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The Only Way To Celebrate 10 Years Of Podcasting is a Pool Party, Dammit!: Dorktown #188

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How do you keep a podcast together for 10 years? Drinking. Lots of drinking. That’s what we do for Episode 188 of Dorktown – this also happens to be a party for said 10 years of podcasting but who is counting? We gather up friends and drink lots of beer. It just so happens those friends are most of the Dorktown Network family of podcasters.

Lots of fun was had as we podcast poolside, talk about old times, play a epic rock singer Or Game and have a couple special guest call in.

So hang on, here it is, a Dorktwon pool party!

LISTEN: dorktownpodcast10yearpoolparty.mp3

***Can’t tell you how sorry we are for all the mic stand bumping but we are outside, had 8 mics and 10 drunk people. So it was a big cat herding event.

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Star Wars OR Raiders?: Dorktown Podcast #185

It is apparent that nobody here cares that Full House is coming back. This is a serious issue, dammit! We also do a Harrison Ford character filled “Or Game.” Plus we listen to Swans and play some classic Dorktown clips as we lead up to 10 years of Dorktown. Then we fade off, referencing Sean Connery quotes from “The Rock”. Sounds like a lotta dork to me.

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Better Call Tuco: Dorktown Podcast #182

We quickly find out: Bells has finally seen Breaking Bad, our Producer likes sleeping on podcasts, Bells didn’t go to FesYesFest. we play some Brilliant Colors, Mikey podcasts with no notes, we try to call Beardie and the Beast podcast, Reid gives us some history on the new/old mixing board we now podcast on, and other dorky podcast stuff.

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Put A Bag Over Your Head: Dorktown Podcast #181

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We waited an extra week to post this episode, hoping it would go away. But it didn’t. It did not go away. Dorktown #181 is here and playing a Sci-Fi themed “Or Game”, getting drunk on your couch and playing The Shivas very loudly. Put a bag on your head and give it a listen.

LISTEN TO Dorktown 181: dorktown181.mp3

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It’s Like… About Dorks and Podcasting: Dorktown #179

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Wait…what does this episode have?… Sometimes I forget by the time I’m writing these damn show notes. OH wait, we are definitely going to have some dorking out about podcasts (Siereal…cereal?…Serial?) and remembering the Silver Dollar…YEP there’s a Star Wars reference or two…probably a “Or Game” like most times. And I know we play some Fashawn. Boom, show notes!

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A Very Dorky Christmas [2014]: Dorktown #176

 

Merry Dorkmas. A important Taco Bell segment is the only thing that stops us from doing our Christmas Special. We combine three of our games (Or, Metal, For It Again It) to create the ultimate Christmas battle.

We also talk some Star Wars: The Force Awakens, drink some craft beer and talk about other junk.

Music Break by: Substructure.

Heads up: Plenty of Christmas F-bombs lie ahead.

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Patreon: You Buncha F-ing Sellouts – Is It OK For A Indie Podcast To Ask For Money?

Punk rock. That’s what indie podcasting is. It’s fucking punk.

Doing it because you love it. Playing podcasting to small niche crowds. Not giving a damn if nobody else likes it. Not making any money. These are the things indie podcasters (and punk bands) have been used to for years. But, now there’s Patreon.

Although not really setup for podcasters exactly, Patreon provides a format for podcasters to actually make money doing the thing they love. It also provides the opportunity for podcast fans to give back to the podcasters that have been giving them entertainment for years.

I’m seriously considering doing this for one of our podcasts, The Perfect Pour.

Our craft beer nerd podcast, The Perfect Pour, has built up a little following. Not a huge following, but enough to warrant getting a sponsor, or, asking listeners for help. And since getting a sponsor feels like it would be work and lame, maybe it’s time to give Patreon a try.

Maybe the coolest thing about having a Patreon page is you, the podcaster, can give your listeners something more. Little nerdy things that only a hardcore listener would care about. Things that the podcaster would only be motivated to give to listeners if they were forking over a little cash.

It’s a win win. Right? Well, not totally.

I love the podcast The Morning Stream. I completely relate with hosts Scott Johnson & Brian Iddott and they churn out content I can totally get behind and they do it four days a week. Their Patreon page is huge. Easily the top grossing podcaster page I’ve seen. Enough that they could make their living from it alone. Not many podcasters can say that.

Alright, there’s that “Fire Nation” dweeb but that’s not really a podcast. It’s a audio infomercial. It doesn’t count.

So great, The Morning Stream (and Frogpants Network) make the boys enough to live from. Enough to quit a day job. Every podcaster’s dream. This is why I listen to the Stream with bitter ears.

Once in a while they will miss a show. It’s usually due to Scott having another work commitment, unrelated to the podcasts. This leaves me thinking “Dude, you make a shit ton of money from the podcast! How is that not your first priority? How are other non-podcast work opportunities trumping your podcast?!

When listeners are giving you their hard earned cash (even if it’s just a dollar), that now opens you up to dork-ass rants. To bitter listeners. To, “HEY! I’m paying you, asshole. Do better!”

Now I’m thinking, “Is it worth it?” Is it worth making $50.00 a month from a Patreon page (what I imagine a Perfect Pour page would make) losing your street-cred over? Opening you up to critics? Losing your punk rock vibe?

It would be nice to have the podcast’s file hosting and .com url paid for. Plus maybe have a few bucks left over to buy some beer. But is it all worth it?

I still don’t know.

For It Or Again’ It?: Ultimate Dorktown Karaoke Episode – Dorktown Podcast #169

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The best songs to sing karaoke to. We play “For It Or Again’ It” to figure this out – don’t worry, we do very little singing during this episode.

We also play some Swedish metal (Traitors Curse) from an old high school friend of Producer Becky. Mikey makes things uncomfortable for a Whole Foods employee and more Dorkness!

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A Journey Of Metal and Rubbing: Dorktown #168

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Metal. We reconnect with some metal music. There’s also a story about a woman “rubbing her stuff” in front of Mikey. There’s also some good beer drinking. There’s also dorking-out about some Netflix and TV stuff. There’s also an interview with a fellow podcaster’s baby. So there.

Music break by: Truck Fighters.

Hope you enjoy the stuff within.

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Basic Dork Instinct: Dorktown Podcast #165

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  • Mikey is dumbstruck by the Maynard James Keenan show Bells went to.
  • Should the Dorktown Theme be changed?
  • Another Dorktown “Table Read” – Basic Instinct.
  • MUSIC BREAK: Gentle Jamie “My Apartment”
  • A Starbucks and a moth confrontation with Producer Becky.
  • A review of Swede Fest #13 (Swede videos referenced)
  • Fonzy Eyyys and “standing up for podcasting”!

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