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Tag: podcasts

GGP Hour Has Arrived!
Culture & Literature, Music

GGP Hour Has Arrived!

In a time where everyone has an opinion, and no topic is left ignored, unique content can be hard to find within what is constantly being pushed out into the world. With podcasts popping up here and there full of controversial takes and passion filled rants, the range of voices seem to gain their stamp of  individuality from that sole aspect. Cancel-culture continues to run rampant, views and opinions are carefully dissected before being put out into the world, and it has become evident that many would rather follow the trend of thinking and appeal to the masses. Unique voices are far and few between. Will  Insanity radio’s newest talk show bring about any change?  GGP Hour hosted by second year student Kayla Mae Garcia Fernandes is a laid back hour filled with debates s...
Podfasting: A Podcast Phenomenon
Features

Podfasting: A Podcast Phenomenon

Podcasts are an extremely popular way of consuming popular culture, media and general information. The iTunes Podcasts store is visited frequently by myself and many others in order to download and listen to the interesting content that creatives provide us. As Buzzfeed recently reported, there are a new sub-group of people who have discovered an entirely new way to listen to podcasts, which is to listen to them at double, triple or possibly even ten times the speed. This phenomenon is called ‘podfasting'. The reason for listening to podcasts at an increased speed is simple; to be able to listen to as many as possible in a shorter space of time. Every day, more and more podcasts are being created by dedicated creatives for their audiences to consume. Some podcasts release an episode ...
The New Voices of Podcasting
Opinion

The New Voices of Podcasting

The advent of podcasts saw the movement of media consumption into the online space, and changed the relationship between creator and audience. The continued decline in TV ratings reflects a change in the way that we seek out entertainment. We’re no longer satisfied by ‘what’s on’ and thus, podcasting allows for people to produce and consume exactly the content that they want, with minimal or no cost to either party. This format also supersedes the barriers to entry posed by traditional media – all you need to make a podcast is a microphone and a good idea. What has ensued is a new wave of minority voices infiltrating a new platform, affording the representation not seen in TV or radio broadcasting. Lack of representation of minority groups in traditional media still poses a significant ...