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Take a Trip Through Seven Years of The Swimcast

On Monday, June 18th, 2007, an experiment in all things Swim was born:

Podcast Zero (6/18/2007)
http://www.agentsofgeek.com//swimcast/athf_cast_1.mp3″>

The podcast was originally meant to discuss mainly Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but we found that we were done with that in about 2 episodes. From there, we needed a name and a logo. We decided on the elaborate “Aqua Teen Central Presents Colon Adult Swim Podcast Intended for the Internet” (an obvious take-off of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters”).

Episode 24b: The Logo Contest (4/11/2008)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/swimcast24b.mp3″>

After hearing the wise words of one Dana Snyder (Master Shake) about how podcasts are pretty vanilla and there should be different “casts,” we decided on changing the word “podcast” in the name as well. On the advice of eventual logo contest winner and co-host, animation madman Max Gilardi (hotdiggedydemon), we changed “pod” to “swim.”

Episode 59: The Swimmies 2009 (2/27/2009)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/fiftynine.mp3″>

The show itself was (and still is) always experimental. Aside from news and info, we’ve done retrospective shows regarding some of the old school Swim content. We’ve also done tributes to music, awards shows (that may or may not have been rigged), and shows streamed live.

Episode 101: Dino Stamotopoulos Interview (7/5/2010)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/onehundredtwo.mp3″>

By the time 2010 came around, we hit it big with a number of spectacular interviews as well as some live, in-person recordings from Atlanta’s Dragon Con. In addition, our two Cancer Marathons, “Swim Against Cancer” were a big success, raising nearly $2,000.00!

Episode 125: Dave Willis Interview #2 (5/12/2011)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/onehundredtwentyfive.mp3″>

By 2011, the success of the previous year was dying down. More staff changes begat more experiments in silliness… which begat massive shows (sometimes ranging from 2 – 4 hour podcasts). But the show continued on.

Episode 136: Dragon Con Panel #2 w/ Christy Karacas (10/2/2012)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/swimcast139.mp3″>

The following year, we outsourced a lot of the experimental stuff and idle chit-chat elsewhere. We cleaned up, made the show a focused 45 minute to 1 hour fun-filled Adult Swim experience. Getting the ears of Swim proper, we managed to get even more guests.

Episode 147: Venture Bros. S5 Premiere Recap (6/7/2013)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/swimcast147.mp3″>

Even after all the years that passed, we still didn’t forget what brought us to the dance. Despite even more staff changes due to (mostly) lives getting in the way, we held some great specials (with special guests, especially) as well as more great interviews.

 

Episode 153: Upfront Presentation Recap (5/15/2014)http://www.adultswimcentral.com/swimcast/swimcast153.mp3″>

Despite everything that’s gone on… experimentation, staff changes, dialing down episodes, etc., the goal is still the same after seven long years: Give the fans the best in Adult Swim news, info, and more!

You can relive all the past memories (good or bad) over at http://swimcast.adultswimcentral.com as well as iTunes.

Here’s to seven full years of Swimcast, and to (hopefully) seven more to come (if not more)!

 

The Author

John J. Galbo

John J. Galbo

New York-based John J. is Contributing Editor for Agents of Geek. He is also Creator/Chief Operating Officer of [adult swim] central and co-founder of ACPN.
He co-hosts The Swimcast and Adventure Club Podcast, among others.

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