The Retroist Podcast as a Video Podcast?

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Chad Polenz has been tinkering around with turning the Retroist Podcast into a video podcast (which is not easy). He recently completed a proof of concept and is looking for feedback. So if you have a moment, please give it a watch and tell Chad what you think? Anything that should be removed (besides me)? Anything you would add?


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11 thoughts on “The Retroist Podcast as a Video Podcast?

  1. I think this is a great idea. I will probably stick to the audio podcasts myself, because I usually listen while I’m doing work. But the video has great advantages. During the Head of the Class podcast I had trouble remembering which characters were which because it had been so long since I had watched the show. With the video, it’s obvious whom you are talking about.

    If you decide to put the video podcasts on YouTube, the best benefit will be that a whole lot of people will discover the Retroist who might never have found it otherwise

  2. Chad, you really do deserve a super round of applause for what you were able to accomplish with this proof of concept. Bravo, sir, bravo! :D

  3. Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone! I’m working on another “pilot” video podcast already. We still need a much larger sample size to determine if this will be a regular thing or not.

  4. Okay, great job on this one guys! Really like the concept! Dont discontinue the podcast but this format would be a great accompaniment to the podcast! This was really well done I will say! The video matched up with what Retro was saying in the cast making everything a visual reference! Love that!

    I think leaving the opening theme untouched would be a nice touch..I found I was wanting to hear the intro theme while Retro was talking but that,s a small nitpick!

    I am a big fan of the podcast and Retroist site and format and this is the next sensible step in the evolution!

    Do it guys! Ill be watching!

  5. djinniman says:

    This is cool, but please keep doing the audio only as well, so I can listen on my drive to work.

  6. I think it would be great to have this as an extra option. It’s very useful to be able to see the characters that are being described and it really fleshes out the already in-depth audio from The Retroist.

    I would, however, definitely still like to have the audio podcast as I listen to this on my commute and while jogging etc. The video version would be a ‘nice-to-have’.

  7. If we were to make this a regular feature, I’m SURE The Retroist would keep doing both versions. The video is better for mainstream audiences, the audio is better for enthusiasts and loyal listeners.

  8. vinvectrex says:

    Okay, this is pretty great. I too like both formats – audio for commuting and video for when I can be near the computer. I do feel the video adds a lot, so it increases replayability for me.

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