P List #2 of Mainstream Podcasts
It seems that Goliath likes to copy little David. Podcasting started as a grassroots alternative to mainstream media. Indie podasters will continue to thrive and you can checkout some of those early pioneers in our P List of Podcasts. But the 800 pound gorillas have followed suit and put out their own podcasts. Many of the mainstream big media companies are simply copying their offline (TV or radio) content and redistributing it as a podcast. Smart? Maybe. But we are looking for something unique from these larger media juggernauts. So we featured mostly mainstream podcasts that took the extra time to do something besides re-running their offline content.
How ironic is it that a regular radio station in Texas has decided to cancel all radio commercials. I am sure listeners will be very excited. The NY Times Podcast reports that the station will instead offer a sponsor for the hour of programming and have the host casually mention the sponosor for up to 2 minutes per hour rather than the 16 minutes of typical commercials. Hmm… sounds like big radio is copying a sponsorship tactic made popular by independent podcastsers.
So, here you will see our journeyPod Picks for the best and oldest mainstream big media podcasts across a variety of categories. We scoured through thousands of really bad podcasts to uncover these podcasts that truly stand out.
For any podcasters or bloggers that want to publish our P List #2 of Mainstream Podcasts, simply copy the list below (including the links) and paste it into your next blog post. Feel free to add in your own few favorite podcasts from mainstream media. Remember – if a podcast you like is from an independent person or small private company, it really belongs in our P List of Independent Podcasts. So this list if only for any podcasts you like that are published by big media. Big media includes: newspapers like NY Times, TV programs like “The Sopranos”, magazines like Bon Appetit or large companies like Apple, etc.
If you publish this list in your own blog or mention it in your podcast, you will help promote podcasting and blogging as a new media. You will also help promote really good content and alert consumers about new podcast shows for them to explore. Everyone wins!
Now, yes – we left off some mainstream podcasters. But feel free to add to our list and publish your own P List of Mainstream Podcasts by copying this list and adding to it.