Good. What IS “good”?
“Good” is a weird word. Dontcha love the English language in it's glorious ambiguity? How are you? Good. How’s the weather? Good. What IS good. Philisophical question!
Rather than open THAT philosophical can 'o worms, what does “good” mean in our context of podcasting? What makes people want to subscribe, and listen to episode after episode? My hot take is below, and it's simpler than you think.
A YouTube binge is not known as being a haven for creativity. One minute you fire up YouTube for some useful consumer advice. The next, you’re sucked through the ‘Tom Scott vortex’ into the weird part of YouTube. Suddenly you’re listening to a Japanese woman, discussing fountain pen technology as it relates to computer recognition of Kanji characters in Japanese. Then it’s 3am.
But remarkably, one such binge did manage to spark a bit of creativity on my end. During one of my late night internet browsing sessions, I stumbled across bare naked ladies.
That’s probably phrased wrongly. Sorry. THE Barenaked Ladies. The band.
My partner Kate and I always promised ourselves that we’d adopt a dog someday. You know, when life came together and we finally managed to rustle up a house deposit. When we could confidently indemnify ourselves from the awkwardness of trying to explain the stains on the living room carpet to a disapproving landlord. We both love dogs, and we both like the idea of a furry pal curled up between us while we watch TV or accompanying us for walks on a balmy summer’s evening. A dog would be pretty sweet in a few years, when we’re ready. But not now. Someday.
Someday. “Someday” is an interesting word.
Chris Plumridge is a freelance audio producer, voiceover artist and writer from Leongatha in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.