When we relaunched our blog in early June, one of the big parts of the launch was a family podcast. A ton of work went into getting some things lined up for the launch of The Faughn Family Podcast, which was scheduled to begin on August 1.
Well, “the best laid plans of mice and men…”
The Faughn Family Podcast is still going to launch on August 1, but we have done a lot of thinking in the last couple of weeks, and have decided to retool the show a bit, even before it starts. Originally, we were going to produce a weekly program, and had already recorded four of the episodes. However, it became more than clear that a weekly show was going to do two things: (1) take too much of our time from other important things, and (2) cause us to go all over the map with topics.
So, today, we are sharing our new plan, and we are really excited about it!
The Faughn Family Podcast…Retooled
The Faughn Family Podcast is going to go to a monthly format, and we may increase the frequency later. However, this monthly format is going to mean that Leah and I can co-host every episode together, which is way cool. It also means that we can keep the podcast focused on family-based subjects, instead of being more “scattered” with topics. We are really excited about being able to say “this is a family podcast” and it be true in every sense!
In addition, we are going to make the theme of each month’s podcast the same as the theme of that month’s email newsletter. The podcast (after the introductory episode on August 1) will be released on the second Thursday of each month, and the email newsletter will move to the fourth Thursday of each month. Leah has graciously agreed to do more writing for the newsletter, which I think you will enjoy, too.
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We think this change, even though it is late in the game, is for the better. It helps keep the podcast on a singular focus, and it helps with our time. We hope you are excited about it, and we are thrilled to finally be getting the program off the ground! We will see you on August 1 with an introductory show, then on the 8th with our first “theme” program. For more information about the podcast, go here.
However, one of my goals with the podcast was to talk about books. Now that books don’t really fit neatly into the overall concept of The Faughn Family Podcast, we are adding…
The 10 Minute Book Review Podcast
That’s right, we are adding a second program, but it is going to be short and more infrequent. The concept is quite simple: each time I finish reading a book, I will record a short audio review of no more than 10 minutes. The program will be available for free, of course. I have stopped writing book reviews on the blog, unless I have to write one in order to get a free copy of the book. I like reviewing books, however, and I thought this would be a simple solution.
One thing to keep in mind is that we will not be promoting this podcast very much at all through this blog (in fact, it’s not even part of this blog!), so we will need your help in spreading the word.
To learn more, go to the 10 Minute Book Review podcast archive. Of course, it is empty right now, but it will start filling up in just a few hours. The podcast will launch later this week (maybe even later today, if I can find the time to record)!
QUESTION: What are your thoughts on these changes? Are you excited about the new programs?
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