Oct 24

Podcast Pillowfort Ep02 – 99% Awesome

Podcast Pillowfort - Episode 2 - 99% Awesome Podcast Pillowfort Cover ArtWelcome back to Podcast Pillowfort, the podcast about podcasts.

Coming up in this episode, we cover the amazing array of new podcasts that have come out in the last few weeks. Then we will have a new inductee into the Podcast Pillowfort Hall of Fame. We will have our first tiny triumph. And finally we will end, as always, with those segments that stuck.

So grab your headphones, a tall drink and join us in the Pillowfort!

Your Hosts: Amy Barker and Richard Gray

The Show


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New Podcasts we’ve listened to include:

  • Serial – with Sarah Koenig from WBEZ, Sarah is a producer from This American Life (eps 1-4 out)
  • Hound Tall – with Moshe Kasher from Nerdist
  • Amicus – Slate’s new Supreme Court podcast
  • Mamamia Out Loud – an Australian podcast with Kate Leaver at Senior Editor at The Mamamia Digital Network

Podcast Hall of Fame

99% Invisible logo99% Invisible

Started September 2010 – show times range from really short (3-4 minutes) to an hour.

Roman Mars, the producer and host started the show as a project of KALW public radio in San Francisco and the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco.

The title of the show comes form a quote by Buckminster Fuller where he said, “Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.”

99% Invisible is a completely independent production and raise all of funds directly from the listeners, most notably from the record breaking Kickstarter campaign With over 30 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast is one of the most popular programs on iTunes.

Radiotopia are currently running a Storytelling Revolution Kickstarter until 15 November 2014. Please support them.

What I Learned This Week

Amy and Richard do some self-teaching out there in podland

Tiny Triumphs

Shamelessly stolen from Extra Hot Great. We get the star treatment.

The Rest…

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Theme music used in this episode is called “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” and “I Will Follow” by U2