The Phoenix Podcast - Feedback From An Asshole
I've gotten mostly positive responses, and even those that gave me suggestions or criticisms really help. I appreciate it. I know I need to improve the podcast in several areas, and I believe the more I do the show, the better it will get.
However, whenever you put yourself out there in the public - especially put a telephone hotline number up - you're going to get those people that have no intention of giving you any real constructive criticisms or critiques.
I'd like to have you listen to a call my hotline received yesterday. It's quite interesting:
As you can tell, this caller had no intention of really saying anything helpful, funny, or even interesting. This jackass just wanted to be a complete asshole and somehow make himself feel better by trying to tread on somebody else.
If you listen to his voice carefully, it's quite reminiscent of a fusion of Rocky Balboa and Spicoli (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).
In all seriousness, I don't care if you think I suck at podcasting. But PLEASE, if you're going to take the time to actually dial a long-distance phone number, tell me how or why I suck. Maybe my jokes are lame. Maybe you think my voice is boring or monotone. Maybe you are offended by the farting sounds during my "bat poop" segment.
So, what do you all really think? Should I really just quit podcasting because I'm stupid? What can I do to improve? Or maybe you love the show and think I'm onto something with it? Maybe you agree with the caller from Michigan. (Yup, that's right. I have his phone number too. Amazing what you can do with technology these days). Perhaps you're from St. Louis and you don't like what he said about us.
It could be that the jackass is right and I should just spare everyone and hang it up.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can hit my direct e-mail link over on my sidebar (the picture of Doc from Back to the Future). Or better yet, call my hotline number at 206-339-7125. Tell me what you think. You can be anonymous. You can also be brutually honest. Whatever you want - I don't care.
Just don't be an asshole. Or if you are going to be an asshole, don't be one that sucks atomic donkey balls. And if you're going to be an asshole that sucks atomic donkey balls, just don't be one that thinks of your mother while doing it.