March was the biggest month in our very, very, very short history. The show has been running since the 8th of January and we have been steadily growing in our fan base; however, March spiked at a whopping 1240 downloads!!! That is over twice the number that we achieved in February; although in February we only had one episode released and still managed 585 downloads. Episode 6 - On Shellshock in WW1 with Dr Meghan Fitzpatrick proved our most popular episode in March; though Episode 8 - On the Ghost Fleet with August Cole set our record of over 100 downloads in under 24 hours. Episode 7 - On the Dime with Phil Walter generated some great discussion on Twitter and we were also mentioned in two prominent Aussie blogs, The Interpreter and The Murphy Raid.
What the results in March tell me (it's Mick writing the blog BTW) is that we are probably reaching a wide audience. We are nowhere near Serial numbers, but nor do we ever expect to be. This month has shown that variety in the topics is also popular with the listeners. We discussed military psychiatry in World War 1, the concept of DIME, and future war as examined in a 'useful fiction' book, Ghost Fleet. All three of these topics were very different and demonstrate the breadth of the challenge we have here at TDP. The topics of war and warfare are so broad that we don't anticipate running out of interesting people to talk to anytime soon!
We are also planning to implement some new features on our website. They will include:
Finally, thanks for listening, reading, and engaging with us here at The Dead Prussian Podcast. This project of ours is a work in perpetual progress and your support & feedback makes it worthwhile.
In this blog we discuss our thoughts on the show. Usually it will be a retrospective look at the past episode(s), week, month or whatever takes our fancy at the time. It aims to be as much self reflective as it does informative. Please feel free to provide comments on the topics covered in each post. The more we hear from you, the better the show will become.