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    • 4.2, 588 Ratings

Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia, features original podcast series of all stripes, from emerging and leading producers around the world.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
588 Ratings

588 Ratings

Kcmyway ,

Check out Polybius

This one series in this podcast is strong , really interesting. On the strength of that series alone , I recommend this.

pgirolamo ,

Ways of Hearing Episode 4

I don’t understand how the host can say the music doesn’t have a tangible cost. If a studio charges a per hour rate for recoding/engineering and producer likewise charges a lofty per-hour/per-song rate, in fact, doesn't that song have a “cost-per-minute” associated with it? Why would an artist feel that their material is free?

Artists that have recorded in my studio signed contracts and certainly paid me for my time. I would expect they’d want to recoup that cost on sales and concerts.

The average cost to make a decent record today is between $8000 and $20000. Sorry, engineers and producers have to eat too.

Personally I don’t see the difference between an artist materializing a song no different than Elon materializing Tesla. He doesn’t give Tesla’s away for free.

Yet another NPR leftists view on business. If it’s art, it must be free. Sadly Vanilla Ice thought the same, and he was wrong.

okelcj ,

Polybius good, but complete fiction

The 'Polybius Conspiracy' season is by far the show's best season. Just don't let yourself get too wrapped up in the story. It's all acted in the 'investigative documentarian' format, and obnoxiously tries to disguise itself as a genuine, even down to the narration. Rather than going through the actual urban legend of Polybius, it blends real locations and Portland businesses with fictional characters, like Bobby. Good if you take it for what it is.

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