Podcasts are the great equalizers since anyone can do one – hey, even Joe Rogan who was paid $3M. (He recently interviewed Kanye West.) While not every podcaster will receive a large sum check for their endeavors, they will have access to a platform to build an audience and keep their listeners engaged with weekly content. The variety available online offers selections that will appeal everyone as they go through the motions of their daily lives because multitasking is always better with storytelling. Plus bonus feature, the listener feels like they gain more knowledge about a topic they care about. Let’s not forget how a soothing voice can make you feel less alone during the time of COVID-19.
Here are some facts about podcasts and its history according to the marketing site Brandtastic:
This week we were assigned the following three categories and these were the podcasts I selected:
Here is the story I listened to on The Pickup Artist. PRO: What I truly appreciated was the quality of editing with the archived music and ads. The detailed notes and bibliography offered an easy way to reference the historical elements sprinkled throughout the podcast. I will continue to listen. CON: Not enough hours in the day to listen to how dysfunctional humans are when it comes to making whoopie stuff.
Big Budget Podcasts:Bundyville (Links to an external site.) (actually listen to Season 1, Part 2: Nuclear Weapons, Waco And The Radicalization Of Cliven Bundy) PRO: Leah Sottile the former Inlander reporter made this happen and she chronicled this to perfection. CON: Will we ever hear the last of the Bundys?
As I mentioned before, this week I will add to the podcast category – San Juan Island history here.