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Posted Sat Nov 8, 2008, 5:43pm
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Listen gang, I REALLY miss listening to the podcast. I would be willing to contribute a set amount of money per a year to entice Mark to put out. I know what my set amount is but I don't know if it would be appropriate to mention that here. The idea is that if we get enough people to pay, Mark would be more enticed. So how bout it. We would also have to coordinate this with Mark because we would not want a conflict of interest with 49th parallel. Is there another area where in which this should be posted to raise awareness of the cause? PS what's up with the holiday gift list? We miss you Mark- peace
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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2008, 6:31am
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I agree with you, please keep this thread going, I might be able to jump in and help out.  The economy sucks and money is tight, but 10 hour nights on the assembly line go much faster when I can listen to Mark's podcasts!
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Posted Thu Dec 18, 2008, 12:28pm
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I just want to say I love and miss the coffeegeek podcast; however, I don't think it would go over well if listeners had to pay a monthly or yearly fee to subscribe. I'm not saying the podcasts aren't worth the money, because they are. I'm just saying it would be difficult to charge money when the majority of podcasts are free. I also think the podcast would lose listenership going this route. I mean, let's face it, these days you pretty much have to pay to breathe, so why not keep the coffeegeek podcast free?

Perhaps donations would be a better route?
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Posted Mon Dec 22, 2008, 9:52pm
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Ok then, donations. But we would have to be sure that we would get a set amount of podcasts within a specific amount of time. Maybe we could set up something unofficial, like a monthly fee. Not that anyone would actually have to pay to get access to the podcast but just for us really hardcore people who want the podcast really, really bad. It would be an unofficial verbal contract, we would agree to donate the money and Mark would agree to do the podcasts. Also, please everybody, I'm sure Mark would feel like a jerk coming out and asking us to pay. But Mark doesn't need to feel bad for this. The last I checked time is still money and I'm sure that Mark doesn't have hours left over all of the time to do podcasting. Also, everyone please, encourage him to forget the need to edit, it just isn't necessary. We would rather have more Mark, less edit. peace
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Posted Tue Jan 13, 2009, 5:36pm
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Brand new here and was wondering where the podcasts went.... I found listing on itunes and in the process of catching up.  Noticed nothing recent and wondering why?  

As much as I enjoy the podcasts I can't see myself sending money to listen.  Someone else mentioned there are too many for free.  I will say I'm new to coffee geek and this site is responsible for my spending $$$$.  Which if you all are any indication this site will be where I decide to spend many many more $$$$$$---- so if I wanted to advertise quality products were would I go?  

I've shared this site with at least two others and will continue to spread the word.
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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009, 2:55am
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sigh... ;)

Okay, okay okay. I'll REALLY REALLY try to get something together this week.

In the meantime, I did do this just a few days ago :)

Mark
PS no payment needed, but hey, if any Americans happen to be coming up to Vancouver anytime soon, I could sure go for some Punt e Mes :)

 
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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009, 10:37am
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I really loved your idea for the Ristretto Podcast.  It seems that if you broke your podcasts down into only one subject per podcast, say 5-15 minutes per, then the faithful and hungry folks would be appeased, more often.  You could still go into depth, but limit the subject matter.  I am sure that this would be easier to produce a consistently timed audio magazine that would be still reasonably in touch and current.
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