Earlier this year, the fine people at Bolinda approached me about writing some pieces for their new website. In keeping with their passionate and thoughtful approach to what they do, they wanted to showcase new ideas and fresh ways of looking at the world in general.
They gave me free rein – always a little dangerous. But it meant I could wander off into some bigger picture ideas about where the world seems to be heading, and how we’ve ended up here. Long and short of it – I’m having a blast.
Today, they published the first of these journal articles. It’s primarily an interview with the inspirational Robin Whitten, founder of AudioFile magazine. But it includes a potted history of the origins of human storytelling, and a new way of thinking about the eternal audiobook vs. printed book argument (spoiler alert: audiobooks come out on top.)
If you find yourself with some time on your hands, have a peek. And let me know what you think.
Audiofile’s Robin Whitten, and the rise and rise of audiobooks in 2021