The second “state of the podcast” address, in which we discuss:
- Why it’s been too long
- Steve’s new day job
- EP publicity and audience growth
- Current finances
- Future goals for 2007
- Marketing plans & conventions
- Why EP is not going non-profit
- New company name: Escape Artists, Inc.
- Different ways to raise funds in the future
- Why we’ve turned down advertising (and what we might accept)
- No pay-for-content models, ever
- Please tell us what you think!
And our bonus flash story:
By Rob Graber. (Read by Stephen Eley.)
Thanks for a great year, everyone! This coming year will be bigger and better. Nothing can stop us now!
(Well, okay. Giant monsters could. That’s why we got them on our side.)
About the Author
Rob Graber is a person who exists.
About the Narrator
Serah Eley is the original producer, editor and host of Escape Pod. She mispronounced her name as Steve Eley at the time, but has since realized that life is much more fun as a woman, and came out as transgender in 2015. Serah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her two spouses (she prefers “spice”), Sadi and Cat.
So if there were ever any betting pools on what happened to Steve: the dark-horse winner is “changed sex and joined a committed lesbian love triangle.” She is, obviously, still Having Fun.