How real is reality, really, when it’s captured on a microphone, edited extensively, and then bundled with narration before being presented to the listener? That’s the Big Question prompted by The Brights, a new British podcast launching this week that presents itself as part of a curious sounding genre: “structured reality.” Behind the production is […]
So, I spilled quite a bit of ink last week on the Apple Podcast charts, how it seemed more dysfunctional than usual, and how that complicates the way the industry is represented to the eyes of many newcomers. Apologies for quoting myself, but I posed two underlying questions: “What does it mean when the top […]
Repackaged radio content still makes up a considerable chunk of podcasts. Here in the UK, the BBC in particular does a lot of this — the majority of shows that you can see on their Apple page, for instance, went out as radio broadcasts first. Most of the time, they just get sandwiched with a […]
Next Monday will see the release of Believed, a new limited investigative series by NPR and Michigan Radio, the state’s network of local public radio stations. The podcast will examine the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in American’s history. Michigan Radio reporters Kate Wells and Lindsey Smith […]
Did you know that New York Magazine is developing not one, but two new podcasts? The Intelligencer, the new site that merged together NY Mag’s politics and business-focused Daily Intelligencer and tech-focused Select All sections, is working on something called 2038, which will “explore eight different visions of how we can expect to live in […]
Eric Mennel, the co-creator of Criminal and a senior producer at Gimlet Media who hosted a recent season of Startup, is moving to NPR, where he will join the Embedded team. There, he will serve as a supervising producer tasked with making the podcast a “premiere franchise for serious journalism” whose work will be presented […]
Entale believes that listeners don’t just want to listen when they’re listening to something. Cool? Also, why does this sound so familiar?
More podcast-to-TV adaptations means… more public radio producers portrayed poorly on television? Bring ’em!
Let’s reiterate a few things.