In January/2005, I started my first podcast. The show was called The Phantomfeed and it was initially a solo affair. After a few weeks worth of episodes, I wrangled my wife Jen in to do a few shows with me. She was kinda hesitant about the whole thing but encouragement came in the first ever e-mail we received from a listener. I’m paraphrasing here but it said something like, “Sorry, Shawn. But she’s got a better voice than you. You should have her on every episode.” And while that e-mail wasn’t so great for my ego, it pretty much solidified Jen’s place as a permanent Phantomfeed cohost. We continued on in this way until April/2005, when we decided to move cross country. Knowing that it’d take some time to get things settled again so we could really start podcasting, The Phantomfeed came to an end.
Fast-forward to June/2006. We had been living in San Luis Obispo, CA for a few months and Jen kept asking, “When are we gonna start podcasting again?” We’d decided that it’d be a good idea to start over with a new show and thus Hyper Nonsense was born.
The podcast continued on for 170 episodes until October/2009. At the time, I felt like I’d hit a wall with the thing and I wanted to take a break. Jen and I talked it over and decided that Hyper Nonsense would be the second (but by no means the last!) podcast we would let podfade.
In the spring of 2010, we started another podcast called GeminiDragon that included videos along with audio podcasts. GeminiDragon ran for a little over 50 episodes, ending in 2012 when we decided to launch a new project called Book of Jen. Thru that site, we produced the No Market Radio podcast. But again, something was missing.
And so it was in late 2013, I felt it was time to go (almost!) full circle and bring Hyper Nonsense back. Jen agreed. And so, here it is. Meet the new ‘cast, same as the old ‘cast. But this time, it’s here to stay.