1000th Post – Celebration Podcast
Another milestone has been reached for Kneel Before Blog. The website is now on 1000 posts and I’m absolutely delighted by the progress that has been made to get us here.
Kneel Before Blog is something that I started on my own but over the years I have recruited other people to help me by supplying other content. The website wouldn’t be at this stage without that help so a lot of credit should be given to Aaron, Angus, Natalie, Gwen, Jordan, Simon, Urfa and Graeme for taking time out of their lives to provide their own takes on media that they have consumed.
For the 1000th post I really wanted to celebrate the team rather than myself because it’s 1000 posts of collective content rather than just me so Gwen suggested the idea of doing a podcast where people can listen and “meet the team” so to speak. I thought it was a great idea and decided to try to make it happen.
As you might expect not everyone could make it but Aaron, Gwen, Natalie and Angus managed to make themselves available for a live discussion and Graeme was able to record his input as well so we had a decent showing.
I personally wanted to enjoy the celebration so I handed over hosting duties to author Stewart Bint who was kind enough to step in at the list minute. You can find him on twitter or on his own website. His job was to keep things moving along and he did it wonderfully.
The whole thing is pretty self indulgent but since it’s a celebration I’d say it fits nicely. Hopefully people can listen along and get an idea of who the people behind the articles being read are. We had a great time doing it and hopefully people will get something out of listening to it. If not then it’s something just for us.
Not everything went perfectly because nothing ever does. I personally had a cold which explains why I sound more ridiculous than usual and there are some audio issues that creep in here and there as well as my phone going off early on because I forgot to put it on silent but everything came together well considering.
This podcast was recorded on Friday 13th May, 2016 because I thought the 1000th post would come around quicker than it has so I didn’t expect to wait over 2 months to finally share this with people so there are a number of things that have already happened in the meantime:
- The podcast has since launched due to the timing of the release of Star Trek Beyond meaning I had no choice but to put up the discussions on Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness
- Containment has now finished and Natalie was right about the series being 13 episodes long
- Graeme has had a couple of big films
- Aaron has started covering Dark Matter
- Angus has started covering Preacher
Graeme discussed a few books so find some links to more information below:
- Drew Magary – The End Specialist
- James Luceno – Darth Plagueis novel
- Naomi Novik – Uprooted
- Naomi Novik – Temeraire series
I don’t have much else to say other than I’m grateful for all of the help I’ve had and I hope there will continue to be interest in reading the site as well as listening to the podcast.
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