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    14 DRINKS PODCASTS TO ENJOY OVER CHRISTMAS

    If you need an excuse to escape the in-laws or screaming children this Christmas, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re planning to brush up on your knowledge, learn some industry tips, or just want to have a laugh, we’ve rounded up 14 drinks podcasts for your listening pleasure this Christmas. From wine-loving celebs and obscure […]

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    Why Apple’s Podcasts App Is About to Get a Lot Better

    Apple’s Podcasts app hasn’t been a favorite of many iPhone users over the years. But a recent acquisition suggests it might get some important updates. The tech giant has acquired a small audio file organization company named Pop Up Archive, Nicholas Quah at Nieman Lab is reporting, citing sources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, […]

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    Apple Has Ruined Its Podcasts App

    Photo illustration by Slate. Image by Apple. I’m not a knee-jerk tech-tweak hater. You know the type: Ugggh, Twitter replaced the favorite button with the like! Twitter is ruined! It was the like button, guys, not the neo-Nazis. But I am able to recognize when an app or interface declines for reasons that go beyond a change I’m just not […]

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    13 science podcasts for short attention spans

    These podcasts aren’t your average science class: These mini-lessons are an inquisitive guide to the natural and technological world of observation, research, and discovery. 1. “60-Second Science” One-minute daily doses of interesting developments in the world of science. 2. “Babes of Science” Go beyond Marie Curie with short biographies of women in science, technology, engineering […]

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    6 podcasts that will make you smarter over Thanksgiving break

    One of the best ways to make smarter decisions in your personal and professional life is to hear how other successful people are making it happen. That’s why podcasts are becoming a favorite way to get inside the minds of some of today’s top business leaders. To join the trend and get a head start […]

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    Now Hear This: Podcasts are Here to Stay

    2017 has been a year of widespread change, but if there’s one certainty in the world of media, it’s that podcasts are here to stay. Not only has ad revenue grown 85% year on year, but from 2012 to 2015 the sheer number of podcasts in existence has more than doubled. That’s no small feat, […]

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    An adult bedtime secret: Podcasts

    Podcasts and audiobooks have become the new bedtime stories for many adults. (Getty Images) When I first heard several friends confess to what they do as they head off to sleep each night, or sometimes when they wake up in the night’s dark depths, I was horrified. It was just wrong. People shouldn’t do that. […]

  • How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

    Guardian writers Owen Jones and Jonathan Friedland recording a politics podcast in May. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Listening to audio programmes, or podcasts, is simple if you have access to the internet. You just need to find a podcast platform or application (app) that suits you and then sample some of the many […]

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    How to start listening to podcasts

    Your friends keep bringing up fun facts they learned from the latest episode of Radiolab, or discussing a crazy potential future described on Flash Forward. If you want to start listening to podcasts like these, but haven’t dived in yet, then this guide is for you. We’ll cover everything from the history of the audio format to […]

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    ‘Deadly Manners’ is a new podcast starring LeVar Burton, Kristen Bell, Anna Chlumsky and RuPaul

    Podcasts are a growing area of interest even for media companies that typically work in TV and other formats, and AMC/Sundance is extending its bet on making something of streaming audio. The show is called “Deadly Manners,” and it’s a fictional murder mystery with some big-name stars, including Kristen Bell, Anna Chlumsky, RuPaul, LeVar Burton, […]