3/31: TRUNKNATION AND YOUTUBE
Pretty much every day I hear from someone that says to me “I hear you on YouTube”. The truth is I have never personally posted anything on YouTube in my life. There is a YouTube channel that my webmaster has access to but we haven’t really developed that out in any real way yet. What people are often referring to is my daily SiriusXM talk show on Volume called TrunkNation on channel 106. This show airs live daily 2-4P ET, replays every night 9-11P ET and is available on demand on the SiriusXM app. There are many ways to hear it through SiriusXM and On Demand, so my assumption is the people that opt to listen to clips or segments others post on YouTube are doing it because they don’t have SiriusXM and refuse to pay the fee to access it over the air and / or online (subs starts at like the price of 2 Starbucks for a month and you can get a free trial for a month).
I’m not hear to tell you how to spend your money, but what you do need to know is if you listen in this way you are NOT hearing the full show and often not hearing things in total context. I honestly don’t care that the audio gets around this way. The more ears on what I do the more ways the better. And for those outside the US and Canada it’s a chance to hear stuff from my show (my podcast every week also runs a SiriusXM interview free to all!) where SiriusXM is not available. But the problem comes when people who listen in this way assume things off of it. Meaning depending on what the person decided to post and or edit things can sound and come off very different than the reality. I also deal with this all the time. We all know positive stuff rarely makes for click bait. Comes with the territory and last thing I am going to try and do is control the internet. Again, I am fine with my show going all the places it can, and I appreciate fans passionate enough to record and post stuff. But if you listen in this way you have to know you are NOT always getting the full picture.. Want an example? I just did a bit on the Stones charging 35K for a meet & greet widely posted and discussed. I also minutes after talking about it learned all the money was for charity and praised them for doing it for a great reason. But only the segment talking about what they charged was posted, not the great things said when I learned minutes later it was for charity. This happens constantly.
So listen how you will, I appreciate it. And like I said, I don’t think any fans who post audio online of my show do it with some malicious intent. But context is SO important and if you listen in this way please consider you can be hearing something edited, incomplete, and not even close to what was truly meant. Thanks!