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2017/03 [Wrap] 18 Podcast Recommendations, From S-Town to Reply All to Good One. After mansplaining, the next worse thing for a woman is to be repeatedly interrupted by a man.

2017/03 [Wrap] 18 Podcast Recommendations, From S-Town to Reply All to Good One

Especially if you are a female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. But female Supreme Court justices are being interrupted by the male justices at approximately three times the rate of their male colleagues during oral arguments, according to a new study to be published in the Virginia Law Review this fall. The most-interrupted female justice is 84-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsberg. 2017/04 [Time] Best Podcasts 2017: Serial, S-Town, True Crime And More. The podcast renaissance shows no signs of letting up.

2017/04 [Time] Best Podcasts 2017: Serial, S-Town, True Crime And More

The impulse to retreat into downloadable radio shows appears to be more appealing than ever, and S-Town, the much-anticipated new series from the producers of 2014’s blockbuster Serial, just dropped seven episodes on Tuesday. 2016/12 [AV club] Our favorite podcasts of 2016 · Podmass. 2016/12 [NY times] The Best New Podcasts of 2016.

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2016/12 [NY times] The Best New Podcasts of 2016

Unlike the wide public broadcast of radio, a podcast begins whenever you touch “play,” then courses through your headphones and directly into your ears. 2016/05 [guardian] The 50 podcasts you need to hear. Alice Isn’t Dead The creepy podcast from the Welcome To Night Vale gang The makers of the gloriously weird Welcome To Night Vale are behind this eerie podcast.

2016/05 [guardian] The 50 podcasts you need to hear

Those concerned that they might have to get up to speed with that series’ labyrinthine backstory, fear not: this is not a spinoff, nor a tie-in, but a completely new serialised drama. Alice Isn’t Dead tells the story of a truck driver searching for her presumed-dead wife, and experiencing much enigmatic spookiness along the way. 2016/01 [EW] 15 podcasts you need to hear in 2016. With the popularity of podcasts on the rise each year, the desire for more content continues to grow.

2016/01 [EW] 15 podcasts you need to hear in 2016

In fact, the percentage of Americans who say they have never listened to a podcast is steadily declining, according to a recent survey by Edison Research and Triton Digital. And with recent news of Serial shifting to a biweekly schedule, the demand is as fierce as ever. 2016/02 [Buzzfeed] 22 Podcasts In 2016. 2016/09 [Bello] Top 6 episodes from the Radiolab archives – Bello Collective – Medium. “Radiolab is a show about curiosity.

2016/09 [Bello] Top 6 episodes from the Radiolab archives – Bello Collective – Medium

Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.” Radiolab is one of the most well-produced shows out there, tackling everything from existentialism to evolution. Here are six of my favorite episodes from the Radiolab archives: 1. Colors How do some animals see more colors than us, and what happens if you never teach a child that the sky is blue, and where do colors come from? 2. Seamlessly threading together the topics of nihilism, True Detective, and an obscure philosophy book. (43 minutes) 3. 2015/12 [Haffpo] 7 Full Podcast Seasons For Your Holiday Binge-Listening Pleasure. 2015/12 [guardian] The 10 best new podcasts of 2015 (that aren't Serial!) It’s been a big year for podcasts.

2015/12 [guardian] The 10 best new podcasts of 2015 (that aren't Serial!)

In the wake of Serial’s success, podcasting earned President Obama’s imprimatur of legitimacy when he stopped by Marc Maron’s garage for an episode of his WTF podcast. While some of the biggest names – This American Life, Radiolab, the Joe Rogan Experience – continue to dominate, new names are heading to their studios with microphones in hand to tell tales, report stories, talk about science, music and urban legends. 1. Dear Sugar Wild author Cheryl Strayed started writing the weekly “Dear Sugar” advice column on the literary site The Rumpus back in 2010, taking over from its longtime author Steve Almond.

Strayed went public in 2012, and her advice columns were collected into the book, Tiny Beautiful Things. 2015/12 [Atrantic] The 50 Best Podcast of 2015. More than 300,000 podcasts exist in the world as of the close of 2015.

