I did an experiment on my Nahenahe.net podcast today, and did the podcast entirely in Hawaiian, without doing any prior announcement. I thought it would be an interesting experiment, and was curious what regular listeners would have to say. I got a few nice emails regarding it, however, one listener was not happy. Here is the subject of the email and text:
“Since I do not speak Hawaiian, I will not be able to listen to your podcast anymore or buy Hawaiian performers CDs. Have a great day.”
I was tempted off to fire back an equally sarcastic response, but why bother. I had never received a correspondence from this gentleman before, but hopefully he will simply unsubscribe. That’s one of the wonderful things about the web – you as the reader/listener get to choose. This dolt could have simply expressed his dissatisfaction by unsubscribing from the podcast.
I don’t know if I’ll do anymore podcasts in Hawaiian. Emails like the one above make me think that I will. I would love to do two separate podcast – one for Hawaiian music and one completely in Hawaiian. Won’t happen until someone mandates a 48 hour workday.