The Lit Review Podcast Survey: 56 Episodes Later!
We appreciate you so much for taking some time out of your day to share with us your general thoughts, reflections, constructive critique, and overall feedback on our almost 3-year-old podcast project, The Lit Review! We've been so honored to chat with so many brilliant organizers and activists about the books that have impacted and influenced our theories of change and how we achieve liberation.
Since 2017, we've had over 133K listens across 50 countries (!!!), with episodes achieving at minimum over 1,000 listens, all the way up to our most listened to episode of over 7,000 ears tuning in.
Before we embark on our next season, we really want to hear more deeply from our community on ways that we can continue to make this podcast useful to your political growth and reflection. Please answer the following questions as honestly as possible!
How many episodes of the Lit Review podcast have you listened to?
At least 5
More than 5, less than 10
More than 10, less than 20
More than 20+
More than 30+
More than 40+
More than 50+ (wow that's like almost every single episode)
If we only created 12 episodes a year, what release schedule would you prefer?
All at once, Netflix-binge style
Weekly releases, for a 12-week run
Monthly, throughout the year on a consistent day of the month
Randomly- I love surprises!
Can you tell us why? What about that release schedule works for you?
When do you listen to podcasts? Is there a day of the week and/or time of day that you are most likely to look for new episodes?
What is your favorite thing about the Lit Review podcast?
What is your least favorite thing about the Lit Review podcast? (Don't be shy! For example, audio quality issues, episodes too long, no transcripts, etc.)
Normally, we weave in stories and updates about current events and a lot of Chicago organizing-specific commentary. Is this something you like and appreciate? How would you feel if we stopped doing this?
For Season 3, we added an "Intro" section in which Monica & Page discuss current events, Chicago happenings, and also a few favorite things about the interview before listeners hear the actual interview. What did you think about these intros? Were they helpful? How would you feel if we cut them?
What should we START doing?
Any ideas and suggestions for new things to add to the podcast project? This could be about content, types of questions we ask, the editing & structure, social media, the Patreon community, etc
What should we STOP doing?
Any ideas and suggestions for new things to stop doing with the podcast project? This could be about content, types of questions we ask, the editing & structure, social media, the Patreon community, etc. What do you want less of?
What should we CONTINUE doing?
What do you absolutely love and hope never changes about The Lit Review? What are the things we're already doing you think we shouldn't mess with? What do you want more of?
What books do you want to hear an episode about? (or book themes e.g. poetry, history of XXXX, YYYY theory, etc
Any guest suggestions? Who would you love to listen to talk about a book that's influenced them?
Thank you so much for taking the time to debrief with us! We'll be back with an update about our next season in a few weeks. If you have any other thoughts you'd like to share, feel free to write it in the box below. Keep reading!
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