Would GeekNights be as popular if it weren't a daily?
How many of you were drawn in because of the frequency of updates? Are there any podcasts out there that you would have subscribed to if they had put up shows with more frequency and regularity?
I continue to listen to GeekNights because it's interesting and well-produced, but I started listening to GeekNights solely because it was a daily. I listen to podcasts exclusively at work, which means that I have 40 hours a week that need filling. Your average 20-minute podcast that's updated once a week and that's done a total of 50 shows will get its entire archive inhaled in 2-3 days. Starting with an empty feed reader, having a dozen longer regularly updated shows like GeekNights was more convenient than having over a hundred "waiting in line" shows, since it takes quite a bit of time to ferret out the good ones from the bad ones.
I recently heard a podcast panel recording where Scrym mentioned that they can confirm having over 1,000 listeners. (Scott also admonished Rym for flirting with one of the audience members, but that's a note for The Other Thread. :P) That's probably two to three times more listeners than the average well-produced niche podcast. Is it entirely due to their winning personalities?