Impacts of Podcasts
Last week, in honor of International Podcast Day, I asked my readers to share which podcasts had an impact on them and why.
Here are a few great stories:*
Alex Schmidt – A podcast that impacted me: "The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn." I dove into hosting an interview podcast, grasping for any and all guidance I could find. Jesse made an incredible audio textbook and it helped immensely.
Anil Chitrapu of Condé Naste – "Fresh Air." I'm from Philadelphia PA and used to listen in the car on WHYY when I'd go on trips with my family; it was always such insightful conversation and commentary and really made me feel that there is value to having seasoned and thoughtful moderators availing us of the minds of greats. I'm so thrilled to see its transition into modern-day podcasting, and listening to shows like "Business Casual" has been great for me to see how new companies can take a similar format and bring it to life in 2020."
Jacob of new gaming podcast "CutScenes" – I moved further from my friends Katie and Travis and with the pandemic, we don’t really get to see each other often anymore. This podcast was an excuse for us to come together and capture the fun conversations that we always have. I’m really happy to have both of them in my life (both as friends and now as co-hosts).
Boring Books for Bedtime Sleep Podcast tweeted to me saying: Krista Tippett's interview with Zen Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh on "On Being" was a philosophical life-changer.
*(The responses were edited for easy reading.)