What makes a great podcast?

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As always with the subjective, I’d love to hear what you think.

Here are my thoughts:

* online script
* good photo(s) on the associated webpage
* the option of hearing a 5-30 min segment and of hearing the 30 sec – 3 min clips that make it up
* catchy, simple intro
* calm host with a clear voice
* resources – linked in the script and in the podcast
* conversational tone throughout

Here’s Paste Magazine’s list of 10 best podcasts. And then, there’s always NPR’s What Makes it Great series.

Indy favorites
Answer Me This, by Olly Mann
Kermode and Mayo, both by Spencer
The Fringe Podcast- Entertainment
UC Radio- Podsafe Music
The Audacity to Podcast- Technology
Christian Meets World- Religion Inspiration
Gamertag Radio- Gaming
Bend over and Take it- GLBT
Joe Rogan Experience- Best Video
Kid Friday- People’s Choice, Education
Inside the magic- Best Produced, Travel
Amateur Travel- Travel
File Under Horrible (FUHcast)- Comedy


Author: ireneflorez

Bogotá-born, Oakland-based media bee.

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