Last week, my podcast Kletsheads hit 2000 downloads/plays. That’s with four full episodes, plus a short promo episode, online since late September. Whilst it’s impossible to know whether people who download an episode actually listen to it, and I can see that not everyone who starts playing an episode online actually finishes it, most of them do, and no matter what, I’m still really happy with this result. According to data reported on Lybsyn’s The Feed podcast, to be in the top 50% of podcasts in terms of download numbers, an episode needs to get 165 listens within the first four weeks of being online. Kletsheads episodes have definitely been hitting that mark, and episode 4 on how to tell if a bilingual child has a language delay has had over three times that many downloads/plays since being released on November 1st! In fact, it’s been the most popular episode so far. Good stuff! The fifth episode, on the thorny question of whether there is a bilingual advantage (oftewel Zijn meertalige kinderen slimmer dan eentalige kinderen?), was released today, and this marks the halfway house for the first season. It’s sometimes a bit of a struggle to get episodes out on time, but I’m really enjoying putting them together and the whole creative enterprise involved.