Best Media podcasts — Insights on the media industry (Updated March 2018; image)
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On the Media
The smartest, wittiest, most incisive media analysis show in the universe. The weekly one-hour podcast of NPR’s On the Media is your guide to how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, criticize media coverage of the week’s big stories, examine new technology, and unravel hidden political narratives in the media. In an age of information overload, OTM helps you dig your way out. The Peabody Award winning ...
Media criticism, news analysis and investigations with host Jesse Brown. The #1 Canadian podcast.
The BBC Academy Podcast
Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.
Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.
Recode Media with Peter Kafka
Listen to the future of media, today. Re/code’s senior editor Peter Kafka talks to the most interesting people in media and technology, to find out what happens when those two things collide. Tune in for smart, thoughtful, BS-free interviews.
The Media Show
Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news; this is the podcast about a revolution in media with Amol Rajan, the BBC’s Media Editor. New episode every Wednesday
News from filesharing, the future of distribution, and media on the edge.
The Media Podcast with Olly Mann
Recording at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, The Media Podcast is your essential guide to TV, radio and the press, presented by Olly Mann. New episodes fortnightly.
Media Roots
Podcast by Media Roots
Media Monarchy
The Real News... Remixed
Media Unplugged - Inside the Business of Media - Video / Digital / Audio / Advertising / Culture
From branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey comes Media Unplugged, the podcast that peeks behind the curtain at what's REALLY happening in media today.
The Listening Post - Audio
A weekly programme that examines and dissects the world's media, how they operate and the stories they cover.
Current's The Pub
Current's biweekly podcast about news and trends in public and nonprofit media.
Media Masters
Extended one-to-one interviews with the key people in the industry. Find out their tips for career success, and peek behind-the-scenes at their workplace. Candid, thoughtful and reflective - a chance to share the insight of those at the very top of their game. Presented by Paul Blanchard.
Aca-Media Podcast - Aca-Media
Aca-Media is a monthly podcast sponsored by Cinema Journal that presents an academic perspective on media. Hosts Christine Becker and Michael Kackman explore current scholarship, issues in the media industries, questions in pedagogy, professional development, and events in the world of media studies. Questions and comments can be sent to
The New Media Show (Audio)
The New Media Show features Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee discusising the new media space with weekly guests
Black Market Toast Podcast
Where we take a piece of media out of the cupboard, dust it off, toast it up, and serve it as something completely new.
Media Man Podcast with Uzo Ometu
The Media Man Podcast covers the business of media, entertainment and technology. Do you love hearing about the latest digital media trend? Do you and your friends predict the weekend's box office numbers? Does cord-cutting keep you up at night? Then this is the podcast for you! In this podcast, Uzo Ometu, serial (aka: failed) media entrepreneur and media mogul wannabe, covers all things media related. From acquisitions and IPOs, to fall lineups and summer blockbusters, the Media Man goes de ...
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The Media Project
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.
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Andrew Tuck is Editor of Monocle, the international affairs and lifestyle media brand. After initially turning down founder Tyler Brûlé with his idea for a new kind of premium lifestyle magazine, he soon relented and they launched in 2006. In this in-depth interview, he explores their relationship, the journey so far, and how his own role has e ...…
TV writer and "Lean In" co-author Nell Scovell talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about her new book, "Just the Funny Parts ... And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club." Scovell says TV is hierarchical, meaning bad behavior at the top — including sexual harassment — trickles down to other employees. She also talks about ...…
Is all of your Facebook data up for sale? What do the Cambridge Analytica revelations mean for Canada? When does journalism cross the line into criminal harassment? And if there hasn't been any major violence in 20 years, why are we all of a sudden freaking out about Khalistan so much?
