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imyke
    Nerds: So, new show idea. Limited run topics on a fixed show. For example, 6 episodes about Comics, 10 episodes about top movies of all time, etc. Specialist guests. Working title: Limited Edition. Thoughts? (Don't steal it..)
    chrisg
      @imyke I'd totally listen to this.
      chrisg
        @imyke There's more where that came from.
        peroty
          @imyke Pick some nerds who have done Interviews with The Setup. http://share.peroty.com/r4J5 and see what of their setup has changed.
          streakmachine
            @imyke I rather like the sound of that!
            jbecker
              @imyke call it, the @marco model. I like the idea in general. It’s sort of how @jsnell ’s The Incomparable works for me.
              cbee
                @imyke sounds interesting. Need some new podcasts to listen to.
                kmw
                  @imyke I think it’s a great idea, and the show title hints at the concept very nicely. Gives it purpose and clarity. Can’t wait!
                  imyke
                    @jbecker I imagine it a deep-dive incomparable, but with a broader topic base
                    imyke
                      @kmw awesome feedback. Thank you
                      jbecker
                        @imyke it’d be interesting to do an arc on “Comics” and not several episodes on “these comics”, if you know what I mean. That would differentiate it a bit.
                        kivus
                          @imyke I like your idea for Limited Edition. I would really like it if you got experts out side the normal rotation (I.e. not Merlin for comics, but the guys from the TwoHeaded Nerd Comicast instead.) I’d like to see that kind of crossover.
                          longstride
                            @imyke good idea. Let me know if you'd like someone to head up putting the movie episodes together.
                            ichris
                              @imyke I’m happy to announce my new show “Lmt. Ed.” featuring short runs on specific topics. First guest - @imyke on a 5 episode arc talking “Stealing ideas from other podcasters”.
                              davidfinch
                                @imyke Cool idea… Also, a great chance to beta test potential new shows to add to the network.
                                kkob
                                  @imyke I like the idea. Reminds me of the old Talk Show James Bond series :)
                                  knowsbest
                                    @imyke Good idea indeed. But I would add that I’d love if the subject changed in each episode and the guests were not the highlight (e.g. regular discussion free from personal questions).
                                    kevinbehringer
                                      @imyke I like the idea, but the comic one sounds sort of similar to an idea that Merlin mentioned in a recent B2W
                                      imyke
                                        @kkob that's part of my inspiration
                                        imyke
                                          @knowsbest I think changing every episode would be too frequent
                                          imyke
                                            @kevinbehringer it's part of my inspiration. But I want to go in a different direction with it. More about the books and less about how the person got in to comics
                                            ichris
                                              @imyke A serious response: I think it’d work. My trouble is often finding committed co-hosts long term so this could make for an easier commitment, but you do have to always then be searching for new co-hosts. I’m sure you’d have no shortage of offers. :)
                                              knowsbest
                                                @imyke Let me rephrase that: E1-6 are about comics, but only E1 is about a certain type of them. So you gradually move through the subtopics, so all episodes have beginnings, endings, and specific (sub)topics.
                                                imyke
                                                  @ichris this is part if the motivation. Not tying the hosts down forever makes it easier for them
                                                  ichris
                                                    @imyke Exactly why I’m excited for my new thing that you get to be on. Chatting with other podcasters who already like to chat should be easy to “motivate”. :)
                                                    knowsbest
                                                      @imyke I think that'd help people pick which episodes they want to listen to, which could make the show have a broader appeal. I mean, I’d love to hear about Batman, but if it’s at 35:46 in E3 and I don’t know why or how it got there, I’m not listening.
                                                      knowsbest
                                                        @imyke I think your idea has a potential to be *really* effective, if done right.
                                                        ukhaiku
                                                          @imyke Great idea. I’d definitely listen to some of them.. ;-) (I say some of them, but my OCD would probably kick in, forcing me to listen to a full run!)
                                                          knowsbest
                                                            @imyke And knowing the next topic would make people wait for it. Which would create tension in and of itself. Ending a show with "next on X ..." can actually work.
