We're nearing the end of 2014, which has been a huge year for the network. We began the Patreon campaign, which has allowed us to do new things, take Abject Suffering weekly, and afford gear upgrades to make our shows sound better.
A key stat that surfaced when we started putting the Patreon campaign together was that in 2013 we released 24 hours of content each month. In pulling all of 2014's stats together, I decided to check and see how we did this year.
In 2014, we released 252 episodes across 6 different shows. These total out to 285 hours, 42 minutes, and 17 seconds of content, which is just shy of 12 total days of audio. On average, Duckfeed produced 23 hours, 48 minutes, and 35 seconds of audio per month in 2014.
I can't remember what the exact number was in 2013, but we're holding steady.
Here's a per-show breakdown, if you're curious.
Watch Out for Fireballs! had a total of 27 episodes with an average length of 2:09:00. Contrast that with 23 extrasodes that averaged out to 0:41:02 each. There was a total of 73 hours, 46 minutes, and 58 seconds of Watch Out for Fireballs! in 2014.
Bonfireside Chat had more episodes, at 31, thanks to the interstitial episodes about Berserk and King's Field. The average episode length was 1:29:46. There were 21 appendices, each with an average length of 0:42:38. There was a total of 61 hours, 18 minutes, and 6 seconds of Bonfireside Chat in 2014.
Abject Suffering got huge this year. We released 43 episodes, averaging 0:31:57 apiece, for a total of 22 hours, 53 minutes, and 36 seconds of Abject Suffering in 2014.
The Level is an absolute monster of a show in terms of episode numbers and episode length. There were 46 episodes at 1:53:21, for a total of 86 hours, 54 minutes, and 19 seconds of The Level in 2014.
Check It Out, Comrade! broke onto the scene this year. There were 24 episodes averaging 0:31:10 apiece, totalling 12 hours, 28 minutes, and 3 seconds of Check It Out, Comrade! in 2014.
Those Damn Ross Kids, being our sole non-video game show (for now) was erratic, with 37 episodes at 46 minutes apiece, for a total of 28 hours, 21 minutes, and 55 seconds in 2014.
What does all of this mean? I don't know. We make a lot of podcasts. But more importantly, you listen to a lot of our podcasts, and for that we are eternally grateful. Thanks so much for making 2014 such a success. I hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday (whichever holiday you choose to celebrate), and we'll see you again in 2015.