Saturday, November 06, 2010

One Year Later

This week our podcast, “and then there’s that…” marked it’s one year anniversary. When we started out with that first show with Len Lazerick in the Lakeside Café I really wasn’t sure how it would play out. We didn’t know if we put together a show that anyone would actually want to listen to much less whether we could commit the time to actually do a new show every two weeks.

Twenty seven shows later we’ve learned that yes, there is an audience for a hyper local podcast about “people, politics and punditry.” According to our producer Dave Bittner, each show now generates about 2,000 downloads. And though we sometimes find ourselves in a last minute scramble, we can successfully put up something new every two weeks. We have also been fortunate to have had some great guests from politicians to just plain interesting loco personalities. It is these guests that really make the show.

Our latest show also marked a new milestone. We have moved to The Mall in Columbia after stints at the Lakeside Café, Clyde’s and the Howard County Fair. The Mall bought out a whole new dynamic for us with more people passing by and wondering what the hell we are up to. We hope to address this curiosity in future episodes by having handouts about the show available and providing a means for passersby to listen in as we record.

This show also marked the return appearance of Tom Coale, the author of the loco politico blog HoCo Rising. This past summer Tom joined us for our two minute segment and this time he came on as our main guest. Anyone who has read his blog will attest to his humor and thoughtful commentary on the local political scene. I think it is safe to say that he’ll be back again sometime in the coming year.

You can listen to the latest podcast here.
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