I listened to this episode again today, and the desire to try a podcast is growing in me like a nerdy parasite.
GMC... What do your pre-recording show notes tend to look like? Having an example of the breakdown of how you see the show from a notes perspective might help in the planning stages of a new project.
I can't believe I'm considering this, but there needs to be a Call of Cthulhu RPG cast, and since Yog Radio stopped producing, someone needs to step up to the plate.
Time to roll San...
Good on ya!
Notes are simple affairs.
1. Announcements. (Scour the interwebs/d20Radio network for new shows, news, etc.) Relate them to the masses!
2. Questions! (Check my email/voice mail/PMs/forum posts.) Answer 'em!
3. Side Bit #1. (Watto's/Suspending the Rules/WGGgB/WGGgG) Pick a topic devised by a listener and expound on it!
4. Side Bit #2. (Optional. Insert in the middle of the meat, or before Questions. At our lovely stage of the game, our wonderful listeners provide this bit; Fragments/Fat Raconteur/Lando's.)
5. The Meat. (Devise the main topic and write it up!) Then share. Like a tasty pie.
That's it, in a nutshell. That right there turns into 12 pages of show notes every two weeks.
Honestly, man... You'll refine your process over time. The BEST thing to do is to listen to lots of good shows and follow their formula. Try listening to an episode - but don't focus on the content at all (hard to do...). Instead, pull out a notepad, and note when they switch to segments, and what the general segment is about. You should be able to develop a unique show style.