Editor & Publisher: The Podcast Revolution

Editor & Publisher: The Podcast Revolution. “In conversations with people who podcast, you’ll hear the word ‘intimate’ used a lot to describe the relationship between listener and the voices emanating from their earbuds. It’s as if there’s no one else in the equation, as if you’re being told a story just for you. For news organizations increasingly reliant on audience more than advertising, audio is proving to be a platform that makes those connections, builds trust and familiarity, and solidifies those relationships.”

South Dakota State News: State Historical Society launching podcast

South Dakota State News: State Historical Society launching podcast . “The South Dakota State Historical Society is launching a new podcast, History 605, hosted by State Historian and Society Director Dr. Ben Jones. ‘Through conversations with historians, museum curators, tribal historic preservationists, and other experts, I look forward to telling the story of South Dakota and the region through the people, places, and events that have shaped us,’ Jones said.”

TechCrunch: Kayak co-founder Paul English just launched Moonbeam, a podcast discovery app

TechCrunch: Kayak co-founder Paul English just launched Moonbeam, a podcast discovery app. “Today, [Paul] English launched Moonbeam, a podcast discovery app that blends machine learning and human curation to present personalized recommendations. This might sound like what Podz is doing, creating a newsfeed-style stream of content that users might like. But Moonbeam ups the ante by creating a creator-friendly platform, allowing podcast hosts to select clips of their show to feature on the app, too. The app also lets fans send a tip to the creator if they like their show enough (Moonbeam won’t take a cut, but there’s still that pesky in-app purchase fee for podcasters to consider).”

Mná 100: New podcast series launched to highlight contribution of women to Irish independence struggle (Extra)

Extra (Ireland): Mná 100: New podcast series launched to highlight contribution of women to Irish independence struggle. “A new podcast series entitled Mná 100 has been launched to highlight the contribution made by women to Ireland’s struggle for independence a century ago. The podcast was developed as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme instigated to commemorate the momentous events that led to the foundation of the Irish state between 1912 and 1923.”

Harvard Business Review: How to Practice Responsible AI

Harvard Business Review: How to Practice Responsible AI. “From predictive policing to automated credit scoring, algorithms applied on a massive scale, gone unchecked, represent a serious threat to our society. Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, director of Machine Learning Ethics, Transparency and Accountability at Twitter, joins Azeem Azhar to explore how businesses can practice responsible AI to minimize unintended bias and the risk of harm.” A podcast episode of just under 50 minutes. Unfortunately I did not see any reference to a transcript. I tweeted Harvard Business Review and I’ll update this if I hear anything back. UPDATE: Transcripts available only to paying subscribers.

CNET: Apple launches store for individual podcast subscriptions

CNET: Apple launches store for individual podcast subscriptions. “Apple Podcast Subscriptions are live as of Tuesday, letting you purchase membership to individual podcasts and channels of shows. The marketplace is live worldwide and includes shows from brands such as NPR, the Washington Post and CNN, as well as individual creators like Dave Chappelle, Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland.”

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law: Defending the Planet: A Columbia Law Podcast Hosted by Michael Gerrard

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law: Defending the Planet: A Columbia Law Podcast Hosted by Michael Gerrard. “Climate change cuts across every area of law—from property rights to human rights to contracts to constitutional law, international law, administrative law, and corporate governance. In Defending the Planet, Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and the founder and faculty director of the Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and leading experts go beyond the headlines and political ping-ponging to discuss combating the climate crisis using one of the most important and effective tools at our disposal: the law.”

EdSurge: How to Use Podcasts in Teaching

EdSurge: How to Use Podcasts in Teaching. “Podcasting is an incredibly powerful and intimate medium. There’s an authenticity to it that is difficult to produce in any other communication channel. Alex Blumberg, the co-founder and CEO of Gimlet Media, a podcast network, shared about that kind of intimacy during a 2016 Podcast Movement talk: The Second Golden Age of Audio…. But educators don’t have to limit their use of podcasts to personal enrichment. There are plenty of ways to use podcasting to enhance our classes and enjoy them as learning communities, as well.”

University of Texas at Austin: UT Austin Launches the Texas Podcast Network

University of Texas at Austin: UT Austin Launches the Texas Podcast Network. “Over half of Americans listen to podcasts, and there are a lot out there for them to choose from. The Texas Podcast Network is a great way to discover the podcasts being made across campus. Currently, there are 16 shows on the network, and the number is growing. These shows bring you into conversations about research and campus culture, covering topics from policy to science to student life.” I looked at the list and there was very little here that would be of interest solely to a UT Austin student. Looks like a good list.

Mashable: The 25 best educational podcasts for learning what you missed in school

Mashable: The 25 best educational podcasts for learning what you missed in school . “Podcasts radically shift the dynamics around who gets to teach, and who gets to learn. A lot of the most beloved and popular shows, like Radiolab and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, basically boil down to what you wish your science or history class had been like in the first place. Many others, like 1619 and You’re Wrong About, aim to correct the misinformation in many accepted cultural narratives from both our near and distant pasts. Now, obviously, podcasts can’t replace a world-class, bonafide, IRL, teacher-to-student relationship. But they can teach us more than a few vital lessons. Here are a few of our most educational favorites.”

The Daily Times: First episode of podcast miniseries exploring Black Appalachian music now available

The Daily Times: First episode of podcast miniseries exploring Black Appalachian music now available. “The first episode of ‘Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music’ is now available on Great Smoky Mountains Association’s podcast ‘Smoky Mountain Air.’ Hosts William Turner and Ted Olson engage guests Loyal Jones, Sparky Rucker, and James Leva in a lively discussion about the roots of Appalachian music and their own roles in preserving these musical influences. This episode is the first of a six-part podcast miniseries to be released throughout 2021. Topics will include the complex history of Black music in East Tennessee, Black sacred music, Black women musicians, and the diverse landscape of music communities in Southern Appalachia.”

Joe Rogan and COVID disinformation: What he said and why he’s wrong (CNET)

CNET: Joe Rogan and COVID disinformation: What he said and why he’s wrong. “Rogan has questioned the use of masks, promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID remedy on his show. He’s also regularly brought on guests to discuss the use of Vitamin D in helping ease COVID-19 symptoms. Joe Rogan has also come under fire in the past for lending his massive platform to controversial voices like Alex Jones.”