Friday, August 21, 2009

Podcasts are fresh and fun

I am really into podcasts. Some are really fresh and fun. And some are kind of ... well dorky.
But I also listen to old radio such as audio from NBC recorded Dec. 8, 1941; the morning after Pearl Harbor.
The network was picking up live reports from London with Charles Collingwood. The breaks were sloppy, there was a lot of dead air. It. too, sounded dorky in places. But it was fascinating because of the content.
Today, the networks are nearly flawless in their presentation and usually the content is boring.
Podcasts can put you on to really creative stuff that would never make it on network radio or TV. For example, I learned about Potter's Puppet Pals channel on YouTube from "The Leaky Cauldron" podcast. FUNNY Stuff, especially if you are familiar with the Potter books.