I really like the idea of the various “hands-on” shows that TWIT is doing, but in listening to the podcast of MacBreak Weekly yesterday, it got me to thinking. There are at least 4 shows on TWIT devoted to the Apple ecosystem:
- iOS Today
- Hands On Mac
- Hands On iOS
- MacBreak Weekly
If you add Hands On Tech (which seems to be a general catch-all show), that’s 5 shows in total. I get that there’s individual reasons for each show, but it seems like there’s a high potential for overlap in topics, especially in the first 3 shows (and HOT)
To be honest - from the descriptions of the shows, it sounds like the shows could be segments or clips from a broader-topic show. Hands On iOS, for example, looks like it could be a short segment in iOS Today. Given the tight integration between Mac and iOS devices, Hands On Mac could be very similar.
I like the general premise - namely, short bite-sized shows that can be consumed by a listener quickly and the information put to use. But I don’t really want to subscribe to one more show - especially is there is a likelihood of overlap in information. Does that make sense?
If you are creating new Hands-On Shows, it would be nice to seem them cover areas that aren’t already part of a current shows. For example - you don’t really have any shows that cover the gaming consoles (XBOX, PS, Nintendo, etc).
Thanks for all of the great work. These aren’t complaints at all - just observations and thoughts.