After doing The Incomparable, I had to go see what I could do with Relay.fm's data as well, naturally.
So this is the beginning of that. The source code is included in this repo, and, in case anyone asks:
Yes, you can use these graphs for whatever. Maybe link back to me, that would be cool.
Please note that there's probably still stuff coming.
Relay.fm spans 46 shows and a combined runtime of over 217 days spread across 5034 episodes since 2014.
In 2019, there were 729 episodes published, and we're currently about 84.1% of the way there at 613 episodes this year.
Sadly I don't have a lot of data about people besides the hosts of each show. I could try to pry out the guests of shows out of each show's RSS feed, but sadly this information is not neatly presented in the feed, but rather would require an amount of regexing I am not prepared, and therefore not able to do.
Be that as it may, here's a bit about the hosts.