Just a few years ago, the podcast was a way to hear radio on your own schedule, or a mouthpiece for amateur creative types. Not so today, when as many as 40% of Americans listen to audio on digital devices. Given the tens of thousands of podcasts available to get you through long car rides or gym visits, we wanted to find some of the best.
2012 has been a fantastic year for funny ladies on television. Comedians Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Joan Rivers all star in their own shows. A number of lesser known laugh-out-loud women are reaching new audiences with self-produced podcasts, and networks are paying attention.
Jean Railla, a writer and cultural observer based in New York City tells us more.
Before and after every successful NHPR fund drive, we ask ourselves this question: is this the best model for raising awareness, interest, and excitement in the service we provide? How do we continue reaching out and relating to new audiences with today’s listening technology? Regardless of the answers, those questions are one reason we’ve been keeping such a close eye on Roman Mars, creator and host of 99 Percent Invisible: an independent radio podcast about design and architecturetha