I have just signed up on the wiki to host LibriVox Community podcast #117, scheduled to be released November 07, 2011.
My theme is the LibriVox Community podcasts themselves and podcasting how and why (it may need to be split into two editions).
Over the summer I listened to every single LV podcast, many of them more than once. This is probably the biggest reason I have been motivated to host my own podcast and why I thought it most fitting to begin with a LV podcast about LV podcasts. I still need to type up my notes on all of them, but there are a lot of great little clips I thought I might pull to help flesh out a brief or not-so-brief history of the LV community podcasts. This would be one feature.
Another feature would be a how and why to produce your own podcast. This is to encourage as many volunteers to host the LV podcast so that perhaps we could have a community podcast as frequently as once per week and no less frequently than once per month.
I have been very graciously mentored toward hosting by the fabulous Cori Samuel as well as further encouraged by Ruth Golding (who I believe is preparing to host a podcast of her own on copyright issues).
I welcome any contributions via post on this thread, PM, or audio file. Cori has generously offered to let us use her "cs" folder on the LV uploader. Just alert me if and when you upload a file. Please name your file lv_communitypodcast117_yourforumname.mp3. Edited to add: In order to give me some time to put the podcast together, please send your contributions by Oct 31, especially if you are contributing written ones. This will give me time to possibly find a reader other than myself. Thank you.
Here are some prompts to inspire your contributions to this podcast:
- What do you like most about the LV community podcasts?
- What would you like to hear on the LV community podcasts that you haven't heard before?
- What do the LV community podcasts mean to you?
- How often would you like to hear LV community podcasts?
- Do you have any favorite podcasts or podcast segments from the past? (This would be a great contribution from LV longtime veterans)
- How long do you think the LV podcasts should last? You can give a range of time limits or a single one. I believe the longest length should be what would fit on a CD. Is that right? Less than 80 minutes?
- If you have hosted a LV podcast in the past, what advice would you share with prospective LV podcast hosts?
Also, I thought it would be neat for us to build a library of musical renditions of the LV podcast theme. We have a few versions from which to choose, including Cori's dazzling "la-LA-la-la-lalala" one. But I think it would be neat to have a lot of others, like other a capella versions and other musical instrumental versions. Cori also thought this would be a good idea.
Anyway, these are my ideas for my first LV community podcast. Please let me know your thoughts, anyone and everyone. I could certainly use some help with this first one and all subsequent ones.