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How long should the podcast be?

30 minutes
1 (0.9%)
45 minutes
4 (3.6%)
60 minutes
15 (13.6%)
75 minutes
4 (3.6%)
90 minutes
14 (12.7%)
as long as possible
72 (65.5%)

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Offline Hetz

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2005, 11:37:45 am »
I really like the longer episodes. Keep up the great work, Steve! You have the best gaming podcast on the net, by far.

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2005, 08:54:22 am »
I'd like at least an hour.  I usually have about 2 hours during school to just listen to music or podcasts so an hour iis always fitting.
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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2005, 10:38:18 am »
I love the longer episodes. I drive a lot, and they're perfectly suited for those long trips, and really make the time go by fast. Great job, Steve. You have the best Gaming Podcast I've heard yet, and you're a great representative for us aging gamers.  :-*

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2005, 12:08:13 pm »
I don't mind a longer show if its packed with info. But Steve does tend to stick on one subject until its hammered into the ground sometimes. The amount of time he takes to tell you there is no Spore Talk is longer than a full episode of most other gaming podcasts.

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2005, 10:56:31 am »
I subscribed to podcasts now, and they are cool. They should be as long as possible.

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2005, 11:31:38 am »
i'd say it's best not to stretch in any way at all.  the podcast should take exactly as long as is comfortable for you steve.  if you don't have anything to say about spore you can just say so and be done in ten seconds.  alternatively, you could wax on about the latest game review for half an hour and we won't care, so long as it's interesting.  the podcast only tends to get boring when you're trying to fit a time limit.
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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2005, 11:39:19 am »
i agree, only say what needs to be said

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2005, 01:58:36 pm »
I subscribed to podcasts now, and they are cool. They should be as long as possible.
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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2005, 02:58:35 pm »
As long as possible to tel what is necessary.  :P
Plus, You don't like music, so I assume you don't listen to podcasts, because you don't have iTunes

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2005, 02:39:59 pm »
I like to listen to the podcast in the car on my way to work. If you had shows that could fit onto one music CD when burning the disks that would help out.
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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2006, 01:38:18 pm »
i think the podcasts should be as long as u need to talk about all the things ur gonna talk about.
not as long as possible, if u just try to make it long it will lose its interest and the content will be hard to understand--dont make it as long as u can, make it as long as u want.

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2006, 09:03:28 am »
Keep the episodes as long as needed to cover the material.  Don't artificially make them longer, but don't cut them short either.

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2006, 10:21:11 pm »
According to our survey, these guys haven't a clue what their talking about.

Quote from: IGJA
Gaming Steve: Unlike many podcasters, Gaming Steve (aka Stephen Glicker) knows what he's talking about when he's talking about playing video games, making games or writing about video games. He's done all three.
However, Gaming Steve falls into the trap that snares many podcasters. He's long-winded.
His most recent podcast was two hours and 14 second long. The perfect podcast length is 26 minutes, which is the average daily one-way commute to work in the United States, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Omnibus Household Survey.
Gamers don't want to spend two hours on the iPod; they want to spend that time playing games. If Gaming Steve has so much to talk about, he should break it up into smaller casts that are updated daily.
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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2006, 07:33:20 am »
Interesting little article. I don't see to understand why people like five smaller episodes rather than just 1 large episode. I would much prefer to download a single large episode and listen to it over a couple of days at my own rate.

There is also another reason NOT to release a podcast five days a week. Many people have to stop listening to podcast for a few days/weeks for whatever reason and this happens to me all the time. It's not that I don't want to stop listening to a particular podcast, I just get busy and have to catch up on the podcast a few weeks later. The thing is that iTunes will automatically stop your subscription to a particular podcast if you don't listen to it on a regular basis. This happens to me all the time with podcasts that are released like 5 times a week, and after a while I just stopped subscribing to them. It was like "you know iTunes? You are right! I don't listen to this podcast that often, so why should I keep subscribing to it?!"

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Re: How long should podcast be?
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2006, 07:42:18 am »
26 minutes? Thats way to short. Splitting it up into daily updated podcasts? Then I have nothing to look forward to. And that is one of the things i like about it. It is just worth the waiting.
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