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#1 Posted by Fitzgerald (590 posts) -

When I heard Jeff on the Beastcast say that the GOTY stuff would go out "the week after Christmas" I was super-bummed. Like a lot of married men/women that listen to the podcast, I'm travelling to the in-laws for the XMas Weekend. It would've been *real* nice if I had GOTY podcasts to hold me over during the 3 hour flights and when I don't feel like chatting with my Trump-supporter brother-in-law.

I know it's too late because of production schedules, vacation PTO, etc for this year... but next year can they be released on the week that XMas happens rather than the week after? For us travelling listeners? Please?

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#2 Posted by OMGFather (589 posts) -

Hasn't it always been that way?

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#3 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2951 posts) -

It has always been like this. They release the GOTY podcasts during the last 5 days of the year.

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#4 Edited by pkmnfrk (271 posts) -

According to my calendar, December 25 is a Sunday, which by coincidence is the first day of the week in which the GOTY podcasts are being released. So, wish granted!

*monkey paw finger curls up*

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#5 Posted by Fitzgerald (590 posts) -

@pkmnfrk:

Nah man, I mean the week before.

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#6 Posted by Mike (17288 posts) -

You want the podcasts to come out a week before most people have any time off so that it fits your personal vacation schedule better?

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#7 Posted by Teddie (1497 posts) -

They post it then because that's when they're out of the office for the holidays. Just save the Bomb/Beastcast for later in the week or something if you're that desperate.

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#8 Posted by Fitzgerald (590 posts) -

@teddie said:

They post it then because that's when they're out of the office for the holidays. Just save the Bomb/Beastcast for later in the week or something if you're that desperate.

You're missing the point. I said in OP that I understand it's too late this year to change anything. I'm asking if next year they could come out a week earlier.

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#9 Posted by VierasTalo (1339 posts) -

@teddie said:

They post it then because that's when they're out of the office for the holidays. Just save the Bomb/Beastcast for later in the week or something if you're that desperate.

You're missing the point. I said in OP that I understand it's too late this year to change anything. I'm asking if next year they could come out a week earlier.

It would probably make as little sense next year because the only reason they come out on the week they do is because there would be no other content on that week since everyone is on holiday.

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#10 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (7965 posts) -

If you don't have other podcasts to listen to, you can always get ahold of your library and see if your state has digital audiobooks you can download on your device instead. MontanaLibrary2Go has been a lifesaver for my perpetual boredom during my walks this year. I think every state has an equivalent and they're usually well stocked on relatively recent things to listen to.

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#11 Posted by None_Braver (266 posts) -

They'll need a better reason and more complainers before they'll change a huge part of the years productions.

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#12 Posted by Black_Turtle (3 posts) -

This makes no sense. A minority of people travel before Christmas, but the overwhelming majority of people have time off between Christmas and New Years (either vacation time or just the stat holidays), including the people making the content.

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#13 Posted by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

Solution: Hold off on listening to this year's GOTY podcasts until next year, right before Christmas.