It’s time.

It’s time to tell you all that FurCast is ending.

The first thing I want to say is that me, and everyone involved in the history of the production of this show absolutely love you guys. There has been so much blood, sweat and tears over these years to try and bring you all happiness, help us all have fun, and bring people together. Every single decision I’ve made over the past decade has factored in the community, and same goes with everyone else on the team.

It feels weird to write this message by myself, as there has been much love and care put in by many others to make this happen. There are various sides, there are various arguments, but make no mistake, ending FurCast is my decision.

I’m sorry to say, it’s time.

It’s a breakup, it’s rough. There is so much on the line for each of us personally as we’ve approached this point, but still, it’s time.

It’s been a damn good run for these 10 years, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

The future:

The XBN network, FNT, and various other projects will be coming back soon, but not FurCast.

Over time, we may pivot the FurCast chats to become more generic “XBN Community” chats. I understand many of you may leave, and I’m sure many will stay. I’m also aware that there’s a decent number of you that happily participate in our community yet have never even heard our shows heh x3. The point is: we’ll still be here, though under a different brand.

The Patreon will remain in pause mode, and may be deleted soon.

The FurCast website will transition into an archival state and the content will be preserved.

Twin Tails are awesome nice guys, and we’re so grateful to have been able to work with them. Our sponsorship and references to each other will dwindle and disappear over time as we make this transition to an archival state. I look forward to chatting with them about new ideas over a beer at a con sometime, when those are a thing again.

Finally, all of us are alive, healthy, and swarming with creativity in our minds. I’m sure each of us will be doing new things. I encourage everyone to follow us show hosts as well as production staff on social media. I’m excited to see the new things they will create on their own.

Please stay safe, stay cozy, know that you are loved. See you all at a con soon.

*hug*

-Paradox

Comments:

  1. I have made so many friends from the shows. Getting to know what’s going on in the furry world. Meeting people that were on the show or a part of it. It brought me so much joy and happiness. Some Saturday evenings I had to decide if I wanted to stay home and watch the show or do something else. I will miss all of this, but I am glad to know I can still meet up with the people who have become friends and see them again at cons of the future.

    Many times one is sad or even angry that something they like is going away or will not be around, but then new or improved things come along to replace it. We are furries and always improving or making things more fun and better. Thanks Paradox and crew for all you have done!

  2. This is very sad news, I always listen to you on Youtube and try to make it during the live shows. You all are the only podcast that I actually found entertaining and something I could listen to when I am feeling down. I was even gonna binge all the episodes so I can be more than fully caught up for the newest one. But unfortunately all good things end, I’m just glad that I got to see the beauty in action. I do hope it will eventually come back even in the least likely chance. I hope you are staying safe and I’ll see you in the next FNT.

  3. This is so sudden and strange. I did see the cracks starting to show, but I did not expect things to just stop. Truly, the furry community is losing something by this podcast ending.

    My best goes out to all the creators at XBN.

  4. It’s extremely sad to see you guys go. I’ve been listening for about a year now and I loved every show you’ve produced. Whenever I’d feel depressed I’d turn on your show and let my problems go away. I’m really going to miss your guy’s show but who knows, maybe in a year or two there’ll be a reboot. It’s probably not going to happen but I like to be optimistic. I will always support you guys any way I can and I know all of you will find something else to do creatively and you’ll all excel in it. Love you all.

    With deer boops and love
    -Ziggy

  5. The possibility of this happening appeared on my 2020 fear list several months ago. I’ve had many fun Saturday evenings listening to FurCast, and the archive stream has made long drives feel like I wasn’t alone the last several years. I’m very sad this came about but respect your decision.

    You’re all very special and important to me and I remain optimistic that there’s something on the horizon…

    Hugs across the aether for all y’all.

  6. I came across FurCast by accident. And when I first listened, I felt a kinship with what drew me into the community in the first place back in the early 90s. You created something special: irreverant and respectful … boisterous and (at times) serious. I’m sorry to see the show end but you created something to inspire others and keep the wild, weird, and wonderful spirit of our furry community alive and well!

    Thank you!

    Thank you for creating this space and encouraging the ensuing generations of crazy animal people to embrace who they are, find family amongst others who share their interests, and encourage an uplifting environment for everyone to explore what they have in the animal parts of their brains.

    Be well!

    Be loved!

    Be yourselves!

    Yours,
    Sylvan

  7. Damn this is a hard read, one last casualty of 2020 eh? Came across the show when I was starting to seriously participate in the fandom and its meant a lot to me for the past 6 years or so. Lost the habit of watching it after college and I was in the process of catching up on a year’s worth of shows on seeing this. Was looking forawrd to getting back to watching live shows afterwards but guess we all have to keep moving forward, can’t go back to the way things used to be.

    You guys have provided some brilliant and hilarious content, fascinating discussions and a real sense of community even for those not actively taking part. Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put in and all the years of fun and laughter. As we say here, the craic has been mighty 😛

    Wishing ye all the best for the future from the bottom of my heart.

    A longtime fan,
    Righin

  8. Hey Paradox,

    I’m not usually one to leave comments — I tend to lurk — but I feel the need to make an exception just this once. I’ve been tuning in to FurCast for about 5 or 6 years now. In that time, I graduated high school and college, and began what may or may not be a lifelong career. It was a wild and terrifying ride, but this show was a wonderful diversion when I needed it. I loved the discussions, banter, and music, and I loved the fact that there were clearly furries like *me* out there. It incentivized me to take part in my local community more, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve forged many great friendships along the way.

    Though I no longer have time to stay up-to-date with all the latest episodes, I’m still compelled to check the site every now and again to watch what I can. FurCast is part of my *routine* at this point and, until now, I didn’t see that changing. But all good things must come to an end.

    I’m going to miss this show — this fun, happy presence in my life — immensely. Nevertheless, I’m so glad it existed in the first place. Thank you, Paradox and everyone else involved, for bringing it into existence! FurCast really was something special…

  9. I had no say in it’s ending. No consideration. My heart is broken and had to learn the announcement from fans and sponsor and not even from the person I created this and shared my life with. My soul has been crushed, fans lied to and just sheer disappointment in no reason given, but you can continue, without any remorse, the shows you want. No Christmas Special as promised, No We’ll be back in 2021 but you needed a break, only to find you lied to me again.

    I see the break was breaking me from your life, without even saying goodbye. Which is something I can never forgive.

    Fans, I Love you all. You learned faster than me that this was over and I’m sorry, for there is no way for me to make new content for you, to joke with you, to entertain, and there was no fight between me and Paradox to cause this just that he left. I don’t have equipment, cameras, mics or anything to produce anything. I have an empty room filled with empty dreams.

    Fayroe,
    Your Once Blue Host, a now very dull gray.

    1. Dude… you have a phone. Hold it out in-front of you. Press record. Press upload. Done. Easy.

      I get ya depressed. A lot of us are. But don’t be all “He took my voice away.”

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