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  2. 4 part!? While that excites me, I also wish I could listen to all 4 hours now!!
  3. Daven

    General Podcast Feedback

    " (though I would love an audio only version of tifo to listen to while driving " That is coming very soon! 🙂 On the other note of why we post the podcast on youtube, it's mainly just for promotional reasons. However, we have been very surprised to note how many people just prefer to listen via YouTube for some odd reason. I assume they're just sitting at their desks at work or whatever and it's easier to just open up a new tab and let it run in the background than whip out your phone or something. Or maybe they have YouTube Red which lets you continue listening to youtube videos even when you turn your screen off, and don't already have a podcast app installed on their phone, so just prefer to listen via YouTube that way. Interesting whatever the case.
  4. Discussion thread for this one! Hope you enjoy it 🙂
  5. Falconerd

    General Podcast Feedback

    Why do you post the podcast on YouTube? I know your "home media" is YouTube, but the podcast format really doesn't match YouTube. If it's splitting your "views", then let the podcast be its own thing and not try to cross platform it. I generally don't think of YouTube for pure audio (other than music, though even that has waned since I got Amazon Music Unlimited). I also don't really go for videos longer than about 15 min, mostly because I have ADOS (Attention Deficit, Ooo Shiny!) and I start getting distracted by other things. (at the same time I am a completionist, so I finish what I start) so I would never click on the podcast on YouTube, even for background noise. So, let the podcast be its own thing on its own medium and let the videos be their thing. (though I would love an audio only version of tifo to listen to while driving,) Thanks for expanding your media reach and starting the podcast.
  6. Shirotsuki

    Episode 2: The White Feather

    It is! And - that said, I enjoyed the episode thoroughly. I am not generally a podcast kind of person, but I am definitely going to be tuning back in to hear what you guys have to say.
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  8. Daven

    General Podcast Feedback

    I don't think Spotify gives us anything directly, but that would ultimately count as a download of an episode, which when you get enough of them advertisers then are willing to sponsor the show, which is key to have happen eventually. Our overall listenership is plenty big enough for such sponsorship, but because a decent percentage listen through YouTube, which doesn't count as downloads, thus far haven't gotten any sponsors super interested yet as the download numbers don't look as good as they like (Most want HUGE listenership before willing to sponsor.). Sort of splitting the audience right now. 🙂
  9. otefollert

    General Podcast Feedback

    So, do you guys get some money if I hear you on Spotify? By the way I subscribed to iTunes just to give a review
  10. Daven

    General Podcast Feedback

    Awesome! They never notified us that we'd been accepted 🙂
  11. otefollert

    General Podcast Feedback

    Dude, it's out
  12. Troy H.

    Jarring Mid-Roll Ad Break

    I'm referring to the YouTube ads, not the sponsorship ones Simon does. As far as I'm aware, you actually can manage the mid-roll timing, assuming this page is still accurate: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6175006?hl=en
  13. Daven

    Episode 3: The Preposterous Pyramid

    Thanks! Glad you're liking it 🙂
  14. Daven

    Episode 2: The White Feather

    It really is a phenomenal movie. 🙂
  15. Daven

    New Thumbnails

    It's an experiment. Will likely need tweaked a bit as we get data on how things are going, and maybe even scrapped altogether. No sense annoying people if it's not increasing views/subscribers. 🙂
  16. Daven

    Jarring Mid-Roll Ad Break

    Are you referring to built in youtube ads popping in or one in which Simon does an in-video ad explicitly? Unfortunately if YouTube's doing it, we have no way of knowing when or even if those are going to happen. It would be very nice if youtube would allow for an upload of such a little video snippet or something like you suggest for when they are going to do those mid-video ads though.
  17. Daven

    General Podcast Feedback

    As far as I'm aware the podcast is not yet on spotify owing to their system of acceptance being by all accounts very random and taking forever. At some point I'm sure the podcast will be there, but for now I don't think it is. But as for your question there, you can listen to the podcast anywhere and it helps us out (other than YouTube, funny enough, at the moment any way). 🙂
  18. Shirotsuki

    Episode 2: The White Feather

    I stumbled onto the podcast completely by accident, and here I am making an account expressly for the purpose of weighing in on Star Trek: First Contact. That movie deserves all the praise, and I could talk about it for days (or before my friends and family stop listening and abandon me, whichever comes first).
  19. Just watched the latest vid, and at the end of it, simon talks about the podcast. This is where I realized the problem. He says it "is just like this". However he's also said that about other un-related things that (I'm sorry to say, in my opinion,) are not 'just like this'. I think this may be why more people are not making the switch. IMHO: point out that Daven and Simon are the two hosts. Really drive home Daven is involved. In fact, it may even be better to have Simon "throw it over to Daven" at the end of an episode, and have Daven say it is "just like this" and that you two are the hosts. IMHO, and I could be way off, but; this would double the listenership.
  20. redgoblin88

