I recently stumbled across another excellent example of a radio station producing a podcast. The station is New Hampshire Public Radio. The podcast, Outside/In.
What’s so great about it? Good stories, well told, about the environment. A host who writes and narrates well. And, a willingness to experiment.
It’s the willingness to experiment that I’m particularly fond of. I applaud stations that take chances in the digital world — chances they may be less likely to take on air.
That said, Outside/In is trying to figure out how to balance the two. How can the show take advantage of the benefits of podcasting — no clock, an openness to try new approaches, etc. — with the time and content constraints of most public stations.
On this episode of HowSound, Sam Evans Brown, the program’s host, talks about one type of experimentation — narrating in a studio with colleagues acting as an audience. I also talked to Sam about balancing the broadcast/podcast dynamic. An excerpt of that part of our conversation is below.