When I first began podcasting, there were only a handful of shows dedicated to photography. Now, there are so many that it's hard to find one that stands out above the rest.
Granted that my perspective is more skewed than the average listener. I not only produce my own podcast, but my professional career has revolved around reviewing and writing articles about equipment and gear as well as writing profiles about photographers. So, when I look for content, I'm looking for something that I can appreciate both as a photographer and podcast producer and provides me with something that I have not had before.
Ben Smith's A Small Voice: Conversations with Photographers certainly qualifies for that. Though I only discovered it recently, A Small Voice does an exceptional job in interviewing photographers about their work, career, and lives in a way that I aspire to do with my own show. His ability to conduct a good interview comes through with each conversation and is especially the case with his most recent interview with Magnum photographer, Bruce Gilden. (I have wanted to have Bruce on my show for a long time, but this conversation is going to be a tough act to follow).
It was that conversation that spurred me to write this recommendation and I think it's a great place to start to listen to Ben's podcast. Even though I have only listened to half a dozen interviews in his growing library, I feel that he is producing something exceptional and that it's deserving of more attention.
Not only has he had exceptional photographers on the show including Maggie Steber, Ed Kashi, and David Allen Harvey, but his production values are top-notch resulting in a very pleasing listening experience, even when he's recorded in the field as he did for the recent Photo London 2018 event.
If you are a fan of The Candid Frame, I know you will enjoy A Small Voice podcast. Listen, enjoy and subscribe. You won't be disappointed.