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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits and no rules okay yeah there are kind of rules by now

(If you'd like to see previous years' master lists, 2011 is here, 2012 is here, 2013 is here, 2014 is here, 2015 is here, 2016 is here, and 2017 is here.)

Can I just say, from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU ALL FOR ACTUALLY PRODUCING A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF PODFIC THIS YEAR, I feel SIGNIFICANTLY less like I just got run over by a truck this year!!!


  • We added [ profile] knight_tracer as a mod, and she has been EXTREMELY helpful, so super shoutout to her! :D
  • Special mod thanks to [ profile] JonasSollers who, at the mods' request, took video of [ profile] hanako_noriko receiving her gift (she waited a very long time) and actually GIF'd the moment for us when she realized that she had gotten an hour-long podfic for a super-obscure fandom (which her Dreamwidth username comes from!) that she has asked for every year she's signed up and no one else has ever offered until this year. It was truly a highlight of gift distribution for us 😂
  • I've mentioned it a couple times on twitter, but this is the first year the exchange shrunk—both in terms of number of people who signed up and amount of work produced—and frankly, we were due for it. I ONLY NEEDED ONE BOTTLE OF WINE THIS YEAR!! A MIRACLE!!!!!
  • We had FAR fewer multipods than we've had in previous years; [ profile] exmanhater podded a fic that she also received as a gift, and the same Good Place fic was podded and gifted by & to two separate people, but that was it. We're diversifying, y'all!
  • We ALSO needed a lot fewer pinch hits than we have in the past, and one of them happened to be able to be covered by something a mod already had recorded! WELL DONE EVERYONE ON GETTING YOUR STUFF IN <3
  • I can only assume that at the annual meeting of the Podfic Robots club, they must've decided "let's go easy on the ITPE mods this year." [ profile] Rjcreighton took a (VERY well-deserved!) year off from her usual craziness, and [ profile] opalsong seriously scaled back from previous years' number of podfics & runtime (maybe she DOES have a sense of scale after all?! I LIVE IN HOPE). Shoutout to [ profile] reenajenkins for completing a 35 hour monster ON TOP of a few dozen treats, because it would honestly feel wrong if at least ONE of them didn't go for broke, lmao.
  • Alright, enough dallying, how much ACTUAL podfic is there this year, then? The TOTAL RUN TIME of all 268 podfics produced this year is..............203 hours, 52 minutes, 59 seconds which is NEARLY EIGHT AND A HALF DAYS OF AUDIO. Even when we shrink, we still hook you up with over a week's worth of podfic to ring in the new year ;)

Big thanks to the following people:

  • our awesome pinch hitter, [ profile] semperfiona!
  • [ profile] exmanhater, for providing us with permanent hosting! If you're finding this years down the line and everything's still active, thank her :)
  • as always, [ profile] alexwlchan for writing and troubleshooting/providing support for the script we use to generate this post (GitHub page here!) If it weren't for his script, even with a podfic output closer to 2015 numbers than 2017, you'd be getting this.....uh, sometime in like, February maybe? THE YEARS WHEN I CAN HAND-CODE THIS SHIT FOR Y'ALL ARE MANY MOONS PAST XD

Infinite thanks to everyone who made podfic, received podfic, squee'd on Twitter, ordered me pizza while I was coding, yelled at me on Discord to get BACK to coding, and generally participated in any way, up to and including lurking and patiently waiting for this masterlist to be posted. We do this for y'all, and you've kept us going for eight years and counting <3


*opens coat* you wanna hear some PODS )
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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits and no rules just enough rules to prevent COMPLETE mod breakdowns

(If you'd like to see previous years' master lists, 2011 is here, 2012 is here, 2013 is here, 2014 is here, 2015 is here, and 2016 is here.)

You guys have done it. You've broken me. I am writing this from the afterlife, deceased. I'm having trouble stringing coherent sentences together, because I have been staring for so long at the massive amounts of fucking podfic y'all produced. For reals. I went through TWO (2) bottles of wine this year!! Well fucking done everyone, I don't know how you manage to somehow top the previous year EVERY single time XD It causes me so many tears and genuinely, please, never stop <3


