Elsewhere on the internet...

The League of Reason has some social media accounts! You can find us on Facebook or on Twitter for some interesting links and things.

Reviving the show.

Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 3 of 6
 [ 108 posts ] 
Reviving the show.
Author Message
Gnug215ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2679Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:31 pm

Post Re: Reviving the show.

A shooting-the-breeze show could be fine, but that would depend highly on the hosts.

We'd need some really, really fun and interesting people as hosts for that, and we don't really have that around here, do we?
- Gnug215

YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Gnug215


The horse is a ferocious predator.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:22 pm
CosmicJoghurtPodcasterUser avatarPosts: 809Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:59 pm Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Gnug215 wrote:A shooting-the-breeze show could be fine, but that would depend highly on the hosts.

We'd need some really, really fun and interesting people as hosts for that, and we don't really have that around here, do we?



Don't be modest, Gnug. You're more than funny.


Also, idea: to keep the repetitiveness down, try having one different topic per show. Might I suggest, a poll for each show, with many different topics to discuss. Each week (or whatever regularity thing you'll have going on), the previous topics are removed from the list and a new one is chosen.
Perception of reality results in interpretation of reality which results in a deformation of reality.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:35 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Really, we just need people who can be reasonably entertaining. Boring bits can be cut easily enough in editing.
A great Charity
Apologies for my absence of late.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:41 pm
WWW
ImprobableJoeUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Post Re: Reviving the show.

CosmicJoghurt wrote:
Gnug215 wrote:A shooting-the-breeze show could be fine, but that would depend highly on the hosts.

We'd need some really, really fun and interesting people as hosts for that, and we don't really have that around here, do we?



Don't be modest, Gnug. You're more than funny.
More in a `laughing at` than `laughing with` way...
Come visit my blog! There will be punch and pie!
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:43 pm
televatorUser avatarPosts: 1252Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:02 amLocation: In hell, rocking out with Satan! Gender: Cake

Post Re: Reviving the show.

ImprobableJoe wrote:
Prolescum wrote:No, not quite. I think lighthearted is the correct general direction, though. I mean, come on, League of Reason?


Recorded live from the Hall of Logic!


Today's topic: Where do atheists get their etiquette from? How do you know what fork to use with your soup?
a·the·ism: The absence of belief in god(s)

There are no additional, claims, laws, commandments, rules, doctrines, presuppositions, stand alone ideologies, dogmas, and/or faith based beliefs required by or inevitably derived from atheism.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:46 pm
australopithecusLime TordUser avatarPosts: 4347Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Gnug215 wrote:We'd need some really, really fun and interesting people as hosts for that, and we don't really have that around here, do we?


Image
Image
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:06 pm
WelshidiotPosts: 569Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:57 pm

Post Re: Reviving the show.

CosmicJoghurt wrote:
Gnug215 wrote:We'd need some really, really fun and interesting people as hosts for that, and we don't really have that around here, do we?
Don't be modest, Gnug. You're more than funny.
I agree, Gnug is definitely a funny bugger.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:48 pm
)O( Hytegia )O(League LegendUser avatarPosts: 3135Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:27 pm Gender: Cake

Post Re: Reviving the show.

I'm not funny - but I tend to think that a bit of situational humor never hurt.

But yeah, Gnug is certainly hysterical.

"Hello. My name is Gnug. Goodbye."
*ban*
Some would insinuate that being drunk at 9 in the morning to be signs of serious issues.
Me? I'd insinuate it as signs of no plans and a refrigerator full of Whiskey and Guinness.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:50 pm
ImprobableJoeUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Post Re: Reviving the show.

televator wrote:
Today's topic: Where do atheists get their etiquette from? How do you know what fork to use with your soup?

You say that in jest, but you've never seen my wife eat soup with those little oyster crackers. Or more accurately she eats the crackers with enough soup to moisten them and not much else.
Come visit my blog! There will be punch and pie!
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:16 pm
Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

I think this is a great idea. Looking at the forums that get the most posts it seems 'Religion and Irreligion' and 'Science and Mathematics' are the most popular areas. Also up there are 'Politics' and 'News', but they are definitely second tier. I would say that building a show around religion and science with perhaps some brief forays into politics and news on occasion would be the most relevant for the current community and the most likely to bring in new people with something to say on those popular subjects.

It's probably a good idea not to worry about editing it at first, unless someone is really keen. It takes a lot of effort and might end up being the biggest delay to posting new episodes. An intro and an outro is easy enough, but going through each show and deciding what to keep and what to delete will be a pain.

