2018 has really been a banner year for Revision Path. We turned five years old, our listener audience expanded on to Spotify and iHeartRadio, and we were included as part of a design research summit in Switzerland. On a personal note, I was awarded the Steven Heller Prize for Cultural Commentary from AIGA, which means a lot in terms of exposing Revision Path to a greater audience, as well as affirming and certifying our place in design history.
And as the year wraps up, there’s one more big announcement to make — we’re moving to a media network!
As many of you know, I joined the team at Glitch a year ago, and they have been a huge supporter of the show as a sponsor. Now Glitch is creating a media network, and Revision Path is joining this network and I am moving into a new position as head of media at the company.
Now I know this might seem a little sudden, but it’s been in the works for a few months now and it’s finally beginning to take shape. Here are some of the changes you can expect once the transition to Glitch is complete.
A New Website
Behold — we have a new website! (Sorta.)
We started publishing new episodes of the podcast over on Glitch earlier this month, and we’ve been tinkering around with the design to match the other media properties there. Starting January 1, 2019, new episodes will only be published on Glitch, and this website will stay up as an archive as we migrate the podcast archive over the next few weeks. (We’re still working out how not to lose all the great SEO juice we’ve gained over the years, but we’ll update the URLs and everything in our RSS feed also.)
A New Team
Revision Path would be nothing without our team of contributors, volunteers, and others who helped get the platform to where it is today. Joining this new media network at Glitch means that I’ll have the chance to build a new team also! I will still be the host and executive producer of the podcast, but we’ll be hiring a new editor and an associate producer and a few other roles in the coming months. Keep an eye out on the Glitch careers page for those job listings, which will go up in January.
I cannot thank our long-time editor RJ Basilio enough for all his hard work with the podcast. He is one of the best in the business, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with him over all these years.
Full Transcripts for New Episodes
Listeners have asked for this for years! Starting with episode 276, episodes will now have full transcripts! The rest of the archive will not be transcribed, but are still available for listening in our archives.
Greater Focus on the Podcast
Overall, these changes mean a greater focus on the podcast.
With this new website, there will be no dedicated blog, job board, donation page, or other secondary content pages for the podcast. We’re also putting our Patreon page and our monthly newsletter on hiatus beginning January 1. I’ve already sent out information to all our subscribers, patrons, and past and present contributors to Revision Path, and I’m giving our writers time to copy their articles for offline storage before the site fully transitions to Glitch by the end of Q1 2019.
Huge, huge thanks to these contributors, as well as for all the companies who used the job board and for all of our lovely supporters on Patreon. Your hard work and trust and support mean the world to me, and I cannot thank you all enough.
The next chapter of Revision Path is here, and we have so many dope plans coming up! I hope you will continue to join us as we grow in 2019 as part of Glitch Media!