Smart Culture on BlogTalkRadio

Here’s a lit­tle some­thing for con­sumers and pro­duc­ers of good cul­tur­al media.

BlogTalkRa­dio gives any­one with a com­put­er and tele­phone the abil­i­ty to cre­ate their own live radio show, and then lat­er turn the broad­cast into a pod­cast. So far, about 82,000 shows have aired on this free ser­vice, and about 2.4 mil­lion lis­ten­ers tune in each month. Among the broad­casts, you’ll find inter­views with Bri­an DePal­ma, Yoko Ono, Chris Ander­son (author of The Long Tail), Jodi Picoult (author of 14 nov­els), Jim­my Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Frank Rich (New York Times colum­nist), Phil Don­ahue (direc­tor of the new film “Body of War”), and David Mamet (famous screen­writer and play­wright). Some note­wor­thy shows host­ed by BlogTalkRa­dio include: the Smith­son­ian Chan­nel, Mr. Media, Movie Geeks Unit­ed, ZNE’s Cir­ca Arte, BC Radio Live, The Poor Chef, and 3 Chicks on Lit.

Last­ly, let me under­score some­thing that’s prob­a­bly already clear. This ser­vice seems par­tic­u­lar­ly use­ful for any­one who wants to cre­ate a broadcast/podcast but does­n’t want to grap­ple with the tech­ni­cal side of things. For exam­ple, me. Now if I could only find the time to pull one togeth­er. Get more info on BlogTalkRa­dio here, and check out their “Best of” sec­tion here.

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  • Mick says:

    Hi every body. I was won­der­ing if any of these radio are in for­eign lan­guages, such as, to say, span­ish.

    It would be very handy for learn­ing the lan­guage.

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