• PODCASTS
    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    ‘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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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, […]