As you may or may not know, the last episode of the LoungeCast has been pulled off of the Runners Lounge blog. I wholeheartedly agree with this decision. What was intended to be snarky at its worst, became hurtful and insulting. That's not something that I'm about and it's definitely not something that Runners Lounge is about.
Amy and Tom have worked extremely hard to make Runners Lounge an inviting place for every type of runner. I truly believe that this is why it has such an incredible and loyal following. As the producer of the LoungeCast, it's my responsibility to ensure that those same beliefs come through on the podcast. Unfortunately, it didn't. Not by a long shot. And, as a producer, it's also my editorial responsibility to decide what plays and what gets pulled. Long story short: the buck stops with me and I made a poor decision.
I've been in contact with those involved and I feel awful that those people were hurt. Again, I publicly send out my deepest apologies to them. It's easy to say, "It's just a blog/podcast", but the truth is is that people's feelings in this whole matter are very real.
Again, I apologize for my poor decision making. I can only hope that I can get past this and get back to enjoying blogging and podcasting.