Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Completely Conspicuous 324: Future Tense


Part 2 of my conversation with guest James Gralian as we discuss the future of podcasting. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Recorded via Skype
- Check out James' show The Avs Hockey Podcast
- Old media (radio, newspapers) is struggling
- Radio stations need to think differently
- Boston was once a great radio town
- College radio is still going
- Jay: Playing DJ on BFF.fm
- Apple helped grow podcasting with iTunes
- Talk radio is still popular
- James' podcast has nothing to do with sports talk radio
- Mo' money, mo' problems
- Everything revolves around smartphones
- Podcasting is about as DIY as it gets
- Still having fun with it
- James: There will be massive dropoff in conventional podcasts
- Hard to keep up with all the shows
- Similar to the amount of good TV out there
- This American Life was originally rejected by NPR, went to PRI
- It's not about SEO, it's about making good shows

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

Music:
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
What Moon Things - Astronaut
Mattress Financial - I Do That Good

The Courtney Barnett song is on The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas on Milk! Records. Download the song for free at Amazon MP3.
The What Moon Things song is on the band's self-titled album. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.
The Mattress Financial song is on the Mattress Financial/Fond Han single Private Split. Download the song for free (in exchange for your email address) as part of Exploding in Sound's EIS Sampler 2013-2014 on Bandcamp.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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