We have been on hiatus with the podcast this month while we explored new ideas and collected feedback from listeners. We asked you to respond to a short survey to learn more about what you liked about the podcast and what you would change. Here’s what you told us:
- The majority of people who responded listen frequently
- Half of respondents listen with their kids, while about 43 percent are adults who listen alone. A small number of kids listen independently.
- 72 percent of people listen for the interviews with authors
- 57 percent of people listen to hear new children’s books read aloud
- 57 percent of people listen to hear kids leading a podcast
- Half of people prefer to hear an entire children’s book read aloud at the beginning of the podcast; 36 percent of people only want to hear an excerpt of the book. For the remainder of people, it depends on the book.
- 57 percent of people prefer a podcast that is 20–30 minutes in length. The remaining 43 percent prefer 10-20 minutes.
- Your favorite episodes:
- Episode 1: Diane Tran discussing Linh and the Red Envelope
- Episode 14: J.J. Austrian discussing Worm Loves Worm
- Episode 28: Megan Maynor discussing Ella and Penguin
- Episode 31: Sherri Rinker discussing Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
- Episode 32: Tracy Maurer discussing John Deere, That’s Who!
- Episode 33: Cynthia Levinson discussing the Youngest Marcher
- Most people would like us to continue publishing new episodes every other week.
There was no clear direction on what other content people would value. There were relatively equal votes for ideas such as: activities to complement the books, recommendations for other books readers might like, or interviews with other people in the book world.
Thanks for your help planning the future of the podcast. Congratulations to Abe, who won a copy of My Reading Adventures for filling out the survey (check your email for instructions from us)! We plan to start publishing new episodes again in July 2017. Until then, you can listen to old episodes at http://www.luandbeanread.com/podcasting/.