What do you make of this pilot political podcast episode?

The As Yet Unnamed Political Podcast - Stephen Tall and Mark Pack
Welcome to the first, and possibly last, edition of a new political podcast featuring former Lib Dem Voice editor (and celebrity streaker) Stephen Tall and, er…, former Lib Dem Voice editor (and rumoured book author) Mark Pack.

Shortly before Christmas, we recorded a trial episode which, depending on what both we and you make of it, may also be the last episode or the start of something new for 2019.

I think there’s a gap in the field of excellent political podcasts for a ‘two people chatting’ format with a Liberal Democrat lean, though as you’ll hear from the trial it’s about more than just the party. It’s also fun to do something where what you say involves immediate, but polite and thoughtful, reaction from someone – a bit like how online engagement can work when it’s going really well, but which it only rarely (at least for party political discussion) manages to do so. And after writing the equivalent of more than five times the length of the Bible on this blog and in my email newsletters, I figure some regular readers may like a different format.

Anyway, let’s see…

As you’ll hear we concentrated more on exploring whether we’ve got the time, whether we find it fun and whether the technology can be simple and quick enough to be practical, rather than whether or not we’ve got a good microphone to cut out background sound.

If you like it, you can find it on Anchor, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Spotify or Stitcher. By all means subscribe and if we decide to make a thing of this, you’ll get future episodes automatically delivered straight to you. It might even have a title by then.

Another Lib Dem themed podcast you may find of interest is the Frame Game, about political messaging.

UPDATE: Our second pilot episode is now out.


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