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An Old Community Podcast Gets Much Needed Updating

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Greetings Destructoid Community!

I come today bearing some good news, at least if you like community run podcasts. 

Now before we start let's get one thing out of the way, no one thought that we would still be doing this three years in (that's three E3 special episodes!). We are all proud as ever to continue getting together to bring you our perspective on video games news and other stuff. It's been a long ride to say the least and this podcast has had its highs and it's lows.

But recently some of us got together and discussed how it's gotten stale for our listeners. We've fallen into a trap of set up day to record, go down a list of "news" (which is also outdated by the time most people hear it anyway) and then process it out. Even though it should be more conducive to creating lots of opportunities for discussion (the most important part of a podcast) it actually has the opposite effect. We talk in short bursts, going down a list, it's just very mechanical. 

That along with some other issues have led us to start working on improving our show. This will just be the next evolution of the podcast and hopefully that gets people more interested in listening and engaging with us! 

Let's run through what we have planned.

First off, we will revamp the format of our episodes to address the problem listed above and make it once again more open/discussion based, which should provide for a better experience.

Next, we have had an issue for a while of not enough hosts. Generally an episode is Neal and myself which is fine for us but it doesn't always make for the best episode of a podcast. There ends up being a lot of dead spots and often times two just isn't enough. Thankfully we were approached by someone from the community (who is not to be named wink) about possibly joining us as a regular host from here on out. Our next episode will be a try out for our newest host, to see if it's a good fit! If all goes well and they feel like sticking around, we will now have at least one more host for many of our episodes. 

Finally, although it's just a symbolic gesture (for now) we're also going to "pass on" the podcast from myself to Neal. This comes with just being busy with other projects (cough shameless plug cough) and the editing load has gotten to be a bit much for me to handle it all and still be able to do anything with this podcast. I'm sure you've noticed but we used to: call for questions, post blogs and generally engage with you all but because I've largely been absent I really haven't been able to do any of that fun stuff. 

I've also made a lot of mistakes both in this community and with the podcast that may have turned people off. So with the symbolism there is also the hope that our new captain Neal can take the podcast in a more interesting direction and, as he has the time and is able to, revitalize the interest in our podcast from the community. If even just a fraction of interest comes out of it, it would still be better than what we had before. The way I think of it is why leave someone in charge who can't make time to do anything with it when you can give someone else a chance.

Either way, the only noticeable difference would be a positive one! He has already stepped up to help out and begin posting our episodes here in a timely manner, so I'm sure he'll be able to make some good stuff happen with this old show. 

So that's everything for now, I hope some of these changes piqued your interest and stay tuned for a new and improved PStoid!

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