We are one month away from entering our third year of content creation. To date we have published 143 podcasts spanning nearly 100 cumulative hours of content, I am in love with this stat. Because after 3 years of hard work building websites, editing audio, dealing with Rylee, I'm still having the time of my life. I would go as far to say that even after 100 hours of being on mic I have more fun. I had somebody ask me recently if there was anything that would make me want to stop, they asked if I would stop doing the podcast if for example everybody stopped listening.
So that got me thinking, why do I do this? What do I like about podcasts? Ultimately for me, it comes down to making people laugh. I've wanted to be a comedian since I was too young to pronounce the word. There is just this amazing feeling of intense connection I get when somebody laughs at one of my dumb jokes. This moments of intense satisfaction that nothing else in the world gives me. But as I really thought about it I don't think that every laugh is equal. There is a certain level of satisfaction when you get certain people to laugh. For me, it's some of the people closest to me. The 3 people that I most enjoy telling jokes to are Ian, Rylee, and my girlfriend Kristen. Then it hit me, all of my effort has nothing to do with getting popular online. For me, this has always been about making the people that I would die for crack a smile when I talk. I more than appreciate all of the support we have gotten over the years. You have helped us accomplish so much, but nothing more true happiness. I wake up every morning so grateful for my friends, my family, and my listeners. I hope that maybe one day I can give you half of what you have given me.
So Many Updates
Beyond the gushy talk above I actually have a lot to share! We are still fairly young as a company so we are altering things behind the scenes almost by the day. It's really tough to know what is and what isn't working but we are working hard to find that information out as well as make our content better. Below I will make some announcements and updates one by one.
West World Podcast
I thought it would be fun to start things off with the announcement of our West World fan podcast! The HBO Original show returns on April 22nd and with it comes our Fan theory/discussion show. We are still working out some of the kinks but we will have more solid information coming up soon. Just look forward to an episode by episode breakdown of the show along with plenty of jokes about autonomous milk.
Discover Pod Podcast Awards
It's not often that a fan-base is so amazing that they nominate you for awards without even telling you they did it. Seriously you guys are majorly dope. After over 4,000 votes our show Poorly Educated was nominated for the Best Comedy Podcast of 2017, along with the People Choice Podcast of 2017. While we didn't win either award we are still more than honored to even be considered. We are so much smaller and newer than all of the podcasts we were up against, this is the first time we have been placed more into the mainstream of our industry and it it all because of you. To people that voted, if you email me here, we are trying to do some special things for you guys. Maybe a Skype call, maybe a bonus episode, not sure yet. Just email in please so I can try to find a way to thank you.
Website and Blog Changes
As I'm sure that you noticed Rylee and I were noticeably absent from our blogs in March, but we are getting back into the groove in April. Rylee's tech Blog is back and will be returning to the same schedule as before, every other Friday. The only really noticeable change should be that my behind the scenes blog will now be a weekly, every Friday event.
We also wanted to make sure things are very consistently accessible so we are making the blogs available at the same time at 12:00AM on Friday. This will also be consistent with our podcast releases going forward as well. You should expect to see every show release first thing at 12:00AM on it's designated release day.
As I'm sure you have noticed we have been making major changes to the website recently. We have been working towards providing more content on our site, along with improving the visual proponents of the site. We are continually making improvements to pages but with that mistakes can be made. If anybody finds any mess ups or links that don't work please feel free to email me so that i can get it fixed.
See you boys on Friday,