Remember those crazy kids who started a podcast a couple of years ago, talking about tech stuff, local people, and perhaps a bit of the loony? Of course you do. Chicken and Stars, for lack of a better definition (possibly lacking any definition at all), was a podcast devoted to discussing issues relevant to our local Penn State community. Featuring the lovely Shannon Ritter (@micala), Regi–errr, Daniel Ritter (@reginaldgolding) and yours truly (@robin2go), we recorded our podcast on Wednesday nights and had featured guests Skype into the show. Of course, in between fits of laughter and fun, we had the occasional insight and, more importantly in my mind, it was one of the first attempts at engaging the local social media community, all for a mere right click download on your keyboard.
But you know how it goes: life happens. We struggled with containing our content inside a limited timeframe … and failed miserably. We tried tightening up the segments; we even went so far as to actually consider “editing (stuff) out in post”. In the end, we put up a four part tenth episode finale to the first season and, exhausted, went on hiatus.