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Which is particularly interesting in a medium that (without much commercial incentive or pressure) doesn't formally require much of anything. Any tv show or commercial radio programme will have both formal requirements and (almost as stringent) generic expectations to abide by, which will naturally lend it a feeling of constancy. Podcasts instead have to summon rituals (in order to be able to adhere to them, in order to feel familiar).
a lot of podcasts – and i'm thinking of those that exist at the shaggier/looser/less polished & edited end of the spectrum –evidently exist to be comfortable, to reassure, like the artistic equivalent of an easy chat with friends you see all of the time. So a lot of their strength derives from creating familiarity, and as they proceed through their runs they accrete habits/bits/in-jokes.
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@cronjager haha - assertive!
@Ranjit she gives the impression of great wisdom when she’s not losing her shit about some dog on the other side of the street
@jplebreton It's such a barrier to entry as well – you need to pick an instance to get started but until you start you really don't have any good information about why you would pick one instance over another. The worry is you'll pick wrong and then be stuck.
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Why the fuck doesn't this place have italics?
I wrote a novel called Muscle, out now.
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