“Podcast” was a term adopted thanks to the iPod, newly able to broadcast our voices without any gatekeeper who owned the airwaves of radio.
The word has always felt a bit clunky to me, maybe a bit too formal?
With my show no agenda, I feel more like I’m “Live-blogging.”
(H/t. Tyler Cowen (https://marginalrevolution.com/) )
When the episodes are just me, I’m riffing much like I do when I write. Think of those episodes as the vocal complement to my written posts.
When the episodes are with me and a guest, my attempt is to remove the stuffiness and formality of interviews and structure that are typical of most shows.
Not only do I intentionally create a more loose outline for my discussion, I welcome serendipity as I find it brings out the most unique and interesting points of discussion. I feel more engaged with a guest when I’m not trying to stick to a script or get to a certain point.
And, I feel freer to ask dumb, or very nuanced questions.
To date, only 40% of people in the US have listened to a podcast. The brand of “podcasts” to me, feels like a lot to commit to…sort of like reading a book.
Maybe they’ll instead be interested to check out somebody’s liveblog?
Speaking of liveblogs, you can check out the no agenda show here. (http://noagenda.tv)
My most recent interview is meta, as it’s about how my friend Jay (https://twitter.com/jayclouse) started and grew his podcast.