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Hi everyone, this is Leo Notenboom and I'm back with news, commentary and answers to some of the many questions I get at askleo.info.
Yes, as I promised a couple of months ago, I'm back. Did you miss me? (Did you notice?)
While I was away I stumbled into a podcast of a speech by Tony Kahn, the executive producer of WBGH's "Morning Stories", a very popular podcast. His talk, at PodTech to an audience of podcasters and podcaster wanna-bes, touched on several interesting aspects of podcasting.
One of the items he talked about was a poll that surveyed podcast subscribers on what they felt was important about the podcasts that they choose to listen to. Number 1, as you might expect, was content - people choose to listen to podcasts that interest them. Number 4 got my attention though as being quite timely with my return: people want podcasts to be consistently produced.
What struck me are the number of podcasts that at one time or another I thought were very cool and interesting, that produced some number of episodes, only to vanish with no explanation and no expectation of a return. How annoying.
I don't want to be one of those podcasts.
I at least set expectations by announcing my two month hiatus, but as anyone who watches U.S. TV knows, "hiatus" is often a codeword for "this program ain't coming back".
Well, this hiatus was a true, temporary one. I'm back. Three minutes, every week, unless life interferes.
If you have a podcast of your own you're quite welcome to re-podcast the Ask Leo! podcast in your own. The only rule is simply that you run the whole thing - all three minutes. In fact, that's one of the reasons I stick to the exactly three minute podcast format. You're also welcome to select from the Ask Leo! podcast archive. And if you're a terrestrial or satellite broadcaster, or your podcast is available via those channels, drop me an line.
By the way, that poll also indicated that the most popular podcast length was right around 10 minutes. Perhaps someday when I have more to say - but even then I'll put it on a separate feed.
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