Alex Blumberg in real life sounds just like Alex Blumberg on the radio. If you've ever listened to This American Life, the massively popular weekly radio show, or Planet Money, NPR's excellent economy-explaining podcast, you know Alex Blumberg's voice. I certainly did.
Serialized nonfiction is an old-school journalistic format; it's the fandom around this real-life murder mystery that makes it feel different.
All my life, I've been the kind of person who absorbs and chronicles trivial facts for easy recall later. So Good Job Brain is the kind of radio show/podcast I've been waiting for my whole life.
Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.
On Thursday, people will gather around tables everywhere and, well, talk about how bummed they are that “Serial,” the wildly popular podcast, is taking Thanksgiving off.
Bill Simmons spent the first part of his career reinventing sports writing on the Web. Then he decided to try something hard. Since 2007, ESPN’s star personality has been one of the most prominent champions of podcasting, the audio version of blogging.
When Marc Maron recorded his third comedy album, in the summer of 2008, he was a respected standup performer whose commercial prospects were so grim that he was bracing himself for the sputtering end of a twenty-five-year career. In his bleakest moments, he mulled suicide.
Hubblecast Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this remarkable video podcast produced in collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency.
Last Friday, I visited the Manhattan offices of “This American Life.” It was a day that, as Ira Glass said on the broadcast, “has been written on our white board in big letters for months”: the day of the launch of “our first real spinoff.
In the third episode of StartUp, the podcast about starting a podcast business, host and aspiring entrepreneur Alex Blumberg has a breakdown.
In 2001, Steve Jobs announced the original iPod, a music player that would make it possible for people to carry their entire album collections in their pockets. Over the next few years, a genre of narrative audio that took the device’s name — “podcasting” — became a thriving mini-industry.
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