Fires and the Maccast

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

First off… Thank you to all of you have sent emails and messages with your concerns and well wishes. As many of you know San Diego is experiencing the worst wildfires in recorded history. On Sunday evening I was ordered from my home due to forced evacuation because of the Coronado Hills fire. We got out immediately and are safe and sound. We are now with family and just watching things unfold. The original fire that threatened us has been put out, but the larger Witch Creek fire has been moving our way. For now we will be stating put and waiting it out. At this point I am not sure when I will be getting out the next episode, but once this has ended you can be sure that I will get right back to it. The good news is that I will be able to get back to the Maccast. For that I am lucky. Others here have not been as fortunate. My heart and thoughts go out to all my friends and neighbours who have also been impacted by this tradgic event. I also want to give a huge thanks to the firefighters, police, military, emergency services teams, and volunteers. They are the true heroes.

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  1. Doug | Oct 23 2007 - 12:48

    Keep the Maccast on hold as long as you have to Adam. We’ll all be here waiting. All of our collective mojo is going out to you and yours. BE SAFE!!

  2. Miles | Oct 23 2007 - 05:21

    Yes Adam Doug is right, take a well needed break get back on your feet and we will be right here, ready when you are!

  3. Shanmac | Oct 23 2007 - 05:36

    Thx for your reply to my email Adam. I’m glad that you are safe. It will probably take a few days but you’ll be back at your place sooner than you know it recording the next Maccast. Our thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  4. Victor Cajiao | Oct 23 2007 - 06:12

    Adam, thinking of you and all of those people in San Diego. All thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take care my friend.

  5. Katie | Oct 23 2007 - 06:11

    Adam, thanks for the update. Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do for you. We appreciate all you do.

  6. Ronnie | Oct 23 2007 - 07:21

    It’s good to know that you and your family are safe. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all those affected.

  7. EOM | Oct 23 2007 - 08:13

    i’m with doug too. we here at the east coast feel for you all. take a well deserved brake and hope things go well with you and your friends there.

  8. Josh H. | Oct 23 2007 - 08:40

    Praying for you, bro! Stay safe.

  9. Gazmaz | Oct 23 2007 - 11:23

    Ditto all above Adam, our best wishes go to you and all those affected in the area.

  10. MacMommy | Oct 23 2007 - 11:19

    Hey Adam, glad to know you and family are safe. Come on over to Arizona if you need a place to stay! Ditto to the other posters….take a break and put the podcast on hold, we’ll be here for ya when you come back! Promise!

    You’re the very 1st podcast I ever subscribed to and now I’m hooked on so many others. I can’t thank you enough for how your podcast has enriched my life as a SAHM and PT tech. You’ve kept me company on many a late night with my toddler (and still do). Thanks for all you do! Try to relax if you can. Thoughts and prayers are with you and all the others this tragedy is affecting.

  11. clem van himbeeck | Oct 24 2007 - 12:02

    Do whatever you have to do to protect yourself and your family, we will wait, good luck,

  12. Sergio Montini | Oct 24 2007 - 02:08

    Dude, glad to hear you and your family are safe and ok.

    We will be here for sure when you come back. Keep us updated.


    Sao Paulo – Brasil.
    London – UK.

  13. Ginny Brady | Oct 24 2007 - 05:29

    I’m a long time fan of The Maccast. I wish you and your family all the best. I’ll be back with you as soon as you can get back online.

  14. Lantis | Oct 24 2007 - 06:27

    I am also a huge fan of THE maccast.. Hope to everything is fine and wish that you can back soon. After all, we gonna want to know more about Leopard from your professional opinions.

    Kind regards

  15. Shawn | Oct 24 2007 - 08:22

    Adam take your time, and we hope you are better. Just relax and rest, you will be back in your house in no time. I just wish that I was out there to help everyone, and to get everyone back up on their feet.

