The life of a 16-year-old Fortean is a hard and stressful one. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do, but it can be difficult. I often find that people don't take me or my research seriously, often that assume I've simply watched a lot of "Finding Bigfoot" and "Mountain Monsters", and I seem to a get a lot of "well, isn't that cute?" as a response to an attempt to share research. That being said, I am still extremely lucky to have met so many amazing people that do take me seriously and have helped me in numerous ways.
As many of you have seen, I'm almost constantly working on some project, and I have tons of projects being worked on lately. Yet, one project lately has taken priority over everything else: Inside the Goblin Universe. The show was doing pretty well, we had a fair amount of regular listeners, we got huge names on the podcast, I was learning and getting better at audio editing, and I finally had something I could always lean back on if someone wasn't taking me seriously. But, like all good things, it was not to last. I don't want to go into specific details, I care not for drama. Long story short, I have been removed as a host of the podcast. I can't help but feel like some of it was because of my age. The show is supposedly going to continue, but I will not be connected to it in any way.
Needless to say, I had a lot of soul-searching and thinking in front of me this weekend. I'm certainly not done with the field, I don't think anything could keep me away, but I wasn't sure if I was done with podcasting.
If you enjoyed my show, don't fret, I'm am not quitting podcasting. I might take a little break, I might not. I don't know. I'm looking into a few possibilities (if you have any ideas, let me know) for continuing in the world of podcasts, but I'm unsure when I'll be back.
I want to thank all of my listeners and guests and apologize to those who recorded with us but will never get to see the episode released.