This is absolutely true. Unless you have no disposable income at all, I think most people would pay for the TV shows and movies they love — particularly fannish audiences who would treat payment as a kind of “vote” to keep the show on air. If Game of Thrones, Elementary, sci-fi shows like Agents of SHIELD, etc were available for legal streaming/download and didn’t have differing international release dates, piracy levels would plummet.
N.B. Season 3 Teen Wolf will be available internationally on iTunes, right…??
YES! I would love to pay HBO per episode as they air (like Mad Men does on iTunes), but instead they withhold until months after the season ends, and as a result
I’d also pay to subscribe to HBOGo, but I don’t have cable at all so I can’t.
Let me pay you! Please!
Try not to worry so much about what you are going to do with your life. You are already doing what you are going to do with your life, and judging by your gownedness, you’re doing all right.
On that topic, there are many more jobs out there than you have ever heard of. Your dream job might not yet exist. If you had told College Me that I would become a professional YouTuber, I would’ve been like, “That is not a word, and it never should be.”
John Dickerson, on the Slate Political Gabfest this week
BTW, if you love podcasts and need new ones, I recommend all the Slate Podcasts, but especially the Political Gabfest, the Cultural Gabfest, the XX Gabfest, and Hang up and Listen (the sports podcast with Mike Pesca)