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News from Pnakotus: The Cthulhu Hack Pack


On occasion I highlight one of our podcast episodes on the Front Page of YSDC, in this case it's the latest edition of News from Pnakotus our "Lovecraftian News & Views" show. Episode #053 is now out on YSDC's public podcast feed where anyone can pick it up (until the next one comes out).

 

To my mind this is probably the first time that we've come somewhere near to what I was hoping to achieve with the return of NfP earlier this year.

 

If you're curious to know more read on.

I resurrected News from Pnakotus back in January after a four year hiatus. There were two principal reasons: 1) At that point we had no public-facing podcasts and 2) Technology, workflow and formats had changed to the point where it was easier to produce them compared to half a decade ago. Efficiency being key.

 

Over the past year, News from Pnakotus "Series 2" has evolved to where we now broadcast live, often in 360º video, and deliver high fidelity audio via fully featured podcast files that provide chapters, links and images (in a suitable podcast player) - ideal for a news-based show.

 

One of the other changes during the preceding months has been that the number of on-site hosts can now vary on any given edition, we all have commitments, but even with just one host the fine folks in the live chat room provide great company (and improve the show immeasurably).

 

So, News from Pnakotus: The Cthulhu Hack Pack is our 53rd attempt at a Cthulhu & Lovecraftian news show in an age where information spreads across the globe in seconds... We hope you find it of some amusement.

 

As for future developments - there's always something on the horizon; thankfully that's probably another two or three years out. ;-)

 

Thanks for listening.

 



4 Comments

"Suitable podcast player..." may include the likes of Downcast, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and Podcast Addict amongst others.

 

News from Pnakotus Podcast File Screenshot
The recording is offline for a day or two while we sort out a technical issue. It would be sooner but I’m travelling for Dragonmeet.
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AndreasDavour
03 Dec 2017 04:43 PM

I've found that since you had to put the feed behind a password which my feed reader can't parse, I've had one heck of a time finding the sound files! 

 

Here about you write "Episode #053 is now out on YSDC's public podcast feed" and when I follow that link I don't see News from Pnakotus anywhere!? If I follow the most likely link, I end up on a page with something about "AireCon IV" and still no trace of NfP.

 

I know there's a feed link in there somewhere, but where are the files? I think these posts could use a more direct link to the subject at hand.

Please see my comment immediately above yours.

 

As a Patron you can always also pick it up directly from the Files section as well.

 

[Update: now back.]