Can podcasts change the world?
How are podcasts changing the stories we tell each other and what we learn about our world?
The Cultural Frontline asks how are podcasts changing the stories we tell each other and what we learn about our world?
Are podcasts just a western phenomenon? According to producer and presenter Yang Yi, podcasts are not even half the story when it comes to audio in China. Yi explains that whilst entertainment podcasts are still in their infancy, it’s ‘pay for knowledge’ audio that’s big business.
He’s the podcast pioneer who has interviewed everyone from the Beastie Boys to Barack Obama all from the luxury of his garage. Marc Maron tells us about the art of the interview and how podcasting changed his life.
In Milan, two Italian women are taking on the nation’s gender politics through a podcast called Senza Rossetto or Without Lipstick. Its two producers Giulia Cuter and Giulia Perona tell The Cultural Frontline how they are learning lessons through exploring the lives of Italy’s women, past and present.
Plus can podcasts give a voice to those who are often forced to remain silent? We speak to one of the creative team behind the AfroQueer podcast, a ground breaking series which tells stories of queer/LGBTQ+ people across Africa.
Presented by Tina Daheley
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