Lancaster Limelight: Intermission / State of the Limelight

Hi everyone.

You’ve probably noticed that Lancaster Limelight has been a little light lately. There are a couple excuses I could give you, but the main reason is that it’s just taking longer to get season two off the ground than I expected.

So while that’s in the works, I figured I’d make a mini-sode about something we Gents have never talked about before.

Why did we make this podcast in the first place?

We constantly heard mainstream media and social media doing the same thing — celebrating people who did weird stuff for the sake of having their 15 seconds of fame.

But the people that were shown had always done something weird or different that most people hadn’t seen before. The premise to their attention was novelty, and sometimes they had a deeper point.

So that got us thinking — who are all the people who don’t get sought out by mainstream media? Who are the people who don’t spend their time trying to get the most likes and replies and clicks from their social media heroine of choice?

Most importantly, how many of them live in Lancaster?

So we started looking. Ross Stockdale was the first person to reach out to us, and he was awesome. Then we contacted a few of our friends, and they were totally into the idea. We had some appointments fall through. We had other ones pop up out of nowhere. But we kept getting really good stories from everyone we met.

That’s why we’re still going. Season Two is off to a rocky start because we’re still filling episodes with people around Lancaster. On top of that, all three of us founding Gents are pretty busy throughout the week with regular work and family lives and all of that good stuff.

But those are just excuses.

The main thing? We just want to talk to people like you.

Here’s how it works, if you want to talk to us.

We get in touch, set up a place to meet (usually your home or work), and talk for an hour and a half.

That’s it.

There’s very little editing for content in every episode. What you hear is the genuine conversation that happens between the Gents and whomever’s talking with us.

Just about every one of the people who talked to us also, at some point, said they weren’t that interesting. We hear that from people who turn down our offers to interview, too. People just think they’re not interesting.

We’re here to tell you that you are. In fact, it’s literally our job to bring out what makes you interesting in the interview. If we can’t do that, we’re not doing our job well.

So what’s in the interview itself?

We start by asking about your name and what you do. Then, we end by asking if you want to plug anything and one piece of life advice you can give.

The rest is all ad libbed.

So if you’ve enjoyed the first five episodes of Lancaster Limelight, reach out to us to get your own. You’re interesting — you’re just so used to yourself that you don’t think of yourself like that.

But to us? You’re awesome.

You can get in touch with us at gentsoflancaster@gmail.com. We read everything we get, and we respond to everything we read.

We’d love to hear from you.

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