• If we all got lost in podcasts, the world would be a better place

    ‘By occasionally isolating ourselves, we can more successfully, more generously, socialise.’ Photograph: Alamy Tuesday 22 March 2016 14.46 GMTLast modified on Wednesday 23 March 201615.11 GMT If you’re my age, like I am, you’ll remember a series of telephone adverts from the 1990s. “It’s good to talk,” Bob Hoskins insisted like a charming baby bear. I added […]

    Podcasts: 10 of the best to help you learn, laugh and pray

    Pixabay Podcasts have been around for about 10 years. In the aftermath of the hugely popular ‘Serial’ in the last two years, they’ve become one of the most talked-about forms of media. From large professional broadcasters to smaller productions, the sheer range of things out there mean we have the world at our fingertips. Some […]

    Why NPR Changed How It Talks About Podcasts

    NPR Tensions between the needs of terrestrial radio, the foundational base of NPR, and digital distribution, its future in some form or other, may not always be apparent to most NPR listeners and readers. But they are never far from the surface these days in the public radio system and do occasionally rise to public […]

    This Week’s Best Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

    Wear headphones in the office without getting scowls, hear about the northernmost land action in the civil war and learn how to sound smart when speaking in public in this, the inaugural edition of Lifehacker’s Thinking Cap. Title gif by Nick Criscuolo. Welcome to Lifehacker’s Thinking Cap, a new series where we round up interesting, […]

  • 6 amazing podcasts for military history fans

    By Chris Smith Last updated: 02 April 2016, 14:14 BST Print this story More and more Brits are tuning into podcasts. These web-based audio shows are similar to radio broadcasts, but available to download free and enjoy at your own convenience. Through podcasts you can access an ever-growing range of specialist content, whether your area […]

    Where Are All the Kidcasts?

    “The guilt of a parent who puts the television on to pacify their children is one of the most powerful emotional forces in existence,” lamented Gimlet’s Matt Lieberin a recent panel on podcasting. An audience member had just asked if the industry was planning on “growing the audience younger”—did the panelists (all audio specialists) think […]

    Local firms catch podcasting bug

    Doug Karr of DK New Media, left, chatting here with Tom Brodbeck of Site Strategics, built out a $25,000 soundproof studio late last year. (IBJ photo/Eric Learned) Josh Miles, a 39-year-old executive at local branding firm MilesHerndon, has been an avid podcast listener for years. In late February, he became a podcast producer. His show, […]

  • They’re all talk, but it seems everyone loves a podcast

    Baseball guru Billy Beane listens to Football Weekly and he was portrayed in a movie by Brad Pitt, which almost certainly means Angelina Jolie listens to Football Weekly. Illustration: Cameron Law Something fairly remarkable happened in Dublin last Tuesday. On a chilly March school night, just shy of one thousand people converged on Vicar Street […]