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‘Web Series Podcast’ shines a light on indie YouTubers

Finding and celebrating the best 'diamond in the rough' webseries.


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Posted on Aug 31, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 3:27 am CDT


Each week, we spotlight some of the best work the indie webseries community has to offer. Now, a new podcast is giving the creators of some of those shows a chance to share their insights with listeners. It’s called The Web Series Podcast, and it’s available on iTunes.

The hosts of The Web Series Podcast are Robin Nystrom and Jason Kaiser, who are creators themselves; their series Nicolife, can be found on YouTube, where six episodes are available. For their podcast, Nystrom and Kaiser seek out some of their most talented fellows in the digital media space. Their goal is twofold: They wish to shine light on shows that have otherwise flown under the radar, while also conversing with the creators of those shows about storytelling techniques, new media production, and other relevant topics.

“We aim to locate, watch and celebrate the best web series on the Internet,” said Nystrom in an email to Tubefilter. “Once we find these diamonds in the rough, we bring you in-depth conversations with the writers and directors that elevate this brand new storytelling format to unforeseen heights.”

The first episode of The Web Series Podcast, which arrived on iTunes on Aug. 25th, features a conversation with Zac Hug, the co-writer of the low-budget dramedy These People. Since its premiere last year, These People has been featured at web festivals and has earned awards recognition.

Future installments will showcase some of our other favorite indie programs of the past year, including Nic Collins’ Year of the Snake and Lea McLellan’s Transplanting. To listen in on Nystrom and Kaiser’s conversations with their guests, subscribe to The Web Series Podcast on your podcatcher of choice.

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*First Published: Aug 31, 2016, 4:00 am CDT