PreserveCast, a project of Preservation Maryland and the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area, is the result of several years’ worth of intensive planning and discussions. The podcast, which is recorded in Preservation Maryland’s Baltimore offices, is released weekly and covers a wide variety of topics and issues relating to preservation and the increasingly significant impact of technology on our historic world. Unlike many of the hosting organization’s programs which are confined to the Free State’s borders, the podcast discusses topics and issues from around the nation and the entire globe.
The podcast is hosted by Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding who interviews preservationists from around the country to better understand how both emerging and existing technologies are impacting historic preservation efforts. Redding is sometimes joined by other Preservation Maryland staff members and partner organization colleagues who offer unique insights and conduct interviews of their own.
The podcast is made possible thanks in part to a generous grant from the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Training and Technology. Additionally, a special 10 episode series in late 2017 will focus on Antietam National Battlefield – a stunning national battlefield park in Maryland – and will look at the people, organizations and advocacy that were responsible for protecting this pristine cultural landscape. The In-depth Antietam series is made possible thanks to a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Since its launch in January, 2017, PreserveCast has been downloaded roughly 3,000 times. Although both organizations are always striving for greater numbers, the current download numbers mean that the new show is averaging 500 listeners per month. The goal is to increase downloads and listeners to 1,000 per month by the end of 2017 – a goal that will become increasingly more realistic with the launch of www.preservecast.org later in 2017 which will be a new standalone website to help increase awareness and distribution of the weekly podcast show.
You can listen to PreserveCast at http://presmd.podbean.com and on iTunes, GooglePlay or wherever you enjoy your podcasts.