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How to Make a Podcast About the Future When It’s Coming So Quickly

How to Make a Podcast About the Future When It’s Coming So Quickly

Sometimes, it feels like a terrifying future awaits. Rose Eveleth’s Flash Forward podcast (and book and other projects) offers a different perspective.

Everything is bad. There was a Biblical-style swarm of locusts in East Africa last year. The pandemic is still going. Big Tech could be tracking our faces at every moment. Every day seems to bring a new headline about how […]

Learning to Be Unladylike

Learning to Be Unladylike

Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin discuss their approach, chemistry, and lessons over their popular show's three year run

If you’ve never laughed out loud while pondering how to smash the patriarchy, you’ve probably never listened to Unladylike. Since 2018, co-hosts Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin have treated listeners to entertaining episodes exploring pop culture, health, beauty, politics, and […]

How to Get Listeners for Your Podcast About the Environment

How to Get Listeners for Your Podcast About the Environment

Digging in on Land Use, Climate Change, and More

Environmental issues—you know, like land use and climate change—should be an easy sell to listeners. After all, they’re big massive things that impact our world, right? Not so fast. Though so many people claim to be concerned about these issues, […]

Navigating trust and truth as an independent podcaster

Navigating trust and truth as an independent podcaster

Journalistic integrity matters—even if you’re not part of a news outlet

COVID-19 confusion and competing realities over election results have pushed trust in traditional media to an all-time low, according to Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer. Trust in print and broadcast media fell eight points from 2020, and more Americans now say […]

Tales from the Swamp

Tales from the Swamp

The Heist wants to make investigative reporting on tax policy sexy

The past six months have been a boom time for catastrophe coverage, the election edition of which has featured a torrent of tales about the Trump Swamp and its exceedingly creative accountants. The Heist, a limited-run investigative series—the first podcast […]

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is Building Podcasting’s Future

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams is Building Podcasting’s Future

And the future is full of stories told by her company Lantigua Williams & Co.

Before she started the full-service podcast company, Lantigua Williams & Co., Juleyka Lantigua-Williams (I’ll call her Juleyka from here on to avoid confusing her name with that of her company) had a 20-year career in journalism, and telling the stories […]

Behind the Scenes of Hysteria

Behind the Scenes of Hysteria

A conversation with Erin Ryan about the show's creation and ongoing production

Erin Ryan is among the quickest, funniest people I know. We once worked one desk over from each other at the blog sweatshop that was early 2010s Gawker Media, her at Jezebel and me at Gizmodo. She moved on to […]

Lina Misitzis. Featured.

Lina Misitzis. Featured.

This one time Lina won a Pulitzer with the same Ira Glass
who had not hired her a few years before

The night of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize ceremony, Lina Misitzis and her colleagues at This American Life were together only as squares on a video call, sheltering in place around the country as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. Their episode, […]

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