I know it must be hard to keep doing the podcast week after week and make it fun and interesting still, but the trivia thing is a waste of your time. It has no value and will be skipped from here on out.
I didn’t really dig it either, but it has potential.
Counterpoint. I enjoyed it and hope it is done more in future podcasts.
It should only be done to extend short episodes into long episodes(more than 2 hours), or should be done seperately to make a short episode(less than an hour)
The answer is C.
Personally, I’d rather listen to 2 hrs of deep dives.
I think it has potential, maybe not as long but has potential. A good way to break up deep dives and long talks on a single subject.
Multiple choice deep dives with lots of banter presented by a rotating cast of athletes and every TR host, all interviewing each other, with episodes clocking in an 30 minutes and two hours somehow.
This is what l want from the podcast. Simple really.
I don’t mind skipping, it’s just that the trivia thing had to take time to prepare, and in my opinion, is time wasted.
Yeah, sorry. Might have come across as more of an attack on your OP than intended. It’s just that every time anyone mentions anything about what they like about the podcast, there appear to be equal and opposite opinions!
For the record, I agree about the trivia: I’m not a fan.
(My strongly held podcast opinions are that it should be long, with at least a good half hour of chat/trashtalk among the hosts to start things off, with shallower deep dives.)
Nah didn’t at all. I just feel bad criticizing, and want to justify why I am.
TR always says everything they do is to help people get faster….the podcast is literally “dedicated to making you faster.”
How does the trivia section make anyone faster?
I didn’t mind it necessarily, but I don’t think it fits the TR brand promise.
Just my $.02…no change accepted.
I liked it.
I had a similar thought. It could make more sense to tie it into a planned discussion related to a user question or commonly held myth. Maybe a different way to present numbers, data and concepts in context of a training and racing related topic.
Nate just needs to start racing again to fill up the podcast with content. For whatever reason I always found banter around his individual training and races entertaining
At the time, I found the consistent banter involving his training and very specific hypothetical race scenarios to be annoying, but now I’m missing it. I also liked having a different host. It’s so hard to please everyone, but I’m glad they are trying new things.
Arguably, if it increases people’s engagement in the podcast to the extent that they absorb more of the surrounding content, then it is, indirectly, helping to make them faster.
Less trivia. More banter at the start.
Not a fan of the trivia. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever skipped a portion of the podcast…… and I’ve listened to every podcast!