Sad news as blogger/podcaster Dan Levy announced on Monday that his On The DL podcast is coming to an end next month.
“I’ve decided to stop doing the show, and stop posting regularly on this site and on the podcast site. Before we started doing daily shows, I talked with both Jamie Mottram and JE Skeets and they both told me it would make me go insane.
I feel like my brain is segmented in a way that’s unfamiliar. I’m in a weird funk, and the more and more I try to get out of this funk the funkier I feel. Usually that’s a good thing, but in this case it’s just writing on the wall that it’s time to stop playing in this giant internet sandbox for a while.
We started this show what feels like a decade ago, hoping it would turn into something. We are so grateful that it eventually turned into way more than we ever hoped. We do a great show, and try to give the listeners something entertaining and thought-provoking every day (or close to every day).
But I always said that when I stopped caring, I’d give it up. I respect the audience too much to half-ass the show or do it twice a week or whenever I feel like talking. We’ve become a daily part of many people’s lives and it’s not fair to them…to you…to do it half-assed.
Why now? Well, I wanted to get to 600, but I just don’t think I can. So 555 sounds like fun, and it’s far enough away that we can still talk about the NCAA Tournament and the Masters.”
One of the reasons why Levy is ending the podcast is to spend more time with his family, including his toddler Max, who has hemophilia. Plus, Levy admitted that he’s losing money by doing the podcast.
For those who haven’t heard of Levy or On The DL, I highly recommend checking out the archives.