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CP related podcast - Would you listen to it?

Carnivorous Plant Podcast  

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  1. 1. If you actually could be interested in a CP related Podcast, what would you like to hear from it?

    • An interview ONLY based podcast where all CP discussion is done through interviews with growers, sellers, hobbyists etc?
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    • A topic based podcast where I rattle off educational information about each variety of Carnivorous Plant and cover the pros and cons of a variety of growing methods?
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    • Or a mix of both since the most opportunity to keep this interesting is to include both. Evergreen Tip episodes along with tips gained from asking the well-known experts.
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    • A podcast that is focused around chronicling the adventure of growing different varieties of CPs. Following me on my journey of mistakes and successes growing all types of CPs?
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    • Other - Please mention what your other is in the thread below. Thanks!
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Odysseus    16

Hey all,

I have noticed posts mentioning the Sarracenia Northwest podcast, but I can't seem to find it using their name or Carnivorous Plants as keywords. So maybe they stopped producing it. That led me to thinking more seriously about starting a Carnivorous Plant related podcast of my own. I already have a podcast I am doing for Photography and I am interested in branching out into a second or third podcast. (I just really enjoy hearing myself talk. :P)  

I am curious, would any of you actually listen to it?

I ask - not because I am promoting the idea to hope to GET you guys to listen but actually - to see if the ACTUAL fellow nerdy lovers of CPs would have any interest in one. Because if the nerds like me are honestly NOT interested, then expecting the masses to actually listen is definitely out of the question. 

If you would actually listen to a CP related Podcast, what would you want to hear on it?

I am adding a poll to see what people's responses are. 

Thanks all! 

-Aaron 

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Scuipici    8

The sarracenia northwest podcast didn't stop but it's only once / month and it's short, like 15-20 min long. They call it podcasts but it's more of an update in my opinion. Here is the latest from this month https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erpqnAAxp-s

That said, I would love an actual podcast, it would be a blast. I'm sure other CP growers would love it too. There's one podcast that sometimes talks about CP but it's mostly about all plants, it's called InDefenseOfPlants. If you create a well detailed, well researched podcast, you won a viewer in me :) . As for the poll, I would like to see all of those topics, so I can't vote 1 in particular, since all of them seems of value.

 

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Odysseus    16

Awesome Scuipici, between the positive feedback from you and others in the Terraforums I definitely going to create one.

There are stories to be shared and I will have a blast interviewing Growers and hearing their stories and favorite plants, on top of getting Well Detailed and Well Researched topics out there would be a lot of fun.

I know there will be some dissenting opinions of those shared on the podcast, but I will do my best to couch all discussions with the disclaimer that growing methods vary, we are not endorsing this one as the best or even good option but just that we will share each other's experiences with how they have done it.

But again, like you said, sharing well researched and well detailed info on each plant specie for some episodes will be a fun way to have an audio resource to learn about each type of CP and their cultivation practices. 

I am going to take some time to get content prepared and researched and then I will go for it! I am glad my friends in the CP community will have an interest because this means that it will have a primer for getting those non-CP lovers yet to come over and listen too. 

Thanks! 

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Scuipici    8
12 hours ago, Odysseus said:

Awesome Scuipici, between the positive feedback from you and others in the Terraforums I definitely going to create one.

There are stories to be shared and I will have a blast interviewing Growers and hearing their stories and favorite plants, on top of getting Well Detailed and Well Researched topics out there would be a lot of fun.

I know there will be some dissenting opinions of those shared on the podcast, but I will do my best to couch all discussions with the disclaimer that growing methods vary, we are not endorsing this one as the best or even good option but just that we will share each other's experiences with how they have done it.

But again, like you said, sharing well researched and well detailed info on each plant specie for some episodes will be a fun way to have an audio resource to learn about each type of CP and their cultivation practices. 

I am going to take some time to get content prepared and researched and then I will go for it! I am glad my friends in the CP community will have an interest because this means that it will have a primer for getting those non-CP lovers yet to come over and listen too. 

Thanks! 

Awesome! I'm looking forward for the release day of the podcast :)

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Scuipici    8
On 1/21/2017 at 3:36 AM, Odysseus said:

Awesome Scuipici, between the positive feedback from you and others in the Terraforums I definitely going to create one.

There are stories to be shared and I will have a blast interviewing Growers and hearing their stories and favorite plants, on top of getting Well Detailed and Well Researched topics out there would be a lot of fun.

I know there will be some dissenting opinions of those shared on the podcast, but I will do my best to couch all discussions with the disclaimer that growing methods vary, we are not endorsing this one as the best or even good option but just that we will share each other's experiences with how they have done it.

