Baby Reindeer

Everybody is talking about this Netflix series. I started watching it after a friend of mine commented on the format and how it's narrated and shot.

NPR referred to one of the major plots as "the rug-pull."

It's definitely not something you'd see on broadcast television, for various reasons. Yet it may just get an Emmy. Or several.

And that's why I'm mentioning it here.

For podcasters, Baby Reindeer is a prime example of the power of innovation. Just as this series has found acclaim by breaking the mold, your podcast could benefit from creative risks that challenge the expectations of your listeners.

Obviously, be skillful—you should have a reason for doing everything you do, not just throw random stuff against the wall to see if it sticks. But if you feel drawn to something, don't let feelings of it being "outside the norm" stop you from doing it. The world is a big place and there is somebody looking for what you've got.

What do you think about Baby Reindeer? Reach out to me via Mastodon, Bluesky, or Threads.

David @ Big Podcast

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