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Length of Podcasts Question
« on: March 30, 2005, 01:32:35 pm »
So I have been getting a lot of feedback on the last podcast's length. Some people like the longer podcasts, some people would perfer a short one (around 40-50 minutes or so). However, since the show is just once a week right now I am curious to hear what you think of the length? Would you like a shorter show or a longer one? Since I cover many topics in a single show it might be difficult to make all shows shorter, but I can do my best. Let me know what you think!


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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005, 02:10:28 pm »
I prefer the longer shows. But thats cause I listen to it at work, so the longer the show, the more time I can kill by listening to it  ;D

edit: I would be happy to listen to a show that is several hours long btw
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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005, 03:34:26 pm »
60 minutes is fine i think.  You don't have to listen to it at once - and if you just want to relax and kill time, and listen to Steve for a good hour or so, it's nice.  So yeah, i would go for 60 minutes.

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005, 04:04:27 pm »
Well it jsut depends

I'd like a long one with lots of content
But i don't want a 90 minute one that 70 of them u are reviewing a puff the magic dragon game  :D ;).
(I liked the WoW review but it was lonnnngggg)

I also like the short ones cause u can listen to them over and over a few times then the long ones.

The huge problem I can see (which u can't prevent) is the file size and sence I'm on dial up (2 more years till I get to move out) it takes 5-7 hours to download one.

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2005, 05:12:41 pm »
I think about 60-90 minutes would be good. Not too long, but not too short either.
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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2005, 10:32:55 pm »
An hour is good, but the longer ones are just an extra treat. ;)

If a pod cast seems like it'd be really long, couldn't you break it down and do 2 pod casts in the week? If not, then you could always spread the info across a couple podcasts... but it's always better to get news that's as current as possible. ;D

I just remember that when you were covering the GDC with a podcast each day, the first 2 days were over 30 minutes and still covered a lot of content. I don't know how much shorter they can be.
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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 08:30:49 am »
I like the length and the content therein.  I can certainly see how it might be a problem for others but for this cabajero, it's just fine.  -leeman

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005, 12:41:58 pm »
As long as you have something interesting to say about the week's events, by all means keep going.  There's plenty of dead time during a week(commute, etc) to listen.

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005, 08:12:13 pm »
I think so far the length has been right on, never do I ponder about the time when listening to the weekly podcast. Like Bselig said, as long as you have something to say, keep it going  :D

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2005, 11:48:03 am »
I like the podcasts, but I have dial-up as well.  Would it be possible for you to divide them up according to topic, or is that too much? :P

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2005, 12:14:12 pm »
I like the podcasts, but I have dial-up as well.  Would it be possible for you to divide them up according to topic, or is that too much? :P

Yeah, I knew that would be an issue. It's actually really hard/time-consuming to divide them up. I might change the bit-rate to make them a bit smaller, but it can decrease the sound quality. I'll do what I can!
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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2005, 11:57:50 am »
Any length is fine by me - as long as the subject IS true to the podcast.  Lengthy off-topic RAMBLING is what turns me off of some podcasts...

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2005, 08:28:35 am »
If its good content length is not important (so far great content)

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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2005, 08:18:44 pm »
I think the length of the show should be in proportion too how much stuff you want to say. If nothing happened this week dont go longer than you have too. But if you have to take up more time in order to justifiy a topic by all means go right ahead. The length is not that big an issue too me.  ::)
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Re: Length of Podcasts Question
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2005, 10:43:44 am »
the longer the better