Where’s The New Lying Cat Cast?
In case you don’t know, The Lying Cat Cast is a Saga podcast hosted here on my lil’ blog. Well, technically it’s not hosted here it’s off-site but that’s irrelevant. Anyway! A couple of listeners have asked me where the new episode is. Which is a great question considering we’re overdue for a new episode. The short answer is: It’s still coming. The long answer is: I’ve decided to change the format of the show a bit.
When the podcast started it was just a very rough idea and I wasn’t really sure if we’d even get beyond two people listening. But getting e-mails from all over the world has been fantastic. You guys have supported us and I’m incredibly grateful for that. But one problem we’ve always had is how often to make the podcast? I didn’t want to be one of these podcasts that just never comes out but at the same time I didn’t want to end up with crappy episodes with nothing to talk about. So we experimented with a twice-monthly format, the fact we slipped up a few times and skipped episodes is telling that it wasn’t a good fit. The episodes recorded to talk about the new issues were great, we never missed one of those. In the ‘in-between’ episodes we’d have some good conversation but I found all too often it was difficult to have enough content to make it worth recording a show, so instead I’d wait and bundle topics together next time.
So basically, I’ve decided that I think it’s better to not attempt to keep to the podcast schedule during Saga’s off months. Since Saga takes a break between story-arcs it seems that, other than maybe one or two (at most) bonus episodes, the podcast should take a break too. Those bonus episodes should really only happen if we feel there’s enough to talk about to make it worth recording. Also, since our talks on the newest issue end up only being around 20-30 minutes I’d like to experiment in moving to a monthly format. Now, it may not work out and we might end up feeling like it’s not often enough. If that’s the case we can shake things up again, and your feedback will be absolutely what drives that. At the end of the day, I want to record something that you can enjoy and if you want us to go back to the earlier format then awesome, we will.
So when the podcast comes back properly in August I’m going to consider that the start of our second season. It’ll mean a longer wait between episodes but it will mean a rock solid consistent schedule and longer episodes too. We’ll still record at the release of a new issue but it means we’ll no longer focus solely on that issue. All the extra banter that we saved for ‘in-between’ episodes will be made apart of that episode.
If you’ve not tried the podcast out yet then I’m going to happily direct you over to our episode directory and our iTunes page. Also, here’s a little sample in the form of episode 5 below for your streaming pleasure, beware it contains spoilers for issue 12!
Meanwhile, if you have been listening all along then thank you for taking a chance on a podcast by three British strangers. It’s been great getting your feedback and I hope you’ll check us out when we arrive back next month. Remember you can always get in touch at podcast[at]panelsandpixels.com or just shoot me a tweet at @PanelsAndPixels.