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Video Tutorial: How to leave me feedback about podcasts using the voice message feature on Anchor

By Seth Singleton

Do you ever wish you could tell someone on television that they were doing it wrong? It’s not that you are mean or that you are trying to hurt them, but you see something that they don’t or can’t.

What about radio?

Do you ever hear something that would sound better or if it was said differently?

It happens to me.

It’s not something that I try to do intentionally, but if I am listening or watching and I hear something that sounds wrong, my mind immediately pictures what it would sound like if it was better.

Then I wonder if there is some way that someone could have told them. Maybe I could have told them. But how?

When I post things I know that there is always a chance that I am doing it wrong. There is a mistake that I will miss or not catch. At some point, I know that I will hear or see or read the mistake and then I will hopefully fix it.

But, what if it wasn’t just up to me to catch the mistakes. What if other people could let me know too?

I think I could catch more errors.

Would that change things for me?

I think it would help me improve the quality of each new post.

Would I be aware of my mistakes earlier if someone let me know that I had made a mistake?

I would try to remember each reminder before I made a new post so that I could improve the quality and the content.

Would it have to be only mistakes?

I hope not. Don’t get me wrong, the value of someone pointing out what I did wrong is invaluable, but so is the idea of someone giving me support when I get it right.

Criticism or support can reveal how to turn a topic into a theme or series by changing my approach.

Use Your Voice

That’s one of the main reasons why I am glad that there is a message feature available through the Anchor platform.

Not only can you leave me your feedback, but you can do it in your voice.

Not sure how to spell the thing that you want to say?

Need to put some emphasis on a few words that will make all the difference in what you are trying to say?

Here’s your chance

The voice message service is one way that you can give me feedback on my podcasts. It’s also a great way for you and me to connect, and for me to hear how I can provide you with the content that you want.

To help you see how this works, I have included a series of screenshots and two short videos.

If you did not feel like reading everything above you can watch this short video about why I want to hear from you.

 

 

How it Works

The Recent Update

Anchor recently released an update for its app. The changes are cosmetic, but this short video shows you how to quickly navigate to the voice messages feature.

Making it Easier for You

 

 

Thanks for watching.

 

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New Podcast – My World Cup Saturday: 4 Inspirational Games, 3 Stunning Wins, 2 Shocking Missed Penalty Kicks, and 1 Unexpected Draw all rolled into 10 Hours of Soccer Glory

By Seth Singleton

https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/embed/episodes/My-World-Cup-Saturday-4-Inspirational-Games–3-Stunning-Wins–2-Shocking-Missed-Penalty-Kicks–and-1-Unexpected-Draw-all-rolled-into-10-Hours-of-Soccer-Glory-e1lgfo

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Summary

  • World Cup Russia 2018 was in full swing starting at 3 a.m. Pacific Time here in California.
  • From France’s 2-1 victory over Australia to Messi’s missed penalty kick that resulted in a 1-1 tie with Iceland, the stories of heartache and heroism changed with each pass, shot, and goal.
  • Sometime around the first half of Croatia vs. Nigeria, the impact of Peru’s 1-0 loss to Denmark centered around a penalty kick missed by Christian Cueva.
  • Nigeria’s Super Eagles fought to overcome an early 1-0 deficit to Croatia.

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Podcast – This is why you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch = 5 stories of Expectation vs. Reality Russia 2018 World Cup

By Seth Singleton

Expectation and Reality share a fabled history.

Like two sides of a coin, each has landed on success and failure.

The 2018 World Cup in Russia had many predictions about Ronaldo, Messi, Russia and more.

These are a few moments when expectation met reality:

  1. When I overslept or slept in and spent the morning trying to catch up on the game scores and highlights, all while my Frenchie snored in my ear and the microphone.

  2.  The diverging paths of Ronaldo and Messi.

  3.  Iran and Serbia have gone from underrated to recognition.

  4.  Neymar and Brazil found relief and redemption.

  5. Why stories of Expectation vs Reality are important

    There’s more…

    Press play now to hear them all.

https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/embed/episodes/Russia–2018-World-Cup-Stories-Expectation-vs–Reality-e1ms8m

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Top 5 Reasons I Recorded “Do Superheroes Ever Have This Problem?” on my Anchor Podcast and Why I Plan to Record Them All

By Seth Singleton

Storytelling was originally an auditory experience

The first stories were spoken aloud. They told you how to find food, which plants were used to heal, and the history of the place where you lived.

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Not everyone is able to read

Like listening to audiobooks, podcasts allow people to hear the information they want when they are driving to work, working at a job that allows them to think, or just enjoying a walk or run. Age and eyestrain can make reading a story on a screen more work than enjoyment. Now, when reading hurts, you have another option.

It’s another way to send a message

In the past, messages were sent by pigeon, by smoke, and even invisible ink. Sometimes one person had the job of shouting announcements from a central location. In other examples, a team provided hourly announcements or relayed messages from one location to another, miles away.

