Hello all, sorry about the over abundance of meta items on this week’s front page, but we’re adding one more item regarding changes to the podcast. The show has seemingly proven quite popular with viewers but Thom would prefer to switch to a fortnightly (every two weeks) schedule as we’re finding the show difficult to do with a lack of news some weeks and Thom needs more preparation considering his schedule and that he has to talk to someone he can’t see, in a foreign language. I’d like to keep the show running each week so we’re looking for feedback and ideas of how to fill a show every other week with content not related to news items on the home page.
One idea of my own was to have a single topic to discuss, chosen by interest or by suggestions from the listeners; for example: “Adobe: Discuss.” (much like when we did the Apple show) with guests from the community phoning in to contribute.
I could field answers from voice-messages sent in by users, or users could contribute their own recorded excerpts and a number of them joined together to make a show like some user-generated web 2.0 buzzword-laden mash-up. The canvas is as wide as it is tall.
We’d also like to know how you’ve been finding the regular format show now that we’ve made a good number of episodes, and if you’re finding the regular format show ‘just right’.
Should we change how the shows should be numbered? (Make odd numbers the experimental shows and even numbers the regular formatâ€”’stable’â€”shows?) or increase by halves (such as when we did Episode 23.5?
Thanks in advance for your participation!