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End Transmission 
Monday, March 30th, 2009 | 09:13 am [personal, random]

Podcast? What podcast?


It’s been an interesting week. Actually, no — it’s been an interesting three days. An interesting half-week. And the take-home message of the last half-week is this: no more podcasts from McAsherson and your humble servant. At McAsherson’s request, I’ve also removed the articles containing the podcasts from public view. It sucks, it’s stupid, I’m not happy about it — but I’ll let McAsherson explain:


I don’t write on this blog much, mostly because it’s not my bag and I like to remain nice and anonymous. However, lately it has come to my attention that the honeymoon of anonymity is over. The truth is that I like the Internet as a source of information, but when it comes to blogs, personal profiles, and putting your life and opinions out there for the whole world to see I’m generally against it. I would prefer that Steve pack in the whole blog business so that everyone could go back to minding their own business, but I understand that once one puts something out there, no matter how trivial one thinks it may be at the time, it is out there for good and there’s no taking it back. And that has been my mistake, apparently.


Anyway, this is all a roundabout way of saying that since I don’t want anyone knowing my business or what I do in my personal life, I am taking leave of the podcast and we are thus ending it. And believe me, I am sorry to see it go. I really am. We put a lot of time and effort into producing it (especially Steve, who did all the editing), and it was just something that was pretty dear to both of us, so it truly pains us to end it. So . . . to the ten or so of you who were dedicated subscribers, we’re sorry. We’re sorry for our sakes and for yours. Please accept our apology with our sincerest wish that the podcast may one day return.





I want to thank our regular listeners, too, and Varjak and Kristen for joining in when they came to visit, and Kim and SJB and everyone else who took the time to leave a comment about a show, and Rick Rottman, who said very nice things about us on Bent Corner after our first show. I also owe one to Kevin MacLeod, who wrote the music I used for the opening theme and whose excellent royalty-free music can be found at Incompetech.com, and to the Internet Archive, which is without hyperbole the best website on the internet, who hosted our silly little show from the first episode, along with a bunch of other interesting crap.


There ya go. I started The Snark-Gap Transmission in July as something fun for McAsherson and I to do together. And it was. Thanks for listening.

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | 09:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear things took a turn south. On the bright side, I figured you guys would just do 3 or 4 shows before getting bored (like most podcasters do) so good good on you for going so long.

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man, I appreciate it. Honestly, I would have kept doing it as long as McAsherson wanted to do it with me, and as long as we could come up with shit to talk about (which would have been at least another two weeks). It was just so much fun. I'm going to miss it.
Monday, March 30th, 2009 | 10:42 pm (UTC) - This makes me sad...
I'm really sorry to hear this. I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. I'm going to miss it in the rotation of the stuff I listen to. In fact only today I was scrolling through the iPod wishing I had a new Snark Gap Transmission to listen to. This sucks.

Thanks you two for putting out a quality podcast for us to listen to. Here's one listener that really enjoyed your show.
Monday, March 30th, 2009 | 11:44 pm (UTC) - Re: This makes me sad...
Thanks, Rick. You have no idea how much Ash and I appreciate you saying that. Thanks for writing about us when we started, and thanks for listening and commenting and just generally sticking with us. We were happy to be of service.
Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 | 08:07 pm (UTC) - Sorry to see it go
Another dedicated listener sorry to see the Transmission end. I hope Bill O'Reilly's penis can find another way to express itself.
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