Hi all! Woof, what a week with non-stop pinball "media" drama. In comparison to the announcement of a new huge network, this may come across as relatively lame
I wanted to share that I am trying something to keep the TWIP podcast going in a new and completely different format, releasing Mondays.
The show will be short (<30 min) and will be geared more towards casual hobbyists and those relatively new to the hobby.
It will have short two minute(ish) segments from guests that include things like:
- Did You Know type segment (pinball firsts, unique mechs, interesting stories, etc.)
- Pinball For Dummies (how to ___, what’s the purpose of a knocker, etc.)
- Easter Eggs in pinball machines (I always like these)
- Two Minutes of Tournament Talk
- Two minutes of tips for playing a specific machine
These are just a few, the idea will be to have a lot of short segments, with a couple longer segments when necessary/applicable to what is going on in the hobby.
At the BEGINNING of the podcast there will be five minutes(ish) or less of news (depending on the week) which will be relayed as objectively as possible, then I’d like to open it up to thoughtful opinions and “takes” from people in the industry on the news – that is where you come in!
How it would work is this – on Friday mornings I’ll send a blind-copy email that contains most interesting things that happened that week in pinball to anyone that thinks they may some day want to participate and send in an audio clip. Maybe you get these and never participate, maybe you send something once every few months or once every few weeks, maybe more often, up to you of course. Then the thoughtful ones would play just after the news.
A couple guidelines on the takes:
- Must be in audio form
- If solo, share your take in less than a minute, if you are debating someone else on the clip, 2-3 minutes
- Be thoughtful
- As much as possible, try to avoid inside jokes and “podcast talking about podcasts” (want to keep it a podcast talking about pinball)
If you’re interested, just PM me your email address. If you know someone that would be interested, let me know.
There is a relatively low percentage of people that are into this hobby are also interested in listening or watching pinball content, so this won’t be for everyone! For me personally, I enjoy listening to several podcasts. I also enjoy doing/creating things like TWIP and the TWIPYs and such (and trying this new podcast) as it increases my enjoyment and fun I have in the hobby (99% of the time anyway). It is a fun creative outlet.
It’ll be a little rough around the edges to start with I’m sure. And if it really sucks I’ll just pull the plug on it haha.
Anyway, like I said, message me your email address if interested on the "takes/opinions" part. Also if you have any short segments you would find interesting or would want to hear/listen to, let me know!
TL;DR – planning to start a new short TWIP podcast