Goodbye (for now)

I started this podcast in the fall of 2015 with a notion to tell stories of the many ways people think about home. For 27 episodes, that’s what I’ve done. I don’t think that going in I ever conceived HOME as a project that would go on in perpetuity, and now, in the fall of 2017, I’m finding that it’s reached the end of its natural lifespan. So I’m putting the show on an indefinite hiatus.

Producing this show has been one of the best and happiest experiences of my working life. I’ve learned so much about the world of podcasting, where there’s such excellent work being done by independent producers of all kinds, and about the place where since 1990, I’ve made my home. However you came to the show — whether it was via my friends and partners at Boing Boing, particularly Mark Frauenfelder, or through the flattering press the show received in LA Magazine, The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor and The NY Times — however you got here, I’m grateful that you did. I’m deeply appreciative for the early support from friends in the podcast community, like Devon Taylor, Harry Duran and Dan Lizette, and for the advice I’ve received from podcasters I admire, like Nate DiMeo of The Memory Palace. And to the people who’ve let me stick a mic in their faces and tell a version of their stories — my thanks as well.

One more thing.

Podcasting has enjoyed explosive growth over the two years I’ve done this show. It isn’t going anywhere. And neither am I. I have ideas for a couple of new series and I’m planning to bring at least one of them to you in 2018. They’re sort of like HOME, but also sort of not. I hope you’ll keep an eye peeled on the Facebook page or the Twitter feed, or you can follow my personal account at Twitter and I’ll keep you updated there.

Thanks for your support, thanks for listening, and I’ll see you with a new show in the new year.

“Jackie” and “Ah Clouds” are by the generous and talented Chad Crouch, a/k/a Podington Bear, whose music has been a big part of HOME.