One of the few things worth hitting Reply All for

The podcast, ‘Reply All,’ was launched by Gimlet Media in 2014 as one of the podcasts that support the company. ‘Reply All’ is hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman who used to host a technology and culture radio broadcast before they came to the show. The show has a similar feeling to This American […]

Podcast Does What Radio Can Never Do: Broadcast Porn

When Jamie Morton found out that his father was planning on self-publishing a poorly written pornographic novel, he did what any regular guy would do. He grabbed his two best friends, sat them down in his kitchen with a few microphones, and made a podcast. Little did he know that this podcast would later “amass […]

Talk Shows that Talk Bros: the McElroys, the Greens, and the Appeal of the Advicecast

What is it about brothers giving dubious advice that the Internet loves so much? Enter John and Hank Green, and Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, prominent artists in their own right and all-around digital renaissance men. Of the latter label, Michele Hilmes writes in On a Screen Near You: The New Soundwork Industry that “a Media […]

That’s a sporkful: A podcast for the eater

The political, social and environmental conditions under which people reside often determine how people relate to and consume food. By studying food, we learn about people. This is essentially the narrative of Dan Pashman’s podcast  “The Sporkful.”  Every Tuesday, Dan releases an average 35 minute podcast episode featuring a wide range of guests from neuroscientists […]

Finally, We Have A Pod To Save America

After years of feeling frustrated with the biased and unbalanced coverage of cable news, I was in desperate need for political content that is more honest and informative. Podcasts were exactly what I needed. Shows like the NPR Politics Podcast, Vox’s The Weeds, and the Slate Political Gabfest, provided the in-depth intellectual debate and the diversity […]

The Making of “How Did This Get Made?”

I am not a regular podcast listener. I find it somewhat awkward to listen to disembodied voices simply talking, even if I’m a fan of whoever those voices happen to be coming from. The length of podcasts tends to be a barrier for me;  it’s hard for my attention to be kept by something without […]

WTF with Marc Maron and the Intimacy of Podcasting

 It is this sort of intimacy that clearly distinguishes a podcast from a radio show. Maron’s show, in particular, represents the sort of intimacy that podcast listener will look for.