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Aviation podcasts keep us fueled
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are the host-guest format where a host or hosts gab
about whatever suits them that day, followed by a guest
who relates to their show. It could be instructional in
nature, entertainment, current events commentary, or
just an interesting person sharing their aviation story.
These are labors of love for the hosts and producers.
As anyone who has listened to NPR knows, audio provides an intimate connection, so many podcasts make
you feel as if you're in the room with the host and
guest. Here are some of our favorite programs to try:
The Afterburn podcast-Hosted by former
fighter pilot John "Rain" Waters, the show is red meat
for people who love jets and have a keen interest in
military flying. Most of the guests are current military
pilots, flying everything from the F-16 to the U-2.
theafterburnpodcast.libsyn.com

Airplane Geeks Podcast-A premier member of
aviation podcasting's old guard, the Airplane Geeks
Podcast is on its way to 700 episodes and more than 12
years of goofy fun. The rotating cast of geeks includes
journalists, enthusiasts, and lots of friends.
airplanegeeks.com

Ask the A&Ps-The newest show in AOPA's growing stable of podcasts, Ask the A&Ps features you, the
listener, as well as maintenance experts Mike Busch,
Paul New, and Colleen Sterling. On each episode, the
panel answers your pressing aircraft maintenance
questions.
aopa.org/podcasts

Aviation Careers Podcast-One of the great
things about podcasts is the ability to dive deep into
any subject of interest, and this is where Aviation
Careers Podcast shines. Host Carl Valeri is a commercial pilot, and his guests give advice and insight on a
broad spectrum of aviation careers.
aviationcareerspodcast.com

Aviation News Talk-CFI of the Year and Cirrus
expert Max Trescott hosts and produces this weekly

DANIEL HERTZBERG

AS MONIKERS GO, "podcast" isn't a particularly good
one. These quasi-radio shows delivered electronically to your phone, tablet, computer, or smart speaker
range from buddy shows that appeal to only the
hosts' friends to wildly successful preproduced
shows about current events, science, and
virtually any topic you can imagine.
With a complex delivery mechanism and offering a
range of quality and format, it's
no wonder that the word-despite
being dubbed a "Word of the Year"
by the fine folks at the New Oxford
American Dictionary in 2005-
was still unknown to two-thirds of
Americans in 2008. However, podcasts
are on a resurgence, thanks in part to
major producers such as NPR
and The New York Times
going all-in.
Today almost 50
percent of Americans
regularly listen to podcasts, and there are more
than 1 million unique
shows, almost double
the number from only
two years ago. Spotify, the
audio source of choice for
millennials, recently paid
Joe Rogan $100 million
for the exclusive rights
to his podcast. So, yeah,
podcasts have arrived.
No one in aviation
podcasting is getting
rich, but thankfully for
pilots there are dozens of great shows to
choose from. Given the
challenge in producing original content,
most aviation podcasts


http://theafterburnpodcast.libsyn.com http://www.airplanegeeks.com http://www.aopa.org/podcasts http://www.aviationcareerspodcast.com

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