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Pellaken last won the day on May 20

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  1. 4 part!? While that excites me, I also wish I could listen to all 4 hours now!!
  2. 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.
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    Episode 9: The Bull Moose Part 1

    the US and UK both lost the war of 1812, only Canada won! Really the war was just a terrible mess where nobody achieved their goals
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    Getting a discord for TIFO

    This got mentioned in the podcast, so I wanted to let daven and simon know this is actually the third time they've mentioned me as I am "Teddy Boragina" from youtube!
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    Podcast segment titles

    Just listening to "growing a youtube channel" and thought this deserved its own topic. I think they should be food related. brain food? feed your brain! my ideas: fun facts should be called "Brain Desserts" practical knowledge should be called "Brain Dinners" Perhaps "mind" would work better than brain, maybe snack instead of dessert, or supper instead of dinner; but, thats the basics.
  6. curious if you guys have any way of knowing how many people tune in for every episode, and if so, what sort of numbers it is
  7. I'm loving the show btw. I notice sometimes you end up doing video topics that are somewhat related to the show - like the fed ex guy gambling his live VS the video about the british guy who did the same. I'm wondering if/how these are related; does doing one give you ideas for the other?
  8. wait what!? where was this posted?? its not here http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/category/podcast/brainfood-show/
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    Podcast apps for desktop

    So, I sort of feel bad downloading the show knowing you have to pay for it, but I don't have a cell phone, or any phone really; I get my voice mail over the internet and return calls using skype. One problem is most of the podcasting apps I know of require an iphone or an android. I'm wondering what podcast apps there are for desktop I could use
  10. I know this idea was poopooed on the podcast, but I think it could be interesting. Since Simon and Daven do not seem familiar with Discord, I'd like to try to explain what it is and how it works. It's a chat room. The reason I think some people (at least me) want one is not so much so that we can chat with Simon and Daven, but so that we can chat with other TIFO fans. I'd like to think that due to the nature of the content, we are, as a group, intelligent and curious about the world. I enjoy chatting with people who are these things and think others would as well. The only/major downside is you need someone to run it, IE moderators. Once you have these in place, the discord basically can/will run itself. You need not ever drop by.. That being said, people may enjoy it if you guys did, and you could have events if you wish where you come on to the discord. You could also gate some channels behind patreon donations, which would be a way of driving/encouraging donations (I've donated just to get in a discord before) Discord has both text and voice chat features, but most people tend to use it for text unless the discord is very gaming focused; still it helps to have a voice channel to relax in with friends. As a neat bonus note that Discord allows for various coloured roles. I've included a picture of what a TIFO discord might look like
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    General Podcast Feedback

    The worst thing about the podcast is that now that I am caught up, I don't have any more to listen to until your next release day I'm normally not one for interview based podcasts, I like things like Cortex and Hello Internet, and my focus really is just on people telling me interesting things, I also listen to the Revolutions podcast, but you guys seem to have been able to merge the "2 guys talking" and "telling me interesting things" ideas with "interview" which seems rather novel to me.
  12. Simon said this as a joke, but it is actually smart because it works. Why? Generally 'fake accents' rely on the fact that certain letters 'tend' to make certain sounds in certain languages. For example, Japanese sounds very "choppy" to an,english ear. As such if you were to say Hiroshima (usually said as heero sheema in english) in a "fake" Japanese accent, you'd end up saying Hi Ro Shi Ma, which is actually, exactly how you pronounce the city. The fact the letters tend to be pronounced the certain way in a "fake" accent is precisely because the fakeness comes from the fact that is actually how they pronounce those letters in their language! I use this trick for pronouncing people's names that I just meet and often get compliments at how few others pronounce it correctly on the first try.
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    Episode 3: The Preposterous Pyramid

    My heart stopped when my name got mentioned! Didn't mean to "meh" you Just happened to release the podcast at a time when I had a lot of content to listen to, so what I was saying is that you guys are worth shuffling other things down a few slots. Anyway, I've become addicted now, its too late to go back!
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    I would love a 4 hour podcast!

    I've been a bit lax on the podcast but am just listening to episode 4 today; I'd love a 4 hour podcast! Frankly the longer the better. My ideal is that I have 16 hours of media to consume every day, sadly quality content tends to come in waves. Podcasts are great as they are fairly reliable.