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Question: how soon do you listen to Point of Inquiry after it’s posted?
Posted: 09 April 2010 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m looking for very rough answers here, on average ...

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Posted: 09 April 2010 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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For the sake of completeness, I usually listen to it several days afterwards, sometimes a week or more, but rarely.

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Posted: 09 April 2010 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I answered “a few days later” but it depends largely on the guest. If it’s somebody I find interesting I’ll listen to it right away but I’ll also ignore some podcasts completely.

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Posted: 10 April 2010 07:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’m going to bump this one up again. Please answer if you have not, or post something in the thread about why the question is ill-formed. (For those of you who listen to PoI at all, of course).

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Posted: 10 April 2010 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I answered a week later because that is the closest answer to what I do. If there is a topic I am particularly interested in I will listen to it within a day or two, but usually I add the podcast to a playlist for my iPod and liten to it when it comes up in the queue, which might be two weeks or six months later.

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Posted: 10 April 2010 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’m with George on this one. If it has a guest I am interested in, I will listen in a few days. I check the forums for opinions on the others, if the feedback indicates it is something I should listen to, I will go back and listen to them. If it is declared to be absolutely horrid, most likely I will listen to it too, just to see if it could possible be as bad as advertised (call me a masochist!). There are some subjects that no amount of positive or negative criticism will remove the yawn factor, such as ‘Ayurveda’ or Oprah!

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Posted: 11 April 2010 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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dougsmith - 10 April 2010 07:51 PM

I’m going to bump this one up again. Please answer if you have not, or post something in the thread about why the question is ill-formed. (For those of you who listen to PoI at all, of course).

It depends mostly on what I am doing—I might be travelling or very busy that weekend.
It also depends on the topic—Chris Mooney is doing a great job advertising upcoming speakers.
Last couple weekends I have listened while doing outdoor chores Saturday mornings.
“Usually” I listen in car during the following week.

Of course the audience can throw this back at CFI and ask for a better explanation for the recent hiatus in podcasts—- perhaps POI lost listeners when weeks went by with nothing new posted.

It might give Chris Mooney some flexiblity if he could complete podcasts and put them in the “can” for the future. However, his “real-time” interviews do a better job capturing the audience (I think).  Randy Olson in “Don’t be Such a Scientist” mentioned that the “reality-based” TV shows grab the audience in ways that scripted shows do not—though it isn’t clear to me if it is the novelty or the “real-time”/“real acting”  that makes the difference.

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Posted: 12 April 2010 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Usually within a week.

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Posted: 12 April 2010 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I tend to listen in the car on my iphone, and I generally only update my podcasts every week or two, so I will listen to several over the course of a few days and then none for 1-2 weeks until the next update.

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Posted: 17 April 2010 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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What is Point of Inquiry?

Where it is posted?

Sorry.

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Posted: 17 April 2010 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Point of Inquiry if CFI’s podcast. I download it from the iTunes store.

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Posted: 17 April 2010 04:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Thank’s DarronS

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Posted: 17 April 2010 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Mostly not at all unless someone in the forum points something out of particular interest.

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Posted: 17 April 2010 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I usually listen to them weeks, if not months, later.  Only because I subscribe to so many podcasts and I’ll often get into a ‘mood’ and listen to nothing but, say, ‘Savage Love’ for a week at a time…......

needless to say, this leads to a huge amount of backlog.

If there’s a particularly interesting conversation going on here about it (or a contentious conversation:), I might listen to the episode sooner than usual.  But rarely.


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Posted: 22 April 2010 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Axegrrl - 17 April 2010 09:49 PM

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I usually listen to them weeks, if not months, later.  Only because I subscribe to so many podcasts [...]
needless to say, this leads to a huge amount of backlog.

Same here. Now and then I will listen to audio books, and can’t keep up with podcasts. When done, I go through all the POIs.

When I discovered Point of inquiry I think there was two years of backlog that I downloaded, and I went through all of them. Two years ago I got a new job 30 mins away instead of more than an hour, so that resulted in a lot fewer podcasts.

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Posted: 22 April 2010 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Actually, I listen to it when I can.  I don’t always listen to my iTunes every night and unfortunately, it could be a month later when I get to it. I wish I could listen to it faster than that, but some nights I really wants some peace and quiet.

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