                                                            phileitch
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                                                              imyke
                                                                @knowsbest totally. It’ll be all about clearly outlining the topics up front
                                                                imyke
                                                                  @phileitch very good point. This is where I hope that it remains entertaining enough ;)
                                                                  knowsbest
                                                                    @imyke I know I would love that show. I would never feel bad for missing an episode, simply because you - in contrast to *all* other podcasts - would make it easy for me to filter interesting from not-so-interesting - and jump back on when it’s convenient.
                                                                    robertgeorge
                                                                      @imyke I'd listen! I'd like to hear some wide ranging topics if you can get the guests. Science, economics, transportation might be interesting changes from the typical geek topics I find on lots of podcasts.
                                                                      danielandrews
                                                                        @imyke I love it. One of the biggest things that I hate about some podcasts is that they run out of things to say after 50 or so episodes. Keeping things focused would make for a very entertaining podcast series indeed.
                                                                        cliophate
                                                                          @imyke Go for it! Seems interesting.
                                                                          neil_pie
                                                                            @imyke I think 10 episodes might be a bit much for my personal attention span unless they’re REALLY short
                                                                            jrm
                                                                              @imyke sounds great. Suggest keeping episodes short (20-30 min) and focused, I.e., limited.
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                                                                              estebanumerez
                                                                                @imyke I’d suggest fixed number of episodes for every topic, and not a big number: 4 episodes on comics, 4 on top movies, 4 on classic video games, 4 on books, etc.
                                                                                ell
                                                                                  @imyke can I be on it? My specialist topic would be breakfast cereals. And cars. And sandwiches (mainly of the fish finger variety).
                                                                                  tofias
                                                                                    @imyke you mean a mash-up of Neutral and what @gruber is talking about with seasons? Do it.
                                                                                    estebanumerez
                                                                                      @imyke I think that would keep each topic and episode in focus. Being allowed to dedicate 5 episodes to one topic and 10 to the following one may have the risk of digressing (is that correct? sorry for my English)
                                                                                      ben
                                                                                        @imyke Interesting idea. Question: why the limited run?
                                                                                        imyke
                                                                                          @robertgeorge I’m open to anything and everything
                                                                                          imyke
                                                                                            @estebanumerez maybe. I wouldn’t want to force ably restrict someone though
                                                                                            rmlewisuk
                                                                                              @imyke Also, if at any point there will be a discussion about Back to the Future, you need to let me be a guest ;)
                                                                                              imyke
                                                                                                @ben thanks! Just to give structure. You know there’ll be ‘x’ amount of shows about a specific topic before we move on to something new
                                                                                                marksiegal
                                                                                                  @estebanumerez @imyke I was thinking the same thing. You could even just say it’s one topic per month.
                                                                                                  ben
                                                                                                    @imyke I like it. Could also focus you and your guests to get to the meat/heart faster
                                                                                                    tofias
                                                                                                      @imyke I think the key to this format is to have three person shows. One to host every episode, one co-host from a small stable of network friends, and one guest specific to the topic of the episode. A familiar co-host keeps it from being just an interview
                                                                                                      bdfortin
                                                                                                        @imyke “Limited Edition” colon “Series” series number, colon, Topic.
                                                                                                        neil_pie
                                                                                                          @imyke I remember the sleep episode of ungeniused that spanned a few episodes - like that? But not about sleep? And with guests…?
                                                                                                          estebanumerez
                                                                                                            @marksiegal I understand @imyke’s point, but I think Mark’s monthly idea is very good, too. Suggestions, you asked ;-)
                                                                                                            kevinbehringer
                                                                                                              @imyke I’d love that. As someone new(er) to comics, one of the toughest things is getting into or caught up on a certain title. You’d have at least one subscriber for sure! :)
                                                                                                              jimble
                                                                                                                @imyke awesome, but occasionally a mechanism for listeners to pick a topic which you have to cover even if your unfamiliar with it.
