My fellow Disney Afternerds,
Some of you may have noticed that there has not been a new episode of our podcast released in over two months. I felt I should take a moment to explain why that is and what fans can expect in the future. The reasons are a bit personal and while I normally prefer to keep my personal life separate from my public life, in this instance I feel the need to make an exception. To get straight to the heart of the matter, my father is very sick. I won’t go into all of the details, but he needs a liver transplant and has been getting very weak over the last several months. As anyone who has any experience with such situations knows, it has been a very emotional and challenging time for my family.
Now, DAF Radio is not my job, I need to stress this. I don’t make a dime off of any of this and, if anything, spend a lot of my own money out of pocket. I do have a
day job that keeps me busy. Add that and other life responsibilities on top of having a very sick father, and my time is simply too limited to be able to properly edit new podcast episodes. I do have a small staff, but much of what they do is limited due to their own busy lives. I personally have been editing the podcast episodes on my own for the last year. As anyone who may have experience with such things knows, editing is a very long and time consuming process.
So, here is the 411 right now. I have a collection of interviews I have not yet released going back at least a year and a half. I have not added any new interviews for over three or four months; however, I have contact with a number of new individuals ready to be interviewed as soon as the time is right. There are two episodes right now that I have been trying to edit that should have come out in November and December. Both of these shows represent the end of our second season. As soon as I can find the time, I will release these last two episodes. It could be a few months, although I really hope not, and I offer my apologies to those who were part of those episodes. Once they are out, fans can expect a long break before season three begins. My hope is to streamline the show even further. This should help with the editing process which should, in turn, translate to fewer breaks between episodes in the future. This will also put a higher focus on what matters the most: the interviews.
I wish to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who are fans of the show. What started off as a fun side project has turned into so much more. Thank you for your support and I look forward to my interactions with all of you in the coming new year.
-Jason M. Schlierman,
Head Host, DAF Radio