Podcast Yearly Statistics

Posted on September 24, 2013
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Podcast Yearly Statistics

I was curious about these stats because of the #dogdaysofpodcasting  event and my recent return to a regular publishing schedule. Here are the number of shows I have published broken down by year:

2004:   64  (Started in August)
2005:   85  (First full year)
2006:   46
2007:   24
2008:   15
2009:   11
2010:   10
2011:    2 
2012:    5
2013:    41

What you can see from this is that in less than nine months of 2013, I have published more episodes than the previous four years, and I will soon surpass the previous five years. 

Admittedly, there are different scopes at play. 2010 and earlier tended to be longer episodes with music and more production. 2011 and later tend to be shows recorded in my car. There's a bit of an apple and orange situation, but I am pleased to be more prolific. It definitely sucked when I went to publish and episode and realize it had been six months since the previous one. 

Thanks +Kreg Steppe for giving me the kick in the butt I needed to get back on track!

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 23, 2013 – “This Generation is Full of Unruly Beasts”

Posted on September 23, 2013
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In this show I react to the Louis CK video going around about how smartphones are making us worse. I discuss that specifically and also point out that the notion that technology is why our kids are worse is an ancient idea; I talk about the book Generations by Strauss and Howe and use Dr. Laura to refute the nostalgic notion that things used to be better; I talk about how most of my friendships are now a hybrid of online and off in a satisfying way.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 20, 2013 – “Three Years with Flattr”

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I mostly discuss the Flattr project and my experience with using it for three years; (Marie is the name I fail to recall); I discuss a modest proposal for kickstarting a Flattr based podcast economy; I close by talking about why Ting is so attractive to me for cell phone service.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 13, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #28″

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In this episode, I finish up the fandom series by covering the years 2000 to present; after that I discuss a few quotes I found funny from recent podcast listening.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for September 6, 2013 – “The New Normal”

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I talk about finishing up the Dog Days of Podcasting challenge; I talk about the Intel style concept of “disagree and commit”; I talk about the WordPress plugin Auphonic Importer; I talk about the suprising length of an Anthony Trollope novel; I talk about the way queues of fun things become their own kind of job; I close with some talk about making my internet/computer time to be only mindful.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 30, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #27″

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This episode covers my time in the Portland OR area and my very pleasant interactions with PDX fandom.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 29, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #26″

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I talk about the fallout of the GEnie shutdown and the disappearance of the SFRTs. I cover mainly three venues: SFF.net, Dueling Modems and Usenet, specifically rec.arts.sf.written and neighboring hierarchies.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 28, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #25″

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This episode of “My Life in Fandom” is about some of the SF cons I attended in the 1990s.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 27, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #24″

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I talk about Reality Break, the radio interview show I did first for WREK and later on the public radio satellite system thanks to KRVS FM in Lafayette LA. I tell the whole story, starting from 1992 through my various changes of locale and ways of preparing the show, all the way through to the end in 1998.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 26, 2013 – “Nine Year Anniversary Celebration!’

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This is a marker for and celebration of the ninth anniversary of this podcast. Well, really as of August 20, but one does what one can. I talk about getting and losing a following; about restarting and shutting back down Reality Break; and about what the Dog Days of Podcasting has done for me.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 25, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #23″

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 24, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #22″

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The story has reached the first few years of the 1990s, and I talk about my failed crack as an aspiring writer.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 23, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #21″

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This time, the whole show is about one convention – World Fantasy Convention 1992, in Pine Mountain GA. I talk about walking around trying to find interview guests for my budding radio show Reality Break; staying in cabins in Callaway Gardens; playing softball with a bunch of professional writers and eventually joining the Double Breasted Fedoras (a fake online baseball team); eating dinner with strangers for expediency’s sake.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 22, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #20″

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In this episode, I talk about my first brushes with online fandom in the form of Compuserve and GEnie; the Hypercard stack I used for offline reading; rubbing virtual elbows with famous science fiction writers; .

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 21, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #19″

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In this episode, I talk about the comic books I was buying in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 20, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #18″

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I talk about my experiences with Dragon*Con, from 1990ish to the present. Doing live remotes from the show floor; being a Z list guest in the green room and other good times.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 19, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #17″

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For this outing, I discuss Oxford Books, including Oxford Too and Oxford Comics. Riding the #23 MARTA bus up Peachtree, buying comics records and good stuff in the old house up the hill, going to a Neil Gaiman signing on Pharr Road that happened at the same time as a Jimmy Carter signing, meeting Laurie Anderson late at night and more.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 18, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #16″

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More discussion of the science fiction literature that formed me into the kind of reader (and person) that I am: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Frank Herbert, John Brunner. I close with an anecdote of David G. Hartwell helping me shop for books at Balticon a few years ago.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 17, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #15″

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The fandom series continues with me discussing my love of cyberpunk, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, and JG Ballard.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 16, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #14″

Posted on August 16, 2013
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In this episode, I focus on the Castlegate hotel and the various fun times I had there, from skeezy record shows to Dixie Trek, Phenomicon and graduation parties.

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