I’ve been meaning to write about this since before Sunrise Robot shut down but it’s just as relevant now, and better late than never.
When Mike and I first started Flipping Tables and published episode 000 (why did I name them like that?!) it struck a stark contrast against some of the podcasts I listened to that had episodes totaling close to four digits. I genuinely wondered how we would ever get there from here. Turns out when you make your art week after week for years you end up with a lot of art. Flipping Tables ran for three years, and our other shows ran for the two years that Sunrise Robot was active, so how did the numbers stack up?
- 150 episodes of Flipping Tables
- 70 episodes of Bits & Pieces
- 44 episodes of Likely Story
- 31 episodes of Eclectic Readers Book Club (which is still running and you should go subscribe!)
- 31 episodes of The Pseudo Show
- 19 episodes of Some Pulp
345 episodes our small team produced in three years. And that’s a big number if taken all at once, but averaged out it’s only 2.2 episodes/week. For “two people talking” style podcasts like the ones on Sunrise Robot that’s a really managable amount of work session by session that only seems unmanageable in aggregate. It can suck starting over with episode 1 (fool me once!) but taken day by day it’s not so bad.