Farewell

 

The Odd World News Podcast is going on indefinite hiatus. After fifty eight episodes that encompasses five hundred and fifty seven stories, and is just over nine hours in total audio, it is time to end the podcast.

There are a multitude of factors that have gone into the decision to end the show. The biggest is the amount of time needed to prepare and produce the podcast. Between writing, recording, editing, preparing the graphics, adding chapter marks, and all of the other aspects that go into the podcast, there are weeks that it takes upwards of ten hours to complete all of the tasks. Considering the average episode is approximately nine minutes and twenty one seconds, spending up to ten hours working on an episode is a significant amount of time.

Here are some of the stats for the entire 58 episode run of the podcast:

Number of Episodes 58
Number of Stories 558
Avg Stories Per Episode 9.62
Episode with Most Stories 11 (16)
Episode with Fewest Stories 29 (5)
Total Follow Up Stories 24
Most Follow Up Stories 12 (3)
Average Follow Up per Episode 0.41
Percent of Episodes with Follow Up 33%
Total Characters 286,682
Total Words 49,816
Average Character Count 4,942.79
Average Word Count 89.28
Total Unique Words 8,675
Most Used Word police (297)
Total Podcast time 09:00:10
Longest Podcast 00:16:33 (52)
Shortest Podcast 00:04:22 (29)
Average Podcast Length 00:09:18

I would like to thank everyone who has downloaded, subscribed, or told others about the podcast. The existing episodes will remain up for quite a while, so you can listen to them again at your leisure. I hope you have enjoyed the show.

57: January 10th, 2016: Travel, Claims, and Sales

This week we follow up on a lawsuit and a sale, cover rides, problems with the sun, pictures, and ice cars.

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New Stories

Short Takes

56: January 3rd, 2016: Debris, Rights, and Bad Timing

This week we follow up on Monkey rights, timing, pirates, relief, cats, debris, and a snowy owl.

Follow Up

New Stories

Short Takes

55: December 27th, 2015: Bare Theft, More Driving, and Hoverboards

This week we cover a theft, a wrong number, a goat that didn’t make it, a dispute, misstep when driving, and hoverboards.

New Stories

Short Takes

54: December 20th, 2015: Driving, Star Wars, and Christmas

This week we cover Star Wars, Driving, and a bunch of Holiday stories.

New Stories

53: December 13th, 2015: Thieves, Charges, and Holiday Shenanigans

This week we discuss cleaning up after a crash, stopping and getting back at thieves, not using facts, trees, another record, a failed escape, and a fight between elected officials.

New Stories

Short Takes

52: December 6th, 2015: Communications, Advertising, and a Ticket

This week we cover finding funds, skiing, quitting and then not, reverse flow, tickets, communications, a wanted man, gouging, and advertising.

New Stories

Short Takes

Don’t forget to take the 2015 Listener Survey.

51: November 29th, 2015: Lights, Economics, and a Sale

This week we cover a trio of Holiday-related stories, two economic stories, a fight, and power struggles.

New Stories

Short Takes

50: November 22nd, 2015: Music, Food, Home, and a Drone

This week we follow up again on Mac and Cheese, talk about Music, Food, Three thefts gone wrong, drunk calls, noise, and a home for sale.

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Short Takes

Don’t forget about the 2015 Survey

49: November 15th, 2015: Protecting Yourself, Double Takes, and an Innovative Vehicle

This week we follow up on Salsa and gum. We also covers loose animals, a double take, a new head protection mechanism, footwear, unique vehicles, weather pictures, and being the best.

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