                                                                                                                imyke
                                                                                                                  @tofias this is the format I was thinking of :)
                                                                                                                  imyke
                                                                                                                    @jimble oh for sure. Big listener feedback
                                                                                                                    phillipwong
                                                                                                                      @imyke I think you’ll have to be careful about the type and order of topics that you switch to and from. Will have to be well thought out to avoid having the existing audience abandon but attract new listeners for each switch.
                                                                                                                      bdfortin
                                                                                                                        @imyke Optional: @imyke “Limited Edition” colon “Series” series number, colon, Topic, colon, “Episode” episode number, optional colon, optional specific topic. Example: “Limited Edition: Series 01: Comics[: Episode 01[: Welcome To The World Of Comics]]”
                                                                                                                        wesleyt
                                                                                                                          @imyke I think there’s potential there. Most podcasts don’t know when to stop.
                                                                                                                          neil_pie
                                                                                                                            @imyke yeah that was good - it made me want to listen to the next episode.
                                                                                                                            mayonnaisemaker
                                                                                                                              @imyke I think that's a great idea! Re. top films, perhaps get @siracusa to talk about "The Godfather" I & II? T'would be awesome. @dan & "Glengarry Glen Ross"?
                                                                                                                              wyldphyre
                                                                                                                                @imyke sounds interesting. The idea that you don’t have to keep finding more stuff to talk about on a single topic should help avoid lack of material. It’s a similar idea to The Incomparable I think, though more focused by the sound of it.
                                                                                                                                wesleyt
                                                                                                                                  @imyke I think a max of three episodes before a topic change would be ideal. Two of my three current favorites (The Crossover and CMD+Space) are fresh every week. I’m sure you know how hard it is to be fresh with the same people every week.
                                                                                                                                  mayonnaisemaker
                                                                                                                                    @imyke - @gruber talking about "2001: A Space Odyssey" & @hotdogsladies talking about "The Big Lebowski" would also be amazing, but one thing at a time I imagine …
                                                                                                                                    jjlsetter
                                                                                                                                      @longstride @imyke I would definitely listen to this podcast
                                                                                                                                      imyke
                                                                                                                                        @wyldphyre that’s pretty much what I’m going for
                                                                                                                                        bdfortin
                                                                                                                                          @imyke For anybody who doesn’t get the reference, the excessive use of colons is a reference to Clone High’s final episode: Episode 13: Changes: The Big Prom: The Sex Romp: The Season Finale
                                                                                                                                          longstride
                                                                                                                                            @jjlsetter did you ever hear my old movies podcast, Theater 42? It was a little rambly, but I had a lot of fun with it. Here’s a sample (I talk first): http://roadne.ws/VzTnA4 @imyke
                                                                                                                                            cams
                                                                                                                                              @imyke I like it. We listeners could then choose what to listen to and what not, and whatnot. For me, I couldn’t care less about comics, or could care less for US readers, but movies? I’d be all over that. Would it be one on one, or Incomparable style?
                                                                                                                                              jjlsetter
                                                                                                                                                @longstride no I haven't but I will check it out and it'll probably end up in Downcast :P @imyke
                                                                                                                                                drewhilliard
                                                                                                                                                  @imyke I would definitely listen to this.
                                                                                                                                                  danielandrews
                                                                                                                                                    @imyke no prob! Keep up the great work!
                                                                                                                                                    kevin_mac
                                                                                                                                                      @longstride @jjlsetter @imyke heard them all. Shame it didn’t last…
                                                                                                                                                      tofias
                                                                                                                                                        @imyke fwiw you have a bunch of charismatic folks on team 70D, but I find Gabe particularly compelling.
                                                                                                                                                        tofias
                                                                                                                                                          @imyke I also wouldn't be slavish to the topic of the mini-series. If there is a big thing going on, spend a few minutes discussing it. Make it a cocktail party with a theme and not a seminar.
                                                                                                                                                          arc
                                                                                                                                                            @imyke hell yes! Rather late to answering this, but I love the idea so I felt like weighing in. Please do this.