We are currently smack dab in the middle of the golden age of podcasts, y'all. Whether you want to learn about history, get daily news from a trusted source, hear people argue about politics, or even get questionable advice from some brothers, chances are, there's a podcast for you. There are so many podcasts in 2017 that no matter how far flung your interests, someone shares it and probably records a podcast of themselves talking about it (look for Will's cheese-focused podcast this summer). There are many Dentonites recording podcasts these days and we decided to round up some of our favorites for you to check out and subscribe to. Read on to check them out and find out how you can start recording your own podcast with some local help!
Podcasts are basically like a DVR for radio or internet radio. You can subscribe to shows that interest you and listen to them on the go (while driving, exercising, working, etc...). Podcasts are more popular now than ever and new ones pop up every day. You can upload your favorite podcast to your mobile device and listen to it when you have time. There are a lot to choose from, and the topics covered are vast. The ease of recording and uploading an audio file to the internet means that new podcasts are born everyday. On the other side of the spectrum, that also means that lots of people get bored and end their podcasts after six or so episodes (two local podcasts we were planning on featuring in this article stopped releasing new episodes during the time it took us to finish writing). Below are some currently-running Denton-based podcasts that you may want to add to your feed ASAP. Got a Denton-based podcast that isn't featured that you think should be? Let us know in the comments!
TechMill, a Denton non-profit group assembled to help create and launch technology-related businesses in Denton TechMill has been working hard for the past few years to make Denton a great place for tech startups and other independent or creative businesses to take root. This podcast, hosted by Kyle Taylor and David Brunow, focuses on "all things tech and startup in the Denton community." Topics discussed in previous episodes include journalism, open data, music, marketing, burger blogs, and much more. Check out this recent episode featuring Marshall Culpepper, CEO of Denton startup KUBOS, below.
Denton, Dallas and Beyond is the longest-running Denton-based podcast. Now in its fourth year, the self-described "travel and resource" podcast focuses on North Texas food, music, and various other pop-culture happenings. While the title might make it seem as if the podcast gives equal billing to the entire metroplex, it is actually mostly focused on the top of the golden triangle. Take episode 216 for example, which discusses the recent renovations at Andy's on the Denton square and their recent waffle additions.
Sofar Sounds hosts intimate shows across the world. Their DFW branch often hosts shows in various places in Denton and showcases some of the best musicians the metroplex has to offer in settings you normally would not expect. This podcast features in depth interviews with the various bands featured at Sofar showcases. For a taste, check out this episode from earlier in 2017 featuring Denton-band Pearl Earl.
Don't Feed the Artists is one of our favorite Denton podcasts. Each episode features hour long discussions with different Denton musicians. The discussions are filled with thoughtful questions and great tangential journeys. Check out this episode featuring Elijah Heaps, Nikolai Rya, and others from the Genuine collective.
While not necessarily a podcast, DentonRadio.com is a great resource for Denton music and talk. You can check out the site at any time, input your music preferences, and you'll be streaming some customized-for-you Denton tunes in no time. While you can't add it to your podcast player, you can download the DentonRadio app. Check out their schedule here to find out when they will be recording live from their studio at the Discover Denton Welcome Center on the square.
Maybe you've read all this and want to start your own podcast for yourself or for your business. Not sure how to go about it? The Denton-based (and Stoke member) The Podcast Creative can help. If you just want to start a podcast based on a niche interest of yours (like my future cheese-cast) they have a wonderful DIY list of how-to's and equipment suggestions here. If you really wanna do it up right, though, you can hire them for all sorts of podcast-based services. And when you do it, let us know so we can add your podcast to our list!