I know, I know, it was brought up before. But I'm listening to it right now for the first time. Man, if all the episodes are like this, I won't listen to many more. Some random things so far in the episode (haven't gotten to the Robb Alvey part yet, at least he knows what he's talking about):
They were talking about 'The Voyage', some guy says "Where is Holiday World?". Wow, talk about researching.
Then, talking about 'The Voyage', "yeah it has 5 90* turns".
Oh, and European Parks are all older than American Parks, or something.
Perhaps I'm expecting enthusiasts, when I'm really just getting Media Types that like coasters? I dunno.
Oh, and wooden coasters cost more than steel coasters, in case ya didn't know.
Yes, aside from some of the research. It sounds very Talk Radio (which = Good), but, yeah, content is meh. And that isn't just because I'm an enthusiast and probably know more than they about many coaster/park related stuff just because I have no life and sit at work and get paid to read up on the subject.
They could still discuss stuff and get it right. One of these days, I will have my show on Travel Channel, and it WILL be thoroughly researched before I start spouting stats off.
The Robb Alvey stuff on their was good. He is by all means an enthusiast who knows his stuff, (which is all that saved that episode!). The hosts definently have no clue, and as Tekno said, their facts need some serious research. It's as if they skimmed the articles 5 minutes before air time, and winged the show.
Production is great, and I'll check back to listen to shows with industry experts and "enthusiasts", but outside of that, I'll wait for more Robb & Elissa visits, at least the show has a personality then.
Michael Darling said: As I said in a previous thread that came up about these guys... it's not a real "podcast." A podcast is something an amateur does to let his/her voice be heard.
That's a pretty narrow interpretation of what a podcast is. You mean, professionals can't do podcasts? I'm sure that Apple would disagree. With iTunes 4.9, they added a podcast directory. It is full of professional and amateur podcasts.
In other words, it's all good. The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do one. Being a professional does not prevent you from being allowed to make one. Try listening to "Grape Radio" or "Reel Reviews". Michael Geoghegan produces both (and stars in Reel Reviews). Very professional but great podcasts.
I listen to This Week In Tech, produced by a bunch of Tech TV alumni. Is that not a podcast because it's done by broadcasters? iTunes seems to have a whole lot of stuff from mainstream media they're calling podcasts. If I do a podcast, is it not a real podcast because I'm a former broadcaster?
(And make no mistake... I have pro gear, audio and video. You never really leave the biz, you just find later on that the toys keep getting cheaper!)
Eh, at least In The Loop kinda knows what they're talking about. CoasterRadio has the broadcast talent (well, with the exception of no research, and not knowing what they're talking about), and In The Loop has a better Idea (but an enthusiast inverviewing someone in the industry does not a good show make, IMVHO).
No offense to Robb or Elissa or TPR, but I can read the TRs they post online, having it read to me just doesn't appeal to me. If they were interviewing B&M, Stengel, or park people, then maybe (as long as they know where Holiday World is, I'm sure Will or Paula will let them know when they interview them as they said they were going to do).
It's an audio recording generally encoded as an MP3. Software generally allows you to subscribe to it so that you download it regularly, and then listen to it whenever you want either on your computer or music player.