“This Furry Life” podcast seeks storytelling contributors.
by Patch O'Furr
Potoroo, host of the Fuzzy Notes podcast, is developing a new podcast that models itself after NPR’s This American Life with a focus on the stories of the furry fandom.
Roo’s blog has a call for producers/correspondents. He wants to find a group “interested in telling stories about furry”, teach them what he knows about podcasting, hold idea meetings, divide each story between a correspondent and a producer, and be the group’s consultant to release one per month.
Interested contributors are asked to email him here:
- Let me know what interests you about the project.
- Let me know how much time you think you could devote in a month.
- Tell me a few ideas you have for stories you’d like to pursue.
- If you have already done some podcasting or writing, link me so I can see your work.
I told him it was a great idea, whose time has come. I think story content can be more “furry” than music. To be honest, furry talk podcasts I have heard seem unfocused with chat and filler, like “you have to know the hosts” to sustain interest. Let’s hear some solid storytelling!
There are some excellent storytelling podcasts that have considered animating episodes using their audio. It’s a smart way to piggyback new stuff on top of existing content. They can take a popular story and turn it into a short film for Youtube. Consider that for furry stories… a unique match of content and medium. This idea REALLY needs to happen!
Potoroo was 2014 Guest of Honor at Wild Nights in Oklahoma. See his bio there.