If you have been reading Warsing.org, then you might have noticed some new links in the header menu at the top of this page. I have been hard at work to develop a program of shows for 2021. In the last month, Christine and I have premiered The 29 Podcast with two hosted episodes and one guest episode. We planned to produce once per week and practice with different formats and styles through the remainder of 2020, after which we will settle on one in January with the final production. We love doing this show and hope to keep it going for a long time.
Next is our Bike Trail Podcast. We talk about this a bit in Episode 2 of The 29 Podcast, how we underestimated the ease of producing it on the road. The good news, though, we are going back and recording every segment of all our trips with our notes and photos as a guide for our memories. The Bike Trail Podcast website was updated with new sections for each of our tours and reviews of gear and other content about our adventures. Assuming we stick to the plan, the site and episodes will drop fully complete in January 2021.
Next up are two new shows that are just getting going. These are really exciting (and a load of work to boot), and I hope they will be fun for the audience as well. The audio-only podcast Stories and Voices is planned for January 2021 and will be a series of 1-on-1 conversations with people who have a story to tell. Everyone has a story is the premise behind this podcast, and we will get to hear some interesting tales, for sure. I hope we can present all sorts of stories, not only exciting, uplifting events in someone’s life but also the smaller things that are personal and meaningful and that might inspire others or speak to someone’s inner voice.
Lastly is the wildcard show of the bunch. This show is planned as a (mostly) daily live stream for about 30 minutes on YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope. I will be presenting Three Things that are interesting to me from the last day or so and that I think others might be interested in as well. I hope to have some live engagement with on-stream comments. A Discord channel is in the works, so I can take live voice calls during the show. I’ll be spinning up a few streams next week to test out the format and technologies (and get some practice). The topics will tend away from politics and overly controversial subjects and will be more of a potpourri of things.
Oh, and I don’t want to forget my most favorite fun project, At Home Quiz. I published ten quizzes and decided to step back and look at the production process’s sustainability. On average, it takes me about one hour to create a 25 question quiz from a blank sheet. But it then takes about 3-4 hours to produce the graphics, video, music, and do all the YouTube, website, and social media work. This is a big job every day, and I needed to find a better solution. I’ve done some testing and think I can get it down to about two hours, which would be fine and not too overwhelming. Once that gets sorted out, I will be back to posting daily quizzes with a new twist.