Category Podcasting

Worth A Listen: Top Audio Tracks for July 23, 2016 – Personal/Family History Edition!

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. It’s been quite a while since I posted a roundup of podcasts and this is the first time I’ve focused upon personal and family history programs. But there’s a vast trove of audio to enjoy if you like hearing life stories, and here are some of the best programs I’ve discovered […]

Rock the Mic: 10 things I’ve learned from producing a podcast

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Solop via Flickr. September 30 is International Podcast Day, and since here at Listen Closely Productions, we celebrate the power of sound to change lives, I thought I would observe the occasion by sharing some observations from my six-plus years of podcasting. I became interested in podcasting in the summer of […]

All Ears, All The Time: An Interview With The Creators of “Everything Sounds”

Today we have a real treat – an interview with the creators of one of the most intriguing new podcasts I’ve run across in a long, long time. Craig Shank and George Drake, Jr., creators of “Everything Sounds,” have found a way to explore the open-ended world of sound in a creative way. Whether they’re […]

Worth A Listen: Top Audio Tracks for July 20, 2013

Photo courtesy SXC. Weathering the Storm: A History of Extreme Weather Maybe you have to come from “tornado alley,” where I grew up, to appreciate the stories behind extreme weather and how Americans have coped with it over the years. This edition of the Backstory radio show/podcast stitches together several tales about storms and their […]

Worth A Listen: Top Audio Tracks for May 26, 2013

Photo courtesy SXC. There’s a great big world of sound out there these days: according to recent research on podcasting, a recent Edison Research Study on the Podcast Consumer demonstrated that awareness of the medium has grown 105 percent since 2006, from 22 percent in 2006 to 45 percent in 2012. Likewise, the percentage of […]

Why Audio?

Photo courtesy of SXC. Clearly, with a name like Listen Closely Productions, sound is at the forefront of what we do. But as I begin updating the blog portion of this site more frequently, I thought it was appropriate to make the case for the magnificence of audio, and advocate for adding the dimension of […]