A recent contender, this month's featured trivia is the Longest Podcast Episode!
Most episodes of the TTV Podcast, The Brickfeed Podcast, Ninjagocast, and TTV Talks cap out at about an hour. During the TTV Renaissance of 2015, there was a fun episode recorded in the spring in which there happened to be an unusually large number of items on the news docket. This was TTV Podcast #142 Birds With Arms, clocking in at an impressive 1:47:26. At the time, it was the longest episode of The TTV Podcast, discounting MakutaFests.
Not a year went by before this record was beaten by more than an hour. On January 1st 2016, Varderan, Mesonak, Eljay, Jahi, Venom, and Viper all live-streamed TTV Talks #49: TTV Talks Crap About Each Other. Each present cast member would take a turn muting their microphone, and then everyone else would viciously roast them. Due to their storied history with each other, they had enough material to go for 2:54:14.
About a year later, in the wake of BIONICLE G2's cancellation, TTV started its G3 Project on The TTV Podcast. This project provided plenty of material for podcast discussion, sometimes too much. In summer 2017, someone asked about the role of Kanohi Masks in G3. Everyone in the call was stunned to realize that they'd forgotten about such an essential attribute of BIONICLE in both generations. The mask debate lasted the length of the episode, and it was not resolved when the hosts officially ended the episode. After believing TTV Podcast #254 BIONICLE G3 Kanohi Mask Powers and Plot Revelations to be complete, the remaining cast continued to discuss for another hour, and eventually Meso proposed a solution to the liking of those present. It seemed a shame that they'd already stopped recording the episode. As luck would have it, however, they found that their Discord audio bot "Craig" had successfully recorded the entire after show, so the whole 3:11:03 of discussion was uploaded as a single podcast.
For over a year, this accidentally uber-long podcast reigned as the longest podcast, even over the climactic TTV Podcast #300 The Milk Train Weeps, which was just a hair short at 3:04:45. Yes, it truly seemed that nothing short of annual MakutaFest could challenge the throne of the mask debate. Then Eljay decided to cover (nearly) every revealed set in a single podcast.
To be clear, Eljay did not intend to host a long podcast. In the spirit of Craig, this was an accident. He'd arranged to have the LEGO designers Nick and Niek join for BrickFeed, so that they could give insights into the various newly-unveiled 2019 sets they'd had a hand in developing. There was so much to be said, that the BrickFeed Podcast #105 2019 2019 LEGO Set BONANZA ran for 3:29:09. It was so long that Eljay decided to cut it off before covering City and Ninjago.
A curious exchange transpired towards the end, when the cast realized that it might be the longest podcast. Eljay was quick to check the wiki to find the longest podcast episode. Unfortunately, this bit of basic trivia was not in the wiki at all. While it is disappointing that the wiki wasn't able to service the podcast in the moment, it is exciting that a host thought to check here so quickly. It would be wise to ensure that practical facts such as this are not buried in articles' trivia sections. They may even deserve a page of their own.
Lastly, it should be noted that MakutaFest 2014 is still the longest video on the channel, at just over four hours.
Later this month, you'll be able to Vote for the next Featured Trivia here!