Great Audio Discovery

The MAPCAST Mission

What We Do

Making great audio stories easier to find

“We are, as a species, addicted to story.” — The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall 

The MapCast.fm story

Podcast discovery is broken? – yes, it seems so.  At MapCast.fm we’re working with great partners to make 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.  That means a whole new ballgame for listeners.
  2. Public Radio – the quality of public radio stories is unmatched.  But many of them are hard to find after being played on-air.  For the timeless ones about places, we’re excited to bring them forward on a map to be found by whole new audiences.
  3. Podcasts – many great podcast episodes are also about places.  We’re excited to provide those podcasters with an entirely new way to reach listeners.
  4. Free Service – MapCast is free to listeners and content owners.  

The founder of MapCast, and host of the StoriesHere podcast, is Wayne Parker, parker@storieshere.com.  For more information about MapCast contact Chris Watkins, chris@mapcast.fm.  Content Consultant is Alice Parman and advisors include Shane Johnson, Kellen Parker and many others.  

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 addFor

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