Episode-100: Thank You

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We’re somewhat at a loss for words.

When we first began Sake On Air back in October of 2018 it was by no means a given that we would wind up putting 100 episodes about sake and shochu out into the world.

Ambition, intertwined with ongoing effort to make a sake-centric podcast a reality was actually years in the making prior to this thing ever getting started. There was a feeling that something of this nature ought to exist, but with no real sake-specific precedent for reference, we had no idea as to whether or not anyone would actually listen, or if there was enough interest out in the world to justify this sort of production.

This week, we just want to say, “Thank you,” to everyone for proving to us and the global sake community at large that we were just the right amount of crazy not only for starting Sake On Air in the first place, but also for keeping this thing going.

We’ve always hoped that Sake On Air could be somewhat educational for those with both a new or insatiable interest in sake or shochu, but with so many great educational programs available nowadays, more than anything we’ve wanted the show to be a place where we could expand the dialogue – and in turn, the breadth of possibilities – for how these incredible drinks could live in the lives of both casual drinkers, as well as enthusiasts. We want for anyone and everyone with a spark of interest in the world of sake to feel comfortable and empowered to integrate these into their life in a way that makes sense for them, as well as share that experience with others. We know that one 60-minute episode isn’t enough to capture the depth and breadth of what the worlds of sake and shochu have to offer, but by keeping a large cast of hosts and inviting a wide range of guests to explore a variety of topics every other week, our hope is that the cumulative output of Sake On Air will be something evergreen for both new and old listeners for years to come.

We don’t know what the future will bring for the show – or whether or not another 100 episodes are even in our future – but this week, we just wanted to take a moment and express our thanks to all of our listeners for continuing to be our inspiration for keeping this going. So go ahead and grab your favorite koji-powered beverage and tune in.

If you like, you can share with us your own thoughts on how Sake On Air can continue to contribute to your life with sake and shochu. We’ll keep doing this as long as we feel we’re in a position to bring something meaningful and useful to the table. What that looks like is as up to you, our listeners, as it is to us. We love hearing from you, so please do reach out to us on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook, or you can always email us directly at questions@sakeonair.com.

Thanks so much for letting us do this 100 times. We’ll be back with round 101 before you know it.  
Until then, kampai!

Sake On Air is made possible with the generous support of the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association and is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center in Tokyo. The show is brought to you by Potts.K Productions with audio production by Frank Walter. Our theme, “Younger Today Than Tomorrow” was composed by forSomethingNew for Sake On Air.