Good morning, everyone!

I hope that you’re all enjoying your sundry church services, Humanist gatherings, and/or LUEE podcast-listening-sessions.

You may have noticed a brief interruption in your Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast service two weeks ago. If so, I apologise! (If not, keep reading anyway. There’s good news at the end of this post!) We’ve changed file hosting services, and while our new service is much cheaper (by roughly an order of magnitude), this meant that we needed to do some behind-the-scenes work to make the transition as smooth as possible while ensuring that everyone still got their podcast fix!

So far, so good, but a few people (not everyone) reported that iTunes stopped updating their feed. So, if your feed (your list of podcasts in iTunes, Zune, Google Reader, or whatever) doesn’t contain Episode 29: Zombies! Part 1! or Episode 30: To Vaccinate, or Not to Vaccinate? then you’ll probably have to resubscribe.

For iTunes users, this is pretty straightforward. Simply go to the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast page in iTunes (click on that link then click “View In iTunes”) and hit “Subscribe”. Then you’re all set! If you’re not using iTunes, you’ll have to point your podcatcher to our new feed at How exactly you do that will vary depending on which service you use, but feel free to comment here if you have any difficulty and we’ll try to help you out!

For those of you who had no trouble with the update, congratulations! For those of you who did experience difficulty, we heartily apologise, and offer you this in consolation: We’re going to make it up to you! Starting this week, we plan to return to a weekly podcast schedule!

Robert Shindler, our former Executive Producer, has moved back to Alberta, leaving the podcast in the able hands of Greg Christensen and Ashlyn Noble (with Leslie and myself helping out, too). Their plan (well, Ashlyn’s plan, really) is to keep the regular biweekly podcast schedule untouched, but to add shows on the off weeks that are dedicated to going over sciency or skeptical news items that might otherwise be missed. This will give us more time for news than we usually have on the show, it’ll free up more time on the non-news-themed weeks to cover our topic, and it’ll give us weekly content again. Huzzah!

You can expect the first news-centric show one week from today!

As always, we crave your feedback, so feel free to comment below or to send us an email at And remember: an iTunes review is the highest form of flattery.

About Gem Newman

Medical student and former software developer. Host of the Life, the Universe & Everything Else podcast. Past organizer of the Winnipeg Skeptics. Former board chair at Bad Science Watch. Writer of things. Grower of beards. He/him.

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