But again, like you said, sharing well researched and well detailed info on each plant specie for some episodes will be a fun way to have an audio resource to learn about each type of CP and their cultivation practices. 

I am going to take some time to get content prepared and researched and then I will go for it! I am glad my friends in the CP community will have an interest because this means that it will have a primer for getting those non-CP lovers yet to come over and listen too. 

Thanks! 

How is the progress going? Any update on this?

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Odysseus    16

Hey man! 

My reply is way late. Sorry about that! Especially since I saw your comment back in March but I wanted to answer more definitively than I could at the time then.

The long and short of it is that I am still way stoked to do it and I have daydreams all the time about getting great guest hosts to join me like Stewart McPherson. But ever since March my time commitment to my photography YouTube channel and podcast has blown up! It is awesome and terrible. :banging: :happy: Before March I could see myself splitting my time between Photography and my love of CPs fairly easily, but now I struggle weekly to complete the projects for that channel on time.

So I haven't lost steam just lost time. 

The detailed answer specific to the project is I would like to call the podcast The Amazing World of Carnivorous Plants Podcast. It would be formatted to be interesting for hobbyists and serious cultivators but also be approachable for people who just want to learn more about the amazing plants that are CPs. I have the domain for AmazingWorldofCarnivorousPlants.com and AWOCP.com reserved and ready for me to create a site there for the podcast.

Since I am constrained on time, I am going to have a bit of a campaign before going live. Basically an email commitment to a newsletter for it where I produce two episodes of the podcast to show off the quality I can produce and see if I can get a crowd to give the idea of a CP podcast a THUMBS UP with their subscribing to the newsletter. 

If I get 1000 commitments from people signing up for the newsletter, then I will go live and produce the podcast on an every other week basis. 

Once I get 2000 commitments through newsletter subs, I will produce the podcast every week.

From there I grow as the following grows: 5000 I do it twice a week and at the extreme if I ever hit 20,000 I would produce it 5 times a week. At those numbers I could have ads sell enough to make this a part time job producing the show and I would commit more time and energy to it. 

It would be a blast, but I think right now I could get way too swamped and bogged down in over-committing myself without any real support for the podcast.

So doing the newsletter sub show of support campaign will make it worth my effort and I can do this right. I just need to create the TWO EPISODES to give people a taste of what I can deliver to see if they even want such a product. 

I am way excited about it, I just need to set aside some time over the next month to produce those two episodes. One of JUST ME and one with a guest host. Something that will really show off what fun the podcast can be. 

Sorry again for my months of silence. I have just been way busy and selfish and haven't come on to respond to you yet. Sorry about that! :D

-Aaron

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danthecpman    63

This sounds like it could be awesome!! :biggrin:

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Richard Bunn    396

Sounds good but I think you should lower your email commitment requirements when starting out.  It'll be a long time waiting for 1000 people to sign up when they can't actually get anything.  

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Odysseus    16

Thank you very much, Dan! I get excited about these kind of projects when others are too. So thanks for letting me know! Some spectators of this thread probably thought it too, but it is great to get the confirmation in text. :D Thanks, man! 

 

@Richard Bunn
Richard, you make a really good point. Because I know the crazy amount of work a podcast is with all the prep, execution and then editing afterwards it is much better to get the email share "Thumbs Up" from 1000 first to make it worth committing to it. Because once I do commit, I will go for at least a year and re-evaluate traffic and interest at that point. So I think it is fair to hope that from all the thousands of us who love CPs, finding a mere 1000 willing to share an email to confirm they want the content, is pretty fair.

BUT I think you are right about it being a long wait if they get nothing in return. 

So I have been thinking all weekend about what I COULD give in return and how it could balance with my schedule enough to make it possible to GIVE something to the Email group and not over-burden myself. 

How about this plan: 

  • Those who sign up with their email will be given ACCESS to a once a month Podcast!
  • Then once the numbers get up to 1000 emails, I will start a once every TWO WEEKS podcast available to EMAILS ONLY
  • When the numbers get to 2000 emails on the list, I will GO PUBLIC with the podcast and do it ONCE A WEEK! 
    • This means that the podcast will become available through the regular channels of providers like iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play etc. 

This plan provides content and allows me to start sooner. I know Scuipici would be on board with that. Heck, he wishes I had started already. :D Me too in fact, but I need to be smart about the time commitment I can give to this so you guys don't get a raw deal of promises without follow through. 

Thanks all for the feedback! I am really excited for the potential fun of this podcast and the educational benefits of spreading the word about being a CP grower. So I had better get to work! :D

 

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Odysseus    16

Awesome. Thanks guys! I will get to work right now on releasing my first one mid-July and from there another at the beginning of each month for those signed up. 

