A Spanish language podcast that bills themselves as This American Life in Spanish.
They've only put out a few episodes but it feels really promising.
Weekly podcast explores how the media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad.
A short weekly podcast about the internet from PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman.
It's a show that explores a different place in every episode -- looking in depth at the conflicts that have come to shape that place.
99% Invisible, Re:Sound
Who are you and what do you do?
I just moved to Oakland to work with 99% Invisible where I produce, report and edit episodes of the show. Before the move I spent a few great years working with The Third Coast Festival, producing their weekly show, Re:sound.
What podcasts do you listen to?
So I have “comfort-food” podcasts which are always some of the first I go to. A couple of those would be Fresh Air and This American Life. Not to demean them by calling them “comfort-foods,” TAL is always pushing the envelope and trying new things and it’s just dependably one of the best shows on the radio (ur, I mean, the podcast machine). And Terry Gross – I feel like I grew up listening to her and I think her interviewing style is bizarre and great and occasionally so awkward but I really do miss her when one of the Davids fills in.
BUT, those are old standbys, and there is so much great new stuff coming out lately.
A new favorite for me is Radio Ambulante – a Spanish language podcast that bills themselves as This American Life in Spanish. I listen because it’s a good show, and also because I’m always trying to keep my Spanish from disappearing.
I’m excited about the new show, Criminal – they’ve only put out a few episodes but it feels really promising.
I also listen consistently to On the Media / TLDR, Love + Radio, The Third Coast Podcast, Slate’s Political Gabfest, and State of the Re:Union. I haven’t seen a lot of other people on this website mention State of The Re:Union – it’s a show that explores a different place in every episode — looking in depth at the conflicts that have come to shape that place. Check out the Portland episode and The Hospital Always Wins.
How do you listen to podcasts?
Through the podcast app on my phone, mostly. I listen while I clean the house, on my commute – whenever I can, really and I still feel like I don’t have time to keep up with all the shows I like. I actually have to remind myself that I also like to listen to music.
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