Getting a Little Charles Dickens on You
2015 has been an incredible year for podcasts. Top-notch programs from media powerhouses and coalitions of their expatriates have brought the medium to general recognition in America. Many of the early, grassroots, or DIY programs, though, went on permanent hiatus or completely ended their runs. A lot of this churn is normal attrition, but a lot of it is due to the success of podcasting itself. Superstars exploded from the top echelons while those bubbling up from below saw downloads stay flat or vastly decrease while streaming took over. For indie podcasts, streaming is not even monetized by the content maker, as most of it is via apps that pick up the RSS feed and redistribute thousands of programs.
As we all muddle along trying to figure out what is happening and will happen with “new media,” change is gonna come. Change is opportunity.
So, with the incredible success of No Depression‘s return to print (yay!), change is coming for the Podcast Corner. This will mark my last collection of podcasts on ND, for the time being. I am not sure what the future for podcasts will be in this amazing community, but I hope that you continue to come here and search “Podcasts” in the top right corner, and find something you love. Peace! –Sloane