Since Serial there’s been a surge in new documentary-style podcasts. I’ve written about Meet the Composer (still my favourite) and 99% Invisible before, but new shows keep coming to my attention. The latest is Between the Liner Notes by Matthew Billy, whose first episode explores the invention and development of the reel-to-reel tape player. Worth a listen.
My current day job takes a long time and doesn’t always need my full concentration, so I’ve been looking for new podcasts to fill the silence. As luck would have it, Ellen McSweeney has stepped in to fill the void with an article on New Music Box with links to interviews with musicians from the podcast On Being.