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Monday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Time to Re-Boot: What Next for Podcasting?

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Podcasting allows creators to directly connect with a global audience while avoiding the gatekeepers and bureaucracy of traditional broadcast media. But since iTunes’ native support for podcasting arrived back in 2005, it’s been claimed that independent development of the medium has atrophied.
The BBC has dropped the word “podcast” in favour of “download” because a majority of listeners still don’t know what a podcast is, while at the same time Audioboo founder Mark Rock calls podcasting “an old-fashioned approach to getting content on the internet."
Is podcasting being superseded by socially curated audio platforms like Soundcloud and AudioBoo? What advantages does podcasting hold over its older and younger rivals and how can producers harness the best aspects of both to become more powerful than ever?
An award winning BBC radio producer asks a transatlantic panel of podcasting hotshots if now's the time for a podcast re-boot.
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Colin Anderson

ProducerBBCColin Anderson is a staff producer in the BBC's Radio Comedy Department.
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Roman Mars

Producer99% InvisibleRoman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a short radio show about architecture and design. The Season 3 fundraising campaign for 99% Invisible is currently the highest-funded journalism project in Kickstarter history. The campaign was widely considered... Read More →

Jesse Thorn

Presenter / ProprietorMaximum Fun
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Helen Zaltzman

HostAnswer Me ThisHelen Zaltzman is the co-host of Sony Award-winning independent comedy podcast Answer Me This!, which she has been making in her suburban London living room since January 2007.

Monday March 11, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

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