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Podcasts
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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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125A Riveting ISIS Story, Told in a Times Podcast, Falls Apart A Canadian’s gruesoGlenn Petersen-12/25/2020
124This is an important episode although it was recorded soon after the election. Sam-12/24/2020
123Amazon in Talks to Buy Podcast Maker Wondery Venture-backed audio startup is diGlenn Petersen-12/2/2020
122I know three people who have podcasts. One of them (just an acquaintance actualSam-12/2/2020
121These numbers are astounding. Anybody can have a podcast, even if it is a vanityGlenn Petersen-12/2/2020
120WBEZ in Chicago runs On the Media at noon on Sundays. I generally listen to it wGlenn Petersen-11/7/2020
119Yet another excellent segment on On the Media. The Birth of the Modern CampaignSam111/7/2020
118This On the Media broadcast goes with the previous one I posted and that I am reSam-11/7/2020
117On the Media is an excellent radio show. This segment is a brief history of the Sam-11/7/2020
116Amazon is turning Audible into a true podcast app, but it’s got a long way to goGlenn Petersen-10/28/2020
115John Heilemann's political (what else, lol!) podcast-- Hell and High Water Sam-10/23/2020
114Spotify stock falls after Amazon adds podcasts to its music streaming service PGlenn Petersen-9/16/2020
113quillette.comOld_Sparky-9/4/2020
112Another interview with Stuart Stevens on his new book, It was all a lie, this tiSam-8/10/2020
111The untold mental toll of COVID-19 Axios July 31, 2020 Podcast:axios.com We kGlenn Petersen-8/1/2020
110And I heartily recommend this interview on the Intelligence Matters podcast. OstSam-7/29/2020
109Krista Trippet's On Being is broadcast on WBEZ, Chicago's NPR station, oGlenn Petersen-7/29/2020
108Intelligence Matters with Michael Morell In Intelligence MatteSam-7/29/2020
107Podcast: On Being, with interviewer Krista Trippett. onbeing.org Interviews wiSam17/22/2020
106More consolidation: SiriusXM Is Buying Stitcher in Deal Worth Up to $325 MilliGlenn Petersen-7/13/2020
105Dr. Anthony Fauci: America Faces a 'Serious Situation' Dr. Anthony FaucSam17/9/2020
104Peterson interviews Peterson. [youtube video]Old_Sparky-6/30/2020
103I'm afraid I can't help you. I do all of my podcast listening in my car,Glenn Petersen-6/27/2020
102The Netflix Effect In Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter KaGlenn Petersen-6/27/2020
101The Bid, podcast from Blackrock The Bid breaks down what’s happening in the maSam-6/24/2020
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