They told me it would be difficult to produce a podcast from the trail, and they were right. It’s been a huge challenge to balance hiking, recording, editing, resting, and enjoying myself. Episode 5 was delayed for over a week when I lost my voice. Episode 6 was a couple days late as I was still trying to catch up. Episode 7 was on time, but I was working on it up until the last minute. Episode 8 is now two days late, but for an entirely unexpected reason– my Android smartphone (which I use for editing and other post-production) automatically updated its operating system, and now some of my software no longer functions properly.
I am confident that I will find solutions to this challenge, but so far it’s been a major headache. Please bear with me while I figure it out. Although Trailside Radio is 100% free, and I’m not beholden to any sponsors, it’s still important to me that I manage to release weekly episodes consistently. Unfortunately, I have to play it by ear this week, even though I have lots of great content that I’m excited to share. One way or another, I aim to have Episode 8 out by the end of the week. Hopefully once I get this wrinkle ironed out, I’ll be able to get back– and stay– on schedule.
Thank you to everybody who is listening, especially those who have reached out to me with comments and emails. My hike is going very well– if a bit slowly– and I’m having the time of my life. An extra-special thank you to the few folks who noticed the new PayPal link on the website and sent a few dollars my way. I already have enough money saved up to keep the podcast going while I hike to Canada, but I’m doing so on a shoestring budget– so these contributions are definitely appreciated.
I promise I’ll have the next episode up as soon as I can get my phone to behave itself!