Something I have been thinking about for a while is ‘what next?’ I’m not bored with the two podcasts I’m currently doing, but there is something else I want to do, but I’m not sure what. I think we all have that other project inside us, the one that we keep out of view, or we don’t know will work, or the one that could be considered ‘art.’ And I’m a believer in ‘art in podcasting. Sometimes we don’t have the time, or the skills, or even the direction to make that thing. So I put the question to you:
If you had unlimited time and resources, what would you create?
If it was wide open, you had all the tools you needed (which you may already have, and don’t realize it yet), and plenty of time, what would you make? What kind of show? Put in some blue sky solutioneering, and tell us what you would do.
I asked this question on a forum where podcasters hang out, and the response was tepid at best. Perhaps that’s a good thing, as maybe those people were already doing it. Or maybe they had never thought about it. Or maybe, they didn’t care that much. Either way, I am curious what people want to make.
It’s only fair I should answer as well. I would do something with plenty of production, trying out new sounds and different ways to goose a story (as I’m constantly inspired and amazed at what Radiolab does with it’s production). I would do something where I got to learn new things and see interesting stuff (art, jobs, music, lifestyles, whatever) that I didn’t know anything – or much – about. I would talk to people, record conversations and events, and string it together in a way that you got a picture of the world I was in, and the lives of the people I was talking to.
So that’s what’s percolating. What about you? What would you do, without any of the limits?
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