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Old 10-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #21
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Actually, I think podcasts are more frequently like radio shows, but in a saved format. Many of the ones I listen to ARE originally aired as radio broadcasts (Dave Ramsey, Planet Money, Marketplace). I personally probably wouldn't be all that interested in just listening to someone read their blog posts, especially if it is something I read already. But good discussion and interviews that supplement the blog would be nice.

Actually, JD Roth of Get Rich Slowly and Jim somebody of another blog were doing a podcast about a year ago. It was kind of painful to listen to most of the time, but I stuck with them because I really like JD's blog. They ended it without comment, but anyone interested in this idea would be wise to talk with them about their experience. I am not sure how you marketize something like this. I think you would need to have a pretty good and professional "on air" presence in order to build numbers.

That being said, I would LOVE a podcast that had interviews with people who were ER-ed or SER-ed talking about how they got there and how they stay there, along with tips from relevant professionals. Kind of like this forum, but in audio version. Or Dave Ramsey without the political/social commentary. Again, whether or not it is something that can be monetized is a question. I wouldn't pay for it. I'm too cheap.

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:11 PM   #22
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Sometimes the delivery method matters. I can easily listen to an audio/podcast, but I can't easily read a blog while I'm on an elliptical trainer at the gym.
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Actually, I think podcasts are more frequently like radio shows, but in a saved format. Many of the ones I listen to ARE originally aired as radio broadcasts (Dave Ramsey, Planet Money, Marketplace). I personally probably wouldn't be all that interested in just listening to someone read their blog posts, especially if it is something I read already. But good discussion and interviews that supplement the blog would be nice.
Actually, JD Roth of Get Rich Slowly and Jim somebody of another blog were doing a podcast about a year ago. It was kind of painful to listen to most of the time, but I stuck with them because I really like JD's blog. They ended it without comment, but anyone interested in this idea would be wise to talk with them about their experience. I am not sure how you marketize something like this. I think you would need to have a pretty good and professional "on air" presence in order to build numbers.
That being said, I would LOVE a podcast that had interviews with people who were ER-ed or SER-ed talking about how they got there and how they stay there, along with tips from relevant professionals. Kind of like this forum, but in audio version. Or Dave Ramsey without the political/social commentary. Again, whether or not it is something that can be monetized is a question. I wouldn't pay for it. I'm too cheap.
Well, I'm a guy with a radio voice and the interviewing experience to make it happen.

I could make audio recordings of my blog posts (which sounds boring even to me) or do interviews. It'd be great to collect ER stories from the board for a podcast archive.

Lemme take it up with the PF & mil-bloggers.
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I don't know about any specifically FIRE related podcasts, but I listen to and love
Freakonomics, The Economist, Brian Preston's "Money Guy", and NPR + WSJ daily podcasts, which are mostly about money.
This list is very similar to what I listen to. To these I would add "Marketplace" and "Marketplace Money." The former is a daily business broadcast (about a half hour) recapping the day's business activity along with other pieces of interest. The other is a weekly personal finance show, on weekends, about an hour. Marketplace Money may be a little basic for some on this board who have seized the financial bull by the horns to achieve FIRE, but I still find it interesting. These are both on NPR, so those with an aversion to it will miss out.

I'm anxious to try out PaddyMac's suggestion about RTE's "Morning Ireland" as I am a big fan of everything Irish - just downloaded today's podcasts and will take to the gym this morning.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #24
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The great benefit of hindsight being what it was - in my case - the most progress I made toward ER occurred when I ignored books, and financial media of all sorts. Watched football, stayed the course, auto invested and didn't watch the market.

When layed off at 49 -took what I had, cut expenses to make it fit and the rest is history.

heh heh heh - of course learning dryer sheet science here helped and I still watch football. Saints lost last weekend. Drat! But I'm still ER'd .
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