The Mudhuts Podcast – Truly Innovative : Truly Independent
“If you do not remove the offending text immediately, the relevant legal action will be taken to recover appropriate damages”– The solicitor of a well known TV personality
Mudhuts Media was something of an enigma.
For just about 10 years, it became a global (yes, really) phenomenon whose legacy is still being felt today. It was home to writers, performers and assorted ne’er do wells and scoundrels. It had a forum on which no subject was taboo, and where only the strong survived. It organised charity and nostalgia nights which raised money for good causes. It had a network of connections which other sites can only dream of. It produced digital radio shows. It produced magazines. And it produced podcasts before they were even remotely fashionable. Not the puny 20 minute soundbites that have made plenty of people rich since then, though. No, we’re talking nearly 3 hours in some cases.
Elsewhere, Mudhuts Media was the target of many attacks, almost all from the very people who didn’t survive the maulings dished out because they couldn’t deliver when it mattered. Despite never topping 500 members over the course of its life, traffic routinely exceeded 1 million visitors a year and peaked at nearly 2.5 million during 2009.
The quote you see above comes from one of many letters and emails of complaint received over the course of a decade through which Mudhuts Media blazed its own trail.
In case you’re wondering, it didn’t end in tears. Almost, but not quite.
So why this site? Well, it’s not a tribute, exactly, it’s merely a place where the Mudhuts Media Podcasts can live on and where people can download them and listen at their leisure. If we had a pound for every time we were asked what happened to all the podcasts, we’d have almost a pound, so let’s pretend they’re back by popular demand, and not as a part of some ill-conceived vanity project.