Today, the podcast turns three years old and I tell the story of how I became a journalist and what I learned in the process.

The Road Leading to this Podcast

In episode 55, I answered questions about me from the show’s producers. I expanded on this in episode 100 by giving further background about myself and my life. Since then, I’ve been asked several times specifically about my experiences as a journalist. So in this episode, for the podcast’s third anniversary, I want to elaborate on this and tell the story of how I became to be a journalist. I also want to talk a little bit about why I became a freelancer and how that influenced me to create this show.

Producer Feedback

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  • Sir Galteran

Executive Producers

  • Butterbeans
  • Jaroslav Lichtblau
  • Rizele
  • Sandman616

Supervising Producers

1i11g, avis, Bennett Piater, Dave, ikn, Jackie Plage, Jonathan M. Hethey, krunkle, Michael Mullan-Jensen, Robert Forster


Andrew Davidson, astralc, Cam, Captain Egghead, David Potter, Dirk Dede, Fadi Mansour, Florian Pigorsch, Joe Poser, Michael Small, Mika, MrAmish, RJ Tracey

Associate Producers

Barry Williams, D, Jonathan, Juhan Sonin, Kai Siers, RikyM, Steve Hoos, Vlad

Thanks to Bytemark, who are providing the hosting and bandwidth for this episode’s audio file.

The show’s theme song is Acoustic Routes by Raúl Cabezalí, licensed via Jamendo Music. This episode’s ending song is Surf’s Alright by In Bold, licensed via Epidemic Sound.