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HowSound

In The Podcast Review, guest reviewer Jessie Borrelle takes a look at a highlight of the international podcasting spectrum. HowSound is an anatomy lesson for both cultural voyeurs and cultural producers. Part instruction manual, part sonic handbook HowSound pulls apart radio stories like a chef carving a Sunday … Read more »

The New Yorker Out Loud and The New Yorker Fiction podcast

  In The Podcast Review, guest reviewer Jessie Borrelle takes a look at a highlight of the international podcasting spectrum. New Yorker Out Loud isn’t the New Yorker Fiction podcast, the New Yorker Fiction podcast is the New Yorker Fiction podcast. Hosted by fiction editor Deborah Treisman, the … Read more »

WireTap

  In The Podcast Review, guest reviewer Jessie Borrelle takes a look at a highlight of the international podcasting spectrum.   It’s a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there. If you think of This American Life as the squishy science of podcasting, and RadioLab … Read more »

99% Invisible

  In The Podcast Review, guest reviewer Jessie Borrelle takes a look at a highlight of the international podcasting spectrum. ‘A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.’ Roman Mars is the kind of person who makes a thing I … Read more »

The Podcast Review: The Slate Culture Gabfest

In The Podcast Review, guest reviewer Dion Kagan takes a look at a highlight of the international podcasting spectrum. There’s a moment in first-year humanities tutorials when, in the face of a certain type of interpretation (of a scene in a film, for example), a certain type … Read more »

The Podcast Review: Other People

In The Podcast Review, Jessie Borrelle reviews some of the highlights and lowlights in the international podcasting spectrum. When you listen to Other People, you’re hearing ‘In-depth, inappropriate interviews with authors’. Each episode, you’ll hear two voices: one will always be an author of some repute, and … Read more »

You Look Nice Today: a journal of emotional hygiene

You Look Nice Today is the sound of Twitter on tape. The three hosts stumbled upon one another in the social media platform’s infancy, and were encouraged by another tweeter to document their conversations in a more substantial medium. Read more »

Introducing The Podcast Review

In January 1930, Harold Vivien invited 250 volts of electricity to pour through his body. Vivien was the chief control operator at the Columbia Broadcasting Company in New York, and he didn’t become a human transmitter for shits and giggles. Read more »