User:Scientific Guy/Podcast

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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
AIOWiki Podcast #1
AIOWiki Podcast #2
AIOWiki Podcast #3

Development

On January 4th of this year (the same day the Odyssey Adventure Club changed its name), I posted on my To-Do pageAn 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.

Content

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.

The approximate length of the podcast is 7 minutes.

Broadcasting

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?

  1. Reddo is the only one who knows how to and can set up an other, separate feed.
  2. …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.

Permission

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!

Scientific Guy

Updates

Podcast #0

@ 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.

Podcast #1

@ 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!

Podcast #2

@ 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!

Podcast #3

@ 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!

Podcast #4

@ 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!!)

Podcast #5

@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Have a general idea for main content, review recorded, half of it edited.

Podcast #6

@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Already fully planned!