The Scarborough Dude vows to stay honest, goes our drinking, and awards himself a grade of 86 percent.
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I'm just in the middle of listening, and I've hit the point where you wonder how knowing your listeners might affect what you do on the podcast.
While I think I get what you mean when you say that you don't want to change things, what you talk about, how you talk about it, I *do* think that when you get to know some of your listeners you start to engage in more of a dialogue -- in that way, you'll frame what you say knowing that you might get a response, or *hoping* you might get a response, from someone you know is out there.
As long as you're not censoring yourself, I actually think this can be interesting. I do know that because I know some of my own listeners, I make certain choices about what I'll podcast about because I know they'll enjoy it, or in order to encourage them to write.
But I would never not raise a topic I was interested in exploring.
Just a thought before I finish listening.
BTW, It's Katherine, not Anonymous, because all of a suddden Blogger is requiring me to have an account.
Sounds like a real healthy pee stream. Enjoyed your recording.
I'll skip the obvious joke about Streaming Protocols :-)
Regarding your concern about honesty, it comes down to intent; do you feel you are cutting stuff out to deceive? Editing and self-censorship are not necessarily the same thing.
In your podcast as the "Dude" you have created a persona, and an experience for the listener. You have to ask yourself, given what your concept of what the authentic voice of DicksnJanes is, is a given piece of content consistent with that concept?
That is the only metric that matters; you have to be honest with yourself before worrying about being honest with your listeners. And in all honesty (sorry) I don't think you have anything to orry about.
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