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Podcasts a growing platform for Rwandan youth

Podcasts a growing platform for Rwandan youth

Technology
While the radio is still one of the most popular mediums in Rwanda, there is another platform that is gaining momentum on the airwaves: podcasts. These free downloadable sound bites are possible for just about anyone to produce, through streaming platforms such as SoundCloud, Apple, or through personal websites. While certain podcasts in the United States attract close to five million regular listeners, in Rwanda the explosion of internet streaming is yet to begin. “Basically, podcasts are an untapped media tool,” says Arnold Kwizera, a radio/TV host and local producer of the podcast Royal Sports. A growing number of millennials in Rwanda are listening to podcasts as cell service and smart phones become faster, exponentially more available to the average citizen. But most podca