We would just like to clarify the situation with the podcast from a technical level.
The podcast was a collaboration of efforts from Daniel, Ethan, Missy and Eamonn. After Missy spoke to others to try and get a team and an action plan together, we approached the webmiss to offer the idea to the site with a full action plan and a mission for what we wanted to achieve. Therefore although we ran the project for the site, every single thing from the planning, to the music jingles, to the scripts, to the operation of our social media, to the concepts of segments was our collaborative and creative ideas. We made and set up everything ourselves.
In terms of the scale of work, we are unable to “pass the baton” on to another member of the team, purely because there’s a lot of tech and software involved that was covered by Missy. She did the tech side, which is something the rest of the team are not proficient in. Eamonn did help immensely with the tech side when he was with us, but also stepped down a few months back, and we still support and thank him for everything.
A single combined show before we split the project into weekly segments took three straight days to edit, a day to upload and source links, and another full day to organise and arrange the social media side graciously run by Ethan. Plus the additional hours put in in terms of interviews, and managing the segments.
I want to put those stats up to show that this was a labour of love that we did for free. Something we were good at that we offered to the site. Something positive. Something to try and build some bridges, and that was always a mission of this project.
I think a few are missing the point that to “just pass on” is insensitive because it applies we aren’t all in this together. This team is a hard working, amazing team and have gone above and beyond for 18 straight months to try and build bridges with everyone.
I’d like to ask if others would still continue if they suffered the abuse we have (thankfully only from a select minority, most of you are basically wonderful) whilst trying to do a really positive thing. And that’s perspective. And it sucks.
That aside, we can’t thank people enough for the support and the thanks and gratitude we have read in this thread. We are gutted that we feel we can’t continue. And that’s the main point here.
Love to you all.