“Why not promote our podcasts like we do our own programs?”

    Finn and a friend at WVPB’s headquarters. NPR’s recent decision to not promote its podcasts in its radio newsmagazines got a lot of people talking about whether local stations are keeping NPR from embracing a digital-first future. On our podcast, we took a deeper dive into NPR-station dynamics in three conversations with station leaders. Host Adam […]


    POSTED BY PERRY MICHAEL SIMON ON APRIL 3, 2016 SHARE: TWITTER FACEBOOK GOOGLE+ REDDIT EMAIL COMEDY First things first for my weekly Nerdist Podcast Network preview: I am not going to tell you what’s coming on a certain show on Wednesday, because every time I do, the schedule changes. Second, the usual reminder, schedules may […]

    Best podcasts of 2016…so far

    We’re already a quarter of the way through the year, which is nuts. I thought about writing a best TV post, and maybe I still will; but for now, here’s what you should be watching: OJ, Girls, Broad City, The Grinder. There are others, but that’s a good list to start with. I don’t want […]

    These are 5 of the best podcasts available for your listening pleasure

    image: http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/styles/big-image/public/brands/Other/podcast-main-image.png?itok=0tk5LkYj 05 APRIL 2016/10:40BST by Tshiung Han See Podcasts are like obsessions. When listeners find a new one, they binge-listen with abandon, as with TV shows. Sometimes, these obsessions go mainstream, as with Serial, the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads on iTunes, or President Obama’s appearance on WTF with Marc Maron. But […]

    Podcasts for Kids: Overlooked Classroom Tool?

    The 2014 debut of reporter Sarah Koenig’s Serial ushered many new listeners into the world of podcasts. Since then, more podcasting networks have sprung up and many podcasts saw their download numbers rise substantially. So in a recent Atlantic article, Stephanie Hayes asks: Why are there still so few podcasts for kids? “Podcasts could offer a solution […]

    ‘2 Dope Queens’ Are Bringing More Diversity to Podcasts

    Jessica Williams, left, and Phoebe Robinson, right, host the new podcast, ‘2 Dope Queens’ which airs every Tuesday. Matthew Septimus At the intersection of cocoa butter boulevard and woke way, there’s a new podcast in town taking over the streets of New York. ‘2 Dope Queens,’ a stand-up comedy and storytelling production of WNYC Studios, […]

  • 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 […]