Podcast Brainstorm: What is Wrong with Vermont?

In thinking about podcasts and the quest to create my own, a few ideas have popped into my mind. The hardest part for me has been deciding the topic or theme that I want to pursue. This post serves mainly as an elaboration of a few talking points that I have been ruminating on. I have been talking to a few people and some riveting ideas have sparked my interested in the form of issues with the state of Vermont and particularly why people want to leave it.

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The Art of the Podcast: A Radiolab Review

How do you paint a picture with just words? How does one become engaged with a topic without any prior context? Why should I care about someone’s podcasts? These were questions that I thought to myself before embarking on the task of making my own podcast. I have, in the past, listened to really great podcasts, such as Total Biscuit’s video game based Co-Optional Podcast or the No Dumb Questions podcast by YouTubers Destin Sandlin and Matt Whittman. However, these podcasts were by creators whose content I already enjoyed outside of the podcasts. I was bound to like them regardless of their content because I liked the people who made them. This got me thinking about what makes a really good podcast and what this can tell me about making my own. On my search, I found a wonderful story called A Clockwork Miracle by Radiolab that functions as a great example of both a great podcast and a great reference point for my own podcast endeavors.

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