Audio Books vs Podcast – Jean Sarrazin

Jean Sarrazin, Elder College instructor, was the guest speaker at the January 17, 2019 meeting of the Comox Valley Writers Society. His topic ‘Audio Books vs Podcast – which is the better medium for practicality and prosperity?’ was of great interest to members.

Sarrazin offers the Elder College course ‘Podcast 101’ at North Island College in Courtenay and is also involved in a Community Radio Project. He has provided the CVWS with what he calls a tiny sample of what is out there in terms of resources and good examples of both the Podcast and Audiobook formats.

Podcast vs Audio Book – Resources:

Audiobook Creation Exchange
Excellent resource for Authors, Producers, Recording Engineers, Voice Talent. 

Step-by-step Podcasting Tutorial from

Sites listing podcasting feeds or offering variations on podcasting aggregators:,,
and Curry’s
iPodder’s list of software tools for podcasters….

Good articles on popularity of podcasts:
“Turns out people really like podcasts after all” from Nieman Lab

Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn’t Listening by John Herrman
The New York Times

Some Podcast Favs:
The Kevin Rose Show

Twenty Thousand Hertz: The stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds. has their own podcast network:

NIC Nursing student Marielle Tattman’s podcast:
“These are the Nurses in your Neighbourhood”

Simon Owen’s article: Should Publishers Pivot to Podcasting?

My Contact Info: Send me an e-mail if you would like an electronic version of this list (with live hyperlinks…!)

Jean Sarrazin ->  [email protected]