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THE REAL NORMAL PODCAST
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Hi everyone. For a year or two we've run the Real Normal Podcast to basically gt off our chest how much the current situation annoys us. You may not always agree....but ain't that society?! 

Anyway, we're on the verge of stopping as no one listens to it. I just wondered if any of you ever listened and would like us to carry on...it's not an excuse to garner praise or criticism....just a call to see if anyone actually ever listened to it here.

All the best,

Lord R

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Ruth Learner
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No don't listen but not for any critical reason but all spare minutes (breakfast/lunch/evening) are spent listening/watching 'The Last American Vagabond', 'The Corbett Report', '21st Century Wire', some of 'James Delingpole - Delingpod's interviews', Some of Del Bigtree's 'The Highwire', and a smattering of UK Column and a few other expose journalists- oh and reading the Daily Sceptic. Why the above? Because the information is very current, highly nuanced, detailed, resourced, honest, integrity, as unbiased as is possible given reality etc. So sorry, time is very tight. Otherwise, I would give it a go. All the best for your project/podcast.

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ImpObs
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TBH I've never heard of it, have you publisised it anywhere? Drop a link to your favorite episode I'll give it a listen and some feedback.

I second @Ruth Learner recomendations, all very good sources - tho I admit I can't listen to Rian @TLAV live, I have to wait until he's published the links so I can scan through and then listen to to the bits I'm interested in.

I'm getting a lot more interesting topics from Twitter (DRASTIC, JJ Couey, Charles Rixey, Dan Sirotkin etc.) and many of the substacks that are linked.

I'm working on research for exposing the limited hangout that's developing around the Lab Leak crowd, there's something nefarious going on, some high profile 'credit takers' are recomending global legislation to carry on GoF, while the real/original researchers always pushed for a complete ban. It's a long story, but was the reason I joined DS as they've linked Matt Rideleys pieces, he's leading the limited hangout position with the spookey Alina Chan, and other DOD connections, silencing the powerful arguments by the original researchers arguing for a ban.  

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THE REAL NORMAL PODCAST
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@the-real-normal-podcast 

I agree with the review you quoted, it's like sitting round a table with your mates down the pub. But is that what people want from a podcast? It's not really something I'd go for, unless it's informative, and giving new or different perspective, (Joe rogan as an example), or covering topics nobody else is covering with some depth (e.g. sheepfarm podcast).

You covered the fuel crisis, but you're basically covering a piece from the Telegraph. That perspective would be OK if you covered that perspective before the MSM, and went further in the manufactured crisis topic, detailing the PR woman from BP at the gov select commitee, and how it was "leaked". The DVLA also seem to be instrumental in the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, it's much deeper than the brexit/visa thing. You didn't even quantify the BP issue, they were only short of 20 drivers aparently. OK 20 mins later after some banter you quoted the report from the EU HGV association saying it was an EU wide thing not a Brexit thing, and chucked in a couple more points, thats a plus I guess, but a bit disjointed from the original bulk of the story because it was 20 mins later.

You could have included many other aspects of a "manufactured shortage" farmers being paid to destroy crops in the fields (US were paying more to plough up crops than the crops value) there were also similar anecdotal reports from UK farmers, and new rules from the EA preventing muck spreading is also relevant. A single positive test in China closed their biggest container port, eco rules in Ca. in the US stopping independant truckers entering ports with trucks older than 3yo, the 'just in time' supply chain changes having much deeper knock on effects, chip shortages (why is that?) knocking on to car manufacturers etc. etc. i.e. some real depth. Not to mention how this theme was timed coincidently with the  Gas/generation thing now being blamed on Putin (lol).

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ImpObs
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Part 2...

You also mentioned the shellfish thing, but with no real depth, or getting to the crux of it, which is more about ridiculous public health legislation, and the govs inability to tackle it going back at least 10 years rather than a brexit thing, this was well covered in depth by Peter North at EUReferendum.com (he also covered the fuel crisis in depth the same day as the first report) he's an ex gov ministry manderin/inspector who worked in draughting legislation, none of the legacy media got the sotry right let alone provided any depth to it, you guys didn't even get that far.

You covered Matt Handcock without even mentioning the coincidence his "affair" was nicely timed to get him our of the picture (using official secrets act covered CCTV leaks) just as the Midazolam Matt thing was breaking, another thing that needed a much deeper dive into.

Laurie seems to be the only one of you that did any research at all. He sounds a lot like Neil Sanders, which made me think of something you could cover in more of a deep dive style, starting off with the psychological aspects of the Rona era, delving into Neils research in any one of a dozen different directions (neilsandersmindcontrol.com) his books are excellent, his blog is pretty relevant for the social media aspects too since it cover the whole Trump/Cambridge Analytica thing in depth.

You all need to sit down and discuss who your audience is, who exactly are you aiming it at, describe that person/s, are they indiviuals or groups, what are their interests, what music do they like, age group, what do they want from a podcast, who is the competition, what sets you aparts from the competition, who is successful that you can emulate whilst being unique, what's your USP etc. etc. Without that as a starting point you're firing arrows expecting to hit something with no well defined target, look at it like a Business plan, write an elevator pitch for it, with short/medium/longerm goals (so you can see if it's working and change whats not) basically a well defined vision for it.

HTH good luck with it.

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Jane G
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Yes! 

I've missed it. The icon is there on my Spotify list and I check it weekly but the last one was late October, I think.

Agree with others though, that it isn't advertised widely so probably missing a large target audience.

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