I like the idea of having a rotating panel to try and get more voices involved without having too many on a single show. Maybe a host plus 2 or 3 other people is a good number?

Doing something different to what's already out there is always the biggest challenge...
Wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:24 pm
WWW
)O( Hytegia )O(League LegendUser avatarPosts: 3135Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:27 pm Gender: Cake

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Aught3 wrote:Doing something different to what's already out there is always the biggest challenge...


How about make the show with panels involving both Atheists and Religious people where it's not a dog-eat-dog fiasco? "Rational Religion" is kinda contradictory, but I think that it works well enough for what we have going on here.

Especially when talking about Science!

Plus it would trim down on the douchebag typical dog-eat-dog shows out there.
Some would insinuate that being drunk at 9 in the morning to be signs of serious issues.
Me? I'd insinuate it as signs of no plans and a refrigerator full of Whiskey and Guinness.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:31 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Aught3 wrote:I like the idea of having a rotating panel to try and get more voices involved without having too many on a single show. Maybe a host plus 2 or 3 other people is a good number?

Doing something different to what's already out there is always the biggest challenge...


I don't see that there necessarily has to be a set host as such for a show. It could work quite well if everyone knows they should try and cover, say, four items over a 45 minute - 1 hour skype call, with one or more people recording it via PrettyMay or some such recording software.
If the show is less sort of... rigidly focussed on serious discussion and more on just relaxed chatting and fun, I think that might be enough to set it apart from the other ones currently out there. The Atheist Experience and Magic Sandwich Show do a fine job as it is on taking callers and pwnage and the like. But they tend to leave little room for more fun topics of conversation.




)O( Hytegia )O( wrote:How about make the show with panels involving both Atheists and Religious people where it's not a dog-eat-dog fiasco?


'twould be quite an interesting one to do I imagine. Although the general, uh, lack of religious people around here might mean that not all shows would involve them.
A great Charity
Apologies for my absence of late.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:10 pm
WWW
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

I'm thinking if we're going to get this off the ground, some kind of Skype call or calls would be in order sometime over the next few days or fortnight in order to get stuff together, decide things more firmly etc.
A great Charity
Apologies for my absence of late.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:15 pm
WWW
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5009Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Welshidiot wrote:"Iiiiit's opening niiigghhhttt!! Ahhh the roar of the grease-paint, the smell of the crowd.....Did I ever tell you about the time I actually met Judy, at Steven Sondheim's apaarrrrtment? Dahling, it was simply deeevine!"


Lol, fuck off :lol:

nasher168 wrote:That's a pretty good idea... might make a nice little background thing. Even for unimportant, "just chatting" type stuff it could conceivably have some use if one of the speakers is talking about a topic that could do with a picture.


Well, you can use it for whatever purpose you desire/require. I was thinking of something available if you download the podcast in a year's time, you can still sort of check our references.

nasher168 wrote:iTunes is definitely a must, as is YouTube. I've never heard of Miro before, will have to look at that...


Have a look here http://www.getmiro.com/publish/guide/

nasher168 wrote:We have that on record, we'll have to take you up with that


Okay. :D

)o(Hytegia)o( wrote:Idea for a show:
Asshole day.


Probably not...

Gnug215 wrote: What would you specifically suggest the show did?


With broad strokes, I'd say that the basic podcast format, intro-news-main article/s-closing thoughts-outro works very well, and makes it relatively easy to edit. We're probably not going to be pulling in experts for anything, so to keep it simple, a single overall topic (perhaps suggested by the audience later on) two hosts and one, maybe two guests (per episode), reader/listener submitted articles of (relevant to the topic) interest for the "news" section (10-15 minutes discussion between hosts, perhaps lifting out the funniest/worst comments on related articles to poke fun at), main discussion with guests (20-30 minutes) prepared beforehand with questions and whatnot, thank yous, announcements, fin.

If people were interested in doing topic-related skits, it wouldn't be difficult to incorporate them, for example, as the introduction to the main article/s.

Perhaps we could have a rotating segment after the guests/interviews/whatever, one episode could be Enter debunker: best debunks of the last however long (audience submitted or host-chosen), another could be The Stark Remark awesome comment of the month (submitted to a thread from blogs or whatever).

I think it's best to keep it to once a month at the very most so there's enough time to prepare each episode and give it a sheen few others do. I also recommend a number of dress rehearsals before attempting it properly.

Aught3 wrote:It's probably a good idea not to worry about editing it at first, unless someone is really keen. It takes a lot of effort and might end up being the biggest delay to posting new episodes. An intro and an outro is easy enough, but going through each show and deciding what to keep and what to delete will be a pain.