  • In "this year's IRL mod emergencies," (because it isn't ITPE season unless we've each had at least ONE) [ profile] vworpvworp managed to concuss themselves at the same time that I ended up in the ER for emergency surgery, which was, miraculously, the day podfics were due. Shoutout to everyone who sent us well-wishes on Twitter; as ~exciting as that unplanned 24 hour universal deadline extension was, we ARE actually finally taking steps to make sure that nothing like this happens again in the future -.-"
  • I've been posting bar charts for years, but I actually finally bothered to graph the growing number of archive files every year. I now know to brace myself for >1,250 archive files next year, and am obviously appropriately terrified. (For those of you EXTREME nerds out there, the equation is y = 73.285714 - 24.011905x + 21.4880952x2; I was expecting exponential growth, but quadratic actually had the highest correlation coefficient.)
  • Speaking of number of archive files, this year's main gifts alone make up 400 archive files, which is just over the TOTAL files produced in the first THREE YEARS of the exchange put together. Holy wow.
  • This year the [ profile] lattice_frames Multipodding Award goes to [personal profile] klb & [ profile] luvtheheaven, who podficced the same fic for each other as part of their main gifts!
  • We actually had a LOT more multipodding this year than we've ever had in the past—in addition to the above instance, we had fifteen fics that were podded more than once as part of the exchange this year, including our first triple pods (x2!!!!*), what even??! Amazing. [ profile] Hananobira podficced TWO different things for [ profile] opalsong that she in turn podficced for other people; [ profile] knight_tracer also received two gifts that she also podded for other people; [ profile] greedydancer, [ profile] CalliopePodfic, [ profile] lattice_frames, and [ profile] reenajenkins all received a gift they also podded; [ profile] the24thkey & [ profile] Lunate8 both got double versions of a fic; and the same Rogue One fic was podficced three times, two of which were for [ profile] forzandopod. There were three additional instances of fics that were podded twice by and for different people. So many different versions to choose from!!
    • * even if one was planned—and shoutout to all y'all who sneakily planned that at [community profile] podfication, I had NO CLUE, [ profile] vworpvworp can verify my shock and amusement when I got my gifts once I figured out what was going on—although apparently it was only PARTIALLY PLANNED because one of them didn't even know about the existing ~plot!! Truly it was The Year Of The Multipod XDDD
  • Even if she didn't end up with the multipodding award named after her this year, special shoutout to [ profile] lattice_frames and also [ profile] heriros for being delightfully good sports about the fact that we were VERY MEAN and matched them with each other this year, even though we KNEW that they had just moved in together shortly before signups this year, making the "keep your assignment secret!" mandate appreciably more difficult for them };P
  • Shall we check in on the Podfic Robots club? [ profile] reenajenkins, [ profile] opalsong, and [ profile] rjcreighton had a relatively "low key" year by their standards...which means they collectively produced 161 podfics totaling 101 hours, 58 minutes, and 57 seconds. That's nearly 40% of the total run time produced this year. I'm exhausted just THINKING about this, how do they do it??! Speaking of....
  • The TOTAL RUN TIME of all 497 podfics produced this year is, (yallreadyforthis.mp3....) 260 hours, 5 minutes, 16 seconds WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK THAT'S 10 DAYS, 20 HOURS, 5 MINUTES AND 16 SECONDS. I CANNOT EVEN, Y'ALL. WTAFFFFfffff
  • EDIT: also what the fuck, I had to split the treats post into TWO POSTS THIS YEAR, you motherfuckers, fucking hell

HUGE thanks to the following people:

  • our amazing pinch hitters, [ profile] cryingonsundays, [ profile] jadesfire2808, [ profile] joyinrep, [ profile] knight_tracer, & [ profile] opalsong
  • our wonderful volunteer podbook compilers, [ profile] pattyisnickname, [ profile] hanako_noriko, [ profile] FPS_List, [ profile] knight_tracer, & [ profile] idellaphod
  • [ profile] exmanhater, who has provided us with our own hosting going forward! A million thanks to her for this, especially if you're finding this post a few years down the line—she is the reason all of the images & download links below are still active, so thank her especially ;)
  • as always, [ profile] alexwlchan for writing and troubleshooting/providing support for the script we use to generate this post (which, if anyone is curious, now has a GitHub page!) This list would literally not exist in this form if it wasn't for his script, because lol, the days when I can code this shit by hand in two days are looooooooooooooooong past XP

Thank you to absolutely everyone who participated in any way, whether it was your first time signing up or your seventh, whether you made podfic or cover art or merely lurked on twitter waiting for this masterlist to go up. None of this would be possible without each and every one of you, and your incredible enthusiasm is what makes us mods keep putting ourselves through this every year. We love you all ♥

Okay, you've suffered enough of my rambling. ONTO THE MAIN ATTRACTION....

put me in ur ears )
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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits and no rules an increasing amount of rules (but we try to keep it loose), which now has reached the point of producing such a mind-blowing amount of podfic that we really ought to stop counting

(If you'd like to see previous years' master lists, 2011 is here, 2012 is here, 2013 is here, 2014 is here, and 2015 is here.)

