Frequently asked questions:
Q. What is a Podcast?
A podcast is a prerecorded audio program, much like a radio talk show that you can enjoy in a variety of different ways. You can listen to it on your computer, on your iPod or other portable MP3 player or you can even burn (i.e. copy) it to a CD. The term podcasting is the merger of two popular terms. The “Pod” comes from the name of the most popular MP3 player from Apple called an iPod and “casting” comes from the traditional term broadcasting. Even though the iPod is part of the name podcasting, you don’t have to have one to enjoy podcasts. There are thousands of podcasts being offered over the Internet on a variety of topics so the consumer now has the choice of what to listen to and when to listen to it. Another great benefit of podcasts is that you can use software called “podcatchers” to “subscribe” to specific shows like ours and then have the podcast episodes automatically downloaded to your computer so you can easily stay up to date without having to hunt them down on the web and download the files by hand. 
These links offer a lot more details about podcasts and podcasting…
Q. How do I receive a podcast?
The best way to receive podcasts is to use something called a “podcatching client.”, or simply “podcatcher”. A podcatching client is a program that you install on your PC. It periodically goes online to access a machine-readable XML file called an “RSS feed”. (RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication). If it discovers any new episodes available, it downloads them for you. It’s that simple. 
Q. Can I listen online?
YES! While we do encourage you to find your favorite “podcatcher” to download the shows, or something like Spotify in order to stream them, we do also publish all of our shows on this website. As they are published they are featured on the main page, OR you can just click on the “podcast” link, and that will take you to every episode that has been published.
How do I get these episodes onto my portable MP3 player?
That depends on what type of device you have. If you have an iPod or other Apple device, then iTunes is the thing for you. iTunes also doubles up as a podcatching client! However iTunes is not the only podcatcher available, there are other applications which are dedicated for this purpose and may better suit your needs. An example of this is Juice formally known as iPodder which is one of the more popular ones, Wikipedia provides this list of podcatchers. 
Q. Can I volunteer to help The Thinking Outside the Long Box Podcast?
At this point in time we are not seeking volunteers, for TOTLB specifically. You may contact Barren Space Productions and see if they have any available volunteer opportunities, for one of their other shows. But, we will announce it, via the podcast, if in the future we do need people to help!
Q. I worked on a TV show (even fan fiction), wrote a novel or a comic book, or I have a fan project I’d like to talk about, would you want to interview me?
We are always looking for interviews!! Please send us an email and we will try and set something up in the future! Just let us know what you’re thinking as far as a time frame, and we will do our best to accommodate. But, we are always looking to talk to people about their projects!
Q. What equipment do we use?