TheForce.net shut down their flagship podcast, the ForceCast, yesterday. The actual announcement from TFN content manager Dustin Roberts is brief, but almost all the background on what led up to it has played out on Twitter and Facebook, with the relevant bits helpfully gathered up by Brian over at Tosche Station.
UPDATE: Ex-manager/host Erik Blythe gave his side of the story in a live Q&A last night. You can listen to that here.
The whole situation is pretty odd, to say the least. The ForceCast had long since ceased to be the podcast for the fandom, but it is certainly the end of an era.
2 Replies to “TheForce.Net shuts down flagship ForceCast podcast”
They never seemed to recover from the departure of the RFR guys a few years back. As much as I enjoyed some of the people they had hosting after that, the show was inconsistent in quality, content and availability and with so many other podcasts out there I eventually stopped listening to this one without really noticing it had happened.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away TheForce.net was THE Star Wars website.
Today, it is just “A” website.
The same is true about its podcast. It is a pity. I won’t miss it.
Oh well, “times are a-changing”, I guess.
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