You’ll have noticed that my experiment with timings has been only a qualified success. While my buffer did allow me to get episodes going out weekly for a while, they’ve started to lag again, as events and health have derailed things — though I have managed to get a bonus episode up for Patreon backers every week. As the upcoming episode is the second one in a row to have a significant delay, I’ve decided that that’s a sign the weekly rate for the main podcast is clearly unsustainable with these longer episodes, even with the skip weeks — but it’s also clear that I can do a main episode every two weeks without any problem, and can get a bonus episode done every week, and that that is very, very sustainable even in times of stress. I now know for sure what my productivity rate can be.
So this is an official announcement that for the foreseeable future, this is a fortnightly podcast, with episodes going up every other Monday, but with backer bonuses every week. It may return to the weekly schedule at some point, but for now that’s the plan. Episode 156, on Stevie Wonder, will be up on Monday, and then the episode after that, on Pink Floyd, will be on the seventh of November. See you then.
2 thoughts on “Admin: Podcast Now Fortnightly”
Take your time. The quality of your podcasts is what keeps us in anticipation for the next one. Having it is a bonus for our day!
This makes sense, especially with these long episodes. With many creative endeavors the work goes at its own pace and pushing ourselves to maintain a schedule is counterproductive. Something will suffer like the quality of the work or the creator’s physical/mental health. I love the podcast and want you to take all the time you need for each episode. Although I will miss the main podcast every week for now I’m going to look at it as a bonus. You can take a more comfortable pace, and the series will probably have more supplemental episodes by the time we reach 500 songs. We want you to enjoy doing it as much as we enjoy listening to it.