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The NewsMax website came up with its list of the top 50 conservative podcasts, and “Consider This!” came in at #39! Here’s their write-up:

39. Consider This! — In Consider This!, Doug Payton, author at Red State, introduces listeners to the day’s news from different perspectives in 10 minutes or less. The 5-star podcast encourages feedback as to get new perspectives and to further “consider this.”

Ray Ortega hosts a podcast called “The Podcaster’s Roundtable”, and each episode features 4, 5 or more podcasters discussing topics that those of us in the field deal with, or have to make choices about, or wonder about. I was a part of the roundtable on July 1, 2015. This episode’s title was “Podcast Formats”. Ray’s write-up for the episode is this:

When you start a podcast, one of the first decisions you make is what kind of show are you going to produce? Single person monolog, co-hosted roundtable, interviews, a mix of many?

Doug Appearing on the Person of Interest Podcast

Doug has teamed up with Golden Spiral Media once again to co-host a podcast about the CBS series “Person of Interest”. He’s partnered with Darrell Darnell, co-founder of GSM. The two of them teamed up for the TV Talk podcast about the show, but TV Talk is, unfortunately, no longer in business. So they’re back together for season 4, for the Person of Interest Podcast.

To send them feedback, go to the Golden Spiral Media feedback page, where you can type your feedback, upload an audio file, or record your feedback right there with the SpeakPipe widget.

Doug has teamed up with Golden Spiral Media to co-host a podcast about the CBS series “Under the Dome”. He’s partnered with Karen Lindsay. The two of them teamed up for the TV Talk podcast about the show, but TV Talk decided not to do the summer shows this year. So they’re back together for season 2, with a podcast named “Chester’s Mill Gazette”.

To send them Letters to the Editor (aka feedback), go to the Golden Spiral Media feedback page, where you can type your feedback, upload an audio file, or record your feedback right there with the SpeakPipe widget.

Very Nice Review for “Consider This!”

Anthony Wells gave the podcast a very complimentary review on his site (as well as in iTunes). He describes it this way:

The ten minute format allows you to consume the information very fast. This show definitely reminds me of NPR.
There are ten second soft music interludes in between segments, which I am a fan of the music segment, breakups. Nice Touch!

Well, I did use more “soft music” in this last episode during the transitions. But as regular listeners will know, sometimes, not so much. 🙂

Later he goes on to say:

Without giving my political opinion, I think this is a very good podcast, Sounds good in my headphones( if it sounds good in my headphones, it will sound good anywhere). Doug’s voice is not annoying, he has that perfect NPR voice and just overall radio voice.

I suddenly, inexplicably, have this urge to audition for NPR.

Thanks so much, Anthony, for this wonderful review.

Doug was interviewed by Scott Hertzog for Scott’s new podcast about the gear and software used by podcasters, “Inside the Studio of the Podcaster”. In two episodes, Doug talks about Goldwave, the audio editor, and Auphonic, the web service for leveling, noise reduction and volume normalizing.

002 – Inside the Studio of the Podcaster – Doug Payton from the Consider This! Podcast Talks Audio Editing with Gold Wave

003 – Inside the Studio of the Podcaster – Doug Payton from the Consider This! Podcast Talks Leveling with Auphonic and the Lame Encoder

Doug on the “Under the Dome Radio” Podcast

Over the summer, I was a co-host of the TV Talk Network’s “Under the Dome” show. Given those credentials, my co-host, Karen Lindsay, and I were invited to participate in an end-of-the-season roundtable to discuss the entire first season of the show; what we liked and didn’t like, how it developed and what we are hoping for for season 2. We joined Troy Heinritz and Wayne Henderson, hosts of the “Under the Dome Radio” podcast, as well as Mark Des Cotes from the Solo Talk Media “The Under The Dome Podcast”. The whole shindig was moderated by Scott Hertzog from the “SciFi Diner Podcast”.

Click here to listen to it.

The TVTalk Network is getting started, and I am participating in it’s “Alpha testing” stage. The goal is to record talk shows about TV shows right after they air so the talk show is ready by the morning commute. Android and iOS apps will allow you to find out what’s on TV, leave some feedback for the talk show, and then listen to the show, including other listener feedback. Right now, we’re making recordings, testing out the technology, the format, and the scheduling. The “Beta testing” phase will be this summer, and full release will happen in September, 2013 for the new TV season.

But right now you can listen to the talk shows on the web or through beta versions of the app. Using the beta app is probably for the more technically minded folks (though I’ve been testing both and they seem quite good already), but the web page is always available. Click here to go to TVTalk, click on “Click to Listen”, then pick the Person of Interest show, which I’m co-hosting with Darrell Darnell.

This is not affiliated with Consider This Podcasting. It’s just another program that you can hear me on. I’m excited to be a part of this, and honored to have been accepted as one of the alpha testers.

The Listener Feedback Line

This just in! I now have a call-in number where you can leave a voicemail feedback! It’s as simple as dialing (267) CALL-CT-0 [(267) 225-5280]. (Long distance charges may apply.) Or you can click on the telephone icon on the right.

When you click the phone icon, you then enter the phone number you’d like to be called at. Google Voice will call that number, play my voicemail greeting, and then you can leave your comment.

So now speaking your mind is just a phone call away. For now, since we only have one podcast, it’s just for “Consider This!”, but in the future it’ll be the line for all our shows.

Hey, give me a shout and let me know what you think!

The “Consider This!” podcast reached a milestone today; the 10th episode. It’s mostly a psychological milestone, but one I’m glad to cross. People who keep track of such things say that if you can get 6-8 episodes under your belt, odds are you’ll continue. So this is a good sign.

And on we go…

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