Five years ago today I started the Talking Biotech Podcast.
Everywhere I go I'm amazed to find listeners. When I don't post an episode exactly at 5AM EST on Saturday morning I get emails complaining. There have been greater than 935,000 downloads.
One guest (who knows me pretty well) learned about the podcast from someone at a wedding, and didn't know that I was the host. Another person stopped me in the airport and asked if I was the host of Talking Biotech-- because he recognized my voice!
Back in 2014 it was a questionable experiment in a new medium. I didn't want to do it. But looking back I'm glad I did. We have created a durable archive that shows where we were, made predictions about where we are going, and then closed the loop with seeing those predictions become realities in many cases.
So thank you to the listeners, the guests, and everyone that shared this experiment with friends. I appreciate your support of my passion -- communicating science.
I look forward to five more years.