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Monday, June 12, 2017

Ericast 289 - Podcasting for You

What's it all about?  No, not the deep meaning-of-life stuff, but the purpose of this podcast?

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I was pondering how I was going to frame this show and then heard something from Clay Shaver at Remodeling Clay podcast.

"Everytime I meet someone face to face from a Podcast I listen to... my first thought is 'did he have a stroke?' I'm a 1.8x Guy."  @RemodlingClay | 9:17 AM - 6 Oct 2016

Clay's perspective on the reason behind podcasting.  (I adopted this without even realizing it:  "Here's your show.")

Joe Rogan. Background pocast?  The exception to the rule?

We don't say "the" in front of freeways in the Twin Cities, and that would sound weird.  They're just numbers. "This morning, I'll take 35E to work. I exit before I hit 94 so traffic isn't bad. It slows down around 494, though."  (494 and 694 form the "beltway" around the downtowns that 94 runs through on its way up to North Dakota)

“For Southern Californians in particular, hella represents a crucial shibboleth separating the two major regions of the state"  Bonus points if you know where the term "shibboleth" comes from without Googling.

Hella reminds me a line from a TV commercial:  "Just say Stella!"  Or is it Pella?  Or is it "use" and not "say"?  And what's it for?  What a horrible jingle if I can't remember any of that?

Seasons as a podcast structure.  They can be good.  They provide natural breaks and entry/exit points.  But they only work with a themed show.  If I get into batching the Ericast, I might do it "silently" and do themes that amount to seasons.  My fear in that is setting an awful tone because the pre-recorded episodes don't take national (or personal) events into account.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Ericast 288 - Bracing for Summer

For most people, summer is a chance to relax and unwind. Maybe it will be.

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This episode features a new Audio-Technica microphone!  Let me know if you like how it sounds.

The Ericast, which in 2005 was a weekly 20 minute podcast, is now "several times a year." That's a nod and a tease to Vince Miller's podcast.

What's the Spring 2017 summary?  Moab in March.  April - Warren Nelson.  Then back-to-back "Men's Conferences".  May - Hot air balloon ride for Candela and the Small Business Expo (like Get Motivated).   We've been at our new church for exactly a year, give or take a few days, and every few weeks I bump into someone who realizes that and says, "I had no idea you'd left Berean!"

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ericast 287 - Back from Moab

This is going to be a bit of a travelogue. So when you ask, "Where did you go with your daughter?" ... here's your show.

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I'm a little tired.  And, podcasts are just too hard.  I'm going to be talking for about 20 minutes, so that's 20 minutes. But there's about a half-hour of show-prep before that, typing up some notes and figuring out what I'm talking about. And then there's at least a half hour, probably closer to 45 minutes, of copying and pasting code to putz with the feed.

Maybe I'm just reeling a bit from the loss of the Minnov8 podcast, which closed after 400 episodes.

And if I had an income stream, I'd hire out the podcast production, but I think my time is cheaper than that.

So, I'm looking for some feedback on the future of the show.  As you can tell, it's not very regular.  I love doing it, and I have plenty of content to make it weekly, but I'm starting to think that an erratic podcast is worse than none at all.

One good excuse for the delay, though, was a little family getaway.  Highlights:

  • Every-other-year schedule.
  • Western Utah in 2015, then Eastern Utah this year
  • Where to fly?
  • Flying United in leggings
  • Grand Junction
  • Utah Highway 128
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands (Island in the Sky) and Dead Horse State Park
  • View of Castle Valley from I-70
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Flying home
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Monday, March 06, 2017

Ericast 286 - Mentors Ask Questions

When you can't find the podcast that talks about the topic you want, you recreate it and hope that someone points out the source material to you. Let's see if that works! Here's your show.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ericast 285 - The Inner Voice

Well, it's been awhile, and there's a reason I was called back to the show.  Want a personal episode?  Here's your show.

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Let's reduce the show notes down to some links...