Great Audio Discovery

The MAPCAST Mission

What We Do

Making great audio stories easier to find

“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” — The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall 

The MapCast.fm story

Beta – this site and content is under development and will always be in a state of improvement.  We welcome your involvement!

Audio stories – humans really like stories.  They entertain and inform us without having to look at a screen.

Listeners – more people are listening to audio, in many new ways.

Content – there’s an overwhelming amount of content to choose from, and it’s growing every day

Free – MapCast.fm is a free service for listeners and content providers.

Discovery – here are four revolutionary ways MapCast.fm is making it easier to find great audio stories

  1. Map – many of the best audio stories are about places that can be easily discovered on a map.
  2. Episodes instead of podcasts – not every episode of a podcast is great, or relates to a place.  With our partners in radio and podcasting we’re selecting of the best stories by episode.
  3. Combined audio – combining podcast episodes and radio stories on the same map draws on the best available content.
  4. Timeless stories – bringing great stories forth from the archives.  Many, if not most, stories about places are timeless.

The founder of StoriesHere and MapCast is Wayne Parkerparker@storieshere.com. Content Consultant is Alice Parman, Business Consultant is Chris Watkins and advisors include Shane Johnson, Kellen Parker, Chase Boehringer and many others.  Our Audio Consultant is Tom Gillies

Our mapping work has been led for years by Marianne Germond and Peggy Good,  Many thanks for their persistence, patience and great attention to the details it takes to manage that much information.

We’d love to hear your thoughts, and also any ideas for other audio to add. 

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