Greetings Brini Maxwell Fans!
I found some good and some bad news about the Brini Maxwell Show. Stylenetwork has decided to cancel her program. Her show was very popular but the network decided otherwise. That's their loss.
For the good news, NPR has renewed Brini's contract for another year. Her podcasts have shown to be the most popular in NPR downloads. Also she is putting together bits and pieces from her old shows and they will be available for downloading later this summer. Below I've included a small bit of her interview with In NewsWeekly dated June 7th 2006. She was interviewed during Pride Week in Boston.
BM : ............................ - you should try my recipe; you can download it currently as a voice file on my weekly NPR podcast.
IN: How very techie of you Brini, I'm rather impressed. I read about the podcasts on your Web site - how are they going?
BM: They're going very well and in fact my podcasts have shown the most increase in downloads of all NPR podcasts.
BM: Yes, it's very exciting and they've renewed for a second season which we're currently in production on, it's great news. The podcast is called "Brini Maxwell's Hints for Gracious Living," and that's exactly what it is - each week we talk about a different aspect of life and I give my views and ideas on how to make that particular aspect as gracious as possible.
IN: I think that's an admirable goal, especially in today's society where there's so much rudeness.
BM: Yes, there is a lack of grace, isn't there?
IN: That's probably a better way to put it, isn't it?
BM: Mmmm ... yes.
IN: ...................- let's talk about what you've got going on.
BM: Well, for regular updates you can always go to my Web site: www.brinimaxwell.com. It has all the updates on Brini Maxwell appearances, what I'm working on and so forth - it's a wonderful resource. While my television show has been cancelled, it's a rather sad story but such is life, I have an interesting project coming up this summer when I'm launching a video podcast that is essentially classic Brini reissued. I'm also working on a product line of home products - decorative pillows. They're initially going to be a bit pricey but hopefully we'll be able to spin them off into a less expensive version down the line.
IN: A-la Martha Stewart and Kmart?
BM: You never know! I have a trio you know - I sing as well as stitch! There's a potential album in the works, perhaps some live shows and you never know - there might even be a touring show, though the preparation is a bit daunting. I like things well produced, you see.