Some Town

There's a new podcast out from the makers of Serial. Seems like it's going to be very interesting. It's called S-Town, which stands for "shit town," but I guess they don't want to put a swear in the title. They don't bleep anything out in the show, though. It's about a guy from rural Alabama…

Podcast Ads and Pricing

Podcast adverts are the least offensive of all types of advertising. Because even though they're in your ears, they're not in your face. I'm talking, here, about the sponsorship kind, wherein the podcast host reads some ad copy in their own voice. Sometimes copy supplied by the company, sometimes their own words. Sometimes they just…

The Return of SonoAir

Back in January I wrote about trying to play podcasts through the Sonos. As you'll recall ((I know, you probably won't.)) I had tried and failed to install AirSonos on my NAS, and was considering trying SonoAir on my Mac. I did try it, but it never quite worked. The app launched, and found the…

Obama in Your Ears

I listen to a fair number of podcasts, but I only recently learned that David Axelrod has one now. Axelrod was Barack Obama's chief strategist and then Senior Advisor. On a recent episode of his podcast, The Axe Files, he interviewed Barack Obama, during his last few days as president. They're friends, so it's not…