I just finished Homecoming on Amazon. I liked it! It felt different, but I couldn't place why. Then learned that it came from a podcast featured on Gimlet Media. Ohhh...holy crap. Now I see. The podcast format necessarily has a different feel. I applauded the effort.
Then I realized that Serialized and story-based podcasts are a *great* way to get stories out there for people to pick up stories that they might not have with a book or a television show. Now my mind is whirring. The format is a different one.
While I know that the audio story is not new in the podcasting world, the way that people consume media rapidly changing. Looking forward to more interesting stories being created from this medium in the future.
Let me know what you think about the future of podcasted stories!
And if you're into any, let me know in the comments.