Nerdier than the McConaissance and less jarring than certain recent political shakeups is the sharp change in podcast listening over just the past couple of years. Owing much to breakout hits like Serial and Welcome to Nightvale, the podcastaissance has affected the way we consume news, learn, and entertain ourselves. It has also affected the fate of today’s featured nonprofit, Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. Though the Company’s been around for 30 years, and has podcasted for more than 10, podcasts’ rising popularity has gone a long way toward building this Atlanta non-profit’s reputation on a national scale. Last week I spoke with David Benedict the full-time Vice President of ARTC (“artsy”), .
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David has been in theatre since high school. After college, he left the stage moved to the “front of house” to manage local theatres. While he loved storytelling, his commitment to stage performing was lukewarm. Until Dragoncon 1994.