Without wanting to put the cart before the horse, I have a couple of announcements I’d like to make regarding future podcasts.
First, I’d like to extend an apology. While there were numerous factors to blame for the lack of recent podcasts, I would like to accept full responsibility for their absence. For that, I’m sorry.
But this has been a valuable lesson for me and my co-hosts in terms of how to approach doing a podcast. It is a weekly commitment, and it needs to be treated as such. This means that time needs to be set aside, at a predetermined, prearranged time, each and every week.
This sounds obvious, and in hindsight it is. But this was not something we originally did. Everyone approached the podcast as a “when we can” thing. Sometimes, there was never a good or obvious time “when we could” during the week. This might work some of the time, and it might even work for a while, but inevitably, doing it like this is going to fall apart at some point. And when it does, unless you recover fast, you won’t recover at all.
This is what happened with my shows. But the first step to fixing a problem is understanding and admitting it, and that’s why I’m trying to make this public. So that people understand what happened and why, and know that we’re all aware of it and will be working hard to prevent this from happening again.
To that end, I’d like to announce the following.
First, Podfusion and Lights Out are resuming recording on a regularly scheduled basis, effective immediately. (That means this week!) For Podfusion, this is going to be just under an hour, once a week, as previously scheduled. For Lights Out, this is going to be a little over an hour, once every two weeks. We’re going to experiment to find the right length.
Second, we know things aren’t always going to work out as planned, so we’re going to account for that in our recording schedule. Some of us have work, some of us have classes, and sometimes things just come up. With that in mind, we’re going to have a fallback day scheduled for later in the week, with the understanding that if we can’t make the first day, we will make the second day, unless there are some genuinely extraordinary circumstances. (If that happens, we’ll skip that week and get back on track the following week.)
Finally, my most exciting announcement is one I can’t yet fully reveal, but it is something I’m excited about and something I’d like to tease a bit: I’m working with someone new on a third podcast. The only thing I’ll say about it is that this will be one for my Doctor Who fan audience.
So with that, I hope I’ve given everyone some reassurance and something to look forward to, and while I can’t promise that we’ll never fail to deliver a podcast on time again, I can promise that I will do my utmost to keep all of my co-hosts on the same page, and to be as transparent as I can be if we fail to live up. Thanks for the support and the ongoing interest in the shows!comments powered by Disqus