I haven’t put together a new development blog in some time, so I suppose it is time for a bit of an update on the project.

It is a big week in the world of “Origin Stories: A Podcast About Politics and People.” The first official episode will go live on Thursday. The show features Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-ND. This was actually the first recording I did for this project after I had to cancel a few recordings due to flooding at my apartment. (See: Development Blog #1) We are back in the apartment and I have hit the ground running on launching the podcast.

Last week was pretty eventful as well. I soft-launched the podcast with a pilot episode that served as an introduction to the project as well as helped me work out any technical kinks with the launch. We were also able to have the project syndicated on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spreaker, and TuneIn. (I’m still working on getting Spotify approval.) Please subscribe if you like the show.

We are also making great strides on social media presence. Between Facebook and Twitter, we are at a whopping 140ish followers (that is sarcasm).

The response from folks so far has been great, and I can’t tell you how appreciative I am. Looking forward to releasing the first full episode and getting out to record more.