Next week, the Major Spoilers Podcast hits issue #600 – a milestone issue to many. But what is so important about a number with two or more zeroes at the end? Is it because we think something important has happened? Is it tied to a date or the performance of a show? Perhaps it is simply bragging rights.* There are hundreds of podcasts that have passed the 600 episode mark, mostly because they have a daily or multiple times per week release schedule, so hitting 600 doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

The MS-QOTD lands on your lap today asking: Should we celebrate episode 600 of a podcast or not?

* For those wondering, to date the Major Spoilers Podcast Network has produced and released 1,425 episodes.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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8 Comments

  1. November 13, 2014 at 11:33 am — Reply

    I think even hundreds are a place at least a small celebration. It might not feel that important to you, but I sure appreciate all you guys are doing. Give yourselves a little pat in the back, its well earned!

  2. HipHopHead
    November 13, 2014 at 11:54 am — Reply

    Major Spoilers LLC should celebrate the 600th Major Spoilers Podcast. In this era of here today…gone in 5 minutes, one should acknowledge the time spent on their life and/or work.

    Most podcast ARE time capsules, so even though I wasn’t listening 5 or 6 years ago, I have been able to go back in ‘time’ and listen to some classic discussion on WE3, Authority, Gotham Central, American Vampire…just to name a few.

    I have been witness to the birth of Zach on Film, Dueling Review and Top Five.

    I have been introduced to Jason Inman, Ashley Victoria Robinson and Wayne Hall to name a few.

    Almost 1,500 podcasts in total?!?!?! and you had to time to get married, go to soccer practice and work at Gatekeepers Hobbies?

    Looking forward to the next 1,500 podcast

  3. Mark
    November 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    You should totally celebrate 600 episodes!

  4. Greg
    November 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    Yes!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this since episode 570something. You fellas have every reason to celebrate episode 600.

  5. Alisha
    November 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    Why not mix it up a little? Instead of celebrating episode 600, celebrate episode 604 or 612 or some other not-so-special number, and give it an incredibly unnecessary long title like “The Super Spectacular Major Spoilers Podcast 612th Episode Pre-Taped Live Episode Extravaganza Deluxe Special Edition of Super Special Awesomeness Extreme”.

  6. Starks Scraps
    November 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm — Reply

    Absolutely. The 600th episode isnt jsut about Major Spoilers, it’s also about each and everyone of us who come here to post all the time, read the articles, use the Amazon link, tweet, and have our entire day ruined by finally (FINALLY) catching up to Critical Hit. A 600th anniversary celebrates us, you, and how much you guys mean to us!

  7. Kirby
    November 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm — Reply

    Celebrate! Good times come on! Major Spoilers has been a big part of my life for over 7 years, and you guys should celebrate for all the hard work you do.

  8. Oldcomicfan
    November 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    Yes, definitely celebrate #600 – it IS a grand achievement! Just about every other podcast I’ve subscribe to has gone +1+$ up after a hundred or so episodes (if they even made it that far), but you guys are still going strong.
    Congratulations! And Thanks for all the Fish!

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