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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.

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Wikipedia List of Podcast Aggregators:


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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174The Political Scene Podcast The Political Books That Help Us Make Sense of 2024Sam-March 24
173Ezra Klein interviews Stephen Klotkin on Russia. Recommended listening to learn Sam-7/20/2023
172Gimlet Media’s Story Was Always Going To End Like This 3:43 PM EDT on June 12, Glenn Petersen-6/15/2023
171Seamless with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett. I strongly recommend sGlenn Petersen-5/23/2023
170Podcast Companies, Once Walking on Air, Feel the Strain of Gravity New York TimGlenn Petersen-2/16/2023
169How Spotify's podcast bet went wrong Max Tani Semafor Updated Feb 13, 2023,Glenn Petersen-2/13/2023
168Everything you wanted to know about the Durham "investigation" is in Sam-2/10/2023
167New podcast creation has fallen off a cliff / The number of new shows that debuGlenn Petersen-1/23/2023
166Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra
165Podcasting Is Just Radio Now It’s been ages since the last blockbuster narratiGlenn Petersen-9/23/2022
164'Danger Zone' author warns of growing tension between China and the U.S.Glenn Petersen-8/25/2022
163Radiolab -- Return of Alpha Gal Tuck your napkin under your cSam-7/10/2022
162Not specific to podcasts. Podcast adjacent. Spotify comes for audiobooks The cGlenn Petersen16/11/2022
161Interview with Mallory McMorrow on Hell & High Water with John Heilemann Sam-5/27/2022
160[graphic] Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But here at Glenn Petersen-5/24/2022
159I highly recommend this interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a student of fascism by Sam-4/19/2022
158I highly recommend listening to this interview with Timothy Snyder, historian oSam14/8/2022
157The fewer details disclosed about the program at this point the better. True. Sam-3/27/2022
156The fewer details disclosed about the program at this point the better. I am surGlenn Petersen-3/27/2022
155Sort of like the Berlin Airlift? My guess is that there is a lot of stuff goingSam-3/26/2022
154I'm a regular listener of the Bulwark's podcast, Top notch.Glenn Petersen-3/26/2022
153NPR's Fresh Air: Reporter describes an astounding amount of military hardwaGlenn Petersen-3/26/2022
152Here is another podcast that I highly recommend for understanding the current siSam-3/20/2022
151I highly recommend listening to these two episodes of the Bulwark podcast. BothSam13/20/2022
150An article on the podcast Know Your Enemy. Sounds like an interesting podcast toSam-2/4/2022
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