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Slate Goes All Out for Special Podcasting Issue

Slate jumps to the head of the pack for mainstream podcasting coverage with a “special issue” this week, featuring eight articles dedicated to podcasting, under the heading “Ten Years in Your Ears.” Business writer Alison Griswold does one of the best jobs I’ve seen so far covering the money and advertising angle. She correctly traces […]

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WTF with Marc Maron

Podcast Survivor: WTF #322 – Phunny Business

Podcast review: WTF #322 – Phunny Business Rating: 5/5 On episode 322 host/producer Marc Maron examines the story of Chicago’s All Jokes Aside, which he calls “the nation’s first major black comedy club.” In one interview he talks with documentary filmmaker John Davies who produced the film Phunny Business about the club along side comedian […]

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WTF with Marc Maron

Podcast Survivor: WTF #321 – Dave Alvin

This is the first installment of regular reviews of podcast episodes I’ve listened to. Many will be of recent episodes, but occasionally I’ll review something older. I decided to take this on because reviews of podcasts in general are rare, with even iTunes only really encouraging reviews of whole series. The selection of podcasts reviewed […]

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Charting the Maturation of Podcasting

Charting the Maturation of Podcasting

On Tuesday Stitcher Radio announced the Stitcher List which is something like the Billboard Hot 100 for podcasts. Stitcher is a smartphone app that lets you listen to podcasts and other online radio on demand, with the “stitch” part of the name coming from the ability to create custom stations by stitching together different shows […]

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WTF podcast is platform for comedian's coming out, marks a milestone in podcasting

WTF podcast is platform for comedian’s coming out, marks a milestone in podcasting

It used to be when a politician, celebrity or someone in the entertainment business had a big announcement to make that person would make an appearance with the likes of Barbara Walters or Larry King. A comedian or someone a little less famous in the mainstream might take it to Howard Stern or another syndicated […]

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Elvis says "WTF" with Marc Maron

Elvis says “WTF” with Marc Maron

Elvis Mitchell, that is, host of public radio KCRW’s half-hour interview program, the Treatment. This week’s edition of the program has comedian and podcast host Marc Maron as guest, and at the beginning Maron makes a point of the fact that Mitchell was willing to say the show’s abbreviation name (though clearly not what it […]

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