Launching a kaiju podcast, would love some input!542 Views3 RepliesAdd A Reply
I, along with a partner are going to be recording and producing a podcast centered around Godzilla and other giant movie monsters. There are MANY podcasts out there, so I'd like to hear from some of you fans as to what you would like to hear in a monster movie podcast. I have been a longtime fan and my partner is brand new to the kaiju world and we are going to be talking about his take as a new fan and my take as an older fan as well as looking at some of the history surrounding the films, trivia, the music, our favorite iconic moments from each film and a rating system from 1-5 atomic breaths and the length of the monster's appearances in each film. We will also talk about the differences between American cuts vs. the uncut Japanese versions and will be exclusively viewing the films in Japanese and not the dubbings.
The feel of the podcast is to imagine it is a Sunday morning chat with coffee as we talk about our love and appreciation for giant monster films. We will NEVER lampoon or tear apart the movies, but will occasionally poke fun at some of the sillier moments as the franchises went on (looking at you Minilla).
What would make our podcast stand out from the others that would also include items you, the fans would like to hear?
I listen to a great deal of, and am good friends with a lot of kaiju podcasters. Many follow a similar pattern of the long time fan with novice dynamic, so I wouldn't recommend playing that up. Lots of people do scores, but I made a conscious decision not to score movies we cover on my podcast with my friends. I'm not saying you shouldn't do it, but because scores are so arbitrary I'd tread lightly with it as to not undermine anything you said prior. What you say in the podcast proper is going to be infinitely more interesting than the score section.
The most interesting thing you positioned about your podcast is it has the feel of, "a Sunday morning chat with coffee". I'd like to hear more about that and how you intend to pursue it, because that really grabbed my attention. Tone and feel of a podcast really makes it and I think you may be on to something there.
The main advice I'd give is, don't look at numbers for a good long while--And don't worry about them. Just keep creating content. The more content you make, the more people will eventually go back and listen. Just enjoy having fun with the conversations and release a ton of stuff.
Thank you for your input. Without going into too many specifics, my partner and I are going to keep it a nice relaxing conversation about various monsters over a cup (or two) of coffee. No shouting or trying to make a comedy routine, just pleasant and insightful conversations about one of our favorite genres. The basis of the show isn't going to be on recording every reaction from a new fan, but it's more or less having the insight of someone new and younger with someone a little older and dare I say, wiser.
I had a good friend and podcaster say to me last night that the numbers aren't what's important as the focus needs to be on the content and it's creation. If we're good at it and we keep up with it, a following will happen in it's own time.
By the way, the ratings of the films aren't necessarily to say what is good or bad, but to spark a conversation about our differing or similar ratings. My partner and I will inevitably disagree on a film and that is a conversation I look forward to more than if we are on the same page about all of them. In some ways, if you tell me Godzilla is in it, it's automatically going to be awesome regardless. This is just to get into the real nitty gritty of what we as two differing fans look for when we watch the films. Totally get what you were saying, but I wanted to clarify.
Thank you for your input!