ANN Daily Podcast- Gone? Hey, Paul?

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  1. DaveA

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    I enjoy Paul Plack's daily podcast- but it disappeared as of 2/29- none since. Looks like somebody's contract may have run out. Paul Plack's? Advertisers? They only had Diamond IIRC since the debacle with Zoom and his Cirrus repo fight started.

    Anybody heard?
     
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    Dave, I let ANN know on the 9th that I could cover through the end of the month, but that I would be leaving, and it would need to find another contractor.

    I'm not privy to the status of the internal process, (and it would be bad form to disclose it if I did,) but I have seen a recruitment ad on a popular broadcasting website, so I expect the podcasts will return shortly.
     
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    Well, well, well....

    I'm gonna miss hearing your stories and perspective- and since I've never really been a fling-winger of any sort, I thought of it as a bit of a nice touch that you were acquainting me with rotorcraft in most podcasts. Dang.

    I started listening to you not too long after you started. Man, that's alot of minutes. Will also miss hearing Bob Miller weekly.

    :idea: HEY- I've got an idea! Once the dust and any non-competes settle- do your own!


    Best wishes!
     
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    Paul - Sorry to see the exit ... you do outstanding work! If you're open to do some regional TV voice overs, give me a shout @ 515 577 1744

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    Dave, thanks for the kind words. I've thought about podcasting on a hobby basis, but after five years & five months with something like nine vacation days total, and 3,500+ episodes, I'm ready to let the mic gather a little dust for a while.

    Regarding rotorcraft, I tried to be conscious of the fact that most of the listeners had no interest in them, especially the ones under 500 pounds with unpowered rotors. But I felt sharing a little of it was appropriate, because different is almost always interesting, as long as it doesn't go on too long.
     
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    Heaven knows you've earned the break, Paul... but add me to the crowd hoping that break doesn't last too long.
     
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    Hmmm...sorry to hear this. Paul, I've been a listener for quite some time and always found Bob Miller's insights to be very enlightening as well. I have (briefly) met him in person, and enjoyed hearing your interactions with him.
     
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    Brian, Bob's "Over the Airwaves" newsletter has been on hiatus since October 2011, but he also does some very good webinars based from his flight school near Buffalo, NY. If you like his approach, check them out.

    He has a ground school course and refresher for the Private/Airplane certificate starting March 20, and it's good, but the one to catch if you can is his "real world IFR" webinar series, which offers a wealth of practical tips for working effectively in the instrument environment. I'm not sure when that will next be offered, but it includes some very candid anecdotes and ideas you might not hear anywhere else.

    I hope to see Bob this summer when I'm back in the Buffalo area.
     
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    I have missed Bob's newsletter. But maybe he figures he's beating a dead horse by now? I do get the email notices for his webinars and agree his IFR series looks quite interesting.

    I actually checked out his flight school, chatted with him briefly and flew with one of his CFIs when I started training for my private. For purely logistical reasons, I ended up training closer to home, but I was impressed with his operation.
     
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    The podcasts have re-launched today, hosted by Glen Moyer.
     
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    Paul..
    Also going to miss you during the morning commute, especially Mondays with Bob Miller... go fishing, paint the fence and hurry back to the pod-sphere.. we'll be waiting! :sad:

    Best wishes!
     
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    Well, I haven't heard from any other sources, nor have really searched about it, but it seems that March 14 was the last Glen Moyer podcast.

    Anybody know what's going on and if it will be resurrected?

    We still miss your, PaulP....hint.hint.hint....
     
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    Dave, I haven't followed happenings inside ANN. If it was a budgetary move, it's too bad. Podcast usage has surged of late, with the percentage of Americans regularly using them up double digits in each of the last two years.

    I've had some preliminary talks with collaborators about a podcast launch in Q4 this year, but on a different subject area. Maybe I'll have to consider a revised timetable, and look again at aviation!
     
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    After talking with Glen it sounds as if he won't be doing ANN podcasts anymore. Given ANN's focus on video and the way-below-the-fold position of the audio podcasts the last few years, I suspect there won't be much urgency or the resources to replace him.

    I've contemplated the launch of an independent aviation podcast for some time, and have been getting renewed requests and encouragement in the current vacuum. The ANN podcasts (like the website) tried to cover everything from R/C models to the space program, and I'm not sure I'm interested in doing something that broad again.

    If a podcast was to be created from scratch, what segments would you most like to see covered? Assume news content and an interview in each episode, starting weekly but possibly becoming daily.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Paul, here's why I listen to podcasts. I run two businesses, am very busy, and don't have alot of time to read news or bounce around the net looking for it, especially aviation news. I try to read or at least scan the AvWeb email newsletter when it comes thru, but to remind myself on a daily basis to do that on my own is not gonna happen. Audio is where it's at for me- I listen to news/talk on broadcast or XM so I don't live in a vacuum my entire day, but I'm always on the way to somewhere, or am tied up in the shop. After the phone stops ringing etc and I'm trying to catch up, I'll listen to UCAP, ANN, AvWeb, Stuck Mic, Pilots Downunder, Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase (hilarious at times) etc etc to keep up with aviation-related news and events. A blend of general/commercial/special interest stuff that appeals to the typical Oshkosh/SNF attendee is fine- an aviation news aggregator if you will. Perhaps filling the void ANN leaves would be a good place to start, if you have the time and passion, and can fund the thing yourself for the foreseeable future...I have no idea what it costs to have the infrastructure to do it all.

    Does this help?


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    Dave, it does help. That's an interesting list. At least one of those podcasts routinely runs over an hour long. You're definitely a podcast power user.

    The infrastructure requires only a modest investment once you have the audio hardware and a computer set up well for editing. The personal time required, on the other hand, can be daunting.

    Most podcasts done on a hobby basis don't achieve significant audience size or generate revenue because episodes are not released with enough frequency or reliability. When it stops being fun and novel, there better be at least a modest income stream or it's hard to sacrifice the time to keep the thing regularly fed. Many launch, few last.

    Your list has reminded me to take a fresh listen to some of the others out there.

    From your signature, it appears we have more in common than podcasts!

    73,
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    I'm happy to report that I'm finally going to retire from the day job on August 23rd, 2019, and expect to finally be back behind a mic soon on a weekly basis. Thanks for all who've kept encouraging me during the long hiatus. When the time comes, I'll start a new thread.

    Feels good!
     
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    Good to hear Paul. I was a loyal listener when you were doing the ANN podcast and missed it when you moved on. Looking forward to whatever you have cooking now!

    And congrats on the retirement!