I feel like I’ve been doing a crapload of work on Pi and CHiPS lately. I haven’t really done all that much, but I feel like my brain hasn’t allowed me to stop thinking about it for a while now. My co-hosts and I are trying to turn Pi and CHiPS into a podcasting network. This has been something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, ever since we started the whole thing. We’ve had ideas about certain shows that have just crashed and burned, but recently we’ve come up with some really awesome ideas. I think it helps with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades becoming so successful. It’s really driven me to try harder and make this thing happen.
We’ve been doing a whole lot of planning on where we want this all to go. We have 3 new shows coming down the pipe, but we did lose 1 in all the changes. Pi and CHiPS as a podcast will no longer be aired. It’s not that we didn’t enjoy doing it, it’s just that getting 3 people together to do a show on a consistent basis turned into more of a headache than it was worth. Out of the ashes, we now have plans for two shows: Geek’d and Tweek’d. Geek’d is going to be a technology podcast covering tech news, gadgets, and the issues involving tech that we hear about everyday (ie. Net Neutrality). Tweek’d will be on the gaming end covering the newest games, conferences, and game development. So, as you can see, Pi and CHiPS has just been split into two shows where we can cover the content in a more hardcore setting. We don’t have to lighten the info in order to cater to a wider audience. In other words, we’ll be talking about command line utilities and Linux on Geek’d :) .
Another show that we will be working on is “The Adventures of Jim Doogan.” Tales of a bumbling pirate just trying to make his way in the Caribbean. It’s about a character that I made up a while back for a D&D game that we played. He’s probably one of the most dynamic characters I’ve ever thought up, and he will be making his way into the podcasting world soon. This will be one of those old timer radio shows that they uses to play back in the 30’s to 50’s. Of course we should be able to bring more to it in the digital age. Especially in the quality area :) .
I’m really feeling all administrative when it comes to this stuff and it scares me a little. I never wanted to become one of those “business people” that I hear so much about. I’m just learning as we’re going along that this type of thing really does require a lot of organization and a lot of project planning. The mere thought of me talking about organization and project planning makes me feel like an old manager guy. I don’t like it. But I’m learning that this stuff is important. Even if you want to stay lighthearted about a business venture, you still have to take the responsibility and do your best to make things happen. I’m really hoping this all works out. I wish I could find a career in podcasting, but I really don’t think this media has what it takes….yet. Maybe soon we’ll all be able to make a living doing this, and I would pounce on that opportunity as soon as it hit. I REALLY love this stuff :)