    Getting a discord for TIFO

    a discord would be nice as it is not too bad to moderate, different roles can have their own private chanels (such as patreon channels, staff channels and TIFO-staff channel) plus it comes with decent voice channels, channel "groups" and you can also "mute" them if they get too busy with a message every second finally discord has a few handy tools such as audit logs (shows what staff have created or changed and if anybody has deleted or edited stuff) plus i think it has a "chat delay" featue oh and have i also mentioned that you can have custom bots too? so you can have a robot relay any new youtube video to a channel
  21. redgoblin88

    why can you not grow back teeth?

    i have always wondered. when were born we have two sets of teeth. firstly the infant weak ones and then a second row behind which are more stronger adult teeth. but if the human body can develop teeth whilst being developed in the womb then why can we not continue to grow them when born or growing up? granted they could grow too fast and big however in theory they would be like our ligament bones like arms or legs which can heal and grow back after surgery. teeth are after all, just bone. hmm but if teeth could grow back how would it affect the nerves? would it be painful or would it simply grow around them?
  22. Troy H.

    Jarring Mid-Roll Ad Break

    I understand why on longer videos there is a mid-roll ad break, and I'm happy enough to sit through it so you can get a few more fractions of a cent. I just wish that for these videos there would be a proper "commercial break" in the video so it doesn't seem like the ad has just jumped in front of Simon and performed a Kanye-style "Imma let you finish." A suggestion on that front would be to do a quick transition to the TIFO logo with the Brainfood guitar chord (or something similar if you don't want to cross brands), hold on the logo a few seconds after the chord audio ends, while queueing the mid-roll to play at the end of the audio. The ad would then cut in, and afterward, we'd get thrown back a bit and get the audio cue again as well as the logo. The video could then resume and we'd have a smooth-flowing, professional ad break that wouldn't wouldn't require us to "hold that thought" while we're in the middle of an info dump.
  23. Troy H.

    New Thumbnails

    I think that the advice regarding the thumbnail format is targeted to the "general YouTube viewer." Hardcore TIFO subscribers may likely be the outliers as YT users, and such tactics don't work as well or at all on us. I personally prefer the older, professional-looking thumbnails as well, but I can't blame them for trying to increase their subscriber base and therefore make more money.
  24. Jed

    New Thumbnails

    I agree, I've been much less inclined to actually watch the videos with the new thumbnails. I tend to ignore them more often now because they're so over the top, dumbed down and flashy. I'm used to ignoring that type of thumbnail. I much prefer simple, modern and clean thumbnails that feel professional. Personally I'd be happier if YouTube offered a list view without thumbnails.
  25. Falconerd

    Episode 3: The Preposterous Pyramid

    Hey, I'm glad I discovered more ways of interacting with t i f o. My brother and I were just discussing that you needed a podcast, and here you are. I've been listening to t i f o on YouTube while driving, I just turn the video quality all the way down to 144p. I usually don't need to see the background graphics, and most of what you talk about is fine just with the audio. I loved the discussion of classic pc games. Ironically, I haven't played any of the games you guys mentioned. But I absolutely loved Outpost and Outpost 2 that were published by Sierra. Fun fact, you can download Outpost 2 as an open source version. It is a science fiction themed RTS game. I don't care for the text-based adventures because I get bored with all of the typing and slow exploring. I only found out that you had a podcast this week, so now I have to start at the beginning and catch up. Thanks for the discussion about podcast apps, I'm using Google play music, which is useful because it's already on my phone, but it's really clunky. I can't wait to hear more!
  26. otefollert

    General Podcast Feedback

    I installed iTunes only to give a review. A small question: does it help if I hear the podcast in Spotify?
  27. schludy

    General Podcast Feedback

    I don't have iTunes, so I post my review here. I quite like the fact based, not too keen on the "how to grow your youtube channel" stuff, so I'm happy that it's too different episode and I can just skip the episode. In general, I think the podcast lacks in sound design. I really miss some signature music. The whistling was aweful, the guitar tune is a bit better, but I'd rather hear some music in there. Some other podcasts do this very well and I find it super relaxing. Also, stop saying "too bad you can't see the picture", just try to describe it with more descriptive words, as you might describe it to a blind person.
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