For side project I needed to parse all the data feeds for 5by5 and extract some metadata about each show. Since I now had this data, I figured I run a few ‘2011 retrospective’ numbers. The results are interesting, well if you’re a 5by5 nerd like me. In 2011:
- There were 700.1 hours of content published, or 29 days, 4 hours, 5 minutes
- To keep up with the 5by5 master feed you would need to average 1.9 hours of listening every day
- The average show was 59.4 minutes long
- The longest show was Mac Power Users 46: Workflows with Merlin Mann II, at 2 hours, 26 minutes
- The Talk Show was 99 minutes on average
- Hypercritical was 84 minutes on average
- Back to Work was 78 minutes on average
- Build & Analyze was 78 minutes on average
I did a quick graphic showing the relative contribution each show has to the overall 5by5 line-up. Each show’s logo is sized relative to their total duration’s percentage of the 700.1 total hours.
[Updated:] Thanks to Jason Richmond for pointing out that I missed a few retired shows from my count. These included: Boom, Outta Here, Briefly Awesome, The Daily Edition, The Dev Show, & The Expression Engine Podcast. I’ve updated the above numbers to now include these shows.