Shownotes Season One Wrap-Up

Posted 18 July 2011 by

When we started this project we decided that a season would consist of ten full- length episodes, posted approximately two weeks apart, with an option of unlimited mini episodes to allow for spontaneity. We also decided that we would end the season with a series near and dear to our hearts. We thought this would give us some structure, and a goal, as well as the freedom to deviate if we wanted to chat a little bit about someone- or something- related to the subject of the full episode.

We had a plan. And, for the most part, we stuck to it. Marie Antoinette, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Cinderella Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Lizzie Borden, Helen Keller, The Mrs. Astor, Gilded Age Heiresses and Jennie Jerome Churchill. We supplemented those episodes with mini-conversations: Abigail Adams and Feminism, Books in the Little House Series, Little Red Riding Hood, Anne Sullivan Macy, The Age of Innocence movie, and Gilded Age Servants.

And we have big plans for next season as well. Oh yes, we do! But we will be taking a short break from posting full length episodes so we can get ready for that season. And have some summer fun with our families that does not include midnight editing and writing sessions, child care juggling to ensure quiet while recording, and rushing to bring back long overdue library books.

But, just as we had a plan for Season One, we have a plan for this hiatus and you will barely know we are gone. We will be putting out some postcard type entries when we stumble across (on purpose) things we know you might like. And we will be monitoring both our website, facebook page, google+ and twitter (although, we admit, we are not the best tweeters out there. We’ll own that and work on it).

This episode is a question and answer grab bag. We posted a call for questions which we answer in this episode, as well as some odds and ends we thought would be fun. We tell you a bit about National Novel Writing Month, about how we met, how we worked, and some other questions that  listeners asked us. First off here is the link to NaNoWriMo- http://www.nanowrimo.org/. (Which has nothing to do with history except our own.)

Here is our solemn vow ( in print!): When we hit 1000 likes on facebook we will have a Tudors series.

Listen to the podcast for more info…but we know how much you like your visuals. And we get asked this question A LOT:

What do you look like?

Can’t we show you where we record instead, it’s so much more interesting…

This is where we sit when we talk. It might explain a lot.

Ok…we snapped some pics and this is our favorite image of us. Totally shows you who we are and what we look like:

Beckett wore cute shoes that day, Susan went for comfort. Actually, Beckett always wears cute shoes and Susan always goes for comfort. And we have the same size feet. True.

Oh! You want to know what our FACES look like! Got it…

Susan- action shot.

Yeah, we could do this all day.

Thank you for your encouragement,and emails and notes to us! Thank you for telling us who you would like to hear us discuss, and thank you for telling us where you listen to us. Thank you for clicking our stylish DONATE button, and for writing such wonderful reviews for us on iTunes. Thank you for listening! We are having a wonderful time and are very excited to come back to you very soon with Season Two!

Peace!

Beckett and Susan

I should have used my "fairy pixie" shot. Maybe next season... Beckett

You could have just googled to see this. Susan

2 Responses to Shownotes Season One Wrap-Up

  1. Nancy Cumberledge says:

    This is Nancy (from Facebook). Thank you both for a tremendous first season! I thoroughly enjoyed every podcoast and am re-listening to some of the earlier ones (it’s an addiction). Not to tear anyone down but I did find a somewhat similar podcast called “Stuff you Missed in History Class”. I don’t enjoy it half as much as yours. I hope Season 2 starts soon! I mean seriously, I’m already waiting until spring 2012 for Downton Abbey and Mad Men!

    Regarding the many requests for a Tudor podcast, I will of course listen to every second and every word. However, I really don’t need any more info on ANY of the Tudors. I’ve read all the Carolly Erickson’s books on the subject, as well as countless others, watched every movie, mini-series and PBS special and can’t imagine there’s anything else I haven’t already heard. BUT you two always surprise me! The topic just seems overdone (but that’s just me…)

    Also, I usually listen to you guys at night, while needlepointing but also at the gym or car (when my 9 year-old son isn’t there). I am glad to say that my almost 12 year-old daughter has started listening with me. So as my dad used to say, “Maybe she’ll learn something!”

    Thanks again for a great podcast and if there’s ever ANYTHING I can do to help you two out, just send me a message!

    Nancy C.

    • The History Chicks says:

      Thanks, Nancy! Season Two will begin in a few weeks! Although we are with you and think waiting is hard for the next season of Downton Abbey! (And that waiting between episodes is going to be harder than the streaming marathon we did this summer!)

      As for SYMIHC: Great podcast that covers all history related subjects. There are several successful podcasts that talk about exactly the same movies, but bring their own flavors to it and there is plenty of room for all of them. Likewise, plenty of room for all us history nerds uh…chatters.

      We would be interested in hearing what women your daughter would like us to talk about! Let us know!

      Beckett and Susan
      PS- I hope you don’t mind that we changed your signature.