After covering the most mainstream branded company podcast yesterday (Inside Trader Joe’s), I’m going to the opposite extreme today to highlight one of the most niche podcasts I’ve found in the space. It’s from the Shah Family Foundation, which works on issues of health and education in Boston:
The show’s concept is incredibly simple - provide an audio recap and commentary of the Boston Public Schools’ School Committee meeting from the night before. The show will never get massive downloads. It has limited relevance at the intersection of one geographic city, public school education, and people that care enough about the topic to listen to a dedicated topic for it.
And yet, it’s the commitment and attention that goes into putting together the 90+ episodes of this show that I appreciate. The Shah Family Foundation is focused on these issues of public education and good government. There are parents and other stakeholders who aren’t able to attend the school committee meetings in person but can still get the essential info from the podcast. And the additional visibility of the meetings and the commentary that hosts Jill Shah and Ross Wilson provide, it’s helping hold the education system accountable for doing right by the kids and families they serve.