Has BA considered doing other podcasts also?
Not other podcasts about sports. There are already plenty of those.
But I'm someone who really enjoys listening to audio broadcasts while I'm doing something else. And I was listening to a LOT of podcasts yesterday. One thing that kept coming back to me was how "droll" so many of them sounded. Droll might be a new word I made up while listening to podcasts yesterday, I'm not sure. Droll to me means something like dreary and boring.
Irrespective of the subject matter, the production values of the DawgNation podcast are head and shoulders above 95% of what's out there. BA has a real knack for keeping things lively and entertaining. And as someone who really enjoys a good podcast, I really wish BA would use his talents more widely so that I could have something to listen to.
Isn't .dawgNation owned by the AJC? Not under the impression the AJC is nearly the institution it was before the Internet came around and started ripping into all kinds of print media revenue streams. But it being a major newspaper in a large .American city, surely there are still some interesting, informed characters hanging around the AJC offices. A more general AJC podcast than something about sports could make good use of these guys. Plus, if you focus at least at first on something like that, it could help garner the political support inside AJC to get the funding to try something like that.
I'm thinking a good fit for a more general podcast done by BA would be something along the lines of, "Joe Six Pack discovers things more interesting than they taught in school. Not all of them make sense to Joe Six Pack." Something influenced by the RadioLab podcast, but lacking the elitism you're gonna get out of any publication that comes out of New York City. BA could use the podcast as a way to get paid for researching things he's interested in, but has never really had the inclination to look into due to time constraints. And after presenting a basic case, he could have his football buddies come in to give their average Joe impression of what's going on. I'm getting really random now though. I just made that up while typing it in.
But if BA did something like that, he'd probably have to use one of his own ideas to make the podcast any good. It'd have to be something of his creation if he's going to be doing all the work.
DawgNation could be BA's daily gig. "Joe Six Pack bemuses" could be something a little more effort is out into per episode and done once a week. It'd probably be a good idea to wait until after this coming football season is over to put anything into implementation. So he'd have more time to work on it. It's never to early to plan though.