I, for one, really enjoy their podcast. They sucked me in when they interviewed Joe Rhode. They've done many excellent interviews, and I liked that they weren't hardcore coaster geekslike me! *** Edited 10/2/2006 7:45:08 PM UTC by Peabody***
I agree with Peabody and rathofdoom. Sure, they may not be complete coaster experts like some of the people here, but it is a very entertaining show, and it will be missed. The coasterbuz podcast is great for news, discussion, and debate about the amusement industry, and coasterradio.com is about 5 ordinary guys who have a love for theme parks. I have been listening since the 9th show, and each podcast has its own topic, and personality. Sure, the five guys from coasterradio may not be complete coaster nerds, but they definitely know enough, and are very entertaining to listen to. They are open to suggestions for what they should do on the final show. If you have an idea, go post it on http://coasterradio.com/forums/ *** Edited 10/2/2006 8:08:44 PM UTC by Jumboshrmp***
Love it or hate it, the loss of anything promoting the parks, rides and enthusiasts in general sucks. Regardless of knowledge, the few that I listened to seemed like they did a good job at being generally responsible and 'playing the game' so to speak.
I'm just hoping they don't go nuts and rip on the parks as a farewell - seems like a serious case of burning your bridges. I say keep it cool. They've done a good job at cooperating with parks and promoting enthusiasm. Why kill all that work in one final blow?
Then again, what do I know - I'm part of the 'sucky' podcast. :)
I agree with Peabody and rathofdoom. Sure, they may not be complete coaster experts like some of the people here, but it is a very entertaining show, and it will be missed. The coasterbuzz podcast is great for news, discussion, and debate about the amusement industry, and coasterradio.com is about 5 ordinary guys who have a love for theme parks.
And I believe the point of their show always was that they were NOT experts. NOT enthusiasts. Just five guys, like Jumboshrmp said, who have a love for coasters and parks. Enthusiasts aren't the only people who love coasters and parks!
I never missed the CR's podcasts, and I don't miss C'buzz' either. These podcasts get me through my week! And now, sadly, we'll just be one shorter.
*** Edited 10/3/2006 2:11:27 AM UTC by Floorless Fan*** *** Edited 10/3/2006 2:12:38 AM UTC by Floorless Fan***
I have to admit I only listened to one CoasterRadio episode. I was turned off by what to me was an overproduced sound, like they were trying TOO hard. The result sounded like a college radio show to me, and I don't mean the good late-night underground metal college shows.
That said, it's still sad to see it go. Just because I didn't get into it doesn't mean everyone who did like it should be deprived.
I was similar, Greg. I had no interest in podcasts, and was not impressed/interested upon first listen......same thing for coasterbuzz! But, it was their Joe Rhode (Disney/Everest) interview that totally got me into podcasts. It was a spectacular, insightful interview. (And lengthy!) Every since then I've been a devoted listener of several shows.
I know they're on our case all the time about not editing and being 'raw' sounding or whatever, but honestly, (and I don't want this to be a pissing match in any sense) the one thing that annoys me when I do listen to the CR podcasts is the editing.
If the editing is done right, no one should know it. Often it's painfully obvious where things have been cut on the CR podcast. Other than that, hell, more power to them. It does suck that another outlet for the 'scene' is being lost and judging by their forums, they do have a loyal and dedicated listener base.
Plus, I think the regular jabs (or did I just always happen to pick the 'right' one to listen to?) made them the single biggest promoter of the CB Podcast...no one talked about us more. ;)
I'm cool with being known as the 'other' podcast. :)