I'm Stephen Griffin and I make the Quizbeard Weekly Trivia Podcast. I say weekly but it's not an exact science - sometimes I'm a bit busy with the kids or work. Most weeks I aim to get the podcast published on a Friday but, again, kids and work.
For most of the week, I work at the University of Birmingham but haven't been on campus for well over a year now, which has been a bit strange. Producing this short podcast has been a welcome dose of work/life balance and kept me nice and busy during quieter times.
Planning for Quizbeard as a podcast began in late 2018, after I'd played a trivia board game over Christmas, and the first episode went live just before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, forcing everyone into their homes for lockdown. I think I'd released a couple of episodes before this became too widespread and, by sheer dint of fate, loads of people suddenly began hosting Zoom quiz nights and searching for quizzes online to share with family and friends.
The response to the podcast has been incredibly positive so far and I'd like to thank everyone who has played along, engaged on social media, made a suggestion for a round topic, sent a comment, entered a competition, bought some goodies from the shop or donated to the coffee fund to keep things up and running. I appreciate it all :-)
Here's a selfie in which I look mildly irritated by something. I'm not.