Podcast Blustering: The LAMBcast

by Shep. Burman · July 27, 2012 · LAMBcast · 7 Comments

It’s Blusterin’ Time!

But its not the usual Blog Blustering you are used too, I have decided to mix it up but I’ll be mixing up the blog blustering posts with these podcast blusterings on individual podcast episodes from the LAMB podcasting network.

So the rules are the same as in the Blog Blustering but here’s the re-cap:

What I do is list a podcast episode; you critique it. But here’s the catch: to induce the most honest reactions, don’t leave the comment using your normal alias/login – instead, go anonymous, and be as brutally honest (or complimentary) as you wish to be. Also, be specific, and naturally, don’t be rude. If I deem anything inappropriate, I’ll have no problem deleting the comment.

Also feel free to leave input on other episodes than the one listed if you have general input on on the podcast that is not related to the episode attached to the Blustering.

First up is of course the latest LAMBcast episode on the Dark Knight Rises which you can find here. But you leave your bluster comments on this post!

Are you a LAMB podcasting network member and want to be blustered please get in touch on largeassmovieblogs@gmail.com

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7 Responses to Podcast Blustering: The LAMBcast

  1. Anonymous says:

    Here’s some feedback:

    Number of people participating – on the fence here. My general rule is having a max of 3 people (4 at the max if the content is good). More than that I think things get confusing on the listening end. It also results in compromises being made on the ‘cast. Either discussion goes on too long so everyone can talk, or some people are inevitably left out. (Note: this is the only podcast I listen to with more than 3 speakers. I’m okay with it b/c I know you are trying to accommodate as many people as possible. Potential casual listeners may not understand.)

    Like the explanation of what the podcast is and what will happen during it. Shocked at the number of podcasts that don’t do that.

    Plot summary – big believer that there should be a plot summary before a review (yes, even for TDKR). I think you should treat every podcast as though it’s the 1st time people are hearing about the film. If you assume only LAMB members listen, you’re potentially limiting your audience.

    Thought the discussion on TDKR was very good.

    Rants and Raves – would recommend that people focus on items that can lead to some discussion. Even if you have one rave or rant or news item for everyone. Maybe you could even tie it into Last Lamb Standing (the winner gets to set the topic). The important thing I think is that it not just be a series of monologues. It’s always more interesting to have the discussion.

    Always love Last Lamb Standing. Again, for new listeners it would help to explain the game before playing.

    • Shep. Burman says:

      Thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.

    • Dylan says:

      RE the number of participants. I feel exactly the same way. My preference would actually be having four people per show, but I stretch it to five in order to accommodate/get more people in on the fun. I don’t think the show suffers necessarily, but it does generally make for a longer show, whereas I’d rather it come in around an hour (or less).

      Thanks for the note about the intro. I recall reading about that a couple years ago and made it a part of the show from there. I’m probably too rigid with it, but I have to hope there are new listeners each week (potentially) and something like that is necessary. And yes, I should be doing the same thing for LLS.

      Definitely, discussions during the Rants/Raves are preferable to monologues. That said, some folks (Steve, for example) give great monologue. 😀

      Appreciate it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure that Last Lamb Standing is fun for the participants, but as a listener I always turn the show off after the rants and raves are done. Doesn’t mean that you should get rid of it though. Just keep it at the end of the show!

    • Dylan says:

      I feel you. There are times when I agree with you and I could work on at least making it more streamlined (not that it would help you if you’re not listening, but for those that do), but I think it’s fun even when not playing, and I get the impression most do as well.


  3. Jessica says:

    I’m very late to comment here but here we go…

    Brutally honest! You said it!

    I’m not a huge fan of the idea to include games in more or less every podcast. And I’m not just saying it because I suck at it and always lose. 😉

    I might be in a minority; I don’t watch game shows on TV either. Not my cup of tea. It feels like something that is mostly interesting for those who participate a lot in those competitions, but not so interesting for an outsider. I wish that time could be used for something different where we get to hear people talking more about movies or about their blogs. If you want a regular feature perhaps something like the questions they have on The Matineecast could be something.

    Again: this might be only me. But I’m sure you want people to speak their minds so…

    Apart from that: Big kudos for running the LAMB cast week after week after week, trying to include as many as possible. It’s not easy to please everyone and I think you’re doing a great job!

    • Dylan says:

      Thanks, Jessica.

      Duly noted on the gaming front. The fact is, listening to LLS might not be as interesting as I hope it is, and it just might go away sooner rather than later…though I would still replace it with a game of some sort. I like listening to them a lot, and I think it’s at least a 50/50 split in terms of people that do/don’t. But hey, as stated above, at least it’s pretty short and at the end of the show, right? 😀

      Many thanks for the compliment at the end. I really do including as many people as possible, and am continually amazed by the interest from new parties (there seems to be a new person every other week or so), and that shows no signs of stopping. Sure, there are people who don’t appear anymore (or at least not as much) that I either personally miss or think are good for the show (or both), but I can’t control that. And many go on to start their own shows, which makes me happy and sad at the same time. But I guess that’s good because it makes way for all the new folks!

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