Podcasting From Small Town Receives Big Attention

by Bill Grady - Date: 2007-01-21 - Word Count: 313 Share This!

Whatever the subject matter may be, podcasting has empowered the masses. With more than 24,000 podcasters listed in many of the top podcasting directories, it's a very large pond and tough for most independent podcasters to stand out from the crowd.

Given there are thousands of listening choices, a podcast based in the small town of Fort Dodge, Iowa continues to receive high praise both domestically and abroad.

Last year, "You Are The Guest" podcast received international praise from one of the most important and widely respected newspapers in the world. France's Le Monde wrote that the news and political opinion talk show based in the small Iowa town of 25,000 people was "very original" and gave it a "10 out of 10" rating.

In a recent article, USA WEEKEND invited 3 celebrities to name their favorite podcasts and tell why they liked them. Alan Colmes, radio personality and best known as the co-host of Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" singled out "You Are The Guest" saying, "I've always thought that anybody can be made to sound interesting, and, thus, be a good guest. This podcast proves my point - everybody has a story worth telling."

The unique appeal of the show is that anyone can be a guest. "You Are The Guest" features people from the United States and around the world who give their opinions on everything from the Iraq War, political corruption and conspiracies, to who they think the next President of the United States will be. You don't have to be rich or famous to be on, and you can be part of podcasting without having your own show.

"You Are The Guest" is a weekly podcast and can be found at iTunes, Yahoo! Podcasts, Podcast Pickle, and all of the major podcasting directories around the world. The show is free to subscribers and may be listened to at the show's website at http://www.youaretheguest.com.

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Bill Grady is a former President of the Iowa Broadcasters Association and his stations were recipients of multiple National Association of Broadcasters awards for excellence.

Bill is the creator and host for the popular podcast "You Are The Guest" which has listeners in over 40 countries around the world and was one of the first podcasts to be available as a direct download to cellphone subscribers.

You can listen to his podcast at http://www.youaretheguest.com. People may also sign up to be a potential guest at the "You Are The Guest" website as well.

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