As the blog writer for the blog, I often feel like a jerk. I often forget to update the blog after doing some big thing with the podcast or we’re just so backlogged and delayed doing podcast things that a lot of time just ends up passing naturally. The point is, it seems like every post is an apology for not updating the blog or the delay in an episode. For those that have stuck with us through all of this, a big sorry and thank you. You don’t know how much we appreciate it.
Groveling aside, yes it’s true, our latest episode is FINALLY up. Looking at the finished product, it runs 80 minutes with the intro, outro, interlude, and ad. The thing is, the raw file of the initial recording was almost 2 hours 40 minutes long, that’s a total time of 160 minutes of just two idiots talking. There was a lot to trim. As the podcast editor who also listens to a lot of other podcasts, I often struggle to find the right balance of banter and information. Too little banter and it just sounds like two randos talking, too much banter and it can get a little frustrating because “JUST GET TO THE POINT”. This episode was really overwhelming to edit. 1st because I was away a lot so a lot of time had passed between recording and editing. 2nd because of the realization that there’s a lot to listen to. And 3rd because I knew that a lot had to be cut but everything still had to flow. I do hope that this episode works for everyone listening.
The book itself? Fear Street Super Chiller Broken Hearts? Probably overlong and fitting with the episode. Unnecessary characters and scenes that didn’t quite work with the book. It’s a book that either needed to be longer or shorter. But the things that worked for the book really worked for me. We talk about it in the episode, but I’ll reiterate again, I thought this book had a lot of well rounded characters with motivations that were relatable and understandable. To hear more of our thoughts, just take a listen to the podcast.
We also review the first book in the Shades of Magic trilogy, A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab. It’s a cracking good time and we can’t wait to finish the series.
Check out episode 29 here!