Happy Birthday to the Clambake

Today is the one year anniversary of the first episode of the audio version of the Evil Genius Chronicles. I published an episode this morning that I actually did yesterday that has no birthday content whatsoever. I was on the edge of not publishing this one and instead redoing it. The sound was a little off, particularly at the beginning. I have a new Behringer UB802 mixer, and hadn’t noticed that the EQ setting for the high range was all the way down. That led to my original voiceover sounding muffled. Ironic isn’t it, adding better stuff is an initial hit?

I may or may not do another episode today with a little (very little) birthday related content. If it happens tomorrow, I shan’t cry. I was taken a little aback because I thought August 22nd was the day until I checked the records. Thanks to everyone who has been listening all this time, participating on the comment threads, sending me email, buying the stuff packages, supporting the musicians and generally being involved with the EGC community. Forming a community was never a primary goal (and it still isn’t) but I’m delighted that one has sort of formed spontaneously and I think is actually the best, most positive outcome of the whole magilla.

Thanks too to the sponsors. Thanks to iPodderX, who sponsored me for a long time and whose support provided the seed money that kicked off the stuff packages. Thanks to iPod Observer for being the current sponsor and helping out with the expenses. I appreciate it all.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

8 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to the Clambake”

  1. James says:


  2. Tim says:

    Looking forward to year two of the Clambake!

  3. Ken Kennedy says:

    Happy Anniversary, Dave!!

    Ah, nostalgia…I found my first post about EGC.

    An idea…you should think about doing a “Year One” MP3 CD, if you have all the episodes available. It would be both cool to have, and good to give to folks I was trying to indoctr…er, turn on to the program. New stuff to buy is always good! (Not that I’ve bought a stuff package yet, I’m ashamed to say…but it’s on my anniversary list, which is in September.)

    Again, congrats!

  4. PJ Cabrera says:

    Sheesh! I’m late to the party!

    Dude, happy show B-day! I’m glad you’re keeping them coming!

    As for the idea from Ken Kennedy: to help sponsor the show, I would pay a $2.50 (or whatever you decide) over shipping for an EGC “Season 1” CD with all the published episodes so far, if you have them. At $2.50 each and shipping, I’ll even pick up a few as stocking stuffers for the office holiday party.

    Or add it to the stuff package, bring the price up an extra $2.50 (or whatever you decide) and I’ll buy another stuff package, just to have another EGC t-shirt and the EGC “Season 1” CD. I’ll give the extra Gentle Readers CD to a friend or family member for Christmas/Hannukah/Tres Reyes Magos. 🙂

    Gauge the demand, and see if you can provide this for us. I think you’ll have even happier community members as a result, and some extra money for trips to the “branch office”.

    Just a thought. Let us know, don’t keep us hanging! 😀

  5. Dave Congrats-happy anniversary-sorry to be slow on the trigger. Many more happy clam bakes you big butthole surfing kind of guy!

  6. Ken Nelson says:

    “If you get there before it’s over, you’re on time.”
    Words to live by..

    Dave, congrats on the 1st birthday of the show. Nancy and I have enjoyed the Clambake immensely.

    I’d be a player for any “support your local podcaster” promotions that may ensue.

    PJ, good to see ya’! We can encourage each other to attain new levels of TWAC-itude during the upcoming year. 🙂


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