Opening Up The Masocast

So I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of the Masocast….ok I’m always thinking of the future of the Masocast.

I have a love-hate relationship with the podcast. I love doing interviews, meeting new people, making new friends and hearing different perspectives. In fact, if I had a dream job, it would be to be able to interview people for a living. Maybe in another life I’ll come back as Charlie Rose.

Anyway that’s the love part.

The hate part of the podcast is that it sucks up so much of my time and resources. Thankfully people help by donating so it’s not a total financial suck but it’s really not sustainable in it’s current form. I hate needing to beg people for money, I feel like an ass and the fact that I need to do it often and really push it hard means I feel like an even bigger ass. In an ideal world, some eccentric billionaire would give me a grant to keep doing the show for the rest of my life…actually in an ideal world, I’d be an eccentric billionaire.

I’ve debated ending the podcast a number of times, in fact if it wasn’t for Sade’s encouragement…ok very very strong encouragement, I probably would have ended it years ago.

So that brings me to the whole reason I’m writing this. I’m opening up the podcast to allow anyone to submit an interview.

It’s never really been closed but I just didn’t explicitly say people could submit their own interviews. Ok…i did say it a number of times..but now I’m typing it.

So what does this mean? It means anyone can sit down and record an interview with someone, send me the interview to edit and if it’s good enough it goes on the show.

I’m sure someone will say ‘But if you need to approve and edit it, it doesn’t mean it’s actually 100% open”. You’re right but I still need to maintain some creative control otherwise if I approved everything that came in the Masocast would probably be just episodes of some guy talking about how he loves to dip his balls in white out and pretend he’s the ghost of elvis.

Hmm that last line sounded funnier in my head…typed out it doesn’t even make sense.

Ok anyway I’ll be talking about it more often in the future here and on the podcast. If you’d like to participate you can shoot me an email and ask any questions you may have, you can always use the comments on this post…or you can just start interviewing.

4 Comments

“in an ideal world, I’d be an eccentric billionaire”

… “who podcasts”, please.

“…episodes of some guy talking about how he loves to dip his balls in white out and pretend he’s the ghost of elvis.

Hmm that last line sounded funnier in my head…typed out it doesn’t even make sense.”

*laugh* No: That was totally hilarious. I NEARLY got to say that line about the drink spitting thing that I always figure people lie about. But the control: I haz it.

Nearly though :).

Ferns

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