The Philosphy Of Podcasting
Podcast: The Philosphy Of Podcasting
Host: Zane C Weber
First Episode: 2021
Zane C Weber lives and breathes podcasts and podcasting, having listened to them from before iPods we even a thing. In 2005, the New Oxford American Dictionary selected ‘podcast’ as its word of the year meaning that enough people were making podcasts, listening to them, or at least uttering the word podcast in everyday contexts to warrant the announcement. But despite occasioning a media sensation, the actual extent of podcasting is still unknown. For futurists, hobbyists, and not-for-profits, podcasts embody a new, more democratic kind of expression. For media companies and other corporations, they represent a new way to connect to niche audiences and another potential revenue stream. But can the two exist side-by-side?