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Will the Vancouver live episode be part of the Video Podcast Network? And if not will it be released as a regular episode or sold in the store?

It won't be part of VPN. I'm not sure if it will be a regular ep or for sale. The hosts decided that and I haven't asked those guys what they are thinking. Sorry!

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Wait, I have a real question now. When will Earwolf Radio play more than just the first episodes of all the Earwolf podcasts? Every time I tune in it's the premiere episode of one of the shows and never seems to get to a second one.

Soon. We're working on the programming for that, which is why you haven't seen much in the way of promotion. We wanted to make sure it worked and now we'll try and make sure it's worth listening to. I'm open to programming suggestions! Maybe some fans can program their favorite eps?

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I am curious if Jeff has heard about the patent lawsuit filed against Adam Carolla and what that means for all podcasting?

I've definitely heard about it. Sadly, I don't really understand it or know whether it will impact us. I certainly hope not. We have more important things to worry about, like creating things.

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Patent trolls are pretty fucking awful, but moreso the patent system which allows this kind of shit. Hey gang, everybody better stop talking, cuz I hold the patent on arranging words in sequence as a means of expressing complex thoughts.

Yeah, from what I do know about this, it seems curious that something like that would have surpassed the novelty hurdle. But a patent attorney I am not.

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Why did you decide to put the little earwolf logos in all the show logos. I guess it bugged me a bit for the first couple days in logos like the Fogelnest Files were it's a bit distracting but I got over it pretty quickly and think it looks fine now. Although I would still like to know for curiosities sake.

Good question! The main goal was to increase our branding on other distribution platforms like iTunes and Stitcher. I thought a little thing that would visually identify Earwolf might help us stand out. I'm not sure that it does, everything is so small. We'll roll with it for now and see if it helps at all. Otherwise maybe we'll try something else.

 

We often times have 20 or 25 percent of the top 25 shows in iTunes and I just wanted to make that more obvious to people browsing.

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Who did the opening animation for the CBB on the VPN?

I'm ashamed to say, I don't know. The logo itself and the animation of it for the IFC show was done by Paul Hornschemeier, who is awesome.

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First of all Jeff, I'd like to give you a compliment. Here is said compliment: I think it's great that you take the time out to respond to so many questions from the fans on the forum, no matter how mundane they may be. It's swell that there's somebody making the effort to communicate with us and maintain a good relationship with us, it goes a long way and it shows that you care. It certainly reflects your attitude and professionalism, even when just answering which foods you like. End of compliment.

 

I got a couple questions for you, and you're probably backed up enough as it is so no real hurry.

 

For "By The Way" I know I heard that Garlin already had previously recorded these conversations, so is his podcast a "limited run" so to speak where the podcast ends after he posts all the conversations he's already had, or do you know of any plan to have more conversations to continue on?

 

Also, forgive me if this is obvious because I just haven't done the research, but is there a physical address you can give out for the Earwolf studios? I'd like to write and send out some physical hand-written fan-mail to a couple folks. And to follow that up, would each person have a separate 'area' or address to specify, or could I just send something into the main office with the person's name on it and trust that it will get where it needs to be?

 

Thank you for your time and keep up all the wonderful work at Earwolf.

Thank you for the compliment. I hope the rest of you are paying attention!

 

Re Garlin - He had 14 when we started and is recording #15 with Will Ferrell on Monday night. Jeff plans on doing them monthly for the foreseeable future. Our agreement was for 13 episodes, so we know those will come out bi-weekly. If we continue for another 13, we'll basically run out and would have to go to monthly in that case. But everyone is happy and we love the show so I'm hoping we continue indefinitely.

 

Re Mailing Address - We have a PO Box and everything will get to the hosts eventually. The only problem is I don't know what it is :) Please email lauren at earwolf dot com and she'll send it to you. I'll try and remember to post here sometime soon too. Thanks!

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Hey Jeff, I was wondering something about these Mid Roll surveys. Is it helpful for us to fill one out for every show we listen to? I heard the promo on Sklarbro County and did it, and thought it might just be something the Sklars were doing, but then they also had a promo on today's Hooch. Since none of the questions were show-specific, it seems kind of pointless to put in the same answers a half-dozen times, but maybe the point is at least in part to see if there are differences in the various shows' audiences?

