Episode 5 is killing me.
I sort of wish I could’ve faced this topic deeper into the podcast, but maybe it’s good that it turned up so early; there will be fewer listeners to be offended this early on.
This podcast may not be the appropriate venue for exploring my personal views on the subjects of race, religion and discrimination as I do in upcoming episode 5, but it would be cowardly not to with this important topic that has plopped itself in front of me unexpectedly.
The actual incidents of discrimination I’ve experienced in Japan were not nearly so difficult to deal with compared to coming up with what I want to say to piece this episode together. And the connection to Islam in this story makes it irresistible and necessary to tie in the religion aspect that is so particularly relevant in this case.
I’m committed to outputting these Savage Snow podcast episodes in the order they occur, so this production challenge has to be faced and dealt with now before I can move on to all the happier and easier to produce stuff that lies ahead, much of it already recorded.
Episode 5 is largely finished, but I need to sleep on it a couple more days and possibly do some more whittling before letting it be heard.
For the few persons out there who might be observing this small, fun (though at the moment laborious) project take shape, I felt I had an obligation to write something here and let you know what’s going on.
A nice thing about this podcast is that I don’t have to create much new content during the editing process. There is very little additional content needed to be generated beyond the hello and goodbye clips. I typically just pare down the soundseeing audio & interviews, and the shows are mostly done. That paring down process is not a small task, but it is nice that I already have most of the content I need when sitting down to edit.
Episode 5 is definitely an exception and the subject matter, along with some of my not-so-popular beliefs regarding the subject matter, makes this a tough one to crank out. It’s coming though.
I hope 1 or 2 of this podcast’s 3 listeners are tolerant enough to hang in there and don’t choose to unsubscribe after they hear the next recording.
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