Des Paroz was blogging this morning about the "long tail" ("The Long Tail is the part of the market that traditionally has been ignored, but with low distribution costs brought about by new technologies, suddenly these markets may become profitable.") and it got me thinking some more about the podcasting network idea that Splatt and I have been bouncing around for a couple of weeks.
I want to create a podcasting channel, where we coach a wide and diverse range of people into putting together great podcasts. Here's my list of initial target subjects:
- Religion - i want Christian, Judaic, Islamic and Buddhist theologians to sit on a panel with me to discuss comparative theology.
- Health - nutritionists, health professionals, on different approachs to being healthy in the 21st century, fighting obesity, etc
- Psychiatry - I want psychiatrists and neuro-physiologists to talk about the latest thinking with respect to neuro-psychiatry.
- Quantum Physics - I want to get a quantum physicist to chat with me once a week about the latest thinking on string theory, M-theory, etc.
- Napoleonic history. OK, I know most of you don't care, but there is a niche "long tail" audience who do have an interest in Napoleon and, guess what? Most of them are pretty interesting people (lots of CEOs, for example).
- Film - what about getting someone like Peter Bogdanovich to do a series on the greatest films of all time?
You get the idea. I want to produce a regular series of shows on topics interesting to me (and hopefully to others) at a low cost and distribute them cheaply. Any takers?