Podcast Plans

One of the projects I am planning for next year is to take solo my current podcast, The Gamer Traveler. So far it has been playing as a recurring segment of the Dragon’s Landing Inn Podcast, and I have actually been very happy with it there. Chuck and Lonnie of the DLI have been of great help in that project and have been very supporting. My decision to take it solo has more to do with my desire to do new things with the cast without messing up with their format. So far I have been researching various topics related to podcasting just to make sure I go out of the gate with the best advantage possible, having learned from everyone else’s mistakes, and I hope the next 3 months will give me the time to work out as many of the kinks as possible.

This weekend, however, as we celebrated Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah, a thought came into my head and it hasn’t gone away; quite the contrary, it has embedded itself and is starting to grow into a full-fledged idea, an idea for yet another podcast. Yes, I know, here I am, not having launched one podcast and already planning a second one, but what can I do.

I don’t have a name for it yet, but the idea is this: I am a young, observant Jew (Orthodox, if we’re gonna use classifications) who very much lives in the modern world, and a convert to top it off (not to mention Hispanic as well). This gives me a particular point of view that is pretty unique and that I can use to talk about various topics and how they relate to Judaism today. In addition, and probably the biggest driving factor, I want to address and offer support to any and all who are on the path to conversion to Judaism; I can’t offer help, because each story of conversion is unique, but certainly support. I’m thinking a monthly schedule would be good to start with for this one. I have been looking around at what’s out there in the podcasting world on Judaism, and I have seen nothing like it, meaning there’s a chance it could work.

I need to think some more about this, and run it by my wife (who will no doubt chide me about taking on yet another project), but I think it’s a good idea, and one that has merit for a particular, and very important, part of my life.