  16. Neil – UK | Oct 24 2007 - 12:23


    Your fans will wait for you – important thing is you and your family are safe. Take it easy and I wish you all the best.

    Keep safe.

    Neil – UK

  17. Bill Quinlan | Oct 24 2007 - 01:32


    Please take care…the Maccast will wait

    my daughter and her family live in San Marcos so we are in constant touch with her and very worried.

    hope it all works out!

  18. Steve | Oct 24 2007 - 01:05

    Glad to hear you and your family are safe.

  19. Robert Gottlieb | Oct 24 2007 - 05:58


    Glad to hear you are ok. I feel incredibly lucky. I’m your neighbor (formerly from Del Mar, now in Claremont). That move alone saved us from evacuating. Claremont has been doing well considering. Air quality isn’t great, but overall today is better. My family and I are hunkered down in our home.

    I agree with the other folks on the list: take a break. It’s stressful enough trying to put a show together. To have to do so after being evacuated is even harder. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually get to meet you in the flesh. In the meantime, take a long deserved break and know that you have an entire audience (local and from distant lands) that support you 100%.

    Take care,


  20. Phil Goodfellow | Oct 24 2007 - 05:27

    Hi Adam,

    My wife and I have been watching from Toronto, Canada with concern the wildfires in California. We feel it makes Hurricane Katrina pale in comparison, due to its on-going threat. Anyways, as a huge fan over the past 3-4 years, I want to encourage you to take time and let your life get back to normal before checking back in with your listeners. If there is anything you need or any support you need, please ask your listener. We are here to help.

    My best wishes to you and your family,

    Phil G.

  21. Mike Breed | Oct 24 2007 - 06:24

    As soon as I realized where the fires were headed, I thought of you and your family. In fact, a quick check of Google Maps made me freak out a bit, but then I checked your site and read this post. I’m glad to hear you’re safe and sound. Take care and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your loved ones.

  22. Larry | Oct 24 2007 - 06:55

    Take care Adam. I too thought about you when I heard where the fires where happening. Glad to know that you and your family are safe. I have the feeling that you must be going bonkers right now because you would rather be readying the Maccast for the up-coming Leopard release. I’m an RN that volunteered at the Red Cross to help the displaced Katrina victims who ended up in Orange County, so I know that it is a really stressful and sad thing for the people who are affected, so I wish you the best.
    We will all be waiting patiently for your triumphant return to the podcast.

  23. Arto Pena in Spring Valley, CA | Oct 24 2007 - 08:19

    From one San Diegan to another, stay safe! The podcast can wait. I can still see the flames from the Harris fire from my backyard. ill be Praying for those who lost their homes.

  24. Julianne | Oct 24 2007 - 09:04

    Dear Adam,

    Please take care of yourself and your family. You will all be in my thoughts until this is over. It’s times like these that really put the excitement over the release of a computer operating system into perspective. The weather is changing, so this nightmare will hopefully be over soon.


  25. Phrenck | Oct 24 2007 - 09:07


    I’m glad to hear you and your family are safe. I’m one of your neighbors here near Chula Vista. We had a bit of a scare earlier this week also, but thankfully, all is well. Stay safe So Cal!


  26. bruceg | Oct 24 2007 - 10:23

    Just wanted to echo the above sentiments of your listeners. Stay safe and stay well.
    My sister and her family recently relocated from Houston, TX to the Ventura, CA area, and she mentioned the other day over the phone that the skies were a deep reddish brown.
    She, husband and my niece and nephew are okay as well.
    My best,

  27. Paul Burns | Oct 25 2007 - 02:54

    Man glad to hear that you and yours are safe and sound. This podcast is great and all but family you can’t replace. Take care


  28. Dave Cryer | Oct 28 2007 - 11:35

    A little late (I know), but I hope things are good for you, that you are all safe, and back home as soon as you can.
    The pictures we saw on the news were really frightening, puts other things into perspective a great deal.
    Take care, Dave.