Can podcasting step in to save an audio show, when its radio producers fail to broadcast it? The Canadian Broadcasting Service (CBC) recently produced The Adventures of Apocalypse AI, a series of very short audio vignettes written by J. Michael Straczynski, the creator behind the innovative Babylon-5 tv series (1994-1998). However, the CBC has decided not to nationally broadcast the program. Regional affiliates might pick it up.
This sounds like a job for podcasting, which, like the rest of Web 2.0, has an energetic instinct to publish things in order to make them accessible (note: has higher ed totally dropped the ball on this score?). However, the CBC still owns the rights.
SFFAudio recommends a campaign to get this story out on the, ah, earwaves. Will the CBC agree to it? Or will the show be buried for some time? I'm reminded of what happened to Terry Gilliam's Brazil, and hope that initial silencing can be avoided.