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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:32 pm

Answers to listeners' questions! Some form of mailbag thing where I write in and say how the show's rubbish and you have to read it out and agree with me. Or something. Other people can obviously write in and say the show's rubbish too, but I'm happy to do it if nobody else has.

Or a spot where a listener suggests a topic and then you all have to talk about it for five minutes and whoever has the worst opinion gets voted off the island.

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Post by Dead Man Wade » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:43 pm

Ultimately, I'd be most interested in something akin to Cracked's After Hours. Most of the minutae has been covered to death several times over, but if you find a way to tie it together and make an overall point about Transformers as a whole, that's what's going to set you apart.

As for the RPG stuff Selkadoom brought up, as someone who's never had much of anything to do with it, I can tell you that you're going to probably be disappointed if you're expecting a recap to bring in new players. Seems like anyone who has any interest is already a part of it to some degree already.

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Post by Clay » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:28 pm

Synergizing of esoteric aspects of the brand? I can help with that.

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Post by Selkadoom » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:39 pm

Dead Man Wade wrote:Ultimately, I'd be most interested in something akin to Cracked's After Hours. Most of the minutae has been covered to death several times over, but if you find a way to tie it together and make an overall point about Transformers as a whole, that's what's going to set you apart.

As for the RPG stuff Selkadoom brought up, as someone who's never had much of anything to do with it, I can tell you that you're going to probably be disappointed if you're expecting a recap to bring in new players. Seems like anyone who has any interest is already a part of it to some degree already.
I can see your point but I was thinking maybe the podcast would draw more new eyes to the sight and such. Its rare that my cynical facade breaks to show such optimism but here's hoping.
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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:55 pm

So looking at the feedback, we're probably not going to do something that will please everyone (unless we can come up with a tightly focused short esoteric wide ranging podcast), but we're going to mull things over and start experimenting with Skype recordings and so on (Slag and Terome--and indeed anyone else who fancies taking part--if you PM your Skype handles to Clay he's currently having a fiddle to see what works).

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Post by Skyquake87 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:35 pm

"Let me compare thee to a Michael Bay ,BOOM! Kapow! SKRAGADOOOOOM! Peeow! Zap!"

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Post by Sades » Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:40 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:Let me compare thee to a Michael Bay
Oh my god.

I so want to write that poem...
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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:59 pm

inflatable dalek wrote:Whilst I think being to the point is a good idea, let's face it, there's no way a typical conversation around here on MTMTE will last for less than an hour.
Eh, I think you'd be amazed how short that sort of thing would be in this medium, or at least how quickly people would stop listening after more than 3-4 minutes on one narrow subject, especially if it's just the usual devalued gushing praise from the Cult of Roberts.

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Post by Denyer » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:18 pm

I'm probably not representative (the only things I get chance to listen to in the way of podcasts is some of the Richard Herring ones, and even that's more a case of switching on, tuning out and at some point realising it's finished) but the only people I'd listen to talking at that sort of length about comics would generally be the authors, and only if they had something particular to say. Robert LLewellyn's Carpool episodes run to about 30mins max with -- and I'm not saying you're all dull ****ers -- really interesting and varied people.

Other than those my listening's usually shorter YT videos. I've lost track of how many TV series I've started and have no idea which episode I got to in.

A mix of a regular show with segments about a range of topics plus some longer form specials with more in-depth discussion seems like it could work. Depends what sort of audience(s) you're going for.

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Arkast
It's not very clear as a name. Even spelling it out as "Ark-kast" or "Ark-cast" doesn't convey Transformers. Plus people are likely to spell out what it is, so "the Arkast podcast" sounds redundant.

"Moonbase Podcast" worked without being too copyright infringe-y. Maccadam's is taken, yeah? If there's a comics slant or you're seriously going to air love poetry, Innermost Energon might be worth considering before someone else nabs it?

edit2: Plus it'd be an excuse for drinking.

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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:00 pm

Have a pre-determined time frame in mind, 45-60 minutes is good and usually has enough time space to get points across, get side tracked and bring it back around again.
I listen to 3-4 podcasts regularly and they all generally run about that time, anything longer (longest one I ever listened to was 3 hours and it was tantamount to torture) is too much. People, like myself, tend to listen to podcasts on commute to/from work or when they're doing something else.
Have a loose theme for the show, but don't try to stick to it hard and fast, let conversation flow whatever way it goes.
Check out http://incompetech.com/music/ for some royalty free intro/outro music too. Don't have more than 3-4 people on and don't talk over each other if you can avoid it.

Decide early if you're going Universal or 18+ too...or middle ground, more nudity than a 12A would allow, less violence than a 15 would suggest ;)

I also did a lot of sound editing in college, I can't imagine it's changed too much if anyone needs help there.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:47 pm

If its a mix of everything here, maybe The Transformers Archive Podcast would suffice? Its really boring and unimaginative, but it may convey that the podcast reflects what you can expect to find here.

It would show us using two mediums portraying our subject in a different way. Maybe the unique selling point would be that here is a podcast using the branches of its community first and foremost. Not just four guys in a tin box laughing exaggeratedly at each others comments.

Totally agree with Skywarp's length (Oo-er!) It would need to be policed too, a lot of those Underbase episodes talked interminably about non-Transformers stuff before finally getting around to the subject title e.g. RID Issue 14.

Anyone can make a shite, meandering podcast with crap sound. It takes strength, intelligence, speed, endurance, rank, courage, firepower and skill to make a concise, listenable one.

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Post by Red Dave Prime » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:04 pm

That last paragraph is gold. Well done auntie.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:10 pm

How cool it would be to hear a Transformers podcast that has the production value of a BBC one? It wouldn't be impossible. Someone in this thread mentioned Chris McFeely being the star voice of the Underboss podcast. He definitely brought the best value and had the most interesting things to say.

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Post by Selkadoom » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:51 pm

I agree that 45 to 60 is good length in terms of time. Though I feel the intro/outro music should be relevant somehow to TF. Whether it's as simple as one of you drunkenly yammering the G1 theme to an orchestral rendition of The Touch It'd help. And I know that feeling of going to the end of a podcast ro hear less than 2 minutes on the title topic.
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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:56 pm

The problem there, selkadoom, is licensing.

Hence go royalty free, there's plenty electronic style stuff on there if someone's prepared to go through them.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:30 pm

Podcast title ideas:

- Robots that change their outward appearance.
- More than meets the ear.
- Ch ch ch ch changes.
- Podcast through tyranny.

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Post by Denyer » Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:12 am

Maybe you could get away with "[recreation of the transformation sound effect] Changes" ?

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Post by Sades » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:00 am

Soundwaves.

Soundcast? Never mind, googled, someone sort-of using that one. Still prefer first one, anyway.
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Post by Denyer » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:05 am

The Big Broadcast [of 201x]?

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Post by Sades » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:05 am

Denyer wrote:The Big Broadcast [of 201x]?
Ooh, I like it :up:

Hasn't that sort of been used as well, though? Or am I misremembering?
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