Sam’s Show Notes for RSDOI Episode 1 "hella nervous"
With Episode 1 in the books and Episode 2 in production right now (in production, that makes us sound way more sophisticated than we are) I thought I would give writing show notes a shot. There is another podcast I frequent that often posts a show notes blog to accompany the episodes. I’m stealing that idea, at least for now, as a way for me to process what we’ve talked about and how we talked about it. I think Johnny would agree with me when I say that if you are taking in the RSDOI it podcast you are very much watching the sausage being made. You’re not just seeing what we create. It’s also pretty much an open door on the process. I think that’s a good thing. We are working though this, neither one of us experts, but both of us with a few things we are good at, and with somewhat overlapping notions of how we want this to turn out. Which, I think, is also a lot like fatherhood for both of us.
Maybe the most important thing- it just felt good to be talking with Johnny. We get into more of our history in Episode 2 which explains how we came to be cohosting. In the Episode 1, if nothing else, it was simply worth it to be having the conversation. I’m also liking that Johnny and I have just a teaspoon of creative differences when it comes to the vision of the show. I want more “production,” whatever that means and he wants it banter focused. Neither one of us are “production” mavens and it’s my thought I’m better at banter anyway. Those details don’t really matter. It just feels good that we are both pushing each other about what the show can be. I’m not sure if he would want me to mention it but later Johnny let me know he was “hella nervous” as we recorded. Nervous or not (maybe because of the nerves?), Episode 1 felt pretty authentic. There’s things we can do better. Episode 2 already looks like it will demonstrate that. But our first try was absolutely two dads who want to be what they should be for their sons talking about how to make it happen.
I’m good with that.