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flashlight podcast?

Is there a flashlight podcast out there? Or a podcast about adjacently related topic? Looking for an outlet for the hobby that doesn’t involve buying flashlights. I brought a zebralight years ago and I was fine. Then I got my first 18650 light a couple weeks ago and within the span of a week I got 4 OTHER lights on order.

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I wonder how that would go.. a flashlight podcast.. I just can't imagine it

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ChibiM wrote:

I wonder how that would go.. a flashlight podcast.. I just can’t imagine it

I don’t know…even I have a hard time imagining a forum where people talk about flashlights and flashlight accessories. But here we are Smile

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I like the idea. But i don’t know if i would interesting in listern to someone decribe how amazing their lights are. Facepalm
Let alone we don’t have many good YouTube channel dedicated to flashlight enthusiasts.

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Successful is when people tune in to listen, view or discuss a certain topic they are interested in.
If there are thousands reading on BLF how to build something, how to design a flashlight or how the future of lights could look like – then I believe there is a potential for a light based podcast.

I listened to a pentesting podcast once and it was actually quite interesting and entertaining.

The light podcast could have…
- interviews with brands
- have light 101 sessions for products (like mini lessons)
- maybe even a section with upcoming deals, or special holidays
- could expand into work lights, personal lights, home lighting, smart lights, car lights, (..)

I think if it is produced in an entertaining way, it could work.

How many people would be interested about this? I mean, some people prefer to listen/talk rather than read on a forum for many reasons.

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One area that fits the podcast format well is the economics of flashlights. It probably follows pretty closely with the economics of manufacturing in China, but it would be interesting to have an understanding of the supply chain costs of the components in a flashlight, manufacturing costs, distribution, and marketing.

We see these brands on BLF, but how big are they really? How many people does it take to run an operation like Wuben.

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A live stream podcast with a few friends talking about footage of a night of flashlight shenanigans and stories of funny things about odd times when a light was useful etc would be pretty cool.

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Live streaming would have to be almost done by someone with access to large quantity of lights and a good dark location outside to host on the days of casting.

I would love to co host it but I do not have a ton of lights and certainly don’t have the knowledge to back up the inbound questions that would come with.

It would be fun to have 3-4 people giving an opinion on different lights. Heck if we were lucky We could get some of the old hands around here as guests.

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Some prepper and outdoor or gun channels are already livestreaming or casting sessions about flashlights. it is one of their “sub segments”. And some of their livestreams only have a “placeholder” image, so that would be like a podcast, I guess.

if people are discussing something like a review or something else, the listener need a way to follow without having that content at hand.

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What’s worse than pictures of a unboxing, a video of a unboxing. What’s worse than a video of a unboxing, a podcast of an unboxing. Big Smile

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I was thinking more along the lines of going over footage of extreme flashlight tag with lights in a canyon or forest or just a giant empty field….. or a park LOL

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There is one podcast i know of run by Prometheus: https://darksucks.com/blogs/podcast
There are several YouTube channels that provide lots of consistent videos, one of them being Martin of M4d M4x deals:
https://www.youtube.com/user/sepp4646 aka https://www.youtube.com/c/MartinRathmanner_M4D_M4X/videos

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I don`t know if there is a podcast about flashlights but if someone wants to make one id love to be a guest/host. Talking about flashlights an hour a week with some other flashlight enthusiasts sounds fun.

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Not really about flashlights nor worth starting it’s own thread but…
I heard about a new podcast on NPR regarding the future. In particular there would be some talk and episodes related specifically to lithium. Decided some others might be interested so I thought i’d share…. How We Survive hosted by Molly Wood.

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It doesn’t seem very viable, but it could be interesting. It would be cool if it focused on more technical things, the design, science and engineering behind lights, batteries and LEDs. Discussing the econonomics could be very insightful as well. Just talking about specific products (basically the “review” podcast) would be pretty boring and pointless in my opinion.


It would be super cool if it featured some of the more knowledgeable, long-term members from BLF, designers, manufacturers, reviewers etc…. it sounds pointlessly, exessively nerdy in the best possible way

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I imagine that a flashlight podcast would go similarly to many other podcasts. Flashlights would be a recurring focus but not the main focus every day. It would be kinda like a live version of the Miscellaneous -> Off Topic Chatter section here on BLF

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toddcshoe wrote:
What’s worse than pictures of a unboxing, a video of a unboxing. What’s worse than a video of a unboxing, a podcast of an unboxing. Big Smile

One that’s 2 hours long?

Most podcasts are deadly dull after the first one or two.
After the basics get covered and the typical lights reviewed, you end up with the kind of stuff that’s “let’s try dunking a light in butter and maple jelly ‘cause we can’t think of anything else to do”
“But we sure love to hear ourselves talk….”

Or Mythbusters after all the good ideas were done.
“Screw it, this isn’t interesting, Get the Tannerite and we’ll blow that sucker up!”
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jeff51 wrote:

Most podcasts are deadly dull after the first one or two.
After the basics get covered and the typical lights reviewed, you end up with the kind of stuff that’s “let’s try dunking a light in butter and maple jelly ‘cause we can’t think of anything else to do”
“But we sure love to hear ourselves talk….”

Or Mythbusters after all the good ideas were done.
“Screw it, this isn’t interesting, Get the Tannerite and we’ll blow that sucker up!”
Jeff

Sounds pretty entertaining LOL

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if there actually is a flashlight podcast
i do not know about it, nor would i listen.

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It’s not a podcast but I like how Jason (Prometheus Lights) talks in his videos about the flashlights and stuffs he likes:

https://www.youtube.com/c/PrometheusLights/videos