Over the past two seasons since becoming a postgame show, AC Pod has become the number one source of Anaheim Ducks news, analysis, and stupid bits on the internet. We’ve grown a tremendous amount since 2017, up almost 600% in downloads (no, I’m not talking about from one listener to 250, I’m talking in the tens of thousands of listeners-type of growth) since we switched to a postgame format.
That growth has allowed us to make an exciting announcement: AC Pod is now part of the Vox Media Podcast Network! We’re joining Vox’s family of more than 80 podcasts bringing you the best content on the internet.
What does this mean for you?
In terms of where you can listen to the podcast, very little is changing. You will still be able to listen to the show on Apple Podcasts and Youtube. We will also be on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher in the coming days!
We will, of course, continue broadcasting live on Twitch, so nothing will change there. Don’t worry, live, drunk pods are alive and well.
If you’re a Patreon subscriber, nothing is changing on that end either: if you’re a $5/month subscriber, you will still get two exclusive bonus episodes per month, with more benefits coming soon!
The only significant change as far as places to listen goes is that we will no longer be available on SoundCloud. We are in the process of making sure most of our episodes that were previously hosted on SoundCloud are available on our new platform, so make sure to subscribe to us through one of the new channels.
For those of you listening to the show after we record through any of these supported podcast services, we want to note that you will now be hearing advertising on the show. It’s just a couple of short ads that will help support us in our efforts to continue to grow and innovate as we bring you the best content. I’m confident this won’t be a dramatic shift in your listening habits.
Please bear with us over the next couple of weeks or so as we complete the transition to the Vox platform, especially if there’s any technical issues or episodes not available through any of the podcasting platforms. But that’s why we’re doing this in the offseason, instead of in the middle of the season. These issues should be taken care of very soon.
We’re extremely excited for the opportunities this change will afford us moving forward, including the potential for additional shows to be added under the Anaheim Calling umbrella! Our listeners are the reason we are able to do this, and we will never stop being grateful for your support.