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Jeremy Cherfas

How Long Should a Podcast Be?

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Podnews has a piece that many podcasters could usefully read. The bit that resonated was this quote from Roman Mars:

If you have 100,000 listeners and you edit out one useless minute you are saving 100,000 wasted minutes in the world. You’re practically a hero.

Not quite a hero, I can at least count myself a mini-hero.

Jeremy Cherfas

2018-12-10

1 min read

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New podcast episode out now, tasting the delights of Nürnberger lebkuchen, at https://www.eatthispodcast.com/lebkuchen/

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

The value of charts -- podcast or otherwise -- as a measure of worth, as opposed to merely popularity, is deeply suspect. In all kinds of rankings, people like what other people like, so popular stuff becomes more popular. Which is why I am highly ambivalent any time I so much as glance at podcast charts. Either people like what I'm doing, or they don't, but asking whether they like my output more or less than someone else's is pointless. Mostly.

An unrelated mystery: why would someone who has their own domain in their own name not want that domain to be more popular by, you know, publishing on it?





Jeremy Cherfas

Thanks Aaron for your mention of my wheat and bread podcasts. You raise an interesting question about aboriginal bread in Australia. I've listened to a podcast with Bruce Pascoe and read a general piece that was awfully muddled, but I have not read his book. I have no reason not to take his claims at face value, although I also think that the freight he is adding to those claims owes as much to the general status and recent past history of aboriginal people in Australia as it does to archaeology. I will certainly be including something in the book I am working on.





Jeremy Cherfas

Tomorrow is apparently International Podcast Day. Naturally, I am spending today editing a podcast that will go out on Monday.

Jeremy Cherfas

@journeymanhisto I find it incomprehensible why anyone would write 13 separate little tweets instead of a blog post. Luckily, @threadapp captured the story at https://threader.app/thread/1044577825091514368.
Also a central topic in my podcast series Our Daily Bread, especially episode 13.

Jeremy Cherfas

Listened to the first episode of Bundyville, because it was on 99PI. Instant subscribe. Very fine narrative podcast about an important subject.

Jeremy Cherfas

Terrific. FB Just banned a friend's link to my latest podcast episode (Brown v. White; Our Daily Bread 23). Twice, for reasons unspoken that I can only imagine. They did not ban my link to the same post.

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