Retiring The BirchTree Podcast

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Retiring The BirchTree Podcast

I’m retiring The BirchTree Podcast later this month.

After posting religiously for 3 years, and accumulating 236 episodes, I really fell off the horse the moment COVID-19 hit the US hard. I’ve posted 6 episodes in the past 7 months, and I just don’t see this as a medium that I have much more to contribute.

Also, I have since started a YouTube channel (A Better Computer, go subscribe) that I have a lot more energy for and I think matches up better with the sort of non-blog content I want to create right now. Also, call me anti-social, but I usually like my side projects to be solo affairs, and I think the monologue format works much better on YouTUbe vs podcasts.

So why take anything down? Well, my podcast host, SImplecast, costs $12/month and that’s a lot to pay for something I’m not even doing anymore. I have all the episodes backed up in iCloud Drive, so I will still have an archive, but frankly it’s too much work to figure out how to seamlessly host these files myself for close to free and leave the feed active, so the episodes won’t be available at all in a few weeks.

If for any reason you want to download anything, please feed free; the show will be removed 1 week from today on October 18, 2020. You can find old episodes in your podcast app of choice, or by accessing the RSS feed directly.

I’m proud of the show, it was a lot of fun, and frankly, 236 episodes makes it longer lasting that most podcasts, and that’s pretty cool. Thanks for listening!

P.S. If I bring the show back in another format, I expect to use the same feed, so stay subscribed if you’d like, but most likely, just keep subscribed to this blog and you’re sure to hear about it.