April 21, 2021

Cryptid Encounter

Description: Cryptid Encounters, it’s a podcast where we learn about the Mysterious, the Strange, the Unknown, Bigfoot, UFO’s, the Paranormal, and of course the Cryptids.

Website: http://www.cryptidencounterspodcast.com/episodes/

Opinion: HERE IS WHAT I LIKED: You did a great job of introducing the show and getting RIGHT TO THE EPISODE. - Awesome. Your voice sounds good, but you are adding soundscaping, and your file is mono (boo buzzsprout) so it loses some of its effect.

I liked that you throw in you live in Alaska. It allows the audience to get to know you.

WHAT NEEDS TWEAKING: It's one thing to read it. It's another thing to sound like you're reading. You had a couple of weird pauses. If you're going to read it, it should be near perfect. You also need to add a bit more voice inflection. You weren't completely monotone, but there is a lot of room for more voice inflection.

You had some strange pauses, The CIA Operative assigned to the case had (pause) an answer.

You could work in a few correctly placed pauses to allow people to consume this nonstop flow of content.

You include a fair amount of information that I feel doesn't add anything to the story (the cargo of the plane, the itinerary). You could've started with "(Pilot's name) is flying with his crew who have X amount of years of experiencing, there is a 2-mile visibility as they fly over Alaska when they see two lights..." Starting right at the point.

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I was looking to get to the conclusive evidence. That is what got me sucked in, and the quicker you get to the story.

BONUS CONTENT: Normally I don't comment on your website, but you need to add your episodes as blog posts with subscribe buttons. Also having a Patreon may have the cart before the house (It is CROWD funding - not FUNCrowding). Keep in mind that 3% of your audience will sign up as a Patron. It might make more sense to ask your audience to tell a friend (instead of giving you money).

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