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    Future of CW podcast

    Hi all,

    As some of you know it's been months since we did a podcast, and that's completely my fault. I owe a particularly apology to Marco who I found today has tried to message me a couple of times to get one done, and to Zorax who has also obviously been a huge part of making the show.

    The short version is that I don't want to do it any more. I wasn't very good at it, from a technical point of view at least (and arguably from a creative point of view too) and my interest in cricket, especially international, is at a very low point. I'm just spending my time in other stuff.

    The good new is that despite evidence to the contrary the CW podcast has never been 'my thing'. It wasn't my idea, I've never done one on my own, and plenty of you are much more capable. None of you need my permission or anything to continue making episodes, so go nuts.

    The reason I'm telling you all this now is because I've decided to stop paying for the Soundcloud page, which while not a large amount is money that could be spent better than funding a podcast I don't want to run. So while previous podcasts will still exist on my laptop, if you want to keep any, please download them in the next week or so.

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    Ah, that's a real shame - although as there hadn't been one for a little while (and you seemed less active on here than usual), I had wondered if some/all of the regulars were losing interest. I think the best thing to say at this point is basically thank you for all the time and effort you've put into this over the last 2-3 years, you've been great. Hope your interest in cricket, if not necessarily the podcast, picks up again soon!

    Hope it can continue anyway - sounds like Marco's still up for it and no doubt Zorax will see this as such a good opportunity to shoehorn more Bangladesh & Hong Kong content in that he'll keep going too. Maybe it's a good opportunity to get other users involved, even if it's just one-off appearances? If it doesn't get going again, though, thanks too to Marco and Zorax and everyone else who's been a part of this. I'll certainly miss the guaranteed likes from Zorax for commenting on the podcast if this is the case.

    Downloading them all now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Hi all,

    As some of you know it's been months since we did a podcast, and that's completely my fault. I owe a particularly apology to Marco who I found today has tried to message me a couple of times to get one done, and to Zorax who has also obviously been a huge part of making the show.

    The short version is that I don't want to do it any more. I wasn't very good at it, from a technical point of view at least (and arguably from a creative point of view too) and my interest in cricket, especially international, is at a very low point. I'm just spending my time in other stuff.

    The good new is that despite evidence to the contrary the CW podcast has never been 'my thing'. It wasn't my idea, I've never done one on my own, and plenty of you are much more capable. None of you need my permission or anything to continue making episodes, so go nuts.

    The reason I'm telling you all this now is because I've decided to stop paying for the Soundcloud page, which while not a large amount is money that could be spent better than funding a podcast I don't want to run. So while previous podcasts will still exist on my laptop, if you want to keep any, please download them in the next week or so.

    Jake
    I was interested in getting involved at one point but in the end didn't bother on the basis I'd never be able to do it as well as you did - frankly I doubt you'll find any support for the 'wasn't very good at it' comment

    But anyway well done on finding something you'd rather do instead, and thanks for the entertaining walks to work I used to have - have tried one or two other podcasts since but can honestly say none have been as good
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    It was great while it lasted, Howe. And, fred is right, not many takers for "wasn't very good at it". You also had a fantastic mic. Will be missed.
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    Agreed, you were excellent Howe. Thanks for putting effort into this, hope you enjoyed it as well.
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    I tried listening once but chose to do it at a time when I was not really psyched about listening to a cricket podcast so I closed it after a minute or so. I hear its good though so I'll pass.
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    Shame, used to love listening to it.
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    Thats a shame. I have to say this podcast got me really into podcasts. I hadnt listened for a while, but thats just because I wasnt interested in hearing anything more about cricket than the forum (apart from the howie games pod with cricket greats).

    Am I right in saying that the last recorded podcast was named the curse of Ishant Sharma? That says it all.
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    Enjoyed all the podcasts and am disappointed that you have decided not to do more.

    As others have said, despite what you think you were were all good at it and a pleasure to listen to.

    All the best for the future, and just remember we will let you change your mind.
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    Only just came across this thread (haven't been on here much recently as not really interested in the IPL). Sorry to hear you're giving it up as the time and effort you put into it was much appreciated and I really enjoyed doing them.

    As for the future, me and xorax have briefly discussed doing it in the near future. We'll both need to get our technical knowledge up to match Howe_zat's; I've done one solo one but it wasn't technically to the same standard and am unsure how to record a two-way conversation. But hopefully we'll work it out.
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    I had to say that I was late to it, but you guys cover everything on the podcast.

    Zorax is less articulate in person. He's fidgety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyCowCorner1 View Post
    I had to say that I was late to it, but you guys cover everything on the podcast.

    Zorax is less articulate in person. He's fidgety.
    He's probably just feeling uncomfortable because he can't hand out likes to spoken words. Or maybe he sounds off because they're actually having to edit out him saying 'like' every few seconds
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    Dang it I wanted to join it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebreaker View Post
    Dang it I wanted to join it
    You can commentate on England v Pakistan if you want. CWebbers have done commentary for a few matches in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebreaker View Post
    Dang it I wanted to join it
    That wouldn't have happened even if the podcast was still around, so you have nothing to feel bad about
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