Carole Cadwalladr is The Observer journalist whose reporting on Cambridge Analytica triggered a crisis at Facebook. She tells Andrea Catherwood how she got the story. Also in the programme, James Harding, the former BBC Director of News, and Justine Picardie, editor of Harper's Bazaar.Presenter: Andrea CatherwoodProducer: Richard Hooper.…
Five years ago, two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio were found responsible in juvenile court for the rape of a 16-year-old girl. For much of the national media, that was the end of the story — but for those in Steubenville who lived through it, the truth never caught up to the lies that spread online and the vigilante terror ...…
Domestic Political Influence Operations & Social Media Manipulation : Interview w/ Likingonline by Media Roots
For the past two weeks, the story of the poisoning of retired Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK, has led news bulletins in Britain and around the world. Much of the coverage of this story has been low on facts, high on conjecture and speculation.British headline writers have had a field day. Moscow, meanwhile, has ...…
In an age of sensationalized true crime podcasts and Netflix docudramas—and with no end in sight—can longform crime reporting reach beyond morbid fascination? For those journalists who cover crime, what are their responsibilities as reporters interviewing the accused? How do they know if they’re being used by calculated manipulators, and if the ...…
Rob Greenlee and Todd Cochrane dig into show ownership situations and talk a lot about promotion and building of an audience. We are looking for your ideas and things you have done to build your show audience. If it is a good one Todd will share the suggestion at his session and Podcast Movement. Also Rob shared a cool score of a free translati ...…
Trump takes on Mueller in tweetstorm; Comey's book is already a best seller; Bernstein's advice to press: 'Stay reportorial'; The TV to White House pipeline; Is Stormy Daniels more media savvy than Trump?; Ben Shapiro talks media bias and gun control; Charlottesville witness suing Alex Jones
When Google launched almost 20 years ago, its corporate motto was "Don't be Evil". And until last year, Facebook's official mission was to "make the world more open and connected".Things have changed since the two tech giants first came online. Both companies have been accused of working behind the scenes to silence or de-emphasise certain kind ...…
On The Listening Post this week: In the battle of narratives between the UK and Russia, facts are few and speculation is rife. And we look into charges of censorship by the online giants.Headlines and hyberbole: Covering the Sergei Skripal storyFor the past two weeks, the story of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a retired Russian double agent, ...…
Ben Rubin, the CEO of Houseparty, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about why his livestreaming company pivoted away from its original product, Meerkat, just three months after that app was the toast of South By Southwest. Although Meerkat was the first mobile livestreaming app to get a lot of buzz, the company quickly realized that most users ca ...…
In this episode we jump off of Catch 22’s Keasbey Nights to discuss third wave ska, comparative underground music movements, and Joe’s abnormal high school music program. Download
This week, we look at how selective coverage shapes our view of foreign borders, conflicts and historical figures — from Syria to Winston Churchill. Plus, a conversation with the editor-in-chief of National Geographic about their latest issue unpacking tricky issues of race, starting with the magazine's troubled past. 1. Thalia Beaty [@tkbeaty] ...…
WSJ reporter Ben Fritz, author of "The Big Picture," talks with Brian Stelter about how Netflix, Amazon and MoviePass are changing the way we watch movies. Fritz describes traditional movie studios as "brand managers" and says he's never seen studio executives so "scared and uncertain" about the future.…
Sarah Sands is Editor of Today, the BBC’s flagship news programme. In this in-depth interview, she shares how her appointment surprised many after a long career in print, the changes she has already made to the show and her plans for its future direction; reflects on life in the Editor’s chair at the London Evening Standard, where she stands by ...…
Blumhouse Productions founder and CEO Jason Blum talks with Recode's Peter Kafka at South by Southwest 2018. Blum's company, which largely makes low-budget "genre" films such as "The Purge," "Happy Death Day" and "Paranormal Activity," scored a Best Picture nomination this year with Jordan Peele's hit thriller "Get Out." He talks about the expe ...…
Another populist businessman turned politician defeats a more-qualified female candidate. Will the Competition Bureau actually do anything other than raid some offices? And does the CBC hate Sikhs? Kieran Delamont co-hosts.
