Another month, another podcast update and updated OPML file for you: download it at http://www.noformatblog.ca/podcasts_opml.xml.
S-Town. I’m pretty sure most people into podcasts are already aware of S-Town, but if you’re not I definitely recommend it. I don’t want to give away any details, because I feel like it needs to unfold sequentially for you to get the full effect. What I can say about it is that it plays out like a long-form article from a magazine. Almost like someone took a written 7-part article series and recorded an audio version of it.
I don’t know that I would listen to a series like this all of the time. I don’t mind that the shows I listen to aren’t really serialized, and are easy to digest. I feel like that’s one of the more appealing aspects of podcasts. However, once every now and then a series like this could stick on my radar.
I hope to read a lot more follow-up pieces on what kind of effect S-Town has on the podcasting community. I hope that we don’t see too many “copycats” – but I am very interested in seeing what Serial and This American Life do next based on this show.
Tea & Jeopardy. This was a recommendation in one of the Writing Excuses podcasts. The short description: it’s basically an author interview podcast, but occasionally the host and guest encounter “perils” that they need to overcome. It sounded like something I might like, but it’s not entirely up my alley. Giving it another shot when a new episode comes out.
None! I don’t believe I actually dropped any podcast subscriptions this month. Pretty solid month of listening!