Well 2016 fucking sucked. Who wants to start 2017 out with a metric FUCKTON of podfic?!

No like, for reals, WHAT THE FUCKING HELL, y'all are trying to kill me aren't you. (But because we have the best participants in the world, you made sure I was eating to try and keep me away from the edge of sanity! Luv u guys <3)


  • Let us take a moment of silence to acknowledge the end of [ profile] lattice_frames's INCREDIBLY IMPRESSIVE streak of podding the same thing she received as a gift three years in a row. You may not have completed the dick trick, Rose, but know that we are all still laughing with you in our hearts. (And hey, this takes some pressure off the mods in matching you next year!)
  • Even though [ profile] lattice_frames may not be on the multipodding list this year, we still had five instances of multipodding! [ profile] lunate8 & [ profile] theleanansidhe both ended up podding a fic that they ALSO received as a gift, and two different people podded the same fic for [ profile] justaphage! There were also two other instances of the same fic being podded by different people for different recipients.
  • Shoutout to noted member of the elite Podfic Robots club [ profile] rjcreighton, who made a gift for every single person who signed up this year what even (INCLUDING THE PERSON who we left off the treats list at their request, so she had to go HUNT DOWN THEIR SIGNUP, jfc THAT IS DEDICATION)!!!!!!!
  • You guys produced, are you ready for this? 7 DAYS, 15 MINUTES, AND 27 SECONDS of podfic. If you downloaded every podfic on this list, you could literally listen to new podfic continuously WITHOUT STOPPING for AN ENTIRE WEEK!!! That is just over 168 HOURS. Wow.
    • Speaking of that Podfic Robots club...they are, in fact, responsible for a jaw-dropping 78% of that total length count (a little over 130 hours). So hat tip to [ profile] reenajenkins, [ profile] rscreighton, and [ profile] opalsong for making my FTP client cry.
  • No Seriously, So Much Podfic, Continued: WELL DONE, GUYS. YOU'VE FINALLY DONE IT. The masterlist has OFFICIALLY gotten TOO LONG; we hit Dreamwidth's character limit. Welcome to a brave new world—a world in which I have to create an ENTIRE SEPARATE POST for treats. Pat yourselves on the back.

HUGE thanks to our amazing pinch hitters, [ profile] argentumlupine, [ profile] opalsong, and [ profile] templemarker; [ profile] reenajenkins, [ profile] yue_ix, [ profile] akamine_chan, [ profile] pattyisnickname, [ profile] kalakirya, & [ profile] idellaphod for volunteering to make cover art for many people; and as ever, [ profile] alexwlchan for writing, running, and troubleshooting the script we use to generate this post, which at this point we literally could not make this post without because y'all are TOO DAMN PROLIFIC!

Thank you for coming back year after year, thank you for giving us a shot for the first time this year, thank you even if your only involvement is to greedily soak up the masterlist's offerings. We couldn't put ourselves through this much stress as effectively on our own <3

(Note from [ profile] vworpvworp: as far as I can figure, just over a thousand podfics have been produced for this exchange since we started it in 2011. LOOK AT WHAT YOU'VE DONE.)

Alright, enough thanks, enough stats, time for what you're really here for:

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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits and no rules a few rules, which in recent years has begun to produce a breathtaking amount of both mod tears and podfic

(If you'd like to see previous years' master lists, 2011 is here, 2012 is here, 2013 is here, and 2014 is here.)

Well. Happy (early) new year, podfic fandom.

You guys. YOU GUYS. FIVE YEARS. Ermahgerd.

One of these days you are either ACTUALLY going to break the archive, or possibly just my brain. Like, what even is this nonsense, jfc. Y'all crazy. I love all of you.

  • In a truly stunning and HIGHLY statistically improbable twist, [ profile] lattice_frames completed the hat trick; for the utterly breathtaking THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, she and her recipient have managed to pod the same story for each other. We don't know how she does it, but we're highly suspicious that she's hacked into our spreadsheets. (And yes, this is indeed what this tweet was about.)

  • There were also, once again, six instances of multipodding, which, in this day and age of BP authors, seems to be our usual rate of multipods!
    • (Personal side note: y'all seem to know MY taste weirdly well, because out of the fourfive treats you made for me, one I had actually intended to pod as a treat for someone else but ran out of time—in fact I MADE THE AUTHOR WRITE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE with the intention of podding it as a treat, one I DID pod as a treat for someone else, oneTWO I was actually an unlisted beta/cheerleader on, and one was less surprising because it was gifted to me on AO3, but. Nonetheless: ilu all XD <3)

  • Hella snaps to [ profile] rjcreighton for making a mind-blowing THIRTY-NINE TREATS, which is nearly 60% of the total participants this year!!!
  • Personal shoutout to [ profile] reenajenkins for actually reading my mind in this tweet, which was, in fact, literally a thing I tweeted after a conversation during matching with C about wanting to make more Tim/Kon podfic happen. This tweet was not actually an opportunistic joke, and I feel like a supervillain now >:D

Special thanks to our wonderful pinch hitters, [ profile] AilisT and [ profile] pattyisnickname, and [ profile] alexwlchan as always for writing and running his LIFESAVING script which we use to generate this post.

