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This board has been created to provide you with an opportunity to share and discuss your favorite podcasts.

Podcasts - digital audio files that can be downloaded to your smartphone, computer or home speaker - offer a wide array of diverse entertainment options, news and long form discussions. They are generally available by subscription and new episodes that be automatically to your device. Most podcasts are available for free, although some charge a fee for access. For those new to podcasting, a few weeks ago the New York Times published an informative piece entitled A Beginner's Guide to Getting into Podcasting.

In recent years I have become an avid fan of podcasts. Some of my favorite podcasts include This American Life, the Ted Radio Hour, The Moth, Serial, and Freakonomics.

Podcasts are becoming a big business. There are currently about 630,000 podcasts available for streaming. Podcasts generated $314 million in revenue in the U.S. in 2017, mainly from ad sa1les, and are expected to generate $402 million and $515 million in 2018 and 2019, respectively. These numbers are dwarfed by the $7.3 billion (mainly from subscriptions) generated in China in 2017.

Miscellaneous Resources

NPR Podcast Directory:
npr.org

Podcast Industry Audience Ratings (Publishers and Podcasts): analytics.podtrac.com

Podcast Search Engine (PodSearch): podsearch.com

Start Your Own Podcast (Anchor): anchor.fm

Wikipedia List of Podcast Aggregators: en.wikipedia.org

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A note about politics: Feel free to share comments and the links to your favorite political podcasts, but please save your arguments about the content in those podcasts for other boards. TIA

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77One of my favorite podcasts: How I Built This with Guy Raz (NPR) Guy Raz divesGlenn Petersen-November 3
76Thank you for posting that. I took the liberty of posting it on The SurveillGlenn Petersen-November 3
75Joe Rogan talks to Edward Snowdon. Very interesting and articulate young man. WhOld_Sparky1November 2
74Just listened to Preet's recent podcast with Samantha Power. A fantastic inJohnM1September 30
73Worth listening to this two part series. American Expansion A deep dive inSam-August 25
72Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcastsGlenn Petersen-August 20
71No doubt that there will be several podcasts and many books written on the EpsteSam-August 11
70I listened to the Fresh Air and will be downloading the Isikoff podcast. He sGlenn Petersen-August 11
69Here is a link to the Conspiracyland podcast itself with links to each of the epSam-August 8
68'Conspiracyland' Debunks Theories About Murder Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich Sam1August 8
67Google will start surfacing individual podcast episodes in search results SearcGlenn Petersen-August 8
66Apple Plans to Bankroll Original Podcasts to Fend Off Rivals By Lucas Shaw andGlenn Petersen1July 16
65The New World of Work Podcast What is the future of work? The New World of WorkGlenn Petersen-July 11
64I posted this on the Music Jukebox board last year. A long, absolutely fascinatGlenn Petersen-July 8
63I added the link to the NPR Podcast Directory to the header. One of my favoriteGlenn Petersen1July 7
62A podcast called "Revisionist History", by Malcolm Gladwell. revisioniSam2July 4
61Chernobyl I've heard good things about the HBO series so was interested in Alan Smithee-June 18
60Future Perfect podcast Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the poteSam-June 2
59Talking Feds Talking Feds is a roundtable discussion that brings together somSam-May 25
58NPR podcast directory: npr.org I got to this directory from today's 1A whicSam1May 14
57Buried Truths What Is ‘Buried Truths’?We can’t change our history, but we can lSam-April 30
56A rough start for Luminary: The Joe Rogan Experience to withdraw from Luminary Glenn Petersen-April 24
55The New York Times has an interesting review of Michael Lewis' podcast ventuJohnM-April 24
54It is going to be hard to set up a paywall with over 600,000 available podcasts.Glenn Petersen-April 22
53The web seems to be trying to nickel and dime people to death. Personally, I canSam-April 22
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