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Feedback Fridays 004: What would you change?

April 13th, 2012 · David · 10 Comments

If you could change one thing about The Podge Cast, what would it be?

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  • 1 Tim White // Apr 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    More even quality. I’ve found that shows with uneven quality, although prolific, I tend to listen to last in my rotarion, because of the risk of rough episodes. :/

  • 2 hvg3 // Apr 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    The whole crazy saga about Adam trying to call himself David! :)

  • 3 Marco0042 // Apr 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I’d drop the Commentaries of TV programs. I don’t mind reviews but didn’t like the commentary format. On Twitter @Rob_Justice accused me of not providing “constructive criticism” and just bitching so I will attempt to do so here. David works on that awesome podcast survey each year. In that it showed that a large number of podcast fans listen to them while driving. I am one of those people. I drive an hour each way to work and listen to podcasts the whole way. I listen to lots of gaming podcasts. A format that includes having to watch a TV while listening to the commentary is not useful for someone driving a car. Also long silences are not considered good in audio only media. In radio it is called “dead air”. Two other podcasts I listen to have episode types I don’t care for; Bearswarm has Wrestlecast, and Walking Eye has Comiccast. I don’t have any interest in those topics, but they label them and I ignore them. If you are going to make more episodes of this type, please label them so I know what they are. Otherwise, thanks for the great entertainment, your show and other great podcasts makes my commute more pleasant.

  • 4 Paul // Apr 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Attention to detail. If you listen to shows a hundred episodes ago, just about everything is a tiny bit better. We maintained better distance from the mics, the audio quality was better, there were more topics the hosts obviously cared more about, the banter was less rambly, and four hosts showed up a lot more frequently.

    Complacency? Extended slump? Dunno. But I contend our episode quality waxes and wanes at least somewhat with the satisfaction in our games. Even if we have group strife, if we’re interest in the game, itself, we tend to record good episodes.

  • 5 SomegermannameI'llsaveyouthetrouble // Apr 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Audio quality, specifically even volume. When I’m out and about in the great wild outsides, I try to keep my players’ volume down so I can still sort of maybe dodge an incoming semi every now and then. With the Podgecast, I always have the problem of at least one host’s voice disappearing into the netherrealms when I do that.
    So you see, even volume can save lives!

  • 6 donny // Apr 16, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Better editing, would solve the quality issue, make it a more appealing length, I’d listen more often.

  • 7 Luke // Apr 17, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Adam hears, all to often, that he should make it a more appealing length.

  • 8 Justin // Apr 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

    It’s a great show guys, one of my favorites and it has gotten me listening to a lot of other podcasts. For me whatever you guys talk about is usually fine, unless it’s an inside joke that no one explains (!). I look forward to it every week.

    I agree that sometimes I have to turn it up to hear one person and then that usually makes someone (mostly David) really loud. I’d say it happens with Luke or a guest more than Paul or Eric.

    Personally I just hope you guys keep doing what you have been doing, it’s been great. Even if you get together and just talk about whatever games or media are interesting to you and why at the moment, that’s awesome. I don’t care if you talk about TV, movies, whatever (although I personally don’t watch or read anime so, I tend to zone out for those parts).

    Paul is an amazingly concise analyst, and David has personality, Luke is the foil, secondary analyst and wild card, and Eric… well Eric is also a foil but is well-informed and isn’t afraid to state his opinion.

    So many other podcasts are dry, dry, dry. The Podgecast is interesting, it has energy. Sometimes I think you guys try too hard, and when you chillax it sounds great.

  • 9 Karmancer // Apr 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Play the outro song twice at the end of each episode.

  • 10 Justin // Apr 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I think you guys should answer one or two listener questions each show. I think it would be fun.

    I also want to know the extent of Eric’s game collection, since it sounds like he collects tons of stuff.

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