Paul Potts writes a great article on What is a Podcast -- from an aesthetic/production/creative sense. In addition to espousing just about everything about podcasts that I love, too, he has also some great things to say about radio drama. And I love what he says about professionalism (as much as I try to make a "polished" show!): The podcast world is vast, and contains multitudes. "Polish" is code for "make it sound like everyone else does, or we will look down on you." "Professional" is … [Read more...] about What Makes a Podcast a Podcast?
Greetings all, My wife recently had surgery for appendicitis, and between doing my work, taking care of her, and looking after my 4 year old son, I'm just too beat to write from scratch this week. My essay on Gordon Bok's "Peter Kagan and the Wind" will therefore be postponed to next week. However, I'm not too tired to type up someone else's words, so today I'm proud to present a lost piece of radio drama history. After my review of his dramatic adaptation of Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" … [Read more...] about What was Hörspiel USA? Erik Bauersfeld’s 1984 KPFA Folio essay on “The Project”
The second installment in the internet marketing for audio drama series came to me rather unexpectedly as I routinely perused the Google Analytics stats for the last three months. So back in March, Radio Drama Revival saw something like quadruple the average number of visitors to the site. With a bit of a quizzical "What gives?" I dug deeper into the stats, and saw that nearly all of the traffic spike was the result of StumbleUpon. Woohoo! I must'a got stumbed! Now, at work, I deal with … [Read more...] about Using Social Media to Promote Audio Drama
As much as my passion is all things audio, my paid gig is internet marketing with a local firm, Hall Web Services. What that means is that on a daily basis I'm grilling websites, writing optimized web code, writing the most interesting copy I can muster and figuring out interesting ways to market products and services online. So it shouldn't be surprising that I have some observations about the state of the audio drama community's internet marketing efforts. For the most part, it's … [Read more...] about What Every Radio Dramatist Should Know About SEO
The inaugural column of Malleus kicks off a three part investigation of the seminal role of supernatural horror in the contemporary German audio drama explosion. Discover the first German radio drama, learn about German pulp novels, and experience the terror of Konga the Man-Frog. … [Read more...] about REVENGE OF THE GRUSEL-KRIMIS! A primer on supernatural horror in the German H?rspiel-Boom