Name my project! Podcast feed delayer edition.
January 3, 2016 7:26 AM   Subscribe

Please help me name my "podcast feed delayer" project. I'm working on a small spare-time project that proxies a podcast feed (or any RSS/Atom) but delays it by some amount of time, and can also reduce the interval between episodes. Use case: did you discover Welcome to Night Vale recently and want to start at the beginning, but don't want all old the episodes in your podcatcher right away, and instead want them to be doled out periodically (eventually catching up with the new episodes)?

I have a proof of concept working and would like to release this to the public after tidying it up, but "feed delayer" is not a good name. Suggestions? Some ideas I've had so far:
  • Delaycast, Stallcast, Lagcast - words like "delay" and "stall" are a bit negative and don't evoke the ability to catch up
  • Podpast - meh
  • Podcatchup - my favourite, but there's already a project with this name
Bonus question: if you know of any existing ways to achieve the same result, I'd be interested to hear about them (no point finishing this project if it can be done some other way).

I'll be putting this up on projects when it's ready to use. And maybe suggesting a FanFare "relisten"/"first listen" of WTNV :).
posted by Emanuel to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
posted by sparklemotion at 7:29 AM on January 3, 2016 [2 favorites]

Best answer: How about something based on the word "time-shift"? "Podshift" doesn't seem to be taken.
posted by teraflop at 7:30 AM on January 3, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by Think_Long at 7:35 AM on January 3, 2016

Pod-pacer (since you're pacing out the old episodes.)
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:41 AM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Best answer: drip feed
posted by disso at 7:43 AM on January 3, 2016 [9 favorites]

drip feed is great.

Bad ideas that might prompt better ones: something to do with the marshmallow experiment? Marshmallow, Marshmallow Later? Anticipate? Tantric? (Lol I'll premptively nope those for you, just meant something along the lines of "it's nice to wait for good things that are coming")
posted by cotton dress sock at 7:50 AM on January 3, 2016

Best answer: Working of other answers:

posted by pyro979 at 8:14 AM on January 3, 2016

Best answer: Pod shifter
posted by tilde at 9:01 AM on January 3, 2016

Threadjack: would you mind sharing your source code? I'm a beginning cider and I'd be interested in seeing how this works. Very interesting idea.
posted by kevinbelt at 9:16 AM on January 3, 2016

Response by poster: kevinbelt: I'll be putting it on Github once it's cleaned up a bit.
posted by Emanuel at 10:02 AM on January 3, 2016

Best answer: Trickle, or Tricklepod, or Tricklecast.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 12:38 PM on January 3, 2016

I don't have a good idea, but I wanted to ask that you post in this thread when you add it to Projects, because I want something like this (if it will work with Overcast) but don't frequent Projects.
posted by Etrigan at 12:56 PM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Lots of great suggestions; you folks really came through! I registered just about immediately after I saw disso's suggestion (.in domains only US$38 for five years at right now) and did a quick check for any other projects using the name. I'll post a followup once I have something worth showing.
posted by Emanuel at 4:06 PM on January 3, 2016 [1 favorite]

Not a name suggestion, but if feasible I'd suggest allowing someone to opt-in to being able to get the latest episode of a podcast while simultaneously going through the back-catalog in chronological order. For podcasts that aren't really narrative heavy I like to get the latest episode in case there's something timely I'd like to know about (live shows, merchandise, action items, just feeling current, etc.). So for example, I'd receive Ep 1, 2, 325, 3, 4, 326, 5, 6, etc. until caught up entirely. Just a thought, either way this sounds like a good idea.
posted by Green With You at 11:10 AM on January 7, 2016

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