It’s always fascinating to look at numbers—I forget so easily that items put out online reach not just the 319 million people in the United States but potentially the billions worldwide. Even with something that I think of as relatively narrow in scope like the double bass, looking at stats for Contrabass Conversations makes me realize what a global reach we have.
When I log into my stats dashboard, I see literally dozens of countries well-represented, particularly the following (not surprising for an English language podcast):
- United States
- United Kingdom
So far (and this is with a five year hiatus), we’re at 500,000 total downloads. That’s a tremendous amount by any metric, particularly for something as specialized as what we’re doing here. It makes me excited for the future of this venture. We’ve actually averaged in the thousands of downloads even over all those years of dormancy. Now that we’re back on a weekly schedule, I wonder where we’ll be in six months, a year, or five years down the road?
This international reach makes me realize that we need to do more to expand our reach globally. If you there have recommendations on international guests or, better yet, if you’d be up for doing an interview yourself, please let me know! I am more than happy to provide a platform for you to publish an interview (we’ve done this several times in the past).