I'd also like to take a moment to get kind of sappy and personal thank all of YOU, for, despite all of the mod tears, making this whole exchange possible and such a joy to run for the fifth (FIFTH!! WOW) year now. I really do love you guys, this challenge has gotten me through some ROUGH xmas seasons (a bad time of year for me) the last few years, and I'd particularly like to thank my incredible co-mod [ profile] vworpvworp for being truly amazing. I couldn't do this without her, and I OBVIOUSLY couldn't do it without all of you. Thank you ♥

Okay, enough chatter. Enough sappy thanks. I know what you're here for.

#thegoods )
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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits, no rules okay fine we're past the point of pretending there are no rules. still run entirely on mod tears though!

(If you'd like to see previous years' master lists, 2011 is here, 2012 is here, and 2013 is here.)

Yes, that's right, IT'S HERE (FINALLY!!!) Holy crap, you guys. YOU MADE SO MUCH PODFIC, I'm stunned tbh. SO. MUCH. PODFIC!!!

  • No, seriously. So. Much. Podfic.
  • In an unexpected twist that, to be totally honest, had the mods tearing up from laughter, for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, [ profile] lattice_frames and her gifter/recipient (this year it was [ profile] exmanhater) podded the exact same fic FOR EACH OTHER. Stunning.
  • In general, this was very much The Year Of The Multipod (bless you, blanket permission authors.) In addition to the above instance, we had four instances of the same fic podded by two different people as gifts for different people, and one instance of the same fic being podded by two different people as gifts for the SAME person. (in retrospect, I should have seen this coming—it's the only fic on AO3 tagged with both hockey pairings I requested, Be has BP, and my name is on it in beta credits, so XD thank you both, I will treasure both versions <3) That's a total of SIX multipods! Twelve podfics! That is not an insignificant number!
  • [ profile] reenajenkins had a good run with the Friendly Neighborhood Podficcing Robot title, but this year, [ profile] opalsong has decisively claimed it from her, submitting a total of thirty-eight hours and twenty-seven seconds of podfic between both main gifts and treats. Please no one try to beat this, I'm not sure my SFTP upload speeds to the Audiofic Archive could take it >.>
  • Shoutout to [ profile] hananobira for creating TWENTY-ONE extra treats! YOU ROCK <3

  • [ profile] alexwlchan for once again improving and debugging his code that we use to generate this masterlist (without which, is2fg, y'all'd be waiting another week for this post), and [ profile] MaeMetaphysical for additional Python code help
  • our wonderful and generous pinch hitters, [ profile] templemarker, [ profile] sapphirescribe, [ profile] heriros, and [ profile] revolutionjack <3
  • [ profile] kalakirya and [ profile] reenajenkins for creating a notable portion of the lovely covers you see below for various participants
  • Everyone who has said encouraging things to me over twitter for the past two days as I battled with upload speeds and broken code and sleep deprivation! I know you've all been very impatient for this list, and I'm sorry it's two days late.

Now, before I let you loose and you go on a podfic downloading orgy, don't forget that Auralphonic's January episode is entirely about #ITPE recs, so be sure to tell them what your faves are from the list below!

Alright, I know what you're really here for. Enough of my talking. ONTO THE GOOD STUFF...

Click for THE GOODS )
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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits, no rules yeah there are some rules ngl, but mostly just squee (new and improved(?) this year: run entirely on mod tears! \o/)

(If you'd like to see previous years' master lists, 2011 is here and 2012 is here.)

Ahaha. Hahahahahaha. Okay dudes, you're gonna have to allow me a moment of modly...uh, ranting. Sort of.

You guys. The original draft of this paragraph said, somewhat facetiously, "Fuck yes we work hard on this. This year we did it through fucking chronic migraines, viral pneumonia, a month of involuntary couchsurfing, and various personal crises." And [personal profile] cantarina emailed that to me the week BEFORE we encountered, between us: a family death, a several-days long electrical blackout, and a broken modem which removed all home internet access (and PS, it's still not back). Not to MENTION AO3 bugs, broken Python code, and new Twitter DM restrictions.

