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 (8:15)|
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. However, confusion arises as to whether it's AIOWiki or AIO Wiki, with a space. I'm just used to always calling it AIOWiki, but I'll just talk to Reddo about it later. It shouldn't be too hard to fix either way.
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!
|“||This is pretty cool you guys! You both have enjoyable, fun, and easy to listen to voices! Your music and sound effects were on point. I felt like I was listening to a news station. Just, about Odyssey. :)||”|
|“||This podcast is awesome! You guys are amazing! Your podcast has good humor, relevant news, and awesome sound design. Keep up the amazing work.||”|
|“||Very nice you two! Good work syncing your voices at the end for "The AIOwiki Podcast."||”|
- Get in the Show! 2017 scripts (Podcast #1)
- #826 – #827: “Find a Penny” plot summary and review (Podcast #3)
- #828: “Friend or Foe” and #831: “Crash Course” plot summaries and reviews (Podcast #4)
- #830: “B-TV: Revenge” and #829: “Have a Heart” reviews (Podcast #5)
- Interview with Nathan Hoobler and Sam Suksiri (Podcasts #6 & #7 [planned])
- Guest hosts (Podcast #?? [planned])
- Outtake reel (Podcast #?? [planned])
@ 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!!)
@ 14:36, 27 August 2017 (MDT): Superlong podcast released! Yay... now to work on #5!
@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Have a general idea for main content, review recorded, half of it edited.
@ 18:01, 2 September 2017 (MDT): Written, my lines recorded, review fully edited, waiting on Arista’s lines.
@ 16:17, 3 September 2017 (MDT): Most of the lines pieced together.
@ 14:53, 22 September 2017 (MDT): Due to problems with recording, this podcast will not be released for some time.
@ 18:06, 4 October 2017 (MDT): I need to figure out how to prioritize my time during the day in order to get all of my schoolwork done and have some time at the end of the day to relax. So far this year, I haven't reached that yet. Eventually I will get a handle on it. Anyway, the podcast is virtually ready to upload, but there is one more thing for me to do with it. And I can't do that unless my homework is done, or else my grades will suffer. School is more important. You'll hear again from me when my homework is done.
@ 17:41, 5 October 2017 (MDT): (Done enough for today, I'll do more on Saturday) Finalizing!
@ 19:06, 5 October 2017 (MDT): OOOH! So close! One more listen-through and I'll be done...!
@ 19:30, 6 October 2017 (MDT): Uploaded! Yess! Yesss!
@ 15:18, 17 August 2017 (MDT): Already fully planned!
@ 18:01, 2 September 2017 (MDT): Coordinating recording dates.
@ 19:15, 18 September 2017 (MDT): Recorded, begun editing...
@ 12:16, 26 September 2017 (MDT): Main part done editing, writing script soon.
@ 18:06, 4 October 2017 (MDT): Fully recorded.
@ 18:05, 21 October 2017 (MDT): Again, lousy updating, but the two-part interview was uploaded last week!
@ 12:30, 24 September 2017 (MDT): I've got a different idea for this one, let's see if it works.
@ 18:05, 21 October 2017 (MDT): Ditto as Podcast #6!
@ 14:36, 27 August 2017 (MDT): Also fully planned!