I just read Hanan Daqqa’s article “A podcast that ‘humanizes librarians’: ‘You're Making Me Read What?!’,” that was posted on Feb.27th. I understand that both the librarians are primarily making these podcasts for fun, but how are they making sure that the Fairfax County residents are interested enough to listen to the podcast on a regular basis? If the entire point of creating a podcast is to discuss books in a free and safe environment without worrying about whether or not they have any actual listeners and followers, then why is the county responsible for funding the podcast?
Although I completely support the librarians fully immersing themselves into producing and creating something they’re passionate about, I’m not sure it should be the county’s responsibility to support them financially if there isn’t an audience that is regularly listening to the podcasts.