Remember when there were only three TV networks (no cable) and not as many spots on the radio as there are now? Remember when bookstores were smaller, and underground bands were truly underground? All that changed with the Internet.
Today we’re talking about the democratization of content. What does that mean? Well…this podcast is all about the good, the bad, and many things in between that come with being able to do it yourself in ways we never dreamed of when Evel Knieval was falling into the Snake River and one of the bigger local syndicated TV shows was in the hands of a clown named Bozo!
The gatekeepers are gone; today — whether what you do is great or…not so great — you can get it out there and at least have a shot. And it’s not just traditional entertainment that’s available. Wanna see a group of guys make a living making 20,000+ calorie gut-busting culinary nightmares? It’s out there right alongside the angry guy who sits at his dining room table in the dark unboxing electronics and talking about them. There are also people making their own entertainment empires with reasonably-priced gear many of us can afford.
So have a seat and listen to two people who never dreamed of a day like this talk about the ups and downs of a world where everybody has a shot — and not even Jamie Farr’s Gong Show mallet can stop the madness!
A quick note: This episode is an hour and a half long. Yep, it ran much longer than intended. We considered breaking it up into two podcasts but figured, “Just run with it.” And in a way, that’s the very thing we’re talking about. There is still so much content forced into an allotted time or space, but now there are options to occasionally run longer than normal if necessary. We promise not to make long shows a habit.
A quick note…Part II: Check back tomorrow for a big list of links to many of the things discussed during this episode…and maybe even a bit more!