With the imminent release of episode 3, I've had opportunity to talk to people about their impressions of the first and second Toddcasts. As I warned on social media channels, the shows are drastically different in tone, but often a warning can't fully prepare you for the reality.
reception was positive for Darlene and her courage in sharing her
personal story just in time for the October awareness events surrounding
mental health, but some found it impossibly intense to listen to. One
listener, who loved the debut, told me she could not bring herself to
finish the second one. Another listener came to speak to me individually
after she'd heard it, to tell me about the issues it raised for her
I'm proud to have been chosen to broadcast Darlene's
story, and I'm pleased that it resonated so strongly. Some first-time
listeners may be left with the impression that this is what the show
is all about. I want to assure you that not all episodes will be so
powerfully emotional... but they will all offer a personal glimpse into
the real life of a colleague.
I intend to intentionally space
out some of the more serious episodes so the flow of the topics remains
balanced. Humour will remain a mainstay of the series, and the human
factor in every personal story will be clear, but the content will cover
all subjects: informational and inspirational.
I hope you'll
continue to listen, share it with your friends and colleagues, and leave
your impressions with me and fellow listeners on the #Toddcast group on GCconnex. Outside of the GC network, you may also leave comments (in the form of "Reviews") directly on the Internet Archive.