It's crunch-time yet again for Primordial Radio, as we're coming up on a year since launch, when the vast majority of our investors took their free year of membership. The number of people who choose to remain as members of Primordial Radio will decide what happens next.
Before they get to that though, Moose and Dews reflect on the Big Bang 2, and look forward to our Birthday Beers in Brum on Oct 6th, and A Very Primordial Halloween in Newcastle on Nov 3rd. We also discover exactly how Moose's stand-up career ended. SPOILER: Not well.
Then comes the ever-present membership update, where things are looking good. There's numbers galore, and a detailed discussion on conversion rates! But don't let that put you off. Then comes the slow, dawning realisation - particularly for Dewsbury - that once again, it's time to fly or die.
In this special bonus episode of the podcast, Moose, Pete and Shorty attempt to record some quality content, while Dewsbury does his finest village idiot impression. There have been calls to release the unedited audio of this recording, but trust me, it's better this way. The rest of it was just a drunk Yorkshireman rambling on. And on. And on.
Let's face it, recording a podcast live, in front of an audience, after a day spent at the bar at one of our events is only ever going to go one way...
This week finds our heroes at a bit of a loss. Having had a few busy weeks with plenty to talk about in the podcast, this week there's still a bunch of stuff ticking over in the background, but sales leads and direct debit payment systems are a fairly dry subject.
Undaunted, our heroes dive head first into the latest membership update, and reveal a brilliant/awful/embarrasing* idea for the upcoming Big Bang 2! They also get talking about the latest Bloodstock announcement, which leads on to an ACTUAL conversation about music! On this podcast?! Good Lord!
Along the way they cover tree-shredding, alloy wheels, the worst gig ever, and pose the question "Why do bats hate Moose's box?"
*delete as applicable
This episode of the podcast finds our heroes in good spirits, despite one of them being in need of a good weeks' worth of sleep. Moose and Dews have plenty to go at, so waste no time in talking about dogs being banned from a certain pub chain. Seriously, you'd think after 86 previous episodes they'd just get on with it by now...
Once they actually get down to business, there's the latest membership update, and a discussion about the membership journey, from first hearing about Primordial Radio to becoming a full member. There's also news about actual listening hours, including a surprising detail that prompts a rethink of the way certain things are done.
There's also news of an upcoming station refresh, a new addition to the team, forthcoming new merch and the first teaser of next year's AGM!
No seriously. Bec is drying her hair in the background. You can't get the staff these days...
There's BIG NEWS in the podcast this week. Remember that thing that they couldn't talk about a few weeks back? Now they can, although in true radio style they leave it until the end. Before that, there's talk of friends, pipe dreams and news, as well as the latest membership update and the details behind the new merch store.
Dews also compares Primordial Radio to a Japanese Spider Crab. It's weird but it kinda works.
Following on from part 1 of this podcast, the guys have put 50p in the metaphorical podcast-o-meter, so they can now get down to business.
This time round Moose and Dews discuss the upcoming Big Bang 2, and the effect that ticket sales could have on next years' AGM in April. They also talk about marketing and the latest membership figures, before getting onto the issue of mentoring.
In addition there's a guest appearance from Betsy the dog, and a wholly unwelcome appearance from Max the cat.
Plus there's a surprise delivery that really illustrates what Primordial is all about.