The Ask Leo! podcast returns.
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Hi everyone, this is Leo Notenboom and I’m back with news, commentary and
answers to some of the many questions I get at askleo.info.
Yes, as I promised a couple of months ago, I’m back. Did you miss me? (Did
While I was away I stumbled into a podcast of a speech
by Tony Kahn, the executive producer of WBGH’s “Morning Stories“, a
very popular podcast. His talk, at PodTech to an audience of podcasters and
podcaster wanna-bes, touched on several interesting aspects of podcasting.
One of the items he talked about was a poll that surveyed podcast
subscribers on what they felt was important about the podcasts that they choose
to listen to. Number 1, as you might expect, was content – people choose to
listen to podcasts that interest them. Number 4 got my attention though as
being quite timely with my return: people want podcasts to be consistently
What struck me are the number of podcasts that at one time or another I
thought were very cool and interesting, that produced some number of episodes,
only to vanish with no explanation and no expectation of a return. How
I don’t want to be one of those podcasts.
I at least set expectations by announcing my two month hiatus, but as anyone
who watches U.S. TV knows, “hiatus” is often a codeword for “this program ain’t
Well, this hiatus was a true, temporary one. I’m back. Three minutes, every
week, unless life interferes.
If you have a podcast of your own you’re quite welcome to re-podcast the Ask
Leo! podcast in your own. The only rule is simply that you run the whole thing
– all three minutes. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I stick to the exactly
three minute podcast format. You’re also welcome to select from the Ask Leo! podcast archive. And if you’re a terrestrial or
satellite broadcaster, or your podcast is available via those channels, drop me
By the way, that poll also indicated that the most popular podcast length
was right around 10 minutes. Perhaps someday when I have more to say – but even
then I’ll put it on a separate feed.
I’d love to hear what you think. Visit ask leo dot info, and enter 10835 in
the go to article number box. Leave me a comment, I love hearing from you.
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