The Culture Gabfest discusses the state of podcast criticism.

Want a Critical Take on Your Favorite Podcast? The Culture Gabfest Explains Why You Can’t Find One.

Want a Critical Take on Your Favorite Podcast? The Culture Gabfest Explains Why You Can’t Find One.

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Jan. 14 2016 3:00 PM
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In the Golden Age of Podcasts, Where Are All the Critics? 

The Culture Gabfest takes another crack at a listener’s question about the state of podcast criticism.

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On the latest Culture Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Aisha Harris, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner invite Panoply’s director of audience development (and author of podcast newsletter, Hot Pod) Nick Quah to help answer a listener’s question left hanging from last year’s call-in show. At the dawn of what might prove to be the Podcast Age, there still seems to be a surprising dearth of in-depth criticism analyzing this form of media. Does podcast criticism exist out there? And if not, should it?

Tune in as the Culture Gabfest discusses whether this oversight has more to do with podcasts, or the current state of criticism as we know it. (Plus, how will both hold up in the face of virtual reality?)

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