On the Locke episode, I invited folks listening to us outside of the U.S. to chime in on the relevance of Locke to their national ideologies (or mythologies). I'll extend that here to invite general shout-outs from any of you folks out of the country in response to this post. What's the philosophical climate like in your neck of the woods?
Relatedly, Bernhard from Switzerland donated some cash to the podcast (thanks!) and asked me about the number of downloads we've gotten from there, since I was reading some of those off during our discussion. The answer is 342.
Just for grins, here are the stats for the rest of the countries. These are the total episode downloads as recorded on our libsyn.com server, where we've posted all new episodes starting with episode 8 back in August 2009, and then we shifted the older episodes over to there between March and April 2010. The data on our previous server is pretty much useless, as we had some bot attacks that gave us many many fictitious downloads. These numbers exclude any attributed to "satellite provider" or "proxy server" or generically "Europe."
U.S.: around 112K
U.K.: around 13K
Canada: around 8K
Australia: around 7K
South Africa: 547
Between 400 and 500: South Korea, Denmark, France, New Zealand, Italy, Syria, Japan.
Between 300 and 400: India, Switzerland, Brazil.
Between 200 and 300: Thailand, Belgium, Egypt, Malaysia, Portugal, Indonesia, Israel, Taiwan.
Between 100 and 200: Columbia, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Finland, Poland, Turkey, Hong Kong, Argentina, Hungary, Puerto Rico, Jordan, Croatia.
Between 50 and 100: Russia, Austria, Lebanon, Guam, Venezuela, Czech, Ukraine, Cile, Malta, Virgin Islands, Kuwait, Jamaica, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Algeria, Peru, Lithuania.
Between 25 and 50: Nepal, Nigeria, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Dominican Republic, Belarus, Cayman Islands, Luxemborg, Jersey, Greeece, Morocco, Serbia, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Cambodia.
And finally, our up-and-comers, between 1 and 25: Estonia, Slovenia, Iceland, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Iran, Virgin Islands, Slovakia, Trinidad/Tobago, Iraq, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Swaziland, Georgia, Rwanda, Macau, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Guyana, Mauritius, Bhutan, Honduras, Albania, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Ghana, Bahamas, Comoros, Macedonia, Mongolia, Aruba, Brunei, Maldives, St. Lucia, Aland Islands, Bahrain, and on one download from Cyprus, Etiopia, Faroe Islands, Barados, Netherlands Antilles, El Salvador, Uganda, and the Isle of Man!
Assuming less than 7-billion people in the World, the maximum number of times that a podcast can double their audience is just under 33 times. With the above numbers, PEL’s audience has doubled no less than 17 times.
Meaning, on an base(2) scale, you are half way to total global domination.
Congratz!! Only 16 doublings to go!