Many of you have asked me what has happened to the Sometimes podcast and the original Hall of Mirrors - and where, if anywhere, can you find them. Well, here's what happened ...
A few months ago, Mevio.com, a site once dedicated mostly to podcasts, became a site mostly dedicated to video. They dumped all but their own flagship podcasts and left hundreds, maybe thousands of podcasters, without show hosting. There was no warning, no opportunity to pay, the shows were just deleted.
This happened to me. I lost my original Hall of Mirrors podcast - along with the associated itunes reviews (Mevio supplied iTunes, so when that went, its iTunes feed went too). That was the really galling thing - I lost at least 500 5-star reviews . I also lost Sometimes, Miss Wong, Someday We'll Meet Again, The Bonus Track, and the Secret Room edition of Hall of Mirrors' Wet Velvet. So I lost a lot - five years of work gone in a flash.
I couldn't start re-posting these deleted shows in my main feed because U&F was still being podcast, and the news on the Sometimes and Hall of Mirrors was years out of date - and this is the reason I still can't re-post them in my feed; news from 2007 is not news, it's olds.
Podiobooks was also affected by the Mevio deletions because the Mevio Hall of Mirrors directly supplied Podiobooks, so when Mevio went, so did Podiobooks' HoM episodes (along with another 400 or 500 itunes reviews ). To fix the problem with Podiobooks, I re-edited and re-uploaded the Hall of Mirrors shows; I shortened the original intros, cut off the old news and chit-chat from 2007 / 2008, and I also included Wet Velvet into Hall of Mirrors Vol 2. So all in all, that was no bad thing ... But what if you liked the original intros? Liked the chit-chat? Even liked to hear the old promos? Well, thanks to Archive.org, I've now been able to re-upload those old Hall of Mirrors episodes as they were originally podcast. And not only has the original Hall of Mirrors found a new home, but also Sometimes episodes 1-16, including The Bonus Track episodes from 2007. Hot diggedy dog! My whole archive is now at Archive.org. So if you want to catch up on everything you may have missed between 2007 and 2011, now you can
If all this sounds incredibly confusing, the short version is this:
Click here for the original Hall of Mirrors Podcast
Click here for Mike Bennett Sometimes Episodes 1-16 (and the Bonus Track episodes).