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New Podcast: The iLounge Week in Review 13

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Friday, October 7, 2005
News Categories: Podcasting

imageNow available is the thirteenth iLounge podcast, co-hosted by iLounge’s Bob Levens and Jeremy Horwitz. This week’s podcast discusses at length iLounge’s take on next week’s “One More Thing” Apple event and the surrounding rumors, the current Lounge Poll and what people really want Apple to add to the iPod, reviews of Klipsch’s iGroove and Oregon Scientific’s iBall, Oakley’s Thump 2 sunglasses, and by request, what’s hot in the iLounge Discussion Forums.

If you haven’t listened to our podcasts before - or if you have taken a break from them - this is definitely the one you should hear.

Past podcasts are available through our iTunes Music Store podcast pages, as well as our podcast feed below. As always, your comments are welcomed.

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1

Another great Podcast guys! They keep getting better and better smile

Posted by ~tl on October 8, 2005 at 8:45 AM (PDT)

2

i agree with tomlevens.

Posted by Jasuell on October 8, 2005 at 10:40 AM (PDT)

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I disagree.  While I appreciate the effort made, I just don’t think the voices work together.  I think Jeremy needs a stronger, sarcastic partner who can go toe-to-toe with him and argue with his POV in a useful way, or Bob needs a droller, dryer British person to get witty with.  As it is, it’s Jeremy’s podcast with Bob as a towel boy.

I think Bob’s personality is pinched by Jeremy’s…I can hear moments when Bob wants to have some fun but Jeremy just misses it. Take a listen to the Dignation podcast for two folks who play off each other very well….you will hear folks talking with each other, playing off each other conversationally in a fun way that makes their friendship and shared tech interests obvious.

Again, I appreciate the effort…it just doesn’t work for me.  The price is right of course….it just could be much better.

Tom

Posted by Tom Affinito on October 8, 2005 at 12:46 PM (PDT)

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I definitely disagree with tom. I think the podcasts are great.

Posted by justblaize on October 8, 2005 at 12:58 PM (PDT)

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I agree with tomlevens all the way, I listen and enjoy this podcast every week. But I also agree with Tom Affinito that “Bob’s personality is pinched by Jeremy’s…I can hear moments when Bob wants to have some fun but Jeremy just misses it.” But nonetheless this is the one and only podcast on my ipod.

Posted by willhockey16 on October 8, 2005 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

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The only reason I’ve become hesitant to roll with Bob’s jokes is that a few of our listeners (regrettably) have misinterpreted our off-topic (joking) banter. Last time we tried to play around on air, someone thought I was beating up on poor Bob, when I was actually just raising a topic for discussion that he’d brought up off-mic (the high UK prices of Apple products), and spurring him to talk about it.

As Bob has suggested off-mic, I get the dry British humor (and want to play with it), but most Americans don’t, and they comprise the bulk of our audience. So if you really want more wit, we can bring it, but it might be at the cost of some fragile ears.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on October 8, 2005 at 1:49 PM (PDT)

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“Take a listen to the Dignation podcast for two folks who play off each other very well….”

Tom (Affinito)

Thanks for your comments - unfortunately not everyone thinks like you.

From http://www.wilcohol.com/2005/10/ten_podcasting_tips_from_a_lis.html

“I think the number one rule should be to stay on track of the topic.

the first two episodes of dignation (the only ones i listened to)kevin and alex constantly got off track and then stayed off track. it was really hard to follow the stories and then i would just stop paying attention”...

...and…

...“Diggnation should REALLY pay attention to 2 and 8. It’s gotten to the point I can hardly listen anymore. Kevin Rose I like…but the other guy is so annoying it’s unbelievable! He butts in constantly and they laugh so much it’s hard to pick out ANY news whatsoever.”


We have about 25 mins to touch on topics which we hope listeners want to hear about.

To me, that is iPod related news items.

While we try to introduce a bit of badinage, I think that myself and Jeremy spending too much time away from iPod related items would soon make people stop downloading our podcasts. I expect there are loads of podcasts available with two or three people having a laugh and putting the world to right. It’s not my intention to compete with them.

As Jeremy pointed out we have had complaints about previous podcasts - I can be strong and VERY sarcastic when I want, but the complaints would come rolling in. We don’t want to turn people off. And to be fair this is only our 4th one together so it is early days.

But as always thanks for listening…

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on October 8, 2005 at 2:36 PM (PDT)

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Maybe we should have an episode devoted to Bob venting on video iPods. Anyone interested?

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on October 8, 2005 at 2:39 PM (PDT)

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smile bring it!
i love these podcasts…..and as wierd as it sounds i like the way bob obviously refrains from saying thinks. it pretty funny, but whilst staying on topic.
Keep up the good work guys.
Dan x

Posted by Daniel Nicholls on October 8, 2005 at 4:26 PM (PDT)

10

I agree that the podcasts are great. This one my first time listening to them, and I enjoyed it, keep up the great work.

Posted by robototobor on October 8, 2005 at 10:09 PM (PDT)

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I feel like Im starting to fall asleep as I continue to listen to this podcast.  If you guys could put a little more energy in there!

Have a little more fun with it.  I dont feel like Bob Levens fits in that well.  It is basically Mr. Levens saying the headline and then Jeremy talking.

I hope that you can use this to your benifit!  Not trying to be to critical.

Posted by Steve on October 9, 2005 at 8:01 AM (PDT)

12

Great listening! But please, stop scratching your beard, makes me shiver!

Keep up the good work!

Joe Stahl, Stockholm, Sweden

Posted by Joe Stahl on October 9, 2005 at 12:58 PM (PDT)

13

Joe,
No beard anymore - there was some background noise - not sure of the cause.

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on October 9, 2005 at 1:04 PM (PDT)

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I love the podcasts and really appreciate that they are even being made at all!

I was just listening to the most recent episode while cleaning (housework is much less painful since the addition of podcasts to my life). And I have to say that while I like Bob and Jeremy’s personalities, the dialogue seems a bit strained at times. It seems there are times when they just don’t know how to react to one another.

Now, having read Bob and Jeremy’s comments above, it makes more sense. Still it would be nice if they could just say what they want to say for the sake of entertainment without some people crying foul because it’s not “polite conversation”. Sheesh. 

Looking forward to the next podcast! 

-Heather

Posted by podeluxe on October 10, 2005 at 3:45 PM (PDT)

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I completely agree with Heather above ... Bob and Jeremy should just be able to have their dialogue with hesitation ... I can tell that the two of them together would be a crack up, very entertaining yet very informative if they would just feed off of each other’s banter and personalities ... I say go for it! 

Keep up the great work Bob and Jeremy and to everyone involved behind the scenes with the iLounge Podcast ... I’m a fan!

Pam smile

Posted by Pam (mdscriber3) on October 10, 2005 at 6:26 PM (PDT)

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