I work a lot of hours. Drew is buried too. Accordingly, we don’t have a lot of planning time prior to each show. But I do create an outline early in the new week and start filling in ideas leading up to the show. I generally have more ideas than we do time. Drew and I could easily do a one-hour show. Instead, we try to keep it to 30 minutes.
The 6 Segments
Last year, the first thing I did was to break our show into 6 segments. Sometimes we did four, other times we did six. That format has continued into season 2.
Segment 1 has always been chatter on various topics. I come up with a few bullet points, but those 5-7 minutes are generally not planned or scripted.
In season 2, we started doing Drew’s picks of the week near the end of the show. That leaves 4 more segments. Thanks to Google searches, we come up with a range of topics that sound fun for us to talk about.
Do we get it right? Probably not, but we try. And we have fun doing it. We also try hard to keep the show fresh by trying new features from week to week. Since I write a lot, stupid ideas come freely to me. Again, I’m not saying our show segments are good/funny, but they are interesting to Drew and myself.
Who knows if this is our last season. If it is, the framework below may be helpful should you take over the show or create a new one.
In the meantime, we’ll keep coming up with ideas to keep you engaged in a unique and entertaining way.