Below are the exact circumstances by which my new podcast with Adam Jacobi, The 4:00 Harry Potter Podcast, was almost created.
me: hey man what is up
Adam: Hello turtle
me: how is it going
Adam: I just got done eating a big-time pizza dinner and now it is time to use the DVR for TV shows
me: let’s do a harry potter podcast
Adam: I have a dangerously shallow knowledge of Harry Potter
Adam: I read the first 4 books about 8 years ago
me: yeah me too
Adam: so this is a fantastic idea
Adam: “what’s the one guy who turns into a horse?” “I dunno.” “Yeah me either”
me: that’s the owl
Adam: oh of course
me: i think he’s named hargro
Adam: Yes, we need to do this
me: they have to be short – i wish people would do 4 minute podcasts
me: I see these things download and they’re like an hour and 45 minutes lol
Adam: perfect for your daily commute to a different state entirely
Adam: I can’t listen to podcasts and do anything else
me: exactly me neither
me: while exercising or driving – those are my only times
Adam: I can barely do it and drive
me: when do you want to try podcasting
Adam: Any time after noon CT any day.
me: let’s do it tomorrow lol
me: and totally wing it
Adam: yes. No more preparation
me: want to just do it over skype – like say 1PM central?
Adam: Yeah, that works
Adam: this is gonna be awesome
We did actually record one of these, and then we kicked it around a bit more, and then we silently gave up.
It was pretty funny but I would deem it unfocused. If we tried harder I bet we could do it really good, but the whole point was – as explained above – for it to be a low-effort affair.