I’ve mentioned many times that I’m a podcast producer. I produce four shows, now, with a few more to come in 2015.
A big thing in podcasting has been Serial. It’s an off-shoot of This American Life, a public radio staple. A lot of my friends, both IRL and on Facebook have been talking about it, heavily, since October, when it started. I’ve only listened to a few episodes of it.
“What is it!?” I hear you, Dear Reader, I hear you. What it is is a story told in a series, like television shows or old radio shows, along with book and magazines all do or used to do. It’s based from a true crime story about Hae Min-Lee, a young woman that was murdered and dumped in Leakin Park in Baltimore. Her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was convicted in the murder, although he claimed innocence. The circumstances and investigation of the happenings around this case is the basis of content for Serial. I can’t really comment further on the details because I’m only on the third episode. Plus, I don’t like and don’t want to convey spoilers.
The point is, content like this (not necessarily true crime), delivered in sections, in serial form, I believe, is the future of podcasting; the future of storytelling, both true life and made up. This is where things are going. Podcasting itself is, in my opinion, the future of media. There’s a reason they’re called New Media. I’m so glad that I’ve been at the forefront of the technology. Now, I have to keep up, adapt, and conquer! I want to explore podcasting like this, storytelling like this. And, not just from me, from others, writers, contributors, etc. I hope to take you all with me. Something to think about, you creative people, you.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Podcasting is great. Total freedom.” – Bill Burr