Kind followers of The Border House (TBH), we have some exciting news! Writers of TBH are looking to create a regular series of podcasts that resonate with the topics and values this blog stands for. We plan further establishing a sense of community in game criticism that embraces diversity and includes those who are often marginalized by expanding the medium TBH can be experienced. Alongside the quality writing provided to you through the blog, relevant chats with regular members will be available to stream and download. Because this project is not just for the benefit of the writers, but also to provide more content for followers, we would like your input on some decisions that will affect production. All feedback, questions, concerns, and blurbs are appreciated, so feel encouraged to comment!
The first matter to tackle is figuring out what you all would like to hear in these talks; round-table discussions about recently released articles, discussion on current events in game criticism, game reviews/roasts? Knowing what would supplement the content already present is important so we can deliver new and exciting perspectives that have something else to offer. We want to talk about what you care about, but first, we need to find out what that is! Give us a run down or link us to other shows doing it right, we want to be about the community.
The next topic is making sure our podcasts are as accessible as possible. We want all of our current readers to benefit from the addition of audio talks, as well as welcome more who find audio easier to follow. Therefore, we would like to become more aware of the accessibility needs you all will encounter in order to enjoy this new feature. Please let us know any concerns and solutions you have, we care that everyone benefits! Discussion is already underway for the most apparent issue, which is transcribing the talk so those who are unable to listen can read along and join in on the discussion just like everyone else. Details such as appreciating transcription in non-spoken English languages are definitely input we’d like to know! Knowing a service or method to easily be able to do things like that will also be helpful to share. Would adding visuals help or hinder your experience? Let us know!
We hope you all are as excited as we are to start up this podcast and that you can take some time to drop in your two cents so we are aware of our community’s needs and interests. Drop off a comment here and we will try out best to address all the questions that may crop up. Let’s make it work!