Today’s a day Robert and I have been working on for months now. I’ve gone back and forth how best to move Milenomics (the site) forward. I think it is clear that the site is now into a new new phase of discussion, hard news, and critical tips and tricks. With that a podcast seems like a logical extension of the site right now.
We started the year with a ‘podcast on paper’ and I’m hopeful this new podcast feels just like a audio version of a Milenomics post. The overall goal of the podcast is to entertain, inform and educate about topics that might not make it on the blog for one reason or another.
Certain things lend themselves better to audio–that creativity has been hard to explore in the past. Now, just a few short weeks into the podcast I’m energized over how easy it is to cover certain topics on a podcast.
The name for the podcast, Milenomics² (Milenomics-Squared) comes from the fact that we’re taking things to the next level, and that together Robert and I are multiplying our knowledge to make for something greater than the sum of the parts. Indeed, in just the first few weeks, through our natural discussion we’ve discussed topics that neither of us have heard covered anywhere else.
Breakdown of the Podcasts
Podcasts (plural) you say?
Actually yes. Because anything worth doing once is probably worth doing twice–Robert and I are recording two versions of the podcast for every episode. Each is a unique recording, so if you’re a subscriber you’ll still want to listen to the No Annual Fee Podcast.
A quick overview of the two editions, and where to find them is as follows:
Paid Subscriber Only Edition.
We’ve launched this podcast on Patreon, and are asking you to please consider subscribing to it. As a subscriber you’ll receive hours of unique, all original content every month. This content is crafted with the same care and attention to detail as the posts here on the blog.
We’ve walled this podcast off for a few reasons, not the least of which is to try to push it to be the very best podcast on points and miles there is out there. But beyond that, there is a certain importance in the podcast being for a limited audience only. Keeping the podcast walled off means that we can cover anything we want, on any topic. This has already lead to some discussion on unique methods to earn miles and points–methods which if discussed openly would likely cause those deals to die a quick death.
The paid podcast is also a great way to stay entertained with Robert and myself. If your commute to work is 30 minutes each way Robert and I can pretty much get you to work and home one day a week, all for the price of a subscription.
Once you sign up you’ll receive a special RSS feed for the subscriber only podcast–or you can listen right on www.patreon.com/milenomics/posts.
And Finally–if you have no need or want to listen to a podcast on points and miles there is a lower Patreon patron level which is just a nice way to say “thanks” for the content here on the blog.
No Annual Fee Edition:
This podcast is exactly what the title says–this is a fully free podcast (currently looking for a sponsor). These usually clock in between 5 and 10 minutes (although this weeks’ episode has already crept up to almost 12 minutes.)
The best way to listen to the No Annual Fee Edition of the podcast is by loading the following RSS Feed to your favorite podcast app.
You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts:
Or on Google Play Music:
Come Along for the Ride
We’re soliciting reader questions as well for both podcasts, so if you’d like to ask a question that might be featured in a future episode leave a comment here.
I’m appreciative of the support from those of you who have already subscribed.
We’re going places together, won’t you come along for the ride?
– Written by Sam Simon. All ideas are my own, but I encourage you to see my point of view and I promise I’ll try to do the same. Connect with me on Twitter @Milenomics.