Happy birthday to us!
Five years ago today, we released the first episode of The Good Friends of Jackson Elias.
We had gathered in Paul’s garden shed a few days earlier to discuss our thoughts on pre-generated characters. Our main audience then was the spiders that lived in the shadows and the tenacious patch of mould growing under our makeshift microphone stand. The technical challenge of using a single condenser microphone defeated us, so we recorded using the built-in mic of Paul’s iMac. We had a single page of handwritten notes, no clue about microphone technique and the vague hope that a few people we knew might listen to our ramblings.
A week later, we had around 40 downloads and some positive feedback, so we decided to stick with the podcast. It took around a year before we started hearing from listeners we’d never met in person. The idea that people beyond our small circle of friends listen to the podcast still amazes us to this day.
The past five years have been amazing. We’ve met lots of wonderful people, made some live appearances and even travelled over to the US to appear at Necronomicon. Thank you to everyone who has joined us for this long, strange trip!