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Is this thing on?

Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my new project! My name is Dan, and I’m the creator of Clipps. I wanted to take a moment to provide some history on why I decided to build this site, and hopefully convince you to sign-up once I’ve got it launched.

A couple of months ago while I was on vacation in Australia, I had a few days to myself and was wandering around Sydney. As the good introverted millennial that I am, I made sure that my bluetooth headphones were always charged up and in my ears so I didn’t look so much like the lost, confused American that I was. After listening to every song and podcast I could think of, I was left searching the internet for something interesting to consume. This is when I fully began realizing the ancient world that podcasting technology is stuck in.

My first experience with podcasts, as with most technologies, was very early on. You see, I’ve always been the kind of person that some would consider an “early adopter”. It was my senior year of high school in 2004 when the first podcasts started popping up on mine and my friend’s iPods, and we immediately began brainstorming what topics our talk radio show would cover. Shortly after those same friends settled on the topic of professional wrestling, a topic that didn’t happen to interest me at all. And that was the last time I thought about podcasts (along with most of the world) until 2014.

In October 2014, the investigative podcast Serial was released by WBEZ radio out of Chicago, and some people would say, the future of podcasting was changed forever