Hey there, blog readers! Not sure how many of you there are that actually know about and/or remember this thing, but it's been a few months, so I figured I'd pop in.
Things have been really busy on the personal front over the past month or two, but - thankfully - the best case scenario has come to fruition: I am now podcasting for a living! This means that the Unresolved Podcast is going to be a regular thing moving forward, and that begins with the launch of season three.
I don't really have a clean way of separating seasons so far: the first two seasons just sort of... happened. As I've said before, I didn't expect the EAR/ONS episodes to get anywhere close to the numbers they pulled in, so I didn't really have a clear-cut endgoal for the podcast. It just got to a point where I had to slow down for a month or two, and then I re-launched w/ season two.
Then... the same thing happened. A month had passed, and with the distractions of work and my personal life, I wasn't able to get to it in time. I didn't expect Bible John to be the end of "season two," but that's just how it worked out.
Thankfully, though, I am back with a re-launch of the podcast. In case you haven't noticed, I uploaded the first new episode last night, which centers on a Belgian story called the Brabant Killers. It's a really intriguing story that I've wanted to dive into for a long time, and now that I'm not distracted by a day job, I finally have the time to do so.
So the podcast is back and better than ever. My goal is to make the podcast a weekly endeavor, but it really just depends on how each story comes together. Some are pretty by-the-books, and can be put together in a week or so... but others require communication with family members, police departments, publications, etc. It can be a lengthy affair, so I'm working on establishing a schedule that works for me and the story (after all, I don't want to rush out poor episodes just to meet a deadline).
But, you'll no longer have to worry about there being month-long waits between episodes. That is done - hopefully forever. I'm sure that I'll eventually reach a point in 2018 when I want to take a small break and catch up (so to speak), but I'll be announcing that before it happens. So season three will be the biggest and best season yet.
I don't know if you guys and gals can tell by my writing, but I'm just REALLY excited about this journey. I decided to throw caution to the wind and dedicate myself to the podcast full-time, instead of struggling to find time after working myself silly at the day job. It was just getting to the point where I had no time for myself or my wife, and it was seriously started to drag on me. I'm only a few days into this "podcasting as a job" thing and I'm already 10x happier than I was last week.
But now that I have more free time, I'm sure that I'll be posting on here quite frequently. In addition to the Unresolved Podcast, I have a few related endeavors that I'm hoping to start up in the near-future, so I'll probably be announcing those on the blog. But stay tuned for that, in addition to regular Unresolved episodes!