If the jungle that is the iTunes search bar is anything to by, we are well and truly living in the age of the podcast. Since its inception in the 1980s (Yes, you read that right), the podcast has risen to become one of the world’s most popular media forms. And just like its forebear, radio, the podcast is really, really intangible; listen to an episode and it will disappear from your phone as though you never downloaded it in the first place.
London Royal College of Art graduate Seung Tae Oh dislikes this ephemerality. “I think it overlooks how people own, collect, and share their favourite things with friends and family like we do with books and CDs,” he explains. In response, the young artist created a series of books dedicated to a couple of the most popular podcasts.
His series includes paper homages to Serial, 99 Percent Invisible and It’s Your Universe. It’s a great start, though we’d love to see the bookshelf expand to include a few more titles. Got a favourite podcast you think would make a great book? Sound off in the comments on our Facebook page.