What do you want out of your news (podcast)?

Now, I know what a traditional news type show is like – pretty much what I’ve done in the past for the podcast – an intro stating what the date is and a brief mention of some of the top stories. Then, you just dive right in, providing as much detail as you can in a short amount of time.

Been there, done that. (there was no t-shirt involved)

Of course, always in search of different ways to reach different listeners, I wanted to get some opinions from those out there that listen to our shows (and probably even more now that we’re in with php|architect) a chance to voice their opinions back to the hosts. I want to know what kind of information, detail, and structure you’d like to see in the podcast newscasts.

Do you like the standard methods – just reading the news, highlighting a few subjects?
Do you want a more specialized approach, focusing on only 3-4 of the really major points?
Do you want “sub-segments” inside it – for example: PEAR, PHP the language, PHP the community?

There’s been a few ideas for the future of the newscast as well –

  • some way to tie in some kind of visual display to the newscasts, making it easier to click on a link to get to a story.
  • a link off of PHPDeveloper.org (maybe something like phpdeveloper.org/showid or /date_stamp) to detail the links that were spotlighted on that episode

So, what are your ideas? What would help you get the most out of the newscasts, more than just listening?

1 comment

  1. Hi,
    This Podcast was my first introduction to your website, Im new-ish to PHP.
    Liked the format because it was plesant to listen to and didn’t hack me off as so many podcasts do – your audio and delivery were good.

    It was short, didn’t bore, and provided just enough.

    Comments about globals being on echoed just what I have found on the web, but would have prefered content that looked forward than back.

    Will listen more – the ‘cast didn’t loose you a new visitor.



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