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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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90A New Yorker podcast: Should We Decide Who Gets Medical Care? newyorker.com IGlenn Petersen-last Tuesday
89A podcast on the role of pandemics in Roman history: The Fate of Rome: Climate,Glenn Petersen-March 17
88On the Media is an hour-long weekly radio program, hosted by Bob Garfield andSam-March 14
87A nine-part podcast on the underappreciated Dolly Parton: npr.org Dolly PartonGlenn Petersen-March 1
86Spotify is buying Bill Simmons’s The Ringer to boost its podcast business It’s Glenn Petersen-February 6
85#93 Rich Roll on Conversation, Connection and How To Cope In a Toxic World [noteSam-January 19
84Spotify may buy The Ringer. Here’s why that makes sense. Spotify thinks podcastGlenn Petersen-January 18
83I have become addicted to Red Handed and the Inside series. Inside the Exorcist,Carolyn-January 6
82Inspired by The Daily, dozens of daily news podcasts are punching above their weGlenn Petersen-January 1
81David Sedaris and Crumpet the Elf: A Holiday Tradition npr.orgGlenn Petersen-12/25/2019
80Apple and Spotify can now play podcasts on your Alexa-enabled devices Glenn Petersen-12/14/2019
79As Spotify ‘Wraps’ the decade, it reveals the payoff from podcast investments BGlenn Petersen-12/6/2019
78Interesting podcast on my the so-called Vaping crisis. After listening to it, Alan Smithee111/28/2019
77One of my favorite podcasts: How I Built This with Guy Raz (NPR) Guy Raz divesGlenn Petersen-11/3/2019
76Thank you for posting that. I took the liberty of posting it on The SurveillGlenn Petersen-11/3/2019
75Joe Rogan talks to Edward Snowdon. Very interesting and articulate young man. WhOld_Sparky111/2/2019
74Just listened to Preet's recent podcast with Samantha Power. A fantastic inJohnM19/30/2019
73Worth listening to this two part series. American Expansion A deep dive inSam-8/25/2019
72Welcome to McDonald’s. Would You Like a Podcast With Those Fries? With podcastsGlenn Petersen-8/20/2019
71No doubt that there will be several podcasts and many books written on the EpsteSam-8/11/2019
70I listened to the Fresh Air and will be downloading the Isikoff podcast. He sGlenn Petersen-8/11/2019
69Here is a link to the Conspiracyland podcast itself with links to each of the epSam18/8/2019
68'Conspiracyland' Debunks Theories About Murder Of DNC Staffer Seth Rich Sam18/8/2019
67Google will start surfacing individual podcast episodes in search results SearcGlenn Petersen-8/8/2019
66Apple Plans to Bankroll Original Podcasts to Fend Off Rivals By Lucas Shaw andGlenn Petersen17/16/2019
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