The evolution of the podcasts.

I was thinking about this last night, about how the podcasts have changed over the years.  Originally they were hosted by Dan Cottrell and both Slappy and I would help out with getting scam numbers to be called.  Back then it was purely for the enjoyment of the baiters in the community.  They aired live every Sunday.  As time went by, we were involved more and more.  We even hosted a number of them.  Again, they were 2 hours of fun, but we started calling scammers beforehand and recording the calls so we could play the funniest ones on the show.  Eventually we started adding more serious sections to them, by interviewing people who had been scammed as well as those in the antiscam community.  Eventually the podcasts stopped and everyone moved on.  When we created ScamSurvivors, we  decided to bring back the format, but make them completely prerecorded and only released once a month via YouTube.  The decision was also made to make them shorter.  They almost always followed the same format – the first half would be our talking about the news that had been happening on the site and a serious call with a victim or someone specialising in a particular part of the antiscam movement.  The final half would be a funny call to a scammer.  For our latest podcast, the format changed again.  We had three interviews with people involved in different aspects of the dating industry and a funny call split into two sections between them.  What will the future bring?  More changes I’d imagine.  Hopefully they’ll make the podcasts even better.