Maybe you’re addicted to “Serial.” Maybe you binge-listen to “This American Life or “The Gist.” If so, you’re among the 39 million Americans who reportedly listen to podcasts every month. A decade after these downloadable Internet audio files first appeared, podcasts have become wildly popular. From comedy to commentary, podcasts draw in listeners with their old-fashioned story-telling, intimate conversation and poignant themes. We’ll explore the ubiquity of podcasts and ask our guests and listeners for their favorites.


  • Eric Nuzum Vice President, Programming, NPR
  • Mike Pesca Host, Slate's "The Gist" podcast; Contributor to NPR
  • Andrea Seabrook Founder and Host, "DecodeDC" podcast
  • A.C. Valdez Senior Producer, Latino USA

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