Billy and I have been talking about Retcast quite a bit recently. What we want it to be and where we want to take it, how we feel about the show's past and how to move forward. The fact is that we've been doing this show for nearly eight years, which means that we have grown up so much since that first episode. We are such different people now than we once were; Billy was literally a teenager when we started. Although I am fairly unashamed of our history and personally proud of how far we've come, I don't think anyone will disagree that things have sometimes been said that we regret. As Billy and I become adults with real jobs and lives, we need ensure that we're representing ourselves appropriately to public, and not compromise respect or integrity for the sake of comedy.
So here's what's happening: We're clearing the archive. This time next month, the website will be offline while I revamp the layout and prepare for Retcast 2.0/Season 2/The Retcastening (working titles). All of the old content will be deleted from the website, and we'll be starting fresh. If you'd like to hold onto the past, download the episodes while they're still up. The files will still exist, physically, on my hard drive and backups, but on July 8th they will be gone from the internet. We've got a couple ideas about revisiting some of those classic episodes, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
You folks deserve to know this, to have a heads up and be prepared for the purging of our past and the impending new hotness. No doubt this will come as a surprise, maybe even a little bit upsetting, but the most important takeaway should be excitement for the future. Starting fresh is the first step in making the show something great that Billy and I are both committed to and passionate about. The show has been admittedly hanging on out of mostly obligation and nostalgia, and there's no better time to change that. I hope you folks are as excited as we are, and we look forward to taking this transition with you.