Back in the early 2000s a new audio format emerged that at first baffled me, then intrigued me and then became part of my life.
Today you can listen to all kinds of content: comedians in their garage interviewing the US President (Marc Maron), Private Eye in audio form (Page 94), and outstanding long form radio documentaries (Radio 4’s Germany: Memories of a Nation).
Whilst it is true that a lot of podcasts still rely on repurposed content from ‘old media’, a lot have launched independently and the costs of entry are lower than starting a radio station.
Having cancer is incredibly isolating and when I go out for my daily walks, it is good to have a podcast to keep me company.
- Real Time with Bill Maher, Episode 379 (HBO Podcasts)
- Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000), AMC/Freeview on BT