Neil Verma discusses how Serial host Sarah Koenig’s obsession was the real protagonist of the podcast’s first season, and how the new second season differs narratively and tonally because she tells the story without becoming a character in it.
Jason Loviglio reports from the Podcast Movement 2015 industry conference, providing a state-of-the-industry rundown that includes the divide between professional radio broadcaster “Pro-casters” and amateur “Podcasters” and the shared discourse of podcasting-as-rebirth.
Brian Fauteux inaugurates our “The Podcast Review” series with an analysis of The Only Music Podcast, a music podcast from Gothenburg, Sweden that offers a refreshing take on the music industries by critically engaging with bi-weekly topics.
The influence and overlap between the worlds of podcasting and television (and live comedy) is expanding as visual and audio media continue to fragment, making issues of narrative construction and narrative influence ripe for questioning,
Alex Russo previews the radio oriented papers, workshops, and presentations at this week’s upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal.
As various groups rethink drama’s place in the “new golden age” of radio, podcasts by The Truth, a group responsible for some of the most interesting dramatic audio in recent memory, are producing a new sense of audioposition.
In the final installment of this series on podcaster Bob Frantz and his venture Boneyard Industries, the frustration that comes with advertising and getting local listeners on board is explored.
Upon being released after his home station embraced a format change, radio personality Adam Carolla responded by creating a “network” of podcasts he could use to sell advertisers listeners in aggregate. Bob Frantz quickly looked to this strategy as a way to continue an over-the-mic career after the death of a ten-year radio career and recruited a number of friends and former broadcast buddies to populate the Boneyard Podcast network. Part two of a three-part post.
Is there any such thing as local digital media? Looking at the case of local podcasts, Tim Anderson argues that people indeed do, and always have, inscribed the local in their digital media creations.
And this is what still remains exciting about podcasting: the format has prompted a reconsideration of what we can expect from radio.