What happened with podcasting in 2016? Certainly there was no exile strike like “Serial” Season 1 that we can use as a tentpole to pull conclusions about The State Of Audio Today. When we consider of this year’s water-cooler conversations on culture, a things that come to mind are “Stranger Things,” “Westworld” or “La La Land” — during slightest in my experience, no one podcast has nonetheless to strech a vicious mass of Sarah Koenig and co.’s serialized review of a ghastly Baltimore murder.
That doesn’t meant that podcasts didn’t make an impact. When we demeanour behind during a audio that influenced me this year, we consider of emotional illusory narratives or soul-baring admissions of humanity.
In an partial of Chris Gethard’s podcast “Beautiful/Anonymous,” he tells someone that in doing his uncover (wherein anyone can call in anonymously to a series and Gethard will give them one hour of his time to listen and chat), he hopes that people find condolence in carrying a height and feeling listened to. And in turn, listening to people reminds him that his bland trials and anxieties are partial of a incomparable whole.
That is partial of because we find podcasts so appealing — they assistance me remember that there are millions of practice and perspectives we have nonetheless to learn from, or appreciate. In short, in 2016, we spent a lot of time listening to people.
Below is a preference of podcasts that were innate (or reborn) in 2016 that we loved, and wish we will, too.