2015/12 [Atrantic] The 50 Best Podcast of 2015

They range from products made by someone pressing record in their closet to million-dollar outfits with sterling sound engineering. Objectives span from shining a light on underheard voices to the audio equivalent of a selfie. But when Serial liberated the form, powerhouses like NPR and Gimlet Media began pumping real money into the medium, making space for shows with broad appeal and qualities people could judge empirically. 2015/11 [Telegragh] The best podcasts for true stories, books and fiction.

2015/05 [TED] Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff. There’s something so cool about finding a new podcast to love — each little download opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, new ways of seeing the world.

2015/05 [TED] Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff

Working at TED, as you might guess, many of us have strong opinions about this. 2015/04 [Simply Rebekah] 14 Podcasts I'm Seriously Digging. 2015/04 7 Best Podcasts to Try. This past fall, along with the rest of the world, I got hooked on the podcast Serial.

2015/04 7 Best Podcasts to Try

I loved walking around the neighborhood listening to Sarah and Adnan (he was framed!) , and once it ended, I wanted another podcast but didn’t know which were good. So, we asked my friend Kim Fusaro — an obsessive podcast enthusiast — to recommend seven of her favorites… My husband and I started listening to podcasts on long car rides together because each of us has a limited tolerance for the other’s taste in music. (His: twangy blues sung by people named Jimbo. 2015/03 [] The Best Podcast Episodes. I love podcasts. I’ve said it before. But sometimes when I bring up podcasts with people in my real life, they don’t know what I’m talking about or they don’t know where to start.

It’s hard to know what to listen to when there are seemingly endless options. You might know you like 30 minute comedy TV series and murder mystery books. 2015/02 60 Podcasts You Should Check Out. Undoubtably, one of the most read topics on GettingSmart.com is podcasts. Google search “education podcasts” and the first result you’ll find is our 50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out blog. Ask our team, “What’s new?” And you’ll hear about how we’re learning on the go with podcasts. Ask our teacher bloggers about new practices they’re trying in their classrooms and you’ll hear how their encouraging reflective learning with podcasts.

Podcasts as an effective learning medium cannot be emphasized enough. 1. 2015/01 [EW] 20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015. “Did you listen to this week’s Serial?” That’s been the question on everyone’s lips the past three months. The podcast, which reexamined the 1999 murder case of a Baltimore teenager, become morning Gchat convo—and launched a thousand think pieces declaring 2014 “The Golden Age of Podcasts.” While individual podcasts have previously broken through the cultural consciousness—like comedian Marc Maron’s WTF in 2009—the genre has generally been a niche interest since it hit iTunes in 2005. That year, there were only about 3,000 podcasts up and running. A decade later, that number has mushroomed to more than 285,000 podcasts, created in over 100 languages. 2015/01 [] The Ten Podcasts You Should Listen To. With the advent of television, logic and public opinion decreed that radio was dead.

Why merely listen when you can listen with pictures? How wrong that was. It may be the golden age of TV, with Netflix a non-negotiable fixture in most households, but it is surely a platinum age for radio and podcasts. The hysteria that surrounded last year's Serial was a very visible demonstration of this trend, but really exciting stuff has been going on in free spoken word content for a very long time, so we thought it was the moment to crown our particular favourites.

From the old guard to innovative newcomers, through the thoughtful, funny, wise and sublime, here are the ten podcasts that inspire our minds, soothe our heartaches and take us inside the brains of some of the most interesting people on the planet. 2015/04 [] 9 Podcasts for Bloggers. Podcasting has recently become a wildly popular new form of media (Is it new when it’s actually just a radio show?

Let’s call it throwback media). As a blogger, I crave content to make me better; to improve my writing, social media, strategy, and overall make my blog more awesome. Podcasts allow you to make the most of your commute, learn something while doing dishes, or be entertained while walking the dog. 2014/11 [Mashable] 12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story. It's official — the popular podcast Serial has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.

2014/10 [Buzzfeed] 12 New Podcasts That Will Make You A Better Human. 2012/08 [] The 5 best podcasts to listen to on your commute. I have a long commute every day to my job in the suburbs.