The spinoffs of The SFFaudio Podcast (and the shadowy origins of the show itself)

August 22, 2014 by · 1 Comment
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Listening to podcasts, as I have since almost the very beginning of the medium, I’ve noticed that, like old network TV shows spinoffs happen.

Though SFFaudio.com itself predates the start of podcasts it was itself inspired by a TV show (TV Ontario’s Prisoner’s Of Gravity). But as for The SFFaudio Podcast itself, well, as I recall it, the most direct inspiration for the format of the first episodes of The SFFaudio Podcast was a show called Dragon Page: Wingin’ It with Michael and Evo (itself a spinoff of the long running Dragon Page podcast).

That show, incidentally, though long defunct also spun-off, Mur Lafferty’s long running I Should Be Writing podcast.

Later episodes take more inspiration from a show called Forgotten Classics.

And, subsequently, The SFFaudio Podcast has spun off, one with Julie Davis of Forgotten Classics, a couple of other podcasts (taking with them SFFaudio.com’s co-founder Scott D. Danielson):

Reading Envy with Jenny Colvin and Scott D. Danielson
A Good Story Is Hard To Find with Julie Davis and Scott D. Danielson

Perhaps the biggest fan of The SFFaudio Podcast fan, Mirko Stauch, has spun-off a German language show called Arkham Insiders.

Here’s a chart showing some of the connections:

The SFFaudio Podcast Family Tree

Posted by Jesse Willis

Thank You: AdSense $$ for January February 2013

April 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Google Adsense January February 2013

Thank You SFFaudio’s income for the months of January and February 2012 was $131.64. Recently arrived this latest dispatch from Google’s advertising division is much appreciated. Thanks folks!

As for the accounting…

Well, $45.48 (plus change) goes to mailing of various audiobooks (Thanks Jenny!).

I spent $25.35 (plus change) on some excellent LEGO pieces from FindMyBrick.com..

I think I’ll bank the rest. There’s going to be expenses. I just can’t predict how they’ll go.

Thanks very much people.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Thank You: AdSense $$ for November December 2013

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Google AdSense cheque for November December 2012

Thank You SFFaudio’s income for the months of November and December 2012 was $158.87. The cheque came at a good time, today!

This has been rather an expensive couple of months. The site’s hosting had to be upgraded ($241.41). My microphone needed replacing (I got a Blue Yeti). I sold the site’s only official iPad (I think Jenny’s is only semi-official) and I replaced it with an iPad mini. Further, I shelled out $18.55 for the Dec 1953/Jan 1954 issue of Amazing Stories magazine (it has a public domain Philip K. Dick story in it). And of course I bought quite a bit of Lego.

We thank you for your support.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Thank You: AdSense $$ for September and October 2012

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Google AdSense Cheque - September/October 2012

Thank YouClicking around on the web actually makes physical stuff happen, at least when the clicks are in the right place. Every couple of months now there’s a piece of paper that arrives in the mail. I figure it’s because some thoughtful person, or cat, pressed on a mouse.

SFFaudio’s income for the months of September and October 2012 was $156.77.

We thank you for your support.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Thank You: AdSense $$ for July and August 2012

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July, August 2012 Ad Revenue

Thank YouWho sez blogging doesn’t pay? It does and here’s the proof!

SFFaudio’s income for the months of July and August 2012 was $139.90.

We thank you for your support.

Posted by Jesse Willis

Thank You: AdSense $$ for May and June 2012

July 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Google Adsense cheque for May and June 2012

Thank YouFor our labours, in the months of May and June of this year, we have received a moderately sized contribution:

$131.95 in Google AdSense revenue.

I’d have you know that hosting for the site is actually pretty cheap. But we have plenty of other minor expenses. Like equipment, I like to buy computers – without them I wouldn’t be able to see the website, or write the posts, or do the podcast.

And of course we need $$ for the peripherals like hard drives and scanners.

But more importantly this money is used to make thank you payments to programmers for software like Levelator, and torrent sites like RadioArchive.cc, and for paying for podcast audiobooks.

If we were a business we’d lose money every month. Thankfully we’re not a business. We’re a website and so breaking even is the whole idea.

Thanks for helping to break us even. And please continue to break us. We’re not broken nearly enough. We’d like to be ten times broker.

Your eyes and mouse clicks and finger taps are all much appreciated.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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