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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, […]

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    The New Bedtime Story Is a Podcast

    Ben Stone-Zelman, who plays Luke on the paranormal podcast show “The Ghost of Jessica Majors,” says his character is “like a nerd for ghosts.” CreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times James Kee, a 7-year-old from San Francisco, has found something even better than TV. Since the NPR podcast for kids “Wow in the World” debuted […]

  • Did Clinton’s cupboards lose her the presidency? – podcasts of the week

     ‘I want to be spontaneous and authentic and maybe a little likeable…’ Hillary Clinton is back on With Her. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Pick of the week: With Her Hillary Clinton’s podcast With Her (iTunes) followed her campaign trail from the inside – and now she’s back with a two-part interview about what went wrong. Clinton-friendly host Max […]

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    How To PR Your Way To Podcast Success

    There is no denying that as a marketing vehicle, podcasts are hot. I’ve written recently about the strategy of PR through podcast guesting. I’ve also written, further back, about the tips for building an audience by starting a show of your own.  Regardless of your strategy so far, if you listen to at least one per month, you’re […]

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    The Best Podcast Search Engine

    Photo via Gratisography Finding a podcast is easy; finding relevant episodes is harder. If you want to find, say, all of Paul F. Tompkins’s guest appearances, or podcast episodes about the Russian Revolution, try the podcast search engine Listen Notes. Listen Notes is a no-nonsense search engine with a database of over 18 million episodes from over […]

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    The Podcasts Entrepreneurs Should Listen to, According to Top Podcasters

    Want to learn new skills or gain insights from industry experts, but have limited space in your schedule? Listen to a podcast. Podcasts are one of the most flexible ways to consume content, and you don’t need a lot of extra time. You can listen to them on your daily commute, while you’re cooking dinner or doing another everyday […]

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    The Futurama Podcast Was Way Too Much Podcast, Not Nearly Enough Futurama

    The Futurama gang reunited for a scripted radio drama taking us back to New New York for the first time in over four years. And as exciting as it was to hear Fry, Leela, Bender, and everybody else on their epic space adventures, the whole thing really doesn’t work unless you’re a freakishly major fan of podcasts. Nerdist released its […]