This is a screenshot from this morning’s back-end stats, indicating that we have at last passed the 1 million download mark for this server (which we phased over to a few months in, but our traffic prior to that point was very low anyway, and we don’t have accurate counts on that). That’s right, you all have now downloaded 1,000,000 PEL episodes, and we thank you highly for that.
As you can also see, our monthly downloads are over 100K per month, which only started happening in December when the iTunes store featured us and started sending us heaps more traffic. In the past month I’ve noticed us in the “What’s Hot” section not only in our traditional “Society & Culture” category (the parent of “Philosophy”), I’ve seen us likewise featured on the Arts and Comedy category pages, as well as the overall podcast “Staff Favorites.”
We also recently hit our 3rd birthday; our first episode was recorded on April 19, 2009, with our web site up on May 12. Huge thanks to all of your for listening, reading, and participating. Thanks also to the great guest participants and bloggers, as well as the people who’ve helped us edit our recent episodes (anyone else with sound editing experience want to get in on this?), and those who’ve helped get the word out through their own blogs, Facebook posts, Tweets, and other outlets. It’s been a great trip so far, and we have no plans to stop until 13% of the earth’s population recognizes the value and enjoyment of philosophy. (And I’m sure the $1 suggested donations for all those million episodes will be coming in any day now so we can all quit our jobs.)