Hey, I’m bored. Want to start a podcast? I think it would be a lot of fun.
When Dayna and I started Made of Fail six years ago, we had no idea it would become what it is now. We recorded the first episode on my laptop, sitting on her living room floor, an audio splitter plugged into the microphone port so we could both use our gaming headsets. We didn’t do any editing, just immediately uploaded the finished show to LiveJournal so that our friends could download and listen to it.
Our first guests were our friends and family. Our first episodes were scattered and unfocused, as neither of us really knew what we were doing, but we learned as we went. We got better. We took advice. And through it all, we made new friends, gained new family.
Through it all, we’ve always maintained that This Should Be Fun. And to make sure it stays fun, we’ve made some changes over the years. We brought Devin on board as our dedicated audio editor, and he very quickly rose to the occasion. I retired from hosting three years ago in pursuit of my own projects, and George filled the role splendidly. The show has remained important to all of us, and we’ve always strived to keep it fun for you, our listeners.
This winter, we have another exciting change for all of you. Following our next episode, we’ll be passing the reins of the flagship podcast to new hosts. Fret not, for they’ve been part of the Made of Fail family almost since it began, and neither Dayna nor I could leave it in more capable hands.
Cleolinda Jones is a blogger and recapper that many of you may have known longer than we have. Emily Whitten has been all over fandom and has the con badges to show for it. We’re thrilled to have them on board, and we’ll be making the transition as smooth as possible for them.
Dayna will be taking my role as Executive Producer, and will be handling more of the back-end production duties, to leave Cleo and Emily free to make Made of Fail uniquely theirs.
As for me? I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be around anywhere you can find me – I just won’t be in charge anymore. And for that matter, I haven’t been for quite some time; the show has largely been self-sufficient, and I couldn’t possibly leave it in better hands.
The end of an era is always swiftly followed by the start of a new one, and I know I’m looking forward to see what happens as Made of Fail finds its way through the future.