Excellent for keeping up with the big global news stories of the day.
Arts, culture and media from a Canadian perspective.
A podcast upstart that focuses on the "business of doing good."
Comedic conversations mostly with a lot of people in media / entertainment.
Whenever I'm thinking about a trip or even just wanting to fantasize about going somewhere exotic
Which focuses on how people in other countries experience life.
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Jaclyn Schiff. I work and play at the intersection of international news and online media. I’m communications director for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and I host my own little podcast, Pangea. I also love black licorice and traveling to offbeat places.
What podcasts do you listen to?
My regulars include:
PRI’s The World – excellent for keeping up with the big global news stories of the day.
Q – arts, culture and media from a Canadian perspective. Show host Jian Ghomeshi has an incredible radio voice and gets the most out of his interviewees.
Tiny Spark – a podcast upstart that focuses on the “business of doing good.”
I listen to a lot of the usual suspects too: This American Life, Radiolab, WTF, Here’s the Thing etc. Of those, a few episodes from the last couple of months stand out. I loved Terry Gross’s interview with the astronaut Chris Hadfield, Marc Maron’s chat with Larry King and the TED Radio Hour episode about success.
Whenever I’m thinking about a trip or even just wanting to fantasize about going somewhere exotic, I love listening to the Amateur Traveler. Bending Borders, which focuses on how people in other countries experience life, also always teaches me something new (I just wish they’d update more often).
How do you listen to podcasts?
I usually listen while I’m commuting either in the car or on public transportation. I use the Apple podcast app on my phone. I also have Stitcher, but don’t use it as often. Occasionally, I’ll listen on my desktop. Sometimes, I take walks just so I can listen to more podcasts!
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