Man, what a year it’s been here at the Strangeville Podcast Network! We started things off with a bang when we confronted the powers that be at Bizarrocon about banning an author from their convention for dubious reasons, kicked right into the notorious #Bizarrogate and continued to put out top quality and compelling content throughout 2017, including bringing on The Quiet Place podcast and its host Jeremy Maddux.
Amazingly you all have continued to listen throughout our journey and have made each month grow bigger than the last. I am delighted to announce that we have surpassed 9,000 downloads after less than seven months as a broadcast network. That may seem like a tiny drop to some of you, but to us it’s HUGE!
I’ve personally grinded out hour after hour behind the editing desk churning out new episodes twice, three sometimes four times weekly for you to listen to, all in the pursuit of rationality, common sense and the truth while doing my best to entertain you with exclusive audio books and cult movie reviews.
You may have noticed a slowdown at the network lately as shows have come more infrequently than they usually do. This does NOT spell the end of the SPN. Not hardly. I’m simply taking a break, recharging my batteries and reorganizing some things behind the scenes to free up more of my time to take care of my own personal health and well being.
I could continue to do 3, 4, 5 hours of content a week, but I’d be dead in 5 years. I have to put me and my health first. I’m prone to overworking myself to the detriment of my physical well being and that has to take a back seat if I hope to be able to continue to do ANY work at all.
To that end, I’ve more or less left social media again for the time being, and put most of the shows at the SPN on a temporary hold. Jeremy Maddux will continue to put out his excellent Quiet Place podcast with amazing guests like Youtuber LA Werewolf and political cartoonist Ben Garrision. While I’m on hiatus I will continue to work behind the scenes with Jeremy to help produce what I think is the best show on the network.
Reading With Strangers and Watching With Strangers will be back soon with slightly updated formats that make my recording and editing schedules easier to deal with.
We ain’t going nowhere gang. Not now, not ever. Strangeville is a state of mind, and it is here to stay!
-Kevin Strange 7/12/2017