|Try to guess which one is me!|
What possesses someone to attempt an audio collection of the entire history of the world? I dunno, that's like trying to figure out what the twenty three flavors in Dr. Pepper are. Or why the sky is blue. Or why birds suddenly appear every time you are near! Nobody knows!
I will say that the genesis of the show happened late one night after quite a few Dogfish Head Midas Touch brews were consumed with this podcaster's longtime good buddy. As I was a freshly unemployed social studies teacher with a masters degree and nothing to do, my amigo suggested that I take up the microphone and start making my own show. Which, I believe I responded with something unintelligible but agreeing to his suggestion.
Well the teaching thing hasn't worked out yet, but the show certainly has! If you had told me that night, that only four months later I'd be listened to in over 150 countries I'd slap you in the face for being a dirty rotten liar. Yet that's what happened! And I'm still in shock.
Podcasting is a beautiful medium that gives someone like me a chance to reach out and share my love and knowledge of history and culture to a huge audience. An audience that even ten years ago, I would not have been able to reach without the backing of traditional media. And that's incredible.
So to the listeners out there who took the time to read this: thank you. I've got big plans for the show down the line - you don't just name your show "The Podcast History of Our World" and NOT expect to do big things! It's gonna be great, and I can't wait to experience it with all of you.