The editor of The Evening Standard explains his business strategy. Also, will Russian media companies face sanction from the UK government? Amol Rajan is joined by George Osborne, editor of The Evening Standard, Anne Applebaum, Washington Post columnist and LSE Professor, Paul Sylvester, Absolute Radio's Content Director and Lisa Smosarski, Sty ...…
Last week we spoke with New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo after he published an article titled, “For two months, I got my news from print newspapers. Here’s what I learned.” He wrote that, earlier this year, "after the breaking-newsiest year in recent memory, I decided to travel back in time. I turned off my digital news notifications ...…
Patrick Brown announced last month that he would be suing CTV, after they published a report of his alleged sexual misconduct — but whether or not Brown actually goes through with the lawsuit is yet to be seen. Being threatened with a defamation lawsuit is arguably a rite of passage for journalists. The fear of libel hangs over every newsroom, ...…
Another power packed show that you are not going to want to miss. We have Dave Van Dyke from BridgeRatings talks about trends in the podcasting space. We also go over the latest Infinite Dial. Reach out to Rob @robgreenlee or Todd @geeknews Happy Podcasting The post Dave Van Dyke – BridgeRatings – #201 – New Media Show appeared first on New Med ...…
Trump's media jabs: Jokes or serious threats?; How Trump tries to "produce" his presidency; Stormy Daniels scandal is about money, not sex; Nunberg meltdown? He says "I melted TV down"; How the media is marking Women's History Month
Sometimes it's worth waiting for a story to play out and then examining what's been reported in the aftermath. The Florida school shooting, which happened three weeks ago, is one of those cases. At least 17 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on students and teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. According to ...…
On The Listening Post this week: After yet another school shooting in the US, student survivors spar with pro-gun ownership activists on air and online. Plus, media strangled in Eritrea.#NeverAgain: Aftermath of the Florida school shootingSometimes it's worth waiting for a story to play out and then examining what's been reported in the afterma ...…
In an age of constant breaking news, it can be hard to tell what matters and what’s just noise. This week, a look at what we’ve learned from recent coverage of the Russia investigation, and what we’ve missed everywhere else — particularly in West Virginia, where a recent teachers' strike made history. Plus, a dive into the complicated history o ...…
Media news and analysis, this week recorded at the Guardian's Changing Media Summit. Olly Mann is joined by delegates to discuss some of the key trends in international media, as well as covering the big media stories of the week. On the programme: Sam Baker (The Pool) and Matt Kelly (The New European) discuss the role of a partisan press in a ...…
Current's The Pub
It was only a matter of time before public media had its own #MeToo moment. And it’s had more than one over the past six months, with hosts and senior leaders changing roles or no longer in their jobs following a range of accusations about harassment, bullying and inappropriate workplace behavior. Such allegations have a particular sting for pu ...…
With 33 years in broadcast journalism under his belt, Neil Thompson began rising with the larks in 1993, as part of the GMTV launch team, and has been a stalwart of ITV early mornings ever since. In this in-depth interview, he discusses the multiple attempts to rescue the “disaster” that was Daybreak - lessons learned which resulted in the whol ...…
Recode Media with Peter Kafka
Veteran screenwriter Graham Yost talks with Recode’s Peter Kafka about the second season of the Amazon Prime Video series “Sneaky Pete.” Showrunner Yost previously wrote movies like “Speed” and TV series like the FX crime drama “Justified,” and he explains what makes writing for Amazon different — including how the online streaming service thin ...…
Has Tom Power gotten an easy ride? Facebook finds a new way to manipulate the news. And with so many awful people on Twitter, how are they choosing who to ban? Sarah Hagi co-hosts.
David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery, sits down with Brian Stelter in the Food Network test kitchen to discuss his acquisition of Scripps Networks. The deal brings brands like Food Network, TLC, HGTV, ID, and Animal Planet under one roof. Zaslav discusses the future of the cable bundle, the ins and outs of global media markets, and the importance of ...…
A former Russian double agent and his daughter were found unconscious in the centre of Salisbury; how should journalists approach a high profile story when few facts are known? Also, Sir Martin Sorrell makes his predictions for the media industry.Amol Rajan is joined by John Micklethwait, Bloomberg News editor-in-chief, Dorothy Byrne, Channel 4 ...…
Last week, we put out a special show hosted by The Guardian US’s Lois Beckett, devoted to how reporters should approach the alt-right, and white supremacy, in America, called "Face the Racist Nation." As a bonus, we're putting out a full interview with one of the voices in that show: Norwegian journalist Vegas Tenold, whose new book, “Everythin ...…
Media Monarchy plays Pink Floyd, Wes Montgomery, The Supremes and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for March 6, 2018. ♬By
Invisible futuristic missile shields, Global Engagement Center and the step app teacher's strike + this day in history w/the Weather Underground's accidental bombing and our song of the day w/Little Dragon on your Morning Monarchy for March 6, 2018.By
Media Monarchy plays a movie-themed set on #PumpUpThaVolume for March 5, 2018. ♬By
Oscar bombs, child martyrs and invincible weapons + this day in history w/Patsy Cline's crash and our song of the day w/Jack White on your Morning Monarchy for March 5, 2018.By
China's ruling Communist Party has recently proposed to abolish term limits on the presidency, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in office as long as the party is willing to keep him there.The reaction online was instant and critical, but those posts were quickly censored and none of the criticism made it into China's mainstream m ...…
After two years of reports and stuffy consultations, the slow-moving train-wreck that's been the "news bailout" has made its way into the proposed 2018-19 federal budget. The budget dedicates $50 million dollars over five years to "supporting local journalism," but who's eligible for funding? Though crucial details are pending, PostMedia Networ ...…
Media Unplugged - Inside the Business of Media - Video / Digital / Audio / Advertising / Culture
Creating your own podcast: A big waste of time? And...NBC/Universal cuts primetime ads by 20% - Should you? Plus rants and raves about Tuxe - the fashion company that has turned its products into services - and Ring's impressive acquisition by Amazon after being rejected by the Shark Tank crew. Brand Authority Tom Asacker and Media Strategist M ...…
Rob Walsh joins Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee on the New Media Shows 200th episode and we talk at length about RAD and the possible future insights it will provide to podcasters. There is a huge uphill battle to garner adoption across podcast applications but only time will tell. We dig in pretty deep on this episode and have some frank discus ...…
How to focus amid a flood of Trump coverage; Losing Hope: What it means for the press; Why Jordan Klepper is optimistic about gun reform; Pro-Trump media's denial about Mueller; A startup wants to 'guard' against 'fake news'
Palestinians in the Occupied Territories are among the most watched people on the planet. They're under the constant gaze of Israeli soldiers.But in the Israeli media, Palestinians aren't as visible as you might think. And when they do attract news coverage, there's a perception issue. Too often they're framed as problems - security problems fo ...…
On The Listening Post this week: China's ruling party moves to remove presidential term limits – and the media there sing in tune. Plus, the case, coverage and incarceration of Ahed Tamimi.Media in the service of Xi JinpingAs soon as China's Communist Party announced its proposal to abolish term limits on the presidency - paving the way for Pre ...…
Media Monarchy plays Father John Misty, The Parlor, Forth Wanderers and more on #PumpUpThaVolume for March 2, 2018. ♬By
Bollywood burial, controversial cancellations and #OscarsSoWhat + this day in history w/King Kong's debut and our song of the day w/Caroline Rose on your Morning Monarchy for March 2, 2018.By
For the past year, Lois Beckett [@loisbeckett], senior reporter at The Guardian US, has been showing up at white nationalist rallies, taking their pictures, writing down what they say. And she finds herself thinking: How did we get here? How did her beat as a political reporter come to include interviewing Nazis? And what are the consequences o ...…
Andrew Kaczynski, Chris Massie and Nathan McDermott of KFILE tell Brian Stelter about the team's investigative methods. The reporters have uncovered plagiarism scandals, racist remarks, and other embarrassing facts about numerous government officials, leading to resignations in some cases.
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