I am looking for a few volunteers to help me with a Marshal Podcast project I’d like to introduce to the marshaling community.
There were a number of positive responses to the thought I shared on the Flag Marshals of the World facebook group, but to make it happen I need a couple of people that would actually engage in conversation with me about various topics as they relate to volunteering in Motorsport through video chat.
Google Hangouts seems like a reasonable technology that we could use, to set up a meetup and record our conversation that would automatically be posted to YouTube.
From that I would also like to create downloadable audio files that people could sync onto their smart phones and listen to their leisure without draining their bandwidth or cellular data.
The way I envision the format of this #MarshalPodcast is to have three (3) to five (5) people call in and talk about up to three (3) pre-determined topics. The discussion would not be scripted in any other way than having introduced the topics in advance so the participants could think about what they would like to say before actually talking about it during the podcast.
The topics I would like to talk about could range from “how do you participate at a certain event” to “what was your experience at a particular event” or “what do you think about this safety feature when marshaling” etc.
I would imagine that participants would change from episode to episode, so that would keep the discussion nice and fresh. The discussion would certainly be open to everyone, so it would be nice to see various international marshals from around the world. As well as people that make guest appearances to discuss a particular event, or to invite marshals through the podcast to participate at the event they are affiliated with.
Participant introductions. Background stories, unique experiences, and other banter would keep the podcast interesting. And I think it could easily be used to promote marshaling to Motorsport enthusiasts that didn’t know this activity was possible.
If anyone would like to join this podcast please reply below or contact me through facebook to organize our next episode. Topic ideas and material is always welcome. I have a feeling we would rely heavily on the Flag Marshals of the World facebook group for content and subjects to discuss. Even doing a digest of things posted on the group would easily fill up a 30 to 60 minute format of the podcast. Anything longer than that would be way too long.