Who would have guessed that one day millions of people would listen to three hour long podcasts. Indeed the shortest podcasts I listen to regularly are between 90 minutes and two hours long
The topic of long form listening came up in the recent appearance by Jordan Peterson on the Joe Rogan Podcast, their third together. They discussed this new found appetite that people apparently have to hear topics explored in depth, by people willing to disagree, prepared to think out loud, avoiding the glib, sound bite answers we have become so used to from the media.
This is what I love about podcasts – unmediated conversations between smart people grappling with complex issues with a genuine intent to learn. It would appear that millions of other people love it too.