Internet Daily: Independent podcasters losing ground
I think they miss the point. Of course Dawn & Drew cannot compete against something put out by ABC any more than an indie band can compete with the deep pockets of a big label. It is about making more voices available, and making it possible for small, niche shows. For example In The Trenches would not survive on any broadcast station, even a Public Radio station yet it is still a good for those who would be interested in that topic. Same with Coverville, Dawn and Drew and a slew of other podcasts. Just like with music, people will flock to the "main stream" and then, when they get board, they will seek out the indie podcasts.