Podcasts are everywhere these days, from “true crime” to sports to religion.
We’re interested in knowing your thoughts and ideas when it comes to podcasts. Do you reserve part of your week — or day — to catch up on a particular subject? Do you have national favorites or Georgia-based favorites?
Perhaps there are some closer to home — or else some you hope to hear soon.
We’re assembled a quick not exactly scientific survey to test the popularity of podcasts in Northwest Georgia.
Please take a a few minutes to answer less than 10 questions about your podcasts interests. We’ll use your responses to help decide if we launch a series of podcasts on our own or work with several local partners to develop some of their ideas and concepts. One caveat: We’re looking at ideas beyond traditional “newscasts” or sports scores/headlines.
We started our survey around 4 p.m. Sunday and will keep it open for several days.
SOME OF THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS (through Monday morning):
Q: How long should each ‘episode’ of a podcast last? A: Around 30 percent favor 30 minutes; 20 percent each favor 15 minutes or no more than an hour.
Q: How often would you want to hear any of the locally produced podcasts? A: 34 percent says weekly; 19 percent favors “binge” listing, or accessing multiple episodes in one sitting.
Q: What’s your favorite podcast? A: Greg and Jennifer’s Adventures in Imperfect Living; “Lore,” “WellRed Podcast,” and “Radiolab;” Ted talks; a couple associated with traditional radio talk shows; “Corner Office” and “How I Built That;” “Invisibilia,” cults; “Macrovoices;” and “The Daily.”
Q: What type of local topics would you want to hear about? A: Politics, health issues, police issues, local business.
Q: Do you have a favorite Northwest Georgia podcast or Georgia-based podcast? A: Few available based on responses so far.