I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that I’ve been pondering the possibility of doing a podcast, but I haven’t a clue as to what’s actually involved. So lately I’ve been listening to a few podcasts here and there including some from Brendoman’s blog as well as sites such as WoW Insider to get an idea of what goes into them. Production values range from “three guys shooting the shit” to “lower-end talk-radio” and there doesn’t appear to be any hard and fast rules on how to go about doing it. The better ones, I’ve noticed, involve more than just one person shooting his mouth off. Usually there’s at least one other person and some of the better ones seem to involve three or more. Usually there’s a handful of topics they plan to discuss, but sometimes it’s like listening in on a phone call.
Which makes me a little more informed, but doesn’t really help me any. First I’d have to find some folks who’d be willing to shoot the shit with me in a podcast, probably using some form of VOIP over the Net. Then I’d have to figure out what the hell to talk about and considering how hard I have to think just to come up with some of my blog entries and how much thought I sometimes have to put into them before they make coherent sense, well, I’m not sure I can do that sort of thing on the fly. Of course there’s always the possibility that a podcast where I sound like a babbling idiot could become wildly popular just for the humor value.
So, some three years after I first posed the possibility in passing in a blog entry, I’m still kicking the idea around along with the possibility of maybe trying to do a video blog entry using the cheapy webcam I’ve got, but adding video to the mix doesn’t really eliminate the previously stated issues of not being boring. You guys got any good podcasts you listen to that might offer some inspiration? Let me know what they are.