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The AM Archives
“The Electric Man”
Release date: 5/1/19
Runtime: 20 minutes
Transcript not available
Luminary Premium exclusive
This second episodes of The Bright Sessions companion The AM Archives gives a solid feel for how that companion relationship will work. While The AM Archives aims to introduce new stories, conflicts, and characters, it’s still fundamentally rooted in the narrative of Joan Bright. The introduction of the “Static Man” continues The Bright Sessions‘s tradition of complicating the idea of what an antagonist is, continuing the ethos of favoring three-dimensional, very human characters of archetypes of right and wrong.
Maximum Fun’s PopRocket canceled
After the departure of two white hosts, PopRocket was canceled by Maximum Fun.
Podcast show notes depend on the podcatcher
PodNews reports on how different podcatchers display episode show notes differently, which can lead to links being broken or removed entirely.
Childish: A Podcast Musical crowdfunding its first season
Podcast production house Whale Bus (The Van, Story Blocks, Looking Back at Tomorrow) is crowdfunding the first season of their upcoming musical audio drama, Childish: A Podcast Musical via IndieGogo. The campaign has a flexible goal of $2000 USD and will be running until June 28th, 2019. The podcast will be about “A college student wants to be the world’s most famous rapper [Childish Gambino], so he becomes an RA.”
Australia-based IndiePodFest crowdfunding its 2019 event
IndiePodFest is crowdfunding its 2019 event, to be be held from July 12th – 14th, 2019, at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute in Melbourne. The campaign has a goal of $19500 AUS (~$13600 USD) and will run until June 3rd, 2019, via Pozible. One reward for backing the campaign is a “Podcasting 101” workshop.