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Odysseus    16

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danthecpman    63
On 6/8/2017 at 0:49 AM, Odysseus said:

Awesome. Thanks guys! I will get to work right now on releasing my first one mid-July and from there another at the beginning of each month for those signed up. 

Sounds good! Looking forwards to it! :thanks:

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Odysseus    16

Thanks, Dan! :D Me too! Lining up my guest right now

 

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Scuipici    8
On 6/6/2017 at 10:28 PM, Odysseus said:

Thank you very much, Dan! I get excited about these kind of projects when others are too. So thanks for letting me know! Some spectators of this thread probably thought it too, but it is great to get the confirmation in text. :D Thanks, man! 

 

@Richard Bunn
Richard, you make a really good point. Because I know the crazy amount of work a podcast is with all the prep, execution and then editing afterwards it is much better to get the email share "Thumbs Up" from 1000 first to make it worth committing to it. Because once I do commit, I will go for at least a year and re-evaluate traffic and interest at that point. So I think it is fair to hope that from all the thousands of us who love CPs, finding a mere 1000 willing to share an email to confirm they want the content, is pretty fair.

BUT I think you are right about it being a long wait if they get nothing in return. 

So I have been thinking all weekend about what I COULD give in return and how it could balance with my schedule enough to make it possible to GIVE something to the Email group and not over-burden myself. 

How about this plan: 

  • Those who sign up with their email will be given ACCESS to a once a month Podcast!
  • Then once the numbers get up to 1000 emails, I will start a once every TWO WEEKS podcast available to EMAILS ONLY
  • When the numbers get to 2000 emails on the list, I will GO PUBLIC with the podcast and do it ONCE A WEEK! 
    • This means that the podcast will become available through the regular channels of providers like iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play etc. 

This plan provides content and allows me to start sooner. I know Scuipici would be on board with that. Heck, he wishes I had started already. :D Me too in fact, but I need to be smart about the time commitment I can give to this so you guys don't get a raw deal of promises without follow through. 

Thanks all for the feedback! I am really excited for the potential fun of this podcast and the educational benefits of spreading the word about being a CP grower. So I had better get to work! :D

 

Sounds good, let us know when you got everything set up, you have my email for sure.

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Odysseus    16

Awesome! Thanks, Scuipici! I am excited for this. I have an artist buddy from my time working in the Game Industry on the logo for the Podcast. As soon as that is ready to go, I will get the site up and running so we can start going with this! 

I am very excited about it. I have a few email drafts out there to my first guests on the podcast that I am just waiting on making sure I look more legit and serious by having the Logo in the email. :) 

Keep you posted! 

-Aaron

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Odysseus    16

Hey those of you as excited as I am for the upcoming CP podcast, I wanted to give you an update since it is late July and I claimed I would have the first two episodes out in July and get things rolling.

Two things are making me later than expected, but I wanted to assure you it isn't because this project isn't interesting me enough to take priority. 

FIRST 
The Logo. I have an artist working on the logo and I am wanting that logo polished and professional looking before I approach my first guest for the show. I want to instill in them confidence in me as a host and in the podcast as a reality in order to convince them it would be worth giving me 20-30 mins of their time on a call about CPs. 

Yes, this is definitely a perfectionist requirement and not necessary....most likely. But celebrate that perfectionism because it will help me produce a show with quality that you will enjoy listening to. :) 

SECOND
I have recorded an Episode "00" offering up who I am as a host, why I want to do the podcast, a little back story on my love of CPs and explaining the goals of the show and the soft launch approach this podcast is taking and what will change when we get that 1000th email and go Live!

But I am not going to host the "00" episode on the website without finished branding and the logo as well as my plan to host TWO episodes on the site, record a THIRD episode for July and then once a month going forward add a fourth, fifth, sixth episode as the months go by until we have 1000 interested CP Enthusiasts signed up to receive the podcast. 

So I am going to be late on my July goal but like I said, that means when this goes live you will have THREE episodes to listen to and hopefully enjoy enough to sign up for the Podcast emails that will send you the next episodes once a month on the 1st of every month going forward. 

I am VERY excited to do this for you guys and for myself. I LOVE CPs and I haven't been talking them as much lately as I haven't scaled up from my initial growing chambers and methods and so haven't had burning questions from the experienced growers to ask and don't check the forums enough lately to keep up on the questions I could help answer. 

Man I can't wait! As soon as I get that logo ready and the 2nd episode, I will go live for you guys. But once I have the third up I will start publicizing the show to the American forums over at Terraforums and all the CP forums and plant communities I can find who might share an interest in the show! :D 

Thanks all! 

-Aaron

 

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