’ve had going around in my head for several months now, and that is to release more, smaller shows.
So, what was going to be a single show – 184 – will now end up being 3 different shows:
- An interview with Dave Brown about new ACW rules Picketts Charge.
- A Mid-November news and hobby round-up (need to come up with a ‘snappy’ name for that show…)
- An interview with Richard Clarke about Reisswitz Press and Too Fat Lardies news.
These should not only be quicker to produce (I don’t have to edit everything and then out it together into a single show, but release segments as I finish editing them) but should also be easier on the ear, with no single show being in excess of two hours.
It may also mean that we could slot in the odd extra show when opportunities arise…watch this space.
It’s an experiment at this stage, and obviously we will appreciate your feedback in the coming weeks.