Since the last time I wrote about a new online podcast network (If Malaysian podcasters got together, could they form a successful collective like PRX’s Radiotopia?), a new one is here called Gimlet.
Founded by Alex Blumberg of Planet Money (and also a producer at This American Life), it already has a few original shows on offering. Start Up is a show that chronicles start ups going through their journey, Reply All is a show about things on the Internet and Mystery Show is a quirky show about solving everyday mysteries.
And Blumberg feels that going full capitalism is the way to go (just like Ira Glass), which means that he think that advertising money is being floated around more than every right now.
I will say it again… I really hope that podcasting will catch on fire here in Malaysia. I pray to Almighty Allah!
Read a full interview with Blumberg about Gimlet and podcasting at NiemanLab.Org.
And please spend some time listening to some of Fat Bidin’s original podcasts!