Coming Soon: The DISDads Podcast

DISDads Podcast logo 1Comments to the Call for Volunteers post and the current DISDads thread at DISBoards.com suggest strong support for a DISDads Podcast, so I’m forging ahead to try and make it happen sooner rather than later. Mark (prattpak) has been especially helpful, enlisting his brother’s help designing a podcast logo and volunteering to assist with the recording/production end of the podcast. The goal of this post is to get us working on two primary issues, the first being that logo. The picture with this post is the logo that Mark’s brother has designed for us, and he has indicated that he’s willing to continue working on it, based on our suggestions/requests. Please comment below and let us know what you think.

The second issue is to get an idea of who would be willing to participate in our first podcast. My inclination is to record in the late evening, either on a Saturday night or during the week on a Monday or Wednesday. So far, the following people have volunteered, at least in the abstract:
carlnix30
middlepat
Captain Oblivious
prattpak
Nathan
BigTex71
and maybe afwdwfan, when his equipment is up to it.

I’d like to record a sort of “proof of concept” episode in the next couple of weeks, and I’d like to discuss topics in a less public setting (so as not to spoil it for the other dads). I’m looking for three other people, with availability and the ability to participate in a Skype call in the next two weeks. Who’s in?

19 thoughts to “Coming Soon: The DISDads Podcast”

  1. Wow, that logo looks cool! It almost looks like one of the old EPCOT logos. I agree with Nate–making the earphones look more like Mickey ears would be a nice touch.

    I won’t be able to do any podcasts until I have the hardware for it, so I’m out for now… but hopefully in the future.

  2. Make the head smaller, put a white “thought bubble” off to the side with a matching blue Mickey head in it?

  3. What about combining Nathan and Mark’s ideas – what if the head were smaller, and shifted to the left. Off to the right side, we put a Mickey head thought bubble, with the four park icons inside the thought bubble. The result would be an image of a DISDad podcaster, daydreaming about being in the parks! (Though if it’s a daydreaming DISDad, maybe the image in the thought bubble should be that photo of Jasmine . . .)

  4. I really like the concept for the logo. I definitely think the earphones should be moved to look more like mouse ears though and I look forward to seeing the thought bubble idea implemented. All in all, I think it is a great start… actually makes us look like we’re official or something.

  5. Response from Brother:
    All the park icons is too complicated for a small logo. Logos need to be simple especially when it is used in a very small format. So is my understanding that you would like to see the mans head with a thought bubble with a simplified mickey mouse ears image?
    Do you want to toss the headphones?

  6. I think I’d rather have the Mickey head thought bubble than the headphones – I think that because of the Disney/Mickey head connection, the headphones (which look *almost* ilke Mickey ears) are confusing. If the headphones are gone, is there room in the thought bubble for the park icons, or is that still too cluttered?

  7. The icon is going to shrunk down to (on a normal monitor) what 1.5×1.5 inch. It will be so small it will be unrecognizable what they are. It would look good if the logo is the size it is here but its not going to be that big on Itunes.

  8. That makes sense. I’d like to see what the icon with the Mickey Head thought balloon looks like. Perhaps we could add the icons either in thought balloon or along the bottom in a larger version of the image, to be used on this website and/or other places.

  9. If it is not to late I would love to get involved with the podcast. I have been listening to 5 different disney podcasts for the last few years and have always wanted to get involved with one.

  10. I’ll have to jump in later. I haven’t got my hardware up to speed yet and the next few weeks leading into spring break are going to be hectic. Hopefully I’ll be able to participate some time in April.

  11. I will try out skype tonight and if things go well depending on when you want to ry this I would like to give it a whirl

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