• This week’s best radio: political portraits and on-the-ball podcasts

    Cartoonist and author Martin Rowson. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian In Life Drawing (21-25 August, 1.45pm, Radio 4), the Guardian’s own Martin Rowson creates likenesses of newspaper editor George Osborne, poet John Cooper Clarke, political journalist Julia Langdon, zoologist Sarah Christie and illustrator Ralph Steadman while talking to them about their lives and the part they have played in his. Osborne points out that […]

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    WVIK collecting Q-C stories for podcasts

    Lacy Scarmana, of WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, is the producer of the radio station’s newest podcast, The Great Quad Cities Listen. The program will collect, preserve and share area residents’ stories. Scarmana, an Iowa Broadcast News Association award winner who, as digital curator, helped WVIK take second place from the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association […]

  • Speeding Up Your Podcasts Won’t Solve Your Problems

    Welcome to Inefficiency Week. Over the next five days, we’re going to take a look at what we lose when we get lost in the chase for efficiency. We’ll explore the ways it’s changing the games we love to watch. We’ll remember its failures across the pop culture spectrum. And we’ll report on what it’s doing […]

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    5 Podcasts to Soothe the Woke Soul

    If I can fit it into my schedule, I like to take a long walk or hike in the late afternoon. My day starts at dawn, so it gives my hands and eyes a rest and helps clear my mind for the next day’s reporting. I also use the time to listen to podcasts, some […]

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    The Pub’ #96: How to make kids’ podcasts and why you should

    Half a century after public television made children’s programming one of its core missions, public radio is finally getting into the game with kids’ podcasts like NPR’s Wow in the World, MPR/KPCC’s Brains On! and VPR’s But Why. According to Lindsay Patterson, co-founder of the children’s podcast advocacy organization Kids Listen, there’s a reason why podcasting may be better suited […]

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    HOW PODCASTS ARE SCREWING UP MY LIFE

    For a while there I had a nice balance. I could juggle the books and TV and films everyone was talking about without breaking a sweat. But then podcasts landed on the scene and the list of things that I was meant to be keeping on top of suddenly seemed almost comically long. But there […]

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    HOW PODCASTS ARE SCREWING UP MY LIFE

    For a while there I had a nice balance. I could juggle the books and TV and films everyone was talking about without breaking a sweat. But then podcasts landed on the scene and the list of things that I was meant to be keeping on top of suddenly seemed almost comically long. But there […]

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    WHERE IS HOLLYWOOD LOOKING FOR ITS NEXT HIT? PODCASTS

    WHEN TELEVISION NETWORKS resort to adapting books that haven’t even been written yet, it’s time to start looking for new source material. Luckily, salvation might be as close as their smartphones. As the supply of books and comics ripe for adaptation dwindles, TV producers are looking to podcasts for fresh material—and finding stories with audiences as loyal […]

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    8 ‘GAME OF THRONES’ PODCASTS YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO

    The seventh and penultimate season of Game of Thrones returns to HBO this Sunday, July 16 after an extra-long hiatus. Fans of both the show and writer George R. R. Martin’s rich book series are in an interesting spot, with two seasons and two books left to wrap up the massive, sweeping fantasy saga. Thrones will dominate the […]