Mur Lafferty (and let’s get this out of the way right now — her actual name is Mary) scoffs at the idea that she’s a podcasting pioneer. Why, hundreds of people were doing podcasts before she launched hers. Maybe even a thousand. Pioneer? Pshaw.
Modesty is an endearing trait, and precision in language is appreciated. That said, Lafferty needs to get comfortable with this description. She’s a podcaster at a moment when most of the world has yet to even hear the term. The overwhelming majority of us are still at the point where Lafferty was on Oct. 28, when she uttered these words during a talk with a friend:
‘What’s a podcast? I have no idea what you’re talking about.'”
Actually, it was October 26 and the conversation went something like this:
Me: I guess…but lately I’m obsessed with podcasting… I get all kinds of weird stuff automagically put onto my ‘pod and I’m just starting to see some NPR stuff…
Mur: Cool! And now you speak of somethingI know nothing about.
(I log everything. It’s a sickness, I know.)
It’s a great article and props to Mur for getting the attention she’s getting! She’s got a great podcast well worth checking out.