Things and things

Thanks everyone for the very good feedback from the last two episodes especially.  Thomas W is an amazing interviewee and Kyle Ver Steeg gives the Dos Equis guy a run for his money.

First, Dan, from over at Blade Reviews, has agreed to be a permanent cohost along with Andrew for the show.  Aaron’s schedule was just not conducive for recording and Dan was willing to jump into the fray.  So thanks to Dan and Aaron, you’re welcome to join Dan, Andrew and I whenever.

Second, Dan had a great idea about recording the podcast, which hopefully will result in a consistent stream of content.  Basically, once everything gets up and running, probably in about two episodes, we are going to record two shows back to back and then release them one every two weeks.  There are a few reasons we are doing this.  First, there is a lot of stuff we don’t get to that winds up on the episode syllabus.  This is good because it means we have a lot to talk about, but it is bad in that some things we want to discuss get missed.  Episode goes long, a topic slips between the cracks, then by the time we get back to it, the topic is no longer relevant.  By recording two episodes at once it will hopefully ensure that doesn’t happen.  While I like the idea of three gear geeks chatting, I also want the podcast to provide you with some gear news.  There is no real source out there for this information and hopefully Gear Geeks Live can be that source.  Second, by recording two episodes at once we can make sure that we don’t miss a week or things go awry because of schedules, etc.  The key to any endeavor is consistency and hopefully this will make the podcast more consistent.

Third, we have a lot of interesting folks lined up for guest spots–makers, interesting voices in the community, and so on.  I want to focus on bringing you a broader swath of content and to that end I’d like to more fully embrace the EDC mindset.  I like, well no, love, knives but I like other stuff too.  I am working on getting people on that can talk about other parts of a person’s daily carry, so stay tuned.  Also, if you have a person in mind that you’d like to see as a guest on the podcast, let me know and I will reach out to them.

As the 1 year anniversary approaches I want to do a cool giveaway, so stay tuned for that.  Also, we really do have a good roster of guests coming on, so stay tuned for that too.  There is also a lot of stuff in the works, stuff that will make the podcast better (including, yes, equipment upgrades).  Busy, busy, busy.

Finally, we are looking for a second sponsor, so if you know of a business that would like to advertise on the podcast, please let me know.  A second sponsor would enable the equipment upgrades to happen more quickly.

Big thanks to Dan for being willing to step up.  His voice is a good one to have on the show.