We’re calling for a Radio/Podcasting heading in the arts section — including listings of local events — but audio storytelling also demands more. We seek recognition of the Radio/Podcasting genre through thoughtful reviews, criticism, and a deeper examination of styles and trends. Press must move beyond listicles ad infinitum citing the top 10, 20 or 50 podcasts of the week, month, or year. That approach was okay a few years ago — when podcasts were a bit of a mystery — but now it’s time to actually consider the impact of audio storytelling.
…why I’ve always refused to debate Milo in public. Not because I’m frightened I’ll lose, but because I know I’ll lose, because I care and he doesn’t—and that means he’s already won. Help and forgive me, but I actually believe human beings can be better than this.
Because of this potential for confusion, I believe it is the artist’s responsibility to provide a prescription on how an album is best experienced. Why leave it up to chance? If an artist knows that their album is full of party anthems, why wouldn’t they tell their listeners before they hear it for the first time? Why make your fans waste their first listen trying to figure out how to use your music when you could just tell them, “Dude, this album sounds better in Utah. Listen to it while you’re driving there, not L.A.”
I suspect in the end what choice of music service you go with comes down to another one of those meaningless choices between different brands that provide effectively the same commodity, like toothpaste, laundry detergent, or peanut butter. You use the one that’s most convenient for you.
Employing a “distance-traveled” metric for hiring. We take into account where a job candidate came from and how many obstacles they had to overcome to get to our door. We believe, and it’s borne out in practice, that this can be an important measure of work ethic and resilience.