The Power of Listening

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Siobhán McHugh

Audio is on a roll. Podcasting has liberated audio storytellers from the tyranny of the live radio schedule, creating vast new audiences that transcend national boundaries. Exemplars of the audio storytelling form such as This American Life and Radiolab attract huge global audiences, while free sites like Soundcloud allow even amateurs to easily share and distribute their audio work. But while technology has made audio more accessible than ever before, it is audio’s qualities as a medium that deliver its impact.

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