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View Poll Results: What duration do you prefer for our Podcast's running time?
30 minutes 3 21.43%
One Hour 4 28.57%
90 Minutes 5 35.71%
Two Hours 2 14.29%
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Old Jun 21, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Default Your preferred listening length for our Podcast?

Since podcasts come in all shapes and sizes, I'd like your opinions on how long our listeners want to be held in our captivating grasp.

Some Japanese podcasts are a quick half-an-hour, while some European podcasts come in the extended 2 hour variety, so we want to know what time frame you prefer. Thanks for your input.

Please select your answer at the top of the post above.

What duration do you prefer for our Podcast's running time?
A. 30 minutes
B. One Hour
C. 90 Minutes
D. Two Hours

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:15 PM
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I think something between 60 and 90 minutes would be best, depending on how much reviews/info/whatever needs to be put in.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I prefer for a show to go on as long as necessary in order to appropriately discuss all topics at hand.
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Old Jun 24, 2009, 12:24 PM
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I've always been a fan of discussing everything that's interesting, but not repeating yourself. The people at http://the-odi.blogspot.com/ are notorious for this. I love listening to their podcast, but it's reached 3 hours per week recently. They could shave 20 minutes off if they reduced the length of their introduction and stopped repeating things like where the podcast can be found, thank yous, and so on.

The VGDJ podcast also suffered from this. It was very interesting, but as time went on zircon and pixietricks inserted too many songs into the podcast and a large part seemed like filler.

I'd say to watch how long the first few podcasts were, and if the podcast starts getting significantly longer than that, look over it and make sure that what's being added is just as good as, or better than, what else has been carried along.
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 06:27 AM
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I didn't vote in the poll, but I'd prefer something in the middle, whereas 30 min is too short, and 2 hours seems rather long.

One thing to keep in mind is the need to pace yourselves for the long haul, as two issues per month is an ambitious schedule.
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Two hours is a little bit long for me, but 90 minutes seems right considering it's 2 shows per month rather than weekly.
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Anything over an hour is pushing it. You can fit more than enough info/news in one hour.
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