A podcast misfortune

When we first started the podcast, our producer told us that we would someday lose an entire podcast. There would be a problem with the audio, or our computers would crash at an inopportune moment, and the podcast would be lost to us.

Friends, today is that day. We tried to use an online tool to make it easier to welcome our special guest star, and it didn’t make it easier, and the audio is unlistenable. Whiskey Jenny’s audio is the worst because it fades in and out in a weird way, but all three of us sound like terrible crackly chipmunks.

So you’ll never know what we thought of Salt Houses, by Hala Alyan (we liked it but we had some notes). You’ll never know what we feel makes a perfect book club (systems of checks and balances), and you’ll never hear Whiskey Jenny’s literary cheese-themed game. I’m sorry. It had to happen sometime, and today was that sometime.

  • Nishita

    Whiskey Jenny’s literary cheese-themed sounds like it would have been really good.

    • IT WAS GREAT. But also shockingly hard?? Like, we really struggled to remember what kinds of cheese exist in the world.

  • StuckinaBook

    So sorry for you! This sounds so, so annoying. (I hope, once the dust has settled and you forget what you said originally, that book group segment can be revisited – sounds amazing.)

    • I promise nothing but I do think book groups is an excellent segment to have! Also, I am v. proud of the book club I helped create the system for, because our system was a superb system. Someday maybe you’ll hear about it. :p

  • Oh no! I’m sorry to hear you lost the episode. It must have been super frustrating in a month that has already been full of challenges. Though I think you’re doing pretty well to have lasted this long without an episode being eaten.

    *hugs* I hope things get better from here.

    • Thanks, friend! It was frustrating, but it was also a teeny, teeny, teeny bit relieving — like, I was crushed we lost the episode, but there was also a part of me that felt relieved not to have to edit. It was two hours long and three people on audio and tons of interference between two of the mics, so it would have been a bear. Shhhh don’t tell anyone. :p

  • My heart is broken, but I’m actually glad to hear there’s a little silver lining for you of not having to deal with the postprocess. A bright side is a bright side.

  • Citizen Reader

    Oooohhhhh…such a bummer. Seriously, every time you post a podcast, I’m like, holy Toledo, how do they get that thing done and edited and posted as often as they do? Color me super impressed that you’ve done as many podcasts as you have. Sorry you had to let this one go into the ether.