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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

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As seasoned radio makers, it isn’t often we get into deep conversations about how (and why) we create the programming you experience each week. But today, we had a unique opportunity to do just that.

In this hour, we’re joined by our new friend Annabel Lang, an intern at the famous Third Coast Audio Festival. As a recent inductee into the world of radio creators, Annabel has several questions for your hosts, which hopefully will explain why (and how) we continue to make audio-only programming.

Audio programming, especially online, is currently seeing a renaissance — with programs like Serial, Reply All, and Start Up — but many shows have had online distribution for years. Why are so many listeners consuming their shows on-demand now? We dig into this question, and many more, this week on Dispatch.