Podcasters are Outsider Artists

During a wonderful discussion during lunch today I realized something. Podcasters are the Outsider Artists of the audio documentary/Radio world.

An outsider artist in the art world is someone who doesn’t have formal training in the fine arts, may not consider themselves an artist, and creates prodigious amounts of art work.

When I make podcasts I don’t use editing much (thus my editing training goes out the window), I don’t consider myself a journalist (but occasionally a documentarian), and I record and share lots of audio. Other podcasters are much better examples of outsider artists than I. I’ve been interested in the technical and professional of audio and video for years.

Interesting when you put things in parallel isn’t it.