@garethryan @vishnu We’ve tried everything, and nothing works well, consistently.

Oh man @mike was in the hospital with a heart condition! He is doing better, but still has work to do. Please do what ever you do - good vibes, prayers, warm fuzzies - he'll take them all.


Hey Liturgists fam - our little corner of the fediverse is apparently pretty hoppin! on the site instances.social, we are 52/5200 (top 1%!) in terms of number of users (3084), but 199/5200 in terms of toots - I guess that means we are less chatty than average. Thank you @mike for setting this up, and giving us an alternative to the Zuckerberg/Dorsey dystopian vision of social media. Good to be here with all of you!

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@Shoshana Not a silly question at all. I went to both, and had a lot of fun—but I didn’t have to pay.

You get in an hour before everyone else, so if you want a seat down front, it helps. @vishnu and I do a 30 to 40 minute Q&A before doors open for everyone else.

@Natalie I’m concerened that if we annouced something like that now, we’d hurt a lot of people by failing to follow through on their contributions. But, you’ll see tomorrow when our next podcast comes out how much this is on a radar and something we are working toward.

@Natalie We are *barely* getting the podcast done. That’s the main point I want to make. Even a work-of-the-people crowdsourced solution still requires organization and oversight. It generates a lot of audio that has to be reviewed, edited, curated, and published.

What you’re describing is very much what I’d like the podcast to be, but we’ve got to grow our organization to support something like that.

@lezorte We prefer in-studio conversations where possible. We also have equipment we can ship to people.

@Natalie I don’t think folks have any concept of how small our team is, or that there are literally zero full time employees in our company.

@Natalie I’m not open to it right now because I’m concerned that people would donate and then we wouldn’t pull it off.


1. Yes. Most shows that do segments like we do have MUCH higher budgets and suppor staff to coordinate this.

2. We’ve done phone interviews. When we do, we get hundreds of complaints from listeners about audio quality.

3. That’s what we always do.

4. We pay contributors to the show (people who write and lead segments). We don’t pay guests (like most media).

5. That’s somethign we actively pursue.

6. Academics are the HARDEST to schedule, in our experience.

@funsteepy I wouldn’t make plans around it. I know discussions are happening, but I don’t know with who.

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