Starting this Sunday (April 21st, 2019), the weekly This Week in Podcasts column will be moving away from a graded list structure to focus more on shouting out the great works of the week, analyzing the works that fell flat, boosting new productions, sharing crowdfunding campaigns, and sharing any new developments in the industry worth noting.
Each week, the column will have a Highlights section discussing exemplary episodes from the week. Other sections will be added as applicable each week:
- Pitfalls: Discussions of lackluster episodes or disappointing trends in a podcast overall, including why they fell flat and what could have adjusted to make them feel more successful in execution.
- Updates: Quick updates on important things happening in the industry–not news reporting, but link sharing. This will include new notable podcasts as well as podcasts that have returned for new seasons, industry news, etc.
- Campaigns: A list of ongoing podcast crowdfunding campaigns you can support.
- Catch-Ups: A list of any ongoing podcasts I’ve caught up with in the last week. This won’t include a review–just the podcast’s description and a link to their website.
Other sections will be added as the column develops. This Week in Podcasts won’t have much rumination on the industry outside of discussing Highlights and Pitfalls–but if you want my weekly commentary, I’ve got a newsletter for just that.
Want your crowdfunding campaign or update listed in the column? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (note: not email@example.com) with the applicable section title before your subject line. For instance: “CAMPAIGNS: Sci-fi audio fiction Kickstarter” or “UPDATE: Fancast returning for season 2.”
Do not email to be listed in the Highlights or Catch-Up section. Emails that do not follow this structure will be ignored. Do not send follow-up emails or duplicate emails, and do not copy any of my other email addresses. If your email does follow the correct format, it will be read, and it may be listed that week. Emails received at this address will not receive any replies.