Wednesday, August 22, 2007

msb-0190 "Why am I doing this?"

msb-0190 "Why am I doing this?"


---- "une belle chanson" by: "moshe chouraki"

Feedback comes first, so...

I'm still kinda busy, and, apart from stuff that doesn't concern you, lets just say there isn't any.

Then again, lets try this again:

"Alors les Francophones, vous attendez apres quoi exactement? L'offre est encore bonne. Joignez vous a et creez un podcast en Francais"

"Dann die Deutschen warten Sie, nach denen genau? Das Angebot ist noch gut. Verbinden Sie hat Ihnen und Verursachen Sie ein podcast auf Deutsch."

(Translation courtesy of Babel Fish [ ]) speech courtesy of AT&T research [ ]

---- "la balance" by: "moshe chouraki"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

---- "une colombe dans l'azur" by: "moshe chouraki"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at)

---- "conducteur imprudent" by: "moshe chouraki"

Main Topic: "Why am I doing this?"

In order to create a space for us that we can come to for some musical entertainment and some ads about products we can use to help us alleviate us MSers.

Okay, the commercial aspects are still unrealized for now and we're still stuck with scouring the internet, the book racks and the pharmacy shelves for anything that can help us, but Rome wasn't built in a day.

Apart from the therapeutic effects of keeping busy discovering new artists, picking a theme for every show and filling it with my feeble rants about media de-conglomeration, I am quite enjoying the feedback I have gotten since I started, almost 200 shows ago.

I have over a hundred-plus listeners per show in 116 countries, (it only figures that some of which are regulars while most are casual visitors/listeners.)

That's over 23,000 downloads (sorry I don't have the exact figure as I write this while LibSyn is rebuilding its stats,) with the ratio about 30% from iTunes' subscriptions to 70% who just get the show off of the web on their computers.

I have seen other podcasts podfade as their hosts got busy with other things or because there just isn't that much new to get excited about this disease.

---- "frontieres dela liberte" by: "moshe chouraki"

Main Topic, part deux:

So I will never have a huge audience. This disease only (ha! "only", it should be "none",) [this disease only] strikes one in twelve hundred or 0.0833% of the population.

That's still about 5 million people world-wide, and the internet, with its global reach, has shown me that I have listeners, English speaking listeners, all over it, in all inhabitable continents. (I got to tell you that its quite humbling, though ego-boosting, to know that that many people have heard my lousy voice or read my rants. [Tough not a word from penguins in Antarctica.])

And I have made some friends and some converts to podcasting.

Herrad and Homer as cases in point.

I have a cluster of Dutch listeners (through Herad) and a cluster of Greek listeners (through Homer.)

This podcast is international, and so is MS.

---- "down the streets" by: "moshe chouraki"



Miss Chris said...

A one-in twelve hundred chance. Hmmm...if I had a one in one hundred chance of winning some money, I wouldn't be so "lucky".

Charles-A. Rovira said...


Funny how the odds of winning the lottery are always a lot longer than that and people still buy tickets.

Maybe I'll take the New York lottery's motto "Hey, you never know..." on a parodic tour.

I can imagine shooting a commercial in a neuro-ward (written in big letters on a wall in 60s soft-contrast letters and colors).

Bright sunshine streaming in through floor to ceiling windows in a suburban setting.

Pan to a doctor in a lab coat who's looking down at a clip-board, scribbling something.

Looks up, speaks to the camera and says:

'Hey...Ya never know?"

In the background: as the commercial ends, Guy-1 in a wheelchair rolls over foot of guy-2 who's walking with a cane. Guy-2 takes cane and does a two hand smash on Guy-1 in the wheel chair.