With the web spreading its tantacles faster than ever, content creation and consumption becomes multi-dimensional with an even faster pace. Amidst all the artifical intelligence and blockchain emnabled avenues, a new space is opening up or rather a technology of yore is making a grand comeback. Albiet in a digital avatar, the radio is back in the form of podcasts.
A podcast is a downloadable digital audio file which can be accessed by any device with an internet connection. A typical podcast setup, shown above, involves a couple of people, but not limited to, who pick a theme or a subject and speak about it for a certain period of time. Podcasts are usually counterparts of their corresponding video shows hosted on the sites like YouTube.
Whether you’re drivig, indulging in your exercise routine, having dinner or just taking a leisurly stroll, you can listen to a podcast on your topic of interest. There are many podcasters and experts who are already starts in their own stead, who get millions of downloads each month, with some even touching the yearly billion mark. Other than the host websites of particular podcasts, there are many aggregator platforms that offer a comprehensive database, like Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts etc. But to find the right podcasts to begin with is also important, lest you get tangled in amateurish content that puts you off immediately. To guide you through the uncharted territory of podcasts, we have enlisted a few that will help you in putting the right foot forward.
Joe Rogan Experience
Believed to be the most powerful interviewer in the world, Joe Rogan is an American stand-up comic who interviews people from different backgrounds on his podcast, hosted across various platforms. His conversations with his guests go anywhere from 1 to 4 hours straight. His podcasts get millions of downloads every month, reaching an astonishing figure of billion per year. In the video of the podcast above, Joe is seen interviewing Elon Musk.
Hosted by the famous American Astrophysicit Neil DeGrasse Tyson, StarTalk is based on Space, Science and popular culture. The YouTube sensation and author, Neil DeGrasse Tyson has done 10 series’ of the show as of November 2019. To learn about new and exciting science stuff you should head to his website or find him on the major platforms.
WTF Padcast with Marc Maron
The stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and a podcaster, Marc Maron interviews showbiz people on his platform. Known for his unpopular opinion and comic genius, Marc Maron brings out the essence of a great conversation which ultimately proves satisfactory to his listeners. To keep a tab on the entertainment industry you should head to WTF podcast hosted by Marc Maron.
Created by Micheal Tucker and the LFTS team to create a deeper understanding of the craft of screenplay writing through examination of movies and discussions with award-winning writer. Beyond the Screenplay does a close inspection of the movies and conducts interviews with creatives behind them in order to come up with nuanced takes on the art and craft of screenwriting.
Dr Jordan B Peterson
The Canadian clinical psychologist, Dr Jordan B Peterson has been at the forefront of taking care of the individual through his series of lectures based in-and-around his latest book, ’12 Rules for Life’. His lecture series, emanated from youtube, took the world by storm as he took his lecture series outside Canada after achieving worldwide fame. His podcasts hosted across platforms like Soundcloud, Google and YouTube have millions of followers worldwide.
Abbreviated as SYSK, it is an award-winning video series and podcast published by Stuff Media and hosted by Josh Clark and Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant. Both writers co host the show with various other guests and discuss artsy and craftsy stuff that one should know.
In keeping synch with the spirit of TED videos, this narrative series hosted by Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights that make us humans. This series is a rediscovery of newer solutions to the persisting problems and perceived challenges. It represents a refreshing and an informative take to approach the already existing.
It’s needless to say that the podcast market is opening up. The impact of it’s growth in the west is already being felt in the rest of the world. A market with huge potential for both content creators and consumers, it looks all set to take the publishing industry by storm.