We’ve reached the one year anniversary of the Mousepad Heroes podcast. Our first episode was released on January 8th, 2017 and my initial plan for the podcast was immediately torpedoed by a bad winter cold. I love the podcast medium that’s what led us to create Mousepad Heroes. My original vision for the show was a generational gaming & pop culture forum. Poparella and I would discuss our online adventures, the latest in pop culture and provide the audience with a compelling contrast of the two perspectives. The vision seemed viable but we went off the rails from the start.
On the weekend we were set to record our first episode, Poparella fell ill with a pretty serious cold. I had spent a couple of months learning, gathering equipment and preparing to podcast. Like a proper man child, I was despondent when my plan to test out my new toys was upended by the flu. Liz offered to sit-in with me so I could at least test out the production process. What happened next became history in northeastern Pennsylvania podcasting lore. We had so much fun recording together, we decided we’d put the generational gaming & pop culture show on the side burner and take a Seinfeldian leap in to a show about nothing. Poparella made frequent appearances throughout the year, but Liz turned out to be a much more reliable host. We went looking for our voice and it proved to be quite enjoyable for us along the way.
We put the show on hiatus for most of December while we kicked-it Christmas-style and took a break from what was a colonoscopy of a year. The hiatus gave us some time to reflect and we’ve decided to take another shot at using an actual format for the show. Our rambling musings are entertaining and therapeutic for us but they don’t exactly translate to a broad audience. We set out to make something compelling, we know we can do better, so that’s what we’re going to do.
Liz, Poparella, Wyatt and I are working on the new show format and content. We’ve got some pretty crazy stuff planned for 2018 and we’re looking forward to the ride. Episode 24 will drop in the next few weeks. In the meantime you can get caught up on the back catalog right here or on iTunes, Google or wherever you download podcasts. Thank you for the support in 2017 and cheers to a giggity 2018.