I’ve been listening to Forever35, a podcast with the self-stated subject of “the things we do to take care of ourselves,” since it launched in January 2018. The podcast sees Los Angeles-based writers Doree Shafrir and Kate Spencer staging a relaxed, conversational show discussing various aspects of “self-care.” Within their context, the commonly-deployed buzzword is […]
The second installment of PodCon — the podcast conference/convention founded by VidCon’s Hank Green, Night Vale’s Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, McElroys Travis and Justin, and directed by VidCon’s Monica Gasper — took place in Seattle over the weekend, and I hear it was bumpin’. When asked how it went, Green tells me: I feel […]
The venture brings together its starting team.
The Hair Returns.
Here’s a refrain I’ve encountered with some regularity: “New York is the heart of the podcast industry.” I’ve been hearing this for years, and I continue to hear it, still, from producers, podcast execs, would-be producers, would-be execs, and even New York City itself. Sure, it’s almost certainly true, given that it’s the home to […]
When I first started writing a podcast column in 2016, my first piece ended up being approvingly passed around on social media among American radio and podcast producers — I think because I was arguing that the legacy media should be paying more attention to their work. That article ended up being quite widely read, […]
Following up its solid overview on WBUR and The Boston Globe’s Season Ticket (which I digged into a little further here), the Lenfest Institute’s Solution Sets newsletter recently turned its attention to how the Vermont non-profit news outfit VTDigger has adapted its podcast strategy since launching an audio effort in 2016. The breakdown, written by […]
One thing I’ve been thinking through lately is what, exactly, does it operationally mean to be an independent network, perhaps in the vein of Radiotopia or RelayFM, and more to the point, how does its responsibilities evolve as the environment around it continues to industrialize? Particularly as we continue to see podcasting perhaps inevitably grow […]
How should independent podcast networks change as the environment around it industrializes?