For those who don't follow along on Twitter, 5by5, iTunes, RSS, Flipboard, various podcast apps, or newspapers, I bring you sad news.
We've brought Bionic to an end just after its second birthday.
Given our workloads, Myke and I made the decision a few months back to start moving towards a conclusion. And, with deft artistry and exhaustive show notes, we navigated our way to an end at episode 95.
(Less than 25% of that's true, but let's remember this moment fondly with a touch of romanticism. Like the creators of most mainstream television endings.)
Historians often reflect upon Bionic's turning point — episode 51 — wherein Myke accidentally loosened his grip on the narrative and we ended up on an odd trajectory discussing nothing in particular for 44 episodes. So, for those looking to see what all of this was about or wondering why "Car, Plane, or Boat?" is a serious question, I'd recommend starting there.
I mention those episodes because, simply put, Bionic's later moments — fondly known as the Bonanza episodes — were a constant source of happiness for Myke and I.
Personally, whilst going through periods of intense self-doubt and worry regarding Need and the future, Bionic represented a moment — albeit brief — of respite, ridiculousness, and disconnection from reality. I know it was emblematic of something similar for Myke, too.
For that feeling, I cannot thank our supporters enough.
Neither of us could've ever predicted the response to our show — from apps (plural) to GIF competitions to screenplays to websites — and we're both honored to have had enjoyed this journey with each of you. People like John Voorhees, Andrew Clark, Matt Policastro, Forgotten Towel/Frank Towers, Joe Steel, Robb Lewis, David Young, and Stephen Hackett have made this a remarkable experience and we cannot thank each of you enough.
Special thanks, too, to Merlin Mann and Marco Arment for ushering Bionic from an unknown show to something with dozens of listeners.
You can find the vast majority of the creative work surrounding Bionic at vlcnr.com. (We'll keep this online indefinitely.) And, for a brief moment, there might be one or two stickers available. (Sadly, most sold out before the final episode was even released.)
For those looking to fill the void, Myke produces some of the best podcasts around and I urge you to listen to them. (You already do, but listen to them more. Or twice. Something.)
And, for businesses out there, sponsoring podcasts works. Support the industry and support the fantastic work people are producing everyday.
Thank you for all the support, time, and care. We truly appreciate it.
(Also, remember when I wrote about things? Fun times.)