Camp Codger 2.0

Camp Codger 2.0 has arrived in your podcast feed!

Surprised to be hearing from us again? After all, didn’t we say goodbye a few weeks ago? Are the codgers back in the game?

The short answer is “maybe”. This is an experiment and may end up being a very short comeback tour. When we decided to wrap up the Camp Codger podcast, Gary Ebersole had convinced himself that he was ready to move on. However, to be honest, a lot of his retirement identity was wrapped up in Camp Codger. In our circle of friends, we were the old guys who did the podcast for seniors. Most folks thought that was pretty cool. So did we. But, after much pondering as well as consulting with his fellow codgers, Gary decided to relaunch what he is calling Camp Codger 2.0.

This version of Camp Codger will be different in several ways. First, the codger participation will be different. Randy has moved into the role of Codger Emeritus, perhaps appearing in a short episode on occasion. Richard wants to take on a less active role not driven by the demanding weekly publishing schedule we followed for seventeen months with Camp Codger 1.0. Gary completely agrees with that sentiment. In the new Camp Codger, episodes will be published pretty much when we jolly well feel like it. Frequently enough to stay engaged with our listeners, but not so often that doing Camp Codger feels like a job. After all, we are retired, right?

With Randy retired and Richard’s participation reduced, that leaves Gary, the Chief Codger, responsible for most of the content we will be producing for Camp Codger 2.0. Richard may contribute the occasional, short solo episode on a topic that strikes his fancy, or he and Gary might engage in a conversation on a topic that grabs their attention.

Camp Codger 2.0 Topics

We’re leaving the topics wide open at this point. What you can expect is that we will continue to focus on topics that are relevant to our fellow Baby Boomers. And we may frequently touch on more controversial subjects. If you don’t agree with our opinions in an episode that we publish, we’re counting on you to tell us where we went wrong or, just maybe, let us know when we hit the mark and tell your friends about the new Camp Codger 2.0.

As a rule, you can expect these episodes to be shorter, ideally under ten minutes. Don’t be surprised if some are just a few minutes long. After all, nobody really wants to listen to an old codger drone on endlessly, even if he speaks in the most dulcet of tones. You can think of what we will be publishing for Camp Codger 2.0 as opinion pieces delivered as Goldilocks-style audio essays—not too long, not too short, just the right length for the topic at hand.

Finally, our audience expectations for Camp Codger 2.0 are now far more realistic. Our main motivations for bringing back Camp Codger are personal. We enjoy the creative process of producing episodes and think we have something to share with our listeners. Even if we only have a small audience that appreciates what we have to say, life is still good!

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10 comments on “Camp Codger 2.0

  1. Bob Curtis says:

    Welcome back from Bob and Kathy! glad you’re gonna keep it going; always great to hear from you!

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Thanks, Bob. Keeps me busy in retirement and the neurons firing.

  2. Sonja Frenz says:

    So glad you keep those interesting topics going.
    I am a fan of campcodgers.

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      We must keep our fans happy! And I enjoy doing it. A good combination.

  3. Judy henry says:

    Good for you! I think intermittent and shorter will keep us solid fans eager to get the notice!

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      And shorter also matches my attention span!

  4. Mary Lawler says:

    Sounds like a great plan!

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Thanks, Mary. We’ll see how this plan turns out. A new episode should be out tomorrow morning. Short but interesting (I hope).

  5. Beth Kean says:

    Yeah, I am thrilled that you are back! There is a real value in what you are doing! The 2.0. Version seems to be more flexible. Thank you!

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Yes, Beth, much more flexible. The rigor of a rigid schedule was challenging.

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