Podcasting

Dan Patterson:

A podcaster’s thoughts on podcasting.

Originally posted on Dan Patterson:

The classic, generic podcast feed logo.

I create radio shows and podcasts for a living. With a few brief exceptions, I’ve spent my career behind mixing consoles and microphones. I began my radio carrer in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. I worked my way from the college radio station, KBHU, up to drive-time spots at various local rock radio stations.

When podcasting emerged in 2003 and 2004, I was the right person at the right place in the my life: young, broke, and ambitious. I co-created and hosted a show for many years, and watched the medium explode, then quickly fade. Initially podcasting seemed to define flash-in-the-pan tech. The medium was hip, then hyped, then forgotten in the span of about 18 months. Many – myself included, for a time – were disappointed, and moved on to other things.

Since mid-2004, podcasts have never been absent from my earbuds. I…

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