I suggest we actually kill as many birds with as few stones as possible; it's not that much more effort to record stuff for more than one episode. If say, there's an discussion about Occupy Wall Street and you've invited TheTruePooka to discuss it, there's no reason not to probe him on upcoming topics (which can become the talking points/prompts for discussion later on).
if constructive debate is allowed to progress, better ideas will ultimately supplant worse ideas.

Comment is free, but facts are sacred
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:30 pm
Aught3ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 4290Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:36 amLocation: New Zealand Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

)O( Hytegia )O( wrote:How about make the show with panels involving both Atheists and Religious people where it's not a dog-eat-dog fiasco? "Rational Religion" is kinda contradictory, but I think that it works well enough for what we have going on here.
Yeah, like Apologia! 8-) But actually it would be interesting to take a more in-depth look at some of the other religions out there, I'm thinking Buddhism, Daoism, Kemetic paganism, etc, etc

nasher168 wrote:I don't see that there necessarily has to be a set host as such for a show. It could work quite well if everyone knows they should try and cover, say, four items over a 45 minute - 1 hour skype call
I think even the type of show you are describing would work better with a host. Just someone to move everyone on to the next topic and to cut off arguments that aren't going anywhere. On the other hand maybe you could try out a couple of test shows just to see how well everything flows.
Wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:32 pm
WWW
CommonEnlightenmentUser avatarPosts: 649Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:06 amLocation: Plato Crater Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: Reviving the show.

televator wrote: How do you know what fork to use with your soup?


Fork with soup? That's easy, you roll an official 2n die from a AD&D set (where n must be n>1). Where n would be the number of forks placed in front of you. Reading the forks left to right, of course.

Use the following for guidelines:

One fork is fairly self-explanatory (you only have one fork).
Two forks: 1 or 2 left most fork, 3 or 4 right most fork.
Three Forks: 1 or 2 left most fork, 3 or 4 middle fork, 5 or 6 right most fork.
Four Forks: 1 or 2 left most fork, 3 or 4 left middle fork, 5 or 6 right middle fork, 7 or 8 right most fork.
There is still light in the 'Earthly' darkness. Finding light in the darkness can be more satisfying than merely seeing the glaring light of our sun. It gives us a better understanding of light and a deeper understanding of our universe.
Last edited by CommonEnlightenment on Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:44 am, edited 2 times in total.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:55 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

Aught3 wrote:I think even the type of show you are describing would work better with a host. Just someone to move everyone on to the next topic and to cut off arguments that aren't going anywhere. On the other hand maybe you could try out a couple of test shows just to see how well everything flows.


I could see a set "host" being useful in those sort of situations I suppose. Although I would hope a relaxed format would get around heated arguments, for the most part.

Perhaps at some point (over the next month or fortnight or whatever) there could be a sort of "test show". A few people on Skype going through a set of topics (maybe including a general introduction to the revived show), we can see what works and what doesn't. We can see if editing is necessary and if it's awful, we can scrap it and try again some other time, possibly with different people (no pressure of course... the first people could maybe come on a later show if that happens). But if the default assumption is that it will go up, then at least everyone will behave as they would in a normal recording.
A great Charity
Apologies for my absence of late.
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:58 pm
WWW
ImprobableJoeUser avatarPosts: 6195Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 pm

Post Re: Reviving the show.

"Fortnight"? Are you planning on doing this by carrier pigeon? :lol:
Come visit my blog! There will be punch and pie!
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:53 am
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Reviving the show.

ImprobableJoe wrote:"Fortnight"? Are you planning on doing this by carrier pigeon? :lol:


It's a fairly commonly-used term here...

But... yes :(
A great Charity
Apologies for my absence of late.
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:53 am
WWW
Gnug215ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2679Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:31 pm

Post Re: Reviving the show.

CosmicJoghurt wrote:
Gnug215 wrote:A shooting-the-breeze show could be fine, but that would depend highly on the hosts.

We'd need some really, really fun and interesting people as hosts for that, and we don't really have that around here, do we?


Don't be modest, Gnug. You're more than funny.



No no, trust me. I'm not funny. Most certainly not irl. Nor is my voice.


ImprobableJoe wrote:
More in a `laughing at` than `laughing with` way...




Yes, pretty much.


I have very high standards for whether or not I like a host, and personally I fail all of them.

Now, we need auditions for hosts.

Applicants, record a video or something of a test show! :)
- Gnug215

YouTube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Gnug215


The horse is a ferocious predator.
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:22 am
PreviousNext
Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 3 of 6
 [ 108 posts ] 
Return to The Show

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests