14 million people use Pocket to save, view, and curate interesting content.

Get Pocket

Pocket

Podcasts

Can't get enough of Serial? Neither can we. So, we compiled a list of the best articles about podcasts, saved and viewed by millions of people on Pocket.

The new radio stars: welcome to the podcast age

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.

Is It Wrong to Be Hooked on Serial?

Serialized nonfiction is an old-school journalistic format; it's the fandom around this real-life murder mystery that makes it feel different.

From bros to the supernatural: Ars editors’ favorite podcasts

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.

Podcasts So Good You Want to Binge-Listen

Serial could build on the success of This American Life and Radiolab to produce the most ambitious narrative nonfiction ever delivered via your ears.

‘Serial,’ Podcasting’s First Breakout Hit, Sets Stage for More

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.

Sports Guy Bill Simmons Helped Make Podcasts a Thing. Next Up: A Business.

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.

How Podcasts Conquered Comedy

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.

The best science and technology podcasts

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.

“Serial”: The Podcast We’ve Been Waiting For

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.

The (Surprisingly Profitable) Rise Of Podcast Networks

In the third episode of StartUp, the podcast about starting a podcast business, host and aspiring entrepreneur Alex Blumberg has a breakdown.

What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance?

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.

Other topics on Pocket:

Like this set of items on Pocket? Share with friends.

Start saving content with Pocket today.

Get Pocket

Start saving content with Pocket today.

Get Pocket

Get Pocket’s top stories delivered right to your inbox.