The Maiden Fan Podcast | Iron Maiden Week (Day One)

I discovered podcasting back in 2004 when a co-worker told me I should make one. The first one I ever listened to was my own. It was a silly/childish/dirty comedy show where I sang a lot of silly songs and did dumb skits. It was fun as hell, but it ran its course after a few dozen episodes.

By 2007, podcasting was becoming more popular and there were many niche podcasts out there that were made for specific topics. I wanted to do something along those lines, so I figured the best topics to talk about are the ones you are most passionate about.

Naturally, I chose to do a podcast about Iron Maiden.

As far as I was concerned, it was very successful. What does that mean? Well it blew away anything else I did with at one time sneaking over the 700 listener number. In the radio world, or the pro podcast world, that number might as well be zero - but in my world, those 700 listeners felt like millions.

The biggest problem with the show - was me. The shows took a long time to produce, and I just never too enough time to do enough of them or get them released on a regular basis. In the end, I only did 10 episodes of the podcast over a span of a few years. It's a show I always want to someday revisit. Who knows, maybe an 11th episode will materialize. Until then, I wanted to share with you all 10 episodes that were produced and released.

Enjoy, and up the Irons!



Episode One: Maiden and Me


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Released June 27, 2007
This episode was a basic introduction to me, the show, and what Iron Maiden means to me.




Episode Two: Bruce Dickinson


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/02_BruceDickinson.mp3"]

Released August 27, 2007
This episode was all about lead singer Bruce Dickinson.




Episode Three: Covers & Tributes


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/03_CoversTributes.mp3"]

Released November 13, 2007
This episode is exactly how it sounds - it's about Maiden covers and Maiden tribute bands - including a cover song I recorded myself.




Episode Four: Powerslave


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/04_Powerslave.mp3"]

Released March 1, 2008
This episode I discuss the 1984 album Powerslave.




Episode Five: Somewhere Back in Time, Part I


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Released June 20, 2008
This episode was all about me going to see Maiden live that night.




Episode Six: Somewhere Back in Time, Part II


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/06_SomewhereBackInTime2.mp3"]

Released December 9, 2008
I took forever to follow up with my talk about the show I saw - 6 months ealier. Told I was bad!




Episode Seven: A Very Maiden Christmas


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/07_Christmas.mp3"]

Released December 23, 2008
Every show needs a holiday special.




Episode Eight: Blaze Bayley


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/08_BlazeBayley.mp3"]

Released January 18, 2009
I talk about former Iron Maiden vocalist who sang for two Iron Maiden albums during Bruce's time away from the band.




Episode Nine: Another Email Show


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/09_AnotherEmailShow.mp3"]

Released February 7, 2009
I go through listener email that had been piling up.




Episode Ten: Top Ten Songs I Wish I Could See Maiden Play Live


[audio src="https://archive.org/download/TheMaidenFanPodcast/10_LiveWishlist.mp3"]

Released July 15, 2010
Yup, you heard that right - over a year had gone buy since I put out an episode.




There were a couple 5 minute mini-shows I put out, but as far as actual episodes - only 10 over a 3 year period. But that's it - it was a ton of fun doing it, even with how sporadically I did it. I hope you listen to a few and enjoy them.

Happy Iron Maiden Week and Up The Irons!
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