We – Chris, LJ and myself have become known for bantering while recording the UK Geocaching podcast.
I feel that a little humour and banter relaxes the presenters and enables us to chat about the subject rather than sounding like we are reading from a script in a monotone nerd voice.
That scripted monotone voice is perfect for getting technical details across, but an informal situation like ours would make for really boring listening. I could point you in the direction of that type of podcast but I am not that mean.
We had a comment on our Facebook page yesterday that said the listener thought there was too much of the juvenile banter and not enough about Geocaching.
I understand what he meant exactly and am grateful for the honest feedback. I went back to the latest pod and listened again. If we took out all the banter the show would be about 45 minutes instead of the 90 minutes that it was this month.
However, taking out all the juvenile stuff would make the show exactly what I don’t want – scripted and boring.
I think I just need to watch out for the amount that I leave in the show and be lots more judicious with the delete button when editing.
I also need to slap LJ and stop him playing on his iPad when we’re recording…