Editor's desk: New podcast schedule

October madness is open us, with Apple's iPad and Mac event coming on Tuesday, along with several Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, and probably other events later in the month. That's then. This is now. And I'd like to take this brief breather to go over some exciting changes we're making to our podcast schedule.

Now, unfortunately I can't spill all the details yet, but here's the setup in bullet points:

  • Wednesday's iMore show is going on hiatus for a while. We might still do occasional special episodes as news and events warrant, but nothing regular. For those of you used to joining us on Wednesday nights, I apologize and I'll miss it, badly, too. But you'll be getting even more podcast goodness to keep your mid-week fuller than ever. We'll tell you all about it soon. Promise. Stay tuned.

  • Sunday's iMore show will become the main iMore show for now, but it will continue with it's Special Edition format. We had Jim Dalrymple on last week and tonight Guy English will be joining me to talk Çingleton, Apple, and pantsing quarterbacks. Be there.

  • ZENandTECH will benefit by getting Georgia's full attention. Her schedule is killer lately, so she's going to concentrate on this show, with occasional guest appearances on the Sunday iMore show. This is the most important show we or any other network is doing, and if you haven't listened to it before, go subscribe now.

  • Iterate gets the same benefit on Seth's side. He's a brand new dad so his time's at a premium and we're going to focus it on Iterate. He'll also show up on the iMore show occasionally, but for right now we'll be doing a few back-to-back episodes of Iterate to take immediate advantage. The legendary Brent Simmons guests tomorrow. Yeah, it's on.

  • Mobile Nations returns tomorrow at 11:30am ET/8:30am PT. It's been a long time since all of us have been able to record together, and given we have Apple, Microsoft, Google, and more events in the immediate future, a long with some fairly awesome announcements to make, it should be a great show. Don't miss it.

So basically, we're all going to be concentrating on our own shows for a while, Georgia on ZENandTECH, Seth on Iterate, and me on iMore, and I'll have some more news about what we'll be doing mid-week soon.

In the meantime, let me know what you think about the new focus on the other shows, and if you have any questions, shout them out. Personally I think they're going to be fantastic, but we do them for you, so yours is the only opinion that matters.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Editor's desk: New podcast schedule

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Bummer about the Wednesday show but at least everyone can concentrate on their own shows. Rene is there any chance of getting Jerry from Android Central on the iMore show sometime, he would have some interesting insights.

I was on the AC podcast with Jerry last week: http://www.androidcentral.com/podcast/android-central-podcast-112-going-back-google-playground

We're planning a Mobile Nations show with him in the near future as well.

Will really miss Seth on the iMore show! Georgia will do well to keep on with Zen and Tech and because she doesn't update her apps, she doesn't belong on the iMore show :). Just kidding Georgia! Will miss the interaction of 3 people on iMore show rather than the Special Guest focus! Many of those to choose from out there!

Both Seth and Georgia will be in the guest rotation, whenever their time allows, so you won't miss them that much.

I don't think there's anyone doing the "special edition" format the way I think it really needs to be done, which is why I like it. :)

The return of Chad on iMore?!! That would be good. I loved the old format but understand the change. Would love to see Jim more often.

How about a photography show with Leanna? She's very busy of course, but maybe she could do a mini-series when school is out...

We're planning some photography shows with Leanna and well known iPhoneographers but scheduling has been a pain. Hopefully when things quiet down.

I can certainly see why you're moving in this direction, but I just thought I'd mention that my favorite podcasts are the roundtables with multiple people throwing out their opinions on a variety of subjects. I don't mind the more "interview style" special editions, but I am typically much more entertained by the panels, even if it is just Rene, Georgia, and Seth.

Looking forward to mobilenations tomorrow. Those are my very favorite. That should be a weekly podcast ;) . Seriously though. I love listening to some of the greatest minds in mobile discuss things cross platform. Broadens the perspective and forces good analysis.

Yep, I'll really miss Seth and Georgia on the show. I think that the three of you presented a well-balanced podcast. All of you came across as peers, with nothing to prove to each other - all committed to putting out the best podcast that you can. That was good stuff.

But ... with all due respect, for me your first Sunday podcast with Jim Dalrymple ( or that was the first one that I listened to anyway ) was just awful ( my opionion ). It was just one big Apple dick suck, like Apple did no wrong. And sorry Rene, you came across as a fawning fan of Jim's ( I'm sure that you are a fan ) that just wanted to agree with all that he said lest he frown down upon you.

Same thing when Jim was on the next time ... I only listened to it for about five minutes then deleted the podcast, and rinsed out my mouth.

So with the Wednesday edition going away ( i.e. Seth and Georgia gone ), I'm sad/worried that there will be no iMore podcast that I can enjoy. To use your favorite words when you are criticizing other platforms : "I want to be wrong, I really do." I really enjoy your intelligence, depth AND WIDTH of knowledge ( big fan of your appearance on Unprofessional ), and efforts to remain neutral when you should. So hey, I am one of you fans, I'm just not a mindless devotee.

Good luck Rene, seriously. I'll be listening.

... Richard

I found Rene's chat with Jim Dalrymple very entertaining and informative. I'll grant you that it was cordial and that the questions were along the lines of 'please offer your thoughts on this', but I enjoy that style of discussion. It's like sitting down to eavesdrop on a fireside chat between two well-informed pals. That's part of the reason I also like John Gruber's The Talk Show, which the iMore Special Editions remind me of in a positive way.

Rene, concerning the focus of each staff members on their podcast, I think this is a great step and will lead to improvement across the board. Great also to hear that you'll each guest on each other's casts as and when time allows.

May I also say that I think it's great that you, as Chief Editor, are giving your colleagues time, space and opportunity to continue to contribute high quality content to iMore and run their own work/family lives alongside.