May 16, 2016

Season 5 Report

While we always work to innovate and improve our process, Season 5 of Ottoman History Podcast was very much about sustaining the project that we have slowly built since 2011. As in other years, we succeeded in maintaining a pace of roughly one episode release per week, publishing a total of 52 interviews and conversations between July 2015 and May 2016. In our continued efforts to expand the range of topics covered on the program, we also expanded our team, recording with more hosts in a wider variety of locations than in any other season. In doing so, we worked to reach new audiences and keep the interest of our core group of the more than 20,000 Facebook users who regularly receive our content. Most importantly, we continued to improve upon the production side of the program while remaining institutionally independent and self-funded.