I was just thinking back to the "golden days" of RCH (when Ross was producing and somehow managed to make Hoagland interesting) and Bellahaven (before one of the hosts had "issues.") Each had found a dedicated group here and both provided a great experience. I don't know that I will or will not be counted among your fans, but I think you may find some support here...
I like your posting style. You appear capable of dealing with criticism (probably necessary, if you are going to stick around here) and you are gracious (not a necessity of being here, and often seen as a weakness by the pack.)
Anyhow, good luck.
~Golden years, whooooohooobopbopbop.~
I'll try to be on this thread regularly. I never knew about this community until I had already started riffing the show with Art on #DMTalk.
We can be a vicious lot, but when you're working on the team it can be counterproductive to be critical of the "funny ads".
The memes would still crack me up.
I tried to give feedback on improving advertisers but I think I can confidently say now, most of the ads aren't at all what I'd air on my show out of principle.
Talent for radio is what she signally lacks. I think most people could do a few minutes about a favourite subject on a low-rent podcast, if they had to, but that's not the same as hosting a show that requires a broad understanding of multiple topics, engaging guests in an actual conversation (rather than giving occasional cues while someone delivers a lecture) and being quick enough on your feet to handle random callers. With all due respect to her super powers, she comes across as an airhead who's out of her depth. I struggled with ten minutes of her show the other night. Supposedly she was a big fan of Prince, and she had plenty of time to prepare some things that she wanted to say about him, but I got the impression that she sat down at the mic and babbled the first nonsense that came into her head. Art could manage that, because he was good at what he did, but it's a bit harder when you are a third-division podcaster. The Titor mess was another example of someone who hadn't done the work to check his credentials, and then bleated about what a horrible audience she had, because they grew tired of hearing the BS.
Let me introduce you to #DMTalk.
Again, most ppl there are quite vicious. At one point, they were officially labelled "worse than Bellgab."
I listened to a few of the shows earlier on and the most recent Prince show on open lines. For the most part, I can follow the Twitter dialogue and get the idea in 5 mins or less.
While I refrain from criticism of a host's style (enough people out there doing that), I will criticize a topic. There were a lot of pseudosciency assumptions on that last show, but mostly coming from callers whom can't be personally faulted for ignorance. I provided my take from an etiological standpoint to the #DMTalk group, and cleared the air about a few popular health myths. I only get snarky when ppl make confident bold claims as an 'authority', that I know to be absolutely wrong. Nowadays, #DMTalk does most of that for me without need of involvement.
I will say this. My views and opinions starkly contrast. I don't personally believe in miracles, angels, or what is largely regarded to be supernatural. For that fact, I won't even label myself Atheist because people like Asimov taught me what it meant to say, "humanist." I abhor self-proclaimed mediums and self-fashioned experts who attempt to use "less than science" to give rise to someone else's rational or irrational beliefs. See: Skeptic. Also: Baloney Detection Kit. https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/
I do however find the nature of belief to be fascinating, and will make every effort in an attempt to understand nodes and origins of belief/reason in all areas of society. I love listening to people with rich stories, and have traveled abroad at times to get the stories that don't wind up on television.
Wow, this shit spills into pretty much every thread on Bellgab. Amy-- get ready for the swelling opinion tsunami from the world's most decorated talk radio critics. Also be prepared to tie in HW and Art into every discussion about your show. Welcome!
Prepared for the critics. As I said in a previous post, I will not talk about other shows on my show though.
I've pretty much covered anything insightful to be derived from my experiences with MITD in this thread already.
Not even 1 show yet! Wilford Brimley in my avatar is riding in to blow up your fucking barn because he's jacked up on moonshine and angry about Amy's show.
He's got sugar rage!
Hi Amy! You're a bellgabber, so I will give a listen to your show. I hope its WONDERFUL! I would LOVE something good and/or fun to listen to in that time slot. It's good to see you give credit to the work of others, however, that does not necessarily mean it all ends up turning into a worthwhile product. To call criticism of a bad product 'hate" concerns me. "Hate" and "Haters" seem to have become highly over used words on bellgab of late, and nothing more than a failed attempt to make critics feel guilty, and be quiet, instead of working on the things that could make the show better IMO. If you can't recognize a bad product, how can you create a good one?
I'm pretty sure you are prepared for, and open to the "Critics of bellgab" otherwise you wouldn't be here. I'll be tuning in, and hoping for the very best success to come your way!
Thanks. Only recently a Bellgabber. I was advised that it was wise to stay off when I was with the other show, even though I've been admining other forums over the course of 18 years. Good luck finding them!
As for "bad product," listeners will always dictate that.
Again, other shows have their criticisms. For that, I refrain and retire myself in dialogue to the point of "observer."
As policy, I will only engage social media on show content if it enrages me enough from the standpoint of a friendly skeptic that knows better.
That said, it behooves one in a group of believers in bold claims not to come off as an ass if you want them to consume a point. The "you're wrong" mentality only goes as far as critic. Not ever here to judge a person's deeply held beliefs but if I can ever provide gentle objective insight with evidence-basis, it's ten times more effective at getting the point across.
It's always a goal to shift the dialogue from trash talk to intellectual discourse in places like #DMTalk when I get the chance to live tweet a show.
A lot of those people call-in and have the opportunity to shift the dialogue on-air.
So are you a doctoral student in biomedical engineering then? Or a graduate? It sounds like an impressive resume.
Well, I would certainly take you much more seriously than Bobo17! You're already far too articulate to be a typical talk show host.
I have to say, learning more about you really has me intrigued to check out your show. All we knew was that you briefly read news on MITD. Obviously there's a lot more to you than that.
I try. If I'm in any way successful, you'll be way more interested in my guests, and it'll be like a two hour audio documentary with Q&A session at the end.
If people would ever venture onto Twitter from here rather than merely re-posting my pics from over there, they'd get to know me quite well (or get schooled by the group) fairly quickly.
Twitter has been my Bellgab, folks. Brevity in 140 characters or less.