Over the years, the idea of establishing a podcast has continued to remain in the back of my mind. There were many obstacles in the way. For one, I lacked the technical expertise. I really don’t want to half-ass stuff and that’s why I never tried to go for it. I didn’t have the time to really learn about how to produce a really awesome show. It wasn’t until recently that those factors have been resolved and I found someone who can give me a hand with that aspect so that additional focus can be placed on the cooler stuff: Content creation. Brian Hough former co-host of Raid Warning and current co-host of The Creep will be handling the producer and moderator duties.
Well, what’s it going to be about?
Think of it as a further extension to the blog. I won’t be discussing as much about news or anything. There’s enough news podcasts out there as it is. The fact is, this blog has evolved to its current point where the team writes about 3 things: Healing, raiding and leadership. The podcast I’m envisioning will contain topics related to those 3.
One of the ideas that came up is where we’d take feedback and comments from a post earlier in the week and air it on the show. We’d like to get additional interaction in that regard and give you, the readers, a “voice”.
Granted, I don’t know if it’s going to work. I don’t know if it’s going to catch on. I don’t know if it’ll be well received either. All I know is, I won’t know unless I try.
Looking for another host
The current plan is to present a more conversational style show. Brian will be directing the discussion and acting as moderator. The potential third person and myself will do the heavy lifting.
I’m looking for someone who has a focus on the three topics of the blog. Someone who is an independent thinker and can carry a conversation. Namely, someone who shares the same passion and work ethic I do about the game.
How do I apply?
Interested applicants can submit a 2-3 minute mp3 sound file. Spend the first minute introducing yourself and why you want to do this. Go ahead and come up with one topic about healing, raiding or leadership and talk about it for a few minutes. Remember, try to be conversational.
Stuck for ideas? Try one of these.
- What do you think of guilds establishing their own PvP divisions?
- Do you give second chances to players who leave your guild? Why or why not?
- Do you find 10 or 25 player raiding more appealing? Give a couple of reasons why.
What about the Circle of Healing podcast?
Good news! It’ll be coming back out of hiatus in early December. I have no intention of leaving but I also need to see what how the workload will be like. You can expect to hear the same, cool healing stuff in the first half of the season. Pretty sure I can pull it off. Keep an eye out for it!
Edit: For a better idea, listen to the How Stuff Works Podcast: Stuff You Should Know