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Pellaken last won the day on May 28 2018

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  1. Pellaken

    Women Jumping Out of Cakes

    That episode was really bad. Very uncomfortable. I can't believe how bad the stuff you cut must have been. Only episode of a podcast I ever clicked the dislike button for. Rather than just complaining I'll outline WHY I feel this way. 1 - The laughing at the terrible parts. I know you guys address this in-episode, but the problem is that it sets the wrong "tone". If you approach it with a "wow this is awful" tone, it will appear 'less' awful VS laughing at it, as there's less of an emotional cliff edge. I don't think either of you are bad people, I've laughed at far worse, but from a podcast making prospective it was too far. 2 - Too much 'dwell time' on the terrible things. The episode where folks got murdered tended to deal with the murders rather quickly and moved on to other parts of the story; and despite those other parts being set ups for further murders, the fact you didn't dwell on talking about the actual act itself meant the listener wouldn't spend too long in that state of discomfort. 3 - similar to point 2, but parts of the discussion seemed aimless. Simon's comment "was this all just a set up" RE: the cake thing, I think hits the nail on the head. You guys set out to tell the story of girls jumping out of cakes, and as such, the "sidebar" that was the trial, wasn't as strongly narrative driven as it could have been,. I also hope the story you cut does eventually make it on to the podcast. When it does, you need to focus on everything but the rape. Focus on how the people involved felt they could not report it properly. Focus on how those who knew the accused helped to cover it up. Focus on how things like this (very likely) happen more than we ever hear about. Focus on how one or two bad seeds can drive others to bad action. Focus on how the un-enforced banning of booze lead to this; should booze have been more strictly controlled to avoid this, was it inevitable that they'd drink and the lax enforcement thus caused only lead to further problems, or would they have never committed these crimes if they had not been drinking. You guys have dealt with uncomfortable stuff well in the past; and I'm confidant you can do so in the future. This is simply the one time you guys didn't quite get it right. I still like the show and am about to fire up the next episode right now; but wanted to give my thoughts on how to avoid these sorts of things in the future. ~Teddy
  2. Pellaken

    two episodes in one day!

    What a treat!!
  3. Pellaken

    The Macabre Series

    I love the podcast either way. I wish I could afford an ad. "And today in ads, go play teddy's game on reddit. Teddy's game on reddit, a fun game!"
  4. Pellaken

    The Macabre Series

    So, I'm listening to episode 1 today and, wew, that "ad". like you could boil down the whole thing to: "on the topic of eating people we finally have an ad" "oh an ad for what" "food!" "what kind of food" "its this thing you can put sawdust in" "neat! they told me I have to read this list to you!" "Awesome, so more about dead bodies" edited to ad - I dare you guys to read that on the podcast as feedback
  5. Pellaken

    The Final Frontier Part 5

    when I hit play on itunes my reaction was " only an hour? " which I think means I like the show a lot.
  6. Pellaken

    Feedback (now that they've settled in)

    update from a month later - I do think some of my feedback has been taken into account, along with good feedback provided by those smarter than I, which has made the podcast better!
  7. Now that you guys have settled in, I wanted to give some more feedback on what I'm seeing (well, hearing really) While I still think you guys are great, I want to give some constructive criticism; so I will be a bit blunter than otherwise so as to be clear - please know this is not an attack, I am trying to make this already great podcast amazing. 1 - Simon has a bit too much ADHD. in that he interrupts daven too much. 2 - Daven is a bit too stuffy in that he does not respond to Simon's interruptions often. These two combined seem counter-intuitive, but, you guys have listened to Hello Internet, so I can use that. Brady interrupts Grey not as often as Simon interrupts Daven, but, when he does, Grey goes along with him on the journey to the sidetrack. IMHO this is what you guys should aim, the happy middle. Sometimes parts of your current podcast sound a bit like Mr. Daven trying to get little Simon back on track, which isn't always the best. Again; I'm being more blunt than I otherwise would be to make a point - you guys are doing a great job and I love your podcast, but I also want to provide constructive criticism. Lastly, 3 - Simon sometimes does not know much about the topic at hand. For this I simply suggest a quick wikipedia search on the topics at hand before recording begins. Currently, it sounds like Daven is telling Simon a story and he's surprised by parts of it. HOWEVER, you can play on this. It might actually be better to play it up and keep Simon more in the dark so that the podcast does become Daven telling Simon interesting things as, then, we become Simon, and he becomes a representation of us as the audience. Anyway I hope that helps! I know 1+2 can be confusing to combine, but I'm confidant you guys can hit that sweet spot, as, it took Grey and Brady quite some time to find that spot on Hello Internet.
  8. Pellaken

    amerocentric data

    I found todays episode to suffer from some of the problems that some other episodes do; they are very amerocentric. Simon from his comments seems to run the gamut of all 50 states, but ignores the other 190 or so countries in the world. I'm not asking you guys to research how East Timor does things; but most english speaking internet websites get the overwhelming majority of their views from the same few countries; the USA of course, but also the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, and so forth. I find the amerocentric commentary a bit sad really as I expect more from TIFO.
  9. Pellaken

    No Ranch!?

    It's surprising how many basic everyday food items are unavailable outside your home country. For example Ketchup Chips, Mr Big, or Alphagetti.
  10. some feedback on the feedback: 1 - pellaken pronounced the same as pelican, but you can call me teddy 2 - I also don't like the interviews as much; but listen to them still. the reason is I come to listen to the two of you! Even if you were interviewing somebody awesome, I'd still prefer your information segments. A caveat to point 2 is if you happen to interview one of the, perhaps, 50 people on the entire planet whom I already listen to in podcasts or youtube on a regular basis, but in fairness, I'd be just as eager to listen to an interview they do of you! edited to add (in case you dont recognize me) I've finally changed my profile picture as the old one is from a website I've not owned in a decade
  11. I dont know what the etiquette here is for posting threads on videos; but sharing a link seems logical. anyway my comment: I am amazed there there just happens to be a thermometer with 102F on it, as a stock image somewhere. that's all really but yes I'm that amazed you guys got a hold of one. I mean, logically, there are prob images for every temp; but, its not something I ever thought about.
  12. 4 part!? While that excites me, I also wish I could listen to all 4 hours now!!
  13. 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.
  14. Pellaken

    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
  15. Pellaken

    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!