The Canadian National Day of Podcasting

…or something to that effect.

We wanted to do something special for the 6th (!) anniversary of the Canadian Podcast Buffet, and Mark came up with this great idea around the same time, so we put them together to get “The Canadian National Day of Podcasting”.

What is it? Well, it’s basically an excuse to get a show out there for shows that are umm, let’s say.. dormant :)

You can hear us discuss the details on episode 166 of the Buffet, but here’s basically what it boils down to:

  • December 1st 2010!
  • Put out a show!
  • dormant? retired? doesn’t matter – do it!
  • Don’t invent anything, just do a show like you used to
  • Reach out to old producers, get them in on it
  • Listen to us argue over the details
  • Just put out a show!

Seems like a cool thing, eh ?  For a few days in December, it’ll feel like days gone by in podcasting. Several podcasters have already told us they’re up for it, and I know I’ll try to put episodes of my sleeping shows out on that day as well.

If at any point you did a show, do one for December 1st (2010). You don’t need to invent anything, do it in the style of your old episodes. Don’t cheap out and do a clip show! You don’t even need to acknowledge that you’re doing it because of the “The Canadian National Day of Podcasting” ™, just put out a show and email us at the buffet and we’ll let people know about it.

Why do this? Because it’s fun, we’ll all have a smile, life is short, and soon you will die. You need other reasons?

Join us!

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8 Comments

  1. Broca’s Area is in.

  2. krashcoarse says:

    I’ll try to rally OkaZoo and Audiopopcorn.

  3. We’ve pretty steady with our releases this season but we’ll get a DadCast ready for the day. Count us in!

  4. Jeff Ainslie says:

    People who haven’t produced a show in a while might have lost most of their subscribers. The reward in creating a show is having people listen, so are there any thoughts on how all these participating shows could maybe be put into a single feed for this? Or I guess just a post with links would also work.

  5. Bob says:

    That’s a good point Jeff, and it’s why we’ll link to them from the Buffet site (not the feed) and we’ll include links on CanadaPodcasts.ca too.. Maybe a new wave of listeners will be a motivator :)

    Your comment made me think- some shows might no longer have hosting options, so I’m open to hosting the media files for these shows as well..

  6. BirdmanDodd says:

    I’ll release an episode of Reviewaday.ca and This Week in Geek.net for sure
    I’m daily with my stuff from Blisteredthumbs.net but I’ll make sure to tag it

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  9. Joel D says:

    I’m not exactly dormant, but coincidentally I just posted another episode of my podcast today (first since October!). So I guess Howell Creek Radio is in! I’m a dual citizen by the way, & engaged to a Canadian ;-)

  10. We did it! Even though we have released 25 shows since the beginning of our 3 season this september, we were able to release a Special Edition How-To Podcast show with special honours to Leslie Neilsen, have a listen over at http://2fatdads.com.

    Please let us know if it helps or gave you any insight.

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