Alex Aldea is the founder of The Paragon Collective podcast network, which produces Ice-T: Final Level, RuPaul: What’s The Tee? With Michelle Visage,and Kingsley’s Overexposed podcast. He responds to Carrie Battan’s recent article, “Podcasts: The Last Refuge of the C-List Celebrity,” in this great article, THE PODCAST IS THE LAST REFUGE FOR NO-ONE (embedded below).
Alex points out that Carrie missed crucial points about the success of podcasting: (1) It is an incredibly powerful form of media, does not insulate artists from scrutiny (as exemplified by Brandi Glanville’s recent scandal), (2) does have viral potential (as exemplified by Ice-T’s Dungeons & Dragons sensation), and (3) has become much more than the loosely based talk show format that the medium has been traditionally known for.
Check out the article for more information on the power of podcasting.