(Actually, I'm lying to you. The original draft of the above paragraph originally said "AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA #killme #bitchesbetterappreciate".)

BASICALLY: your mods have had A Month. Or a few Months. Whatever.

But you know what? If y'all will allow me to get sappy for a minute, you motherfuckers make all the work we do on this in the face of such adversity WORTH IT. Every year when Ca'rina and I get on Skype and talk to each other while we distribute gifts, and watch the squee pour in over our twitter feeds, we always say to each other, "jesus, THIS is why we do this, it makes it all worth it, wow." Because it does. So thank you thank you THANK YOU for being amazing, all of you, you literally give us the energy to continue to do this <3

On a less sappy/whiny/terrible note, SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHALLENGE THIS YEAR FOR US WERE:
  • HOLY CRAP OUR BIGGEST YEAR YET, over 50 participants!!! (Bess’ single-minded goal and you’re all great for helping her meet it <3)
  • [ profile] lattice_frames & [ profile] sendreinfrcmnts podding the exact same fic for each other
  • putting [ profile] reenajenkins SMACK in the middle of the "Hockey Loop" when pairing people, which she probably didn't know about until just now, and is probably now cursing Bess furiously ;) (#IllGetYouMyPretty)
  • speaking of [ profile] reenajenkins, she utterly OBLITERATED any previous records we had for longest/most podfic submitted, turning in a whopping fifteen hours, forty minutes, and thirty-two seconds of podfic for her main gift, and that's not counting extra treats (robot ROBOT SHE'S A PODFIC ROBOT is2g)

  • [ profile] alexwlchan for creating (and debugging!) the script we use for coding, and also [ profile] stopthatimp for additional debugging/assistance
  • [ profile] opalsong & [ profile] sapphirescribe for being incredible pinch-hitters
  • [ profile] anna_unfolding for her awesome treat-making, despite not having been a formal part of the exchange
  • [ profile] akamine_chan for generously offering to do cover art for many many people--much of the lovely art you see below was done by her :)
  • [ profile] fleurrochard & [ profile] pattyisnickname for some last-minute podbook compiling #rockstars

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT, I'll stop rambling, I know what y'all are here for. Without further ado.....

Click for THE GOODS )
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aka everyone's favorite annual podfic gift exchange run entirely over twitter with no limits, no rules okay there were a few rules this year, and mostly just squee

Well kids, it's been a year. Our little challenge is All Grown Up! (Though not without some growing pains!) We added Dear Podficcer letters and treats, we had a much bigger sign-up list, and [personal profile] paraka did NOT try to pinch-hit her own gift, but DID get excited about her gift from me...which was NOT actually from me and was, in fact, from [personal profile] reena_jenkins. (It’s a lot less complicated than it sounds, but where’s the fun explaining the joke? WE LOVE YOU LINDSAY)

BUT DESPITE THE ROUGH PATCHES, WE ALL GOT THROUGH IT! And amazingly enough, with only one pinch-hitter! (We <3 you [personal profile] analise010 YOU ROCK!)

So enough of this chit-chat, I know why you're all really here--THE AWESOME AMOUNTS OF GREAT NEW PODFIC \o/ Let's get to it.

(NOTE: all download links are currently direct download links from the Archive. I’ll be going through and making pages for everything and swapping the direct links out for links to their respective archive pages, but THERE ARE A LOT OF PODFICS HERE, so bear with me and be patient <3)


OMG I can haz bonus treats?! )

THAT'S IT YOU GUYS! We're going to make even more changes for next time based on this year's experience, so if you have any feedback, let us know in the comments! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
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The idea for this exchange evolved over a Twitter conversation involving several podficcers. When the dust had settled, the rules were thus:

1) Everything would be done via Twitter, from sign-ups to gift distribution
2) No minimum podfic or word length (hence, the “informal”)
3) What happens in the exchange stays in the exchange.

Pretty simple really. That was the point. (The moderators would like to thank all of the participants for helping to keep it that way too. Everyone responded to check-ins, no one was late, and we needed no pinch-hits. Even if [personal profile] paraka did volunteer, if unknowingly, to pinch-hit her own gift.)

Without further ado, onto the masterlist of LOVELY PODFIC GIFTS!

Click for gifts! )

As people come home from vacation and post their podfics to their journals, we'll edit in reader post links instead of the direct download links. If we're missing any, drop us a comment and we'll fix it!

That's it! If anyone has any feedback, or thoughts, or really anything at all to say (ideas for next year? MAYBE?), let us know in the comments!

--your #InformalTwitterPodficExchange co-mods, [personal profile] bessyboo & [personal profile] cantarina


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