I’ve been working hard on something behind the scenes for the past few weeks and it’s time to reveal it.
Naturally I feel like I’m going to be sick and the urge to run and hide under my duvet, rocking backwards and slowly whilst humming the Star Trek: The Next Generation opening credits music is terribly strong. But you knew that already, right? Well, maybe not the Next Gen bit.
I’m launching my very own podcast
I say very own, but I do want to credit the very lovely Peter Newman who has been collaborating on the scripts and recording lines for me. It’s called Tea and Jeopardy and it’s a little bit different. Okay, it’s downright odd, but then again, so am I so it fits.
It’s going to be hosted on the Geek Planet Online Network. I recorded a Tangential Deviation with Matt and Dave of Geek Planet a few weeks ago and we had such an ace time they offered me a nook on the network and I jumped at the chance. I’ve been thinking seriously about podcasting since last summer but just wasn’t sure about the best way to do it. I couldn’t ask for more supportive, nurturing and absurdly geeky environment in which to grow my audio seedling.
So what do I mean by downright odd?
Well, there are lots of fabulous podcasts out there already, I felt I needed to do something a bit different. I didn’t want to do something that was just about writing, as I’m into other stuff too. With the likes of Writing Excuses, the Roundtable Podcast and SF Signal to name but a few, I thought there was ample and excellent provision in terms of advice and discussion podcastery.
So I’ve gone for something that’s quirky, light and only 20 minutes or so each week. And it’s set in a secret tea lair with a different location each episode. There’s a butler and mild peril. It’s – I hope – light-hearted and a little bit silly, just the right length for a decent tea break or perhaps the washing-up (quite a few people I’ve talked to say they listen to podcasts when they’re clearing up after dinner).
Where you can find Tea and Jeopardy
The lovely chaps at Geek Planet Online have set up the space for the podcast – go here to listen to the little teaser promo I’ve made whilst we’re waiting for iTunes to approve the first episode. The subscribe link will work – so if you click on it now, you will be set up for when the first episode arrives.
Each episode will involve a spot of audience participation, so when the first comes out, there will be a blog post here with something for you lovely people to have some fun with.
And in the first episode…
I will be welcoming the inimitable Chuck Wendig into my tea lair. We have a nice chat over tea and cake and then – no – I won’t spoil it now. It should be going live in the next 48 hours or so – and I’ll let you know when it does.
Right. I’m off to have a nice cup of tea and attempt to stop panicking about releasing something new into the wild.