That 90210 Podcast Idea

So I won’t delve too much into my love of podcasts in this post because Megan and I have an episode all about our favorite podcasts coming up over on our YouTube channel.

But, I have to talk about this one.

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Ready for a super bizarre string of events? Last week, Georgia Hardstark of podcast Slumber Party with Alie & Georgia shared a screen shot on Instagram of a podcast she had just starting listening to. In the comments of that post, someone mentioned that they just started listening to a podcast called Gilmore Guys. Yes, Gilmore Guys. Intrigued, I checked it out.

A podcast from two guys talking about a TV show that premiered fourteen years ago and has been off air for for half that time? Hmmm. I know it’s on in repeats and is now on Netflix. Hmmm, I thought some more.

I thought, in fact, what if I started a podcast about my all time favorite show? Would anyone listen? I mean, Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered in 1990. It’s been off air longer than it aired. Who wants to listen to a podcast about a teen soap that was on twenty-five years ago?

That idea came up again the following day when I was with Megan recording this Friends episode. I told her about Gilmore Guys and my idea about a 90210 podcast. We laughed, mostly because I think she knows I could probably talk a lot about the gang from West Bev.

Later in the day, I turned on a new episode of TBASH and within 1 minute and 56 seconds I learned that Lizzie and Kat had already beat me to the punch. That’s right, they are the hosts of The Blaze, a weekly podcast about Beverly Hills, 90210.

My big idea? Crushed.

Because, The Blaze? It’s a perfect name. The podcast? I’ve listened to two episodes. It’s OK. They discuss one episode of the show at a time and they’ve only released five so far. I’m excited to listen to more.

The only real problem I see is that since the demise of SoapNet, 90210 reruns are hard to come by. The former TVGN, now POP, airs a mid-day marathon block of episodes on Tuesdays. The entire series is also available on DVD and it’s available on Amazon Prime but only season one of ten (and I’ve read the order of episodes are mixed up).

So, do I put a pin in my big idea to start a podcast about a twenty-five year old television show? Or should I start one because the internet is plenty big for more than one discussion about the Brenda-Kelly-Dylan triangle? Or should Lizzie and Kat just have me guest on their podcast?

What do you guys think?

I think I might be feeling nostalgic for 1993.

How To Leave iTunes Feedback for Your Favorite Podcast

I listen to a lot of podcasts.

I don’t remember exactly when or how that happened. I mean, I’ve listened to morning talk radio for years – Howard Stern and Heidi and Frank – since my mid 20’s. I love the storytelling and the humor.

For podcasts though, I think The Jillian Michaels Show was the first I subscribed to in iTunes. She’s got a great show – very relatable stories on health and life and family. It’s one of my favorites. But, it wasn’t until a friend suggested Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia that I turned subscription happy. That show opened the doors to the Totally Laime series from Elizabeth Laime (my ABSOLUTE favorite!), This American Life, Girl on Guy, The JV Club – all great storytelling.

Podcasters are always asking for iTunes feedback. Here's how to leave feedback for your favorite podcast on your iPhone or iPad.

Most of these shows ask at some point to help support their show by leaving iTunes feedback. Yeah, yeah, yeah… but then this dawned on me. As a blogger, I’m always hoping a reader leaves feedback – so I know I’m reaching someone. These podcasters are asking for the same thing. Plus, rumor is that feedback helps rank their show higher on iTunes.

And I love when shows do shout outs for those who leave feedback!

Do you know how to leave iTunes feedback on your favorite podcasts?

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1. Launch the iTunes podcast app.

2. Tap the magnify glass icon to search for the podcast you want to leave feedback for.

3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to review.

4. Tap the podcast image.

5. Tap the Reviews tab.

6. You’ll have to enter your iTunes password to continue.

7. Select the number of stars you want to leave for the podcast.

8. Write a title and review and tap send to submit.

Podcasters are always asking for iTunes feedback. Here's how to leave feedback for your favorite podcast on your iPhone or iPad.

 

Podcasters are always asking for iTunes feedback. Here's how to leave feedback for your favorite podcast on your iPhone or iPad.

Take note: You can’t leave iTunes feedback for a specific episode, only the show.

What podcasts do you listen to and will you leave feedback now that you know how to?

What’s on my iPod?

Life happens, right?  It was a roller coaster of a weekend around these parts and there went all my intentions on following the daily writing prompts from Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.  But, she’s got a good one today: What’s on the iPod?  If you know anything about me, you know I long to throw my arms around Foo Fighter front man Dave Grohl.  I love that man and what he does for music.  While my heart lay with dirty rock n’ roll music, I really do love most anything.  So, what’s on my iPod?  Here’s a sampling of my collection and a look at a few new favorites!

Ten random songs selected by shuffle:

  1. Flake by Jack Johnson from Brushfire Fairytales
  2. Save Me by Hanson from This Time Around
  3. How We Do (Party) by Rita Ora
  4. Across the Universe by Michael Armstrong from Rockabye Baby, Lullaby Renditions of The Beatles
  5. Everlong by Foo Fighters from Skin and Bones
  6. Do What You Want by Bad Religion from Suffer
  7. The Edge of Glory by Gaga from Born This Way
  8. Victorla by Veruca Salt from American Thighs
  9. Gold Digger by Kanye West & Jamie Foxx from Late Registration
  10. Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music soundtrack

I could hear the gasp and chuckle from here when you saw Hanson on this list.  Mark my words, it’s a great album.  I love some of the oldies that came up too – like, Veruca Salt and Bad Religion.  It’s like I’m 19 years old again when I hear those tracks.

A couple of new favorites:

I absolutely love the entire Bruno Mars album Unorthodox Jukebox.  

Angel from Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt (which isn’t a new track but I heard it recently playing overhead at Starbucks and I absolutely LOVE Bonnie Raitt…so I downloaded it and it’s new to me!)

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
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What’s your new favorite?