On Life and Indie Podcasts

June 12, 2018

Long time, no see! Or, er, long time, no hear!

Here at FIRESIDE we've been busy. With life and life's nuances, and with that meant less time working on FIRESIDE. We love this show, and we love all the support we've been receiving, but it's been frustrating wanting to work on this thing you've been creating, but with little time and energy to do so. 

This is a show that was started by an internet campaign where we fundraised over $700.00 in support! This has gone to paying our RSS hosting, our performers, and our website fees. With raising that sum of money, we feel responsible to give you the best product we possibly can, and because of that we've ran into issues where episodes we wrote months ago just didn't hold up to that standard. So we had to go back and rewrite it, getting input and work-shopping until we reached the story we wanted to tell. This was unplanned, obviously, but combined with general stress and anxiety made us push the second half of season one even further.

I, for one, am annoyed and frustrated and overwhelmed with this podcast sometimes. I want to hurry and get everything done and published because we made this promise to you all! I want to do my best to keep it. However, another part of me realizes that maybe, I'm being too hard on myself. This is a new experience, that requires a lot of work, most of which is done on top of my day job. I'm sure this does not vary much from the average independent podcast creator, and if it's pushed back, it's pushed back. But that frustrates us, you know? We want to do this, I want to do this, let's get it DONE!

Ah, but life always has other plans, doesn't it? Time has to be spent renovating a house, moving two states south, recharging after a long work week, taking care of dogs, parents, partners.. But in spite of all of that, we still want this, we still want you to hear this crazy, quirky story we wrote. So, stay tuned. We'll be back on the air.


-FIRESIDE Radio Production Team


Transcripts! Transcripts for everyone!

May 1, 2018

Hey all! We've been hard at work at our transcripts and we have one done! Yes! One!

Ah. One.

Well. Better than none, right? We really wanted to do transcripts as they're a way to make the audio medium more accessible to everyone, and we hope to have all of them done shortly! Ultimately our goal is to release transcripts as their audio counterparts go live. For now, the transcript for Episode 1.1 - Season One Premiere is available to download from our Episodes page. We are working on getting our two promo episodes done next before moving on to Episode 1.2 - Twins.

As always, thank you all for the support, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more updates!

-FIRESIDE Radio Production Team

A Fitting End  feat. Dyllan Becker - PREORDER NOW

April 7, 2018

We have great news everyone! Dyllan Becker, creator and writer of FIRESIDE, has a brand new book coming out called A Fitting End. It is the second volume of the Apocrypha Files Anthology Series, and features familiar stories that may, or may not, end in "Happily Ever After." 

For more information or to preorder A Fitting End, head to Enso Publishing. While you're there, be sure to check out the first volume of the Apocrypha Files Anthology Series entitled From the Ashes Rise

Happy reading, folks!


March 13, 2018

Hey Hamiltonians! Long time, no news! 

As Grandma Jane always says,"No news is good news," but today we have some news.. and it's good! We are proud to announce that after months of waiting, we are finally on Spotify! All of our episodes to date are live and Spotify will be updated every other Sunday along with our RSS feed, Google Play, and iTunes! Check it out!

And, if you haven't already, leave a quick rating for us! Let us know what you think of FIRESIDE so far, we'd love to hear from you! You can leave ratings wherever you may listen to podcasts, or if you listen through our YouTube, you can email us at or through our contact page! 

Thanks for reading, we'll be back with another update very soon!

-Fireside Radio Production Team

Patreon is live!

January 8th, 2018

Hello, lovely citizens of Hamilton! We would like to announce that we officially have a Patreon account! Our Patreon is a way for you to help make our show possible by providing us with some funds. We want to keep the show free but that doesn't mean it's free to create! We have to pay our actors and our graphic designers and pay for the RSS feed and a bunch of other stuff. It's a lot more expensive to keep a show going than you think!

A Patreon is a nice way to provide us with monthly help in bringing the show to all of you! All of the money donated to the Patreon will go right back to the show and you even get perks for helping us out. It's like an IndieGoGo campaign that never ends! Check it out, check out the perks, share and donate if you can! Patreon lets you do one time donations or cancel at any time so you've got nothing to lose!

Now LIVE on RSS and Apple Podcasts!

DECEMBER 31st, 2017

We are starting the new year off right with the launch of our very first promo episode, now live on iTunes and RSS. Links can be found on our home page! We should be on Spotify very soon, so stay tuned!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year! 

-Fireside Radio Production Team