True Stories Revealed Through Podcasts

Podcasts and radio have an interesting relationship with one another. When listening to a podcast, some may find similar qualities to radio. Podcasts can have conversational features, advertisements, and interviews. On the other hand, podcasts can have a narration like element to it such as the podcast Strangers. Strangers podcast is written and produced by […]

Invisible Platform, Invisible Content

The background noise to my childhood was National Public Radio. While some my age may have their parent’s favorite oldies songs forever archived in their minds, I have the theme song from Prairie Home Companion, the Car Talk Guy’s “Stump the Chumps” segment, and Diane Rehm’s voice almost hardwired in mine. It wasn’t until I was about thirteen […]

Tiny Desk Concerts at NPR

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series began in 2008, a creation of Bob Boilen. He characterizes the Tiny Desk performances as “intimate”, and makes a point to feature both “emerging artists” and “well-known musicians”. Boilen is also creator and host to NPR’s All Songs Considered, and has been bringing his musical influence to NPR since 1988. […]

My Brother, My Brother, My Dad, and Me (and Some DnD) + The “Visual-ness” of Podcasts

Nearly a hundred years ago, radio was that thing that people thought, “Yeah, I guess I’ll listen to that. I’ve got nothing else to do. Plus TV won’t exist for another 30 years.” That’s not exactly how it went down, but it was probably pretty close to that. Regardless, if you were to ask someone […]