How the podcasting revolution happened, and where it could go
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 12:00 pm Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Harvard Law School Campus, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B
Chris Lydon of Radio Open Source will join Jake Shapiro and Kerri Hoffman of PRX, and Benjamen Walker of Radiotopia's podcast Theory of Everything for a discussion moderated by Berkman Center Faculty Co-Director Chris Bavitz regarding the past, present, and future of podcasting and the distribution of serialized audio content.
In September 2002 the Berkman Center helped launch the RSS 2.0 spec, paving the way for the subscription-based audio downloading services that make podcasts work. In the 13 years since, podcasts have become the default news and entertainment option of choice for millions, launching audio producing careers, companies, and an entire industry, and upending traditional media models.
Join us for a discussion with pioneering figures in the field of podcasting and Internet audio to talk about how podcasting emerged, and what trends could be determining its future.