The NiceManPodcast has been a podcast since 2009. It is the brainchild of two childhood friends, Zach and Brian. They started releasing their show in 2009. Weekly episodes were released until February 2013. It basically spanned their college career and in to their first years being free from school. I have been a faithful listener since the very first episode. I actually found out about the podcast from Brian at a forum we both frequented. Unfortunately they have just announced the end of the show. It came as a complete surprise. They had joked about the show ending several times, but the listeners always knew that they would be back.
It’s kind of strange that I would become so attached to this particular show. I mean, I was 35 when I started listening and the guys were 18 or 19. I mentioned to them on several occasions that listening to them allowed me to, somewhat relive my teens and young adulthood. It’s amazing to me how much they are like how I was at that age. It’s well documented that I was one of the oldest listeners. They made fun of me fairly regularly for it.
I actually feel quite sad that I won’t get my “NiceFix” anymore. I know it’s silly, but I actually feel like I am losing friends. I’ve never met the guys, in fact I have no idea what they even look like. But somehow they were able to befriend me just by sharing their lives. I can’t imagine the amount if their own personal time they invested in the show. The really cool thing about the relationship of the guys, is that they could just sit down and talk. There were never any uncomfortable moments of silence.
I was always happy to hear about the personal milestones of Zach and Brian. When they graduated I sent them a couple bucks to buy some beer. I wish I could have been there to actually drink one with them. I couldn’t have been happier when Brian announced how well he did on his test to get in to pharmacy school (PCATs I think). Every time there was a relationship show, I always hoped it would end with either Zach proposing to his girlfriend or them announcing that they had become engaged.
Whatever happens with the podcast, I know that Zach and Brian will do well in the world. They have shown themselves to be very intelligent. I have no doubt that they will be very successful in whatever they decide to do. I can just imagine going to a theater to see a movie either produced or directed by Zach. In fact, I know this will happen. It’s only a matter of time and opportunity.
Gentlemen, I hope this isn’t the end. I hope the podcast will continue. But more than that, I hope that our relationship will continue. Even if it’s just an email every now and then, letting me know of recent accomplishments. If I can’t get the weekly show, I’ll be satisfied with the occasional communication.
All the best NiceMen.