Thank you for taking your time to read this! Although, you may close out the page now and not read it just to spite me. I hope you don’t, because I have an exciting announcement! Are you ready? It’s– oh, yeah, you already know. Okay, I’ll get serious now and explain.
|AIOWiki Podcast #0|
On January 4th of this year (the same day the Odyssey Adventure Club changed its name), I posted on my To-Do page “An AIOWiki podcast....” A while before then, I had been thinking about making a podcast. Seeing that AIOWiki is one of the most popular AIO fansites, I believed that it needed one. I discovered that the current dedicated fansites (the Odyssey Scoop; the Adventures in Odyssey Blog) do not have podcasts. (The ones they had simply died away.) However, I don’t have interviewing or reviewing skills (like those at the ScoopCast did), so my podcast had to be something different. My answer was to make a podcast that is always up-to-date, revealing ALL of the newest info about AIO. That’s what it became.
To even see if a podcast was something the fans would enjoy, I made a poll with the question, “Scientific Guy is thinking about making an AIOWiki podcast. On a scale of 1 – 10, what do you think?” The second-highest vote was “11.” As a joke, I put “What?!?” below “1” at the bottom, but “What?!?” got 44% percent of the votes. I’m still not exactly sure what that meant, but I went ahead anyway.
I’ve always had a problem in calling the wiki project pages “Adventures in Odyssey Wiki:Pagename.” Why couldn’t we just call them “AIOWiki:Pagename”? After all, our proper name is the abbreviated form. I will use that form for the name of the podcast.
During brainstorming, I realized that I needed a co-host to make the podcast more interesting. I invited Arista Riley-Maxwell to be my co-host, and she accepted. As of April 18, 2017, I have recorded half of the script for the podcast, and Arista has recorded two-thirds.
I’ve already written the script, but I’m not planning on releasing it publicly just yet. I will tell the approximate layout of it.
- Section 1 has Arista and I introducing ourselves and discussing the content of the podcast.
- Section 2 is a discussion/revelation of Album 63.
- Section 3 includes plot summaries of all of the 2017 Season episodes in the AIOC (Adventures in Odyssey Club).
- Section 4 describes the current details of the upcoming Get in the Show! contest.
- Section 5 outlines the details of the Focus on the Family November Cruise, as well as the cast list for the #???: “The Hand of Hope”.
- Section 6 is the wraps.
The approximate length of the podcast is 7 minutes.
The AIOWiki Podcast will be uploaded to the wiki in an MP3 file, and will be released in a news item. Another news item will precede the release (I’m shooting for May) by a week.
At this time, I will not be using RSS/FeedBurner. Why not?
- Reddo is the only one who knows how to and can set up an other, separate feed.
- …I guess that’s the only viable reason.
Since Reddo’s in Brasil, unresponsive, I won’t be able to ask him about the feed anytime soon. Don’t worry; an RSS feed will come sometime.
The AIOWiki Podcast’s intro contains some clips from outtakes of the Official Podcast that I got from Nathan Hoobler in 2015. I’ve asked him if I can use them, and he’s thinkin’ about it. I got Mr. Hoobler’s permission before Podcast #0 was uploaded. I also need to get a developer’s permission (either Reddo or Shadowpaw) to release the podcast. Since I can’t reach Reddo, I’ve asked Nathan for Shadowpaw’s contact info. Once I get the permissions, the week-before news item will be announced.
I hope I’ve informed you well enough, and that you’ll support the podcast on its release. In the meantime, stay on your toes!
@ 18:24, 5 May 2017 (MDT): I have all of my lines recorded, and I’m just waiting on Arista to send me her lines.
She said she’d rerecord them two weeks ago and I haven’t heard from her since. I also sent Reddo an email and he didn’t respond. If you’re reading this and want to be my co-host for an upcoming episode, send me a message and I’ll consider it. What do you think you’re talking about, Mr. Pushy??
@ 08:17, 6 May 2017 (MDT): Arista has sent me the clips! I am editing them.
@ 10:15, 6 May 2017 (MDT): Accidentally deleted the edited recording I made from my source recording… redoing the edits…
@ 19:11, 6 May 2017 (MDT): The first podcast is announced!! It will be released within a week.
@ 13:08, 7 May 2017 (MDT): My work is all done early, so Podcast #0 (the pilot) has been released! Once new info comes out, I’ll set to work on #1.
@ 07:21, 8 May 2017 (MDT): There was a problem with using Google Drive, so the file has been directly uploaded to the wiki.
@ 17:58, 8 May 2017 (MDT): Begun planning. My co-host will again be Arista.
@ 16:33, 14 May 2017 (MDT): Two sections recorded.
@ 12:11, 25 June 2017 (MDT): Full lines finally recorded, received, edited, produced, and released!
@ 12:11, 25 June 2017 (MDT): Already been planning. Estimated release is late July.
@ 19:24, 26 June 2017 (MDT): Written, most of Arista’s lines recorded. I will get mine done maybe this weekend.
@ 19:20, 28 June 2017 (MDT): All of Arista’s lines received!
@ 20:07, 28 June 2017 (MDT): Arista’s lines edited.
@ 19:35, 2 July 2017 (MDT): Done!
@ 19:35, 2 July 2017 (MDT): Will showcase the new info released today.
@ 11:28, 16 July 2017 (MDT): Written, setting up recording times with Arista.
@ 17:48, 23 July 2017 (MDT): Special section is recorded and is being edited.
@ 18:59, 26 July 2017 (MDT): Full lines recorded and undergoing edits.
@ 12:54, 29 July 2017 (MDT): Done!!! Now that it’s uploaded, I get a break... NOT!
@ 12:54, 29 July 2017 (MDT): Begun planning.
@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Lousy updating... but who's reading this anyway? Recorded all my lines, most of Arista's, my lines edited. (Speak up, boy, speak up!!)
@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Have a general idea for main content, review recorded, half of it edited.
@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Already fully planned!