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Hey Jeff, I was wondering something about these Mid Roll surveys. Is it helpful for us to fill one out for every show we listen to? I heard the promo on Sklarbro County and did it, and thought it might just be something the Sklars were doing, but then they also had a promo on today's Hooch. Since none of the questions were show-specific, it seems kind of pointless to put in the same answers a half-dozen times, but maybe the point is at least in part to see if there are differences in the various shows' audiences?

Yes! The more shows the better. This is really important. While the questions are all the same, the answers are only for each show and therefore they have their own results.

 

We tried to make it easier for you guys by selecting multiple shows for one set of answers, but the survey software/our developers couldn't accommodate, which is a shame. I know not many people will do it for many shows. But if you are willing, we'd be very thankful. Here is the complete list to choose from:

 

SHOTS FIRED: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/shots

NERD POKER: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/nerdpoker

NOCTURNAL EMOTIONS: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/nocturnal

OWEN & TJ READ THE NEWS: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/owen

TOTALLY MARRIED: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/married

YOU MADE IT WEIRD: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/weird

YO, IS THIS RACIST?: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/yo

IMPROV4HUMANS: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/i4h

PROFESSOR BLASTOFF: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/blastoff

THE FOGELNEST FILES: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/fogelnest

WHO CHARTED?: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/charted

THE INDOOR KIDS: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/indoor

TOTALLY LAIME: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/laime

HOW DID THIS GET MADE?: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/hdtgm

SKLARBRO COUNTRY: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/sklarbro

BTW IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF GARLIN: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/garlin

THE REALITY SHOW SHOW: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/trss

RAFFLECAST: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/rafflecast

RONNA & BEVERLY: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/ronna

MENTAL ILLNESS HAPPY HOUR: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/mentalpod

COMEDY BANG BANG: http://www.themidroll.com/survey/cbb

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When do you listen to podcasts? (Check all that apply)

x Home

xt.gif Work

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x t.gifExercising

x t.gifFilling out this survey 8 times

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Mental Illness Happy Hour is under the Ear Wolf Umbrella? Or maybe just like an Ear wolf ally? No worries, I will take all the surveys.

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Mental Illness Happy Hour is under the Ear Wolf Umbrella? Or maybe just like an Ear wolf ally? No worries, I will take all the surveys.

Good catch! MIHH is not part of Earwolf, but is part of themidroll.com.

 

Thanks for your help!

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I doubt you want to spill the beans on any possibly upcoming guests, but are there any guests that you were shocked or pleasantly surprised that made it on the show?

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I doubt you want to spill the beans on any possibly upcoming guests, but are there any guests that you were shocked or pleasantly surprised that made it on the show?

What show?

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Do you guys sign the talent to written contracts or is it more of a handshake agreement deal?

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Do you guys sign the talent to written contracts or is it more of a handshake agreement deal?

Contracts.

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I have one of the best podcast ideas to pitch to Earwolf. Who's garbage can should I throw my pitch directly into?

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How does making the podcast actually work? Is it a doctor's office where you schedule when to do it? Do all the podcasters and engineers have a key? I want to know the logistics.

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I have one of the best podcast ideas to pitch to Earwolf. Who's garbage can should I throw my pitch directly into?

Unfortunately Chase, we don't work that way. There is no shortage of great ideas; the shortage is in resources and artists who have the talent, passion and time to execute the ideas. Sorry!

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How does making the podcast actually work? Is it a doctor's office where you schedule when to do it? Do all the podcasters and engineers have a key? I want to know the logistics.

Google calendars. We have one calendar that everyone is shared on and the hosts book their times. If there is a conflict, one of the engineers or Lauren the studio manager will get involved to help out. But for the most part, it runs smoothly as most hosts are able to follow our studio guidelines (yes, we have a doc to cover all this) and make things easy-ish.

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Unfortunately Chase, we don't work that way. There is no shortage of great ideas; the shortage is in resources and artists who have the talent, passion and time to execute the ideas. Sorry!

 

First, I accept your apology. Second, I, being a creative artist in my own right, shall will be forced to execute my super awesome idea with my own resources, passion and time!

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Jeff, any updates on that first VPN video from Sundance (with Tom Lennon)? It's been down for a month now.

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Jeff, any updates on that first VPN video from Sundance (with Tom Lennon)? It's been down for a month now.

Unfortunately, our Sundance episodes had some sound quality issues. They're being worked on, but as of right now, we're unsure if they'll ever be released.

 

You can still catch new Earwolf live stream shows every Thursday at 9pm EST/6pm PST on our YouTube channel!

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