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I grew up listening to stories on the radio

The radio was always on in the house where I was raised. It was a family radio station. Hosts provided commentary and discussion, and there were scheduled times for story hour. On Saturday mornings, I listened to the adventures of Ranger Bill and his old sidekick Stumpy.

I believe in fostering the imagination

Listening to the radio taught me how to use my imagination. It’s similar to reading a book instead of seeing the movie. The author gives you the details and the descriptions that make the story come alive. You get to fill in the spaces like a coloring book. The story becomes personal when your brain creates the images that bring it to life for you.

https://anchor.fm/seth-the-storyteller/embed/episodes/Do-Superheroes-Ever-Have-This-Problem-e1ba0c

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Gorgeous Photos and Final Travel notes from St. Francis, Assisi, the Coliseum, Forum, and the Vatican

By Seth Singleton

Wrapping up travel notes

We’ve been home for a month now and despite my best efforts, there is no more time to write about our trip to Italy. Instead, these are my notes and reflections of our remaining days in Assisi and Rome in Italy.

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Florence to Assisi

We boarded a train for Assisi and found our way down the tracks for two hours.

We arrived under a sprinkle of rain and looked out the window to see the city of Assisi resting on a hill. The city looked like something from a textbook.

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We arrived and met our host Francesco at the cafe that he his father and brother owned.

Our check-in was magical and even recorded for posterity.

We spent our first day wandering around and eating a late lunch or early dinner at the little pizzeria next door to our place.

We downloaded a tour from the laudable Rick Steve’s Europe website.

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Assisi by rooftop

We followed the first tour around the city.

The next day took a tour of the church named after the town’s most famous resident, Saint Francis. The theme that was recurring during the tour and in almost all representation of Francis were the examples of how Francis was willing to surrender the comforts that he had grown up enjoying. for his entire life until that moment.

The repeated story was that Francis confronted his father and removed all of his wealthy clothing as a physical example of his renouncement of all worldly things.

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Church of St. Francis and the Basilica.

His wife Claire. Followed his bath and with her Poor Claire’s she created a women’s nunnery that lived by the same example that Francis founded his monastery.

We left Assisi and our friend Francesco behind with a sadness. Assisi felt magical and welcoming in the same breath.

Our last stop was Rome

We started with an afternoon landing at the train station. When we checked in and put down our belongings we went outside to find somewhere to eat. then we went to the Vespa rental and secured a pair of two wheels to let us get around town. That evening we drove out to the Coliseum and then around town. It was a challenge to recognize the way the Italians drove.

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Lane-splitting is common back home, but there is still an adherence to the need for the double-yellow line. In Italy, lane-splitting is a flexible concept. The double-yellow line is more of a suggestion than a hard rule. When traffic backed up or was just moving too slowly the scooters would dip and drift around and between the cars. It was very common to see a scooter coming straight toward another vehicle. Sometimes it was another scooter, other times a large truck.

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We started at the Coliseum. It was really breathtaking to walk around the stones and see the way they fit together like carved pieces. Our tour guides were a little unimpressive. But, the knowledge we gained was decent and we moved on.

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Next came the forum. It was probably the most peaceful place I have ever been.

For all the crowds and the growing heat of the day, it felt so comforting. I had the sense that if I needed or just wanted to I could lay down there on a block of stone or a just the ground. I felt like the arms of the place like the past of the place would keep me safe and warm and at home.

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The next day Tracy had arranged for us to take a private tour of the Vatican. Our guide was wonderful. She understood where we need to pay the greatest focus. She often pointed to the ways we could stop and rest and enjoy a drink of water.

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Statues were painted to look alive. The eyes were designed to look alive. Only the best-preserved statues retain these colors

When we reached the place that stood above the place where St. Peter’s tomb lay there were no pictures allowed and no talking. Our guide warned us that when we entered we would be able to turn around and see the beautiful paintings by Michelangelo.

Later we walked down to the post office and bought postcards for our parents. We took video and stared in wonder at the beauty of the thing.

 

The church was originally the place where the body of Peter was kept. Peter was one of twelve disciples of Jesus. When he joined up his name was Thomas. Jesus told him that he would be the rock and cornerstone that the Catholic Church would build upon and changed his name to Peter. When planning for the Vatican expanded the church to include an outdoor arena there was an intent made to make the extensions curve so they appear to look like two large arms. The hope was that each person who entered the arena would feel the welcoming embrace of the church.
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Our final stop was the Pantheon. It is the largest domed structure to pre-date Roman construction. The width of the dome is the same as the base of the building.

It houses the statues of many old gods and after it was repurposed for the Catholic church it began to hold the bodies of saints. The light through the stained glass at the top was soft and dreamy.

Our trip was over. We dropped off the scooter and had dinner at the same restaurant where we ate every night since we had arrived.

In the morning we gathered our luggage and took a taxi to the airport. We left the city where we first landed more than a week ago. The plane lifted off into the air and we carried memories of Florence, Assisi, and Rome into our hearts.

 

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