Over the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about the schedule for this show.
Lore is a tightly produced show that delivers a new episode every other week like clockwork. Aaron keeps his episodes focused to a specific topic and the running time for each episode usually clocks in at around 30 minutes (sometimes a few minutes more, sometimes a few minutes less).
With The Secret History of Hollywood, Adam paints on a much broader canvas. It isn’t uncommon for his individual episodes to run for or five hours long. Or even longer.
I love both shows. Both are impressive and when I was preparing to kick off Find Your Gods, they were my role models. Each show is well made, interesting, and extensively researched.
At the outset, I wanted Find Your Gods to follow the pace set by Aaron with Lore and deliver a show every other week. However, over the past few months, I’ve found that this rigid schedule has prevented me from doing all of the research and writing that I think the material deserves.
(It also has prevented me from doing other things, like finishing my latest novel or sleeping more than three hours a night. But I digress.)
As I’ve been thinking over the past week, I’ve been torn between wanting to give myself enough time to prepare each episode and giving you, the listeners, something worth listening to on a regular basis.
So I’ve decided to split the difference between Aaron and Adam, redefining what “regular” means while maintaining the level of research and quality that I put into each episode.
So, that, being said… Instead of sticking to a rigid bi-weekly due date for each new episode, I’m going to relax things a bit so that episodes have room to develop a bit more.
You’ll still see a couple of new episodes each month, of course. But it’s likely that there will be a bit more “air” in between them. I’m hoping that this will also allow me more time to record more of the unscripted episodes during our dark weeks.