The Unplugged Soul: A Conference on the Podcast: "In Microphones Begin Responsibilities"


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Hillary Frank (The Longest Shortest Time), “Podcasts Can Change the World (At Least a Little)” Devon Taylor (Millennial), “New Ears” Rachel Zucker (Commonplace), “Less and Less and Less Alone” A series of unprecedented freedoms – on demand software, discrete audiences, portable devices, cheap production costs, the bypassing of broadcast infrastructure and with it content restrictions – liberates the podcast from mass media's customary limitations, and podcasters are now making the most of their new territory. This conference ranges wide in its exploration of what amounts to a burgeoning new art form captivating listeners worldwide: the "impact bar" has never been higher in a culture brimming with content, but podcasters and producers have latched on to ancient verities of storytelling and the new mores of disclosure to win us over – to unplug the hyperconnected soul.

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