We’ve renamed the show. Weekly is no more. It’s called Search Engine now.
Why the new name? Well, we found out, as we made the show, that that is the right title for the thing we ended up making.
Search Engine is a show where we try to answer the kinds of questions that you might normally ask the internet. Questions that might be too potentially dumb-sounding, or too personal, or too hard to answer otherwise.
Making the show has turned into a surprisingly personal endeavor. I should have realized this at the start, but it turns out that you learn a lot about yourself when you find out what questions you want answered. I’ve learned a lot about our listeners and their curiosity too, and if you’ve got a question, I’m still taking them.
Search Engine will launch on July 7. We’re going to publish forty episodes after that. If enough people like it, we’ll do another forty. We’ve published our episode calendar on the About page for this Substack, which you can find here.
We were impatient to share what we’ve been working on, so we’re releasing one of our episodes early.
It’s called “How sad are the monkeys in the zoo?” And you can listen now on Audacy, Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
We’re able to make this show because we have an ad sales partner, Audacy. Audacy has agreed to sell ads so that the show will have a budget to pay the people who make it. Getting the back-end up and running takes a moment though, hence our July launch.
Once the show is on a regular schedule, we will also turn back on paid Substack subscriptions for people who want to financially contribute to the show. Paid subscribers will be invited to attend our regular board meetings. (This is where we hop on Zoom and paid subscribers, who are my bosses, check in with questions about the show and general reasonable requests.)
We’re having so much fun working on Search Engine, and I’m really looking forward to being a regular presence in your feed again. Other questions we’ll have for you this season include ones about drugs, housing, love, dream jobs, blindness, sushi scandals, Houston (Texas), and dangerous sky coffee.
Can’t wait to share more.
Thanks for listening,
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Oh hell yeah
You and Sruthi!?!?!?!? You have no idea how excited I am. And it’s a great podcast name.