When I started The Exploding Typewriter in the winter of 2013, I had hoped the show would feature a long and healthy run. But unfortunately, some things just aren’t meant to be. The investment of time and work that went into the production of each and every episode—not only recording but also seeking out guests, preparing for the interviews, and editing and mastering each episode—was very high.
The Exploding Typewriter takes in no money. I have no advertisers, no donations, no subscriptions, nothing. And I wanted to keep it that way because I wanted this show to be a free resource for aspiring pulp writers out there. And these 21 episodes will remain up as an archive so it can hopefully continue to act as a resource.
But in exchange for providing this resource, the only thing I ever asked of listeners was to post a rating or review on iTunes, which are crucial if the show is to gain any sort of ranking. After 21 episodes of asking for this small favor and receiving nothing in return, the only conclusion I’m forced to make is that the show wasn’t as helpful or as entertaining as I hoped it would be. And if I haven’t met that goal, then I’m afraid it’s best to cut my losses and focus on projects that will prove more fruitful.
Thank you to those who have listened and enjoyed the show over the past fifteen months, and a special thank you to everyone who agreed to be a guest on the show.