Mar 13, 2014
One day in January 1996, I was flipping through the channels trying to find something to watch. I came across a show with the cutest little blonde I had ever seen. She was talking 90 miles an hour and spinning some fabulous tales about a woman named Xena with whom she travelled. The pause before I flipped to the next channel was maybe three seconds. In that three seconds, I found something that would change my life.
I sat down that night and finished watching "Athens City Academy of the Performing Bards." The next week, my butt was planted in the chair for the next episode and an obsession was born. I had my VCR programmed and ready to go every week and woe to anyone who accidentally messed up my recording. It's been nearly twenty years since I saw that first episode. A lot has changed during that time, but never my love for Xena and Gabrielle.
I love podcasts. When I started this show I had a 2.5-hour commute everyday. I found that listening to podcasts not only helped me stay awake but kept me entertained and informed as well. I listened to Buffy podcasts and Firefly podcasts. Podcasts about politics and science fiction and a hundred other things I was interested in. But I couldn't find a podcast about my favorite obsession...Xena: Warrior Princess. So, I decided to make my own.
The initial shows were just me talking about the Xena episodes. Starting with show #9 I added news about the Xenaverse and reviews of stories, videos, and forum threads. A few other segments make an appearance periodically. Sometimes a friend will drop by and we record commentary together. Those are the best.
It's been six years now since I made that first recording. The first year was sporadic at best. Both my grandparents died within five months of each other making it hard year to concentrate. The next year I moved from Texas to Seattle. Then I got married, moved back to Texas, and now live in Auckland, New Zealand. Real life often gets in the way, but I always come back to XenaCast.
In the future, I hope to continue bringing you this show and keep you informed on what's happening in the world of Xenadom. I am a busy Kiwi wife these days, but I look forward to sharing my stories and adventures with you.
Please feel free to drop me an email any time. I may take a bit but I will definitely get back with you. I hope you enjoy the podcast. It's up to us to keep Xena and Gabrielle alive and well!