Switchblade Sisters will drop its last episode on February 25, 2021. We’ll let host April Wolfe explain in her own words below. Maximum Fun is very grateful for everything we’ve learned from her and the female filmmakers she’s brought onto the show over the past three and a half years. We’ll miss April and Switchblade Sisters, but we’re excited to see what’s in store for her next!
Here are a few words from April:
Friends, it is a bittersweet Thursday, because I must announce that I’ve decided to end Switchblade Sisters. I know this news will come as a disappointment to listeners, many of whom have stuck by us since the beginning. That’s the bitter part. The sweet part is more personal and has to do with my writing work ramping up and my inability to devote the time necessary to keep the show at the high caliber we set for it. If you listen to us, you know every episode is extremely researched—and meticulously produced and edited by Casey O’Brien. We’ve always been on the academic-entertainment end of the spectrum, but it takes quite a bit of time and effort to accomplish that.
The good news is that our show is what you’d call “evergreen,” meaning the archived episodes will always be relevant, and available for you to visit or revisit. Each is meant to be a mini-masterclass. But if you’re craving more contemporary film discussions, may I direct your attention to my podcast alma mater, Who Shot Ya?, hosted by Ify, Drea, and Alonso.
If you’re a member who supports other shows on MaxFun, the money you put towards Switchblade Sisters will automatically be split up among those other shows after ours ends. If this is the only show you support, please hang tight until March 1. You’ll get an email from the network about what to do next.
I also want to take a moment to address our last episode, which will be unleashed February 25. We want it to be an all-star blowout, and we need your help. Casey has set up a hotline (818-962-0286), where you can dial in and leave a message for us. Maybe tell us what the show has meant to you. Maybe tell us which movie you would have picked if you were a guest. Whatever you wanna say—go tits to the glass with it. Just keep it under 1 minute and call on or before February 17.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you for listening, for telling a friend to listen, or for becoming a member to support our show financially. You helped make Switchblade possible for nearly 3 1/2 years, and if you’ve ever picked up one of our enamel pins, I hope you continue to wear it with pride.
Thank you for all of your support of Switchblade Sisters! Past episodes of the show will continue to be available on the RSS feed and on maximumfun.org for streaming. If you’d like to keep up with April and the new projects she has going on you can follow her on Twitter @awolfeful.