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How Do You Listen?
« on: May 10, 2008, 09:13:27 AM »
We want to know how and where you listen to podcasts, particularly ours.

Knowing what kind of frame of mind people are in will help our programming. 
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 03:33:57 AM »
Up to this point the how is downloaded option and the where is in our office while chilling out (playing on the interweb) in the evening.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 12:50:38 AM »
Mostly streaming from the website (in the pop-up), but a couple of times I've DLed the episode.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 02:19:04 AM »
Now this may sound weird, but does anyone have trouble figuring out where to download from?  Or did they the first time?

I run into this in many other podcasts where I actually can't find the links.  In the case of at least one show I just gave up.  What I would like to try to avoid is people coming to our site and not figuring out how to get the episodes and then just leaving.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 02:32:55 AM »
I'd like to also throw in that if anyone has any suggestions as to how to make listening easier, we are all ears.

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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 02:33:11 AM »
Now this may sound weird, but does anyone have trouble figuring out where to download from?  Or did they the first time?

I run into this in many other podcasts where I actually can't find the links.  In the case of at least one show I just gave up.  What I would like to try to avoid is people coming to our site and not figuring out how to get the episodes and then just leaving.

I don't think the people that do would have stuck around to post on your boards.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 02:50:33 AM »
We had some issues at first downloading them, but finding where to download them was easy.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2008, 03:35:36 PM »
I'd like to also throw in that if anyone has any suggestions as to how to make listening easier, we are all ears.
Since you are doing the "commercial breaks" now, how about breaking up the podcast into smaller pieces?  Sure, it's a lot more work for possibly little gain, but I know I have had to start up an episode a few different times to get through the whole thing - I'm not always able to listen straight through...
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008, 04:52:10 PM »
I was thinking about that... it would mean making it into a couple of MP3s.  I don't know of any other podcast that does that so I think it may be too confusing? 
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2008, 11:00:13 PM »
I'd like to also throw in that if anyone has any suggestions as to how to make listening easier, we are all ears.

Video simul-cast. Sure you couldn't do the recordings while nude anymore, but then we'd have something to watch while listening.   :flirt
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 11:17:06 PM »
Or if you continued to do them nude we'd definitely have something to watch. :flirt
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2008, 01:06:16 AM »
Too.  Many.  Comments.   *head explodes*

I was thinking about that... it would mean making it into a couple of MP3s.  I don't know of any other podcast that does that so I think it may be too confusing?
I wasn't advocating an 'either or' approach.  Keep the regular options, but add others for those who can't listen to the full enchilada...
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 01:34:07 AM »
Too.  Many.  Comments.   *head explodes*

I was thinking about that... it would mean making it into a couple of MP3s.  I don't know of any other podcast that does that so I think it may be too confusing?
I wasn't advocating an 'either or' approach.  Keep the regular options, but add others for those who can't listen to the full enchilada...

I like hour long podcasts.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2008, 06:51:53 AM »
Posting multiple files means posting 1 a day for the purposes of podcatchers.

It is unsurprising that the people who subscribe via RSS do not tend to come to the website otherwise.

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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2008, 12:07:44 AM »
I'm a downloader, and I'm all for a longer podcast.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008, 04:47:38 PM »
More often than not, I download the episode, and wait until my coworkers leave and listen to it.

But I've also streamed it after hours. :)

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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2008, 11:46:05 AM »
An old thread, but it wouldn't be here if I wasn't allowed to answer it, right?

I always download the episode and just listen it at home. Most of the time I put it out from my speakers and just lie down on my bed. And laugh.
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2008, 07:37:11 PM »
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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2008, 01:12:13 AM »
Streaming it up...

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Re: How Do You Listen?
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2008, 05:43:25 AM »
I listen to it from the website.
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