Jan 18, 2018

The only categories your podcast can fall into

Podcast is a relatively new medium and yet already many podcasters insist on falling into predictable tropes. We've listed the definitive categories.

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran and Eleanor Gordon-Smith

Associate editor / Freelance writer

Present physics dictates that all podcasts must begin as (or eventually converge into) one of the following categories. This is a function of the natural laws of determinacy and causation, and not a function of a global producer-conspiracy, though that is not what the producers say.

All my friends are funny so I never edit them

Other people do not have funny friends so we recorded ours. This sounds arrogant but turns out to be a pretty safe bet because most people’s lives are a hellscape. Expect many “friends of the podcast” and eventually some merchandise fused in the molten centre of a vortex of in-jokes.

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5 thoughts on “The only categories your podcast can fall into

  1. Shane Maloney

    I have absolutely no idea what any of this means. Not a single word.

    1. Owen Richardson

      I got some of it, but that may be because I have read more McSweeneys than you have.

  2. AR

    Even if I knew what this assemblage of letters into word like structures meant, I still wouldn’t care.

  3. Owen Richardson

    Because this is starting to look like ganging up, I will say that I thought it was kind of funny and clever as well as being somewhat opaque.

    1. Owen Richardson

      strike “being”

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