The Podcast Connection

Watching the tweets from the National Arts Marketing Project Conference—#NAMPC—this past weekend, I was struck with an overwhelming sense of deja vu. Talk of storytellers lulling audiences into a comfortable dream state, of the surprisingly intimate relationship between podcasters and listeners…it was all in the keynote by Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad. It’s also part of a session I gave at #TCG14 with Jason Snell of the Incomparable Radio Network. (Full disclosure: I’m also part of several shows on the Incomparable Radio Network.) If you’re curious, we recorded that session and put it online … Read more

Much Ado About Streaming

Much Ado About Streaming

Thanks to SXSW, streaming video has been popping up all over the interwebs lately. Not video from the event–though that’s available too–but specifically a couple of apps designed for live, instant, streaming video promoted through your social media feeds. So let’s take a look at Meerkat & Periscope and kick the tires. Meerkat is an independent app, Periscope was developed independently before being bought by Twitter. They both let you stream live video directly from your smartphone–currently only for iOS but coming soon for Android–and automatically announce to your social media that you’ve … Read more


Crossing the Streams

Wynton Marsalis gets it. For the second year in a row, we rang in the new year with a livestream from Jazz at Lincoln Center, the late set with Marsalis and his quintet. No need for Dick Clark’s New Ryan Seacrest Eve or any of the other nearly identical broadcast network offerings–now we have a choice, thanks to the internet. More to the point, this was a concert I might not otherwise have seen. I live about a thousand miles away, I wasn’t planning to be in New York City for New Year’s, … Read more