national podcast day
Everyone has a favorite. They’ve become part of people’s morning routines, car rides, gym sessions and workdays at the office. Yes, we’re talking about podcasts.
Developed in 2004, the term “podcast” is essentially the combination of the words “iPod” and “Broadcast.” In 2005 the first do-it-yourself guide to creating podcasts was released and by 2007, audio podcasts were doing what was historically accomplished via radio broadcasts, which had been the source of radio talk shows and news programs since the 1930s. George W. Bush was the first President to have his weekly addresses delivered via podcasts, echoing FDR’s famous “fireside chats” phenomenon. In 2005 “Podcast” was declared the word of the year by the New Oxford American dictionary. It’s safe to say podcasts have earned a prominent place in today's society, check out some of our favorite listens below.
The Daily is a daily news podcast and radio show by the American newspaper The New York Times. Hosted by Times political journalist Michael Barbaro, its episodes are based on the Times' reporting of the day with interviews of journalists from the New York Times.
TEN PERCENT HAPPIER
Hosted by Dan Harris, an ABC News anchor who had a panic attack live on “Good Morning America,” Ten Perfect Happier explores happiness from all angles. With a heavy focus on the topic of mediation, the show brings on leading experts and researchers to explore the topics of anxiety, bias, productivity, relationships, and more.
HOW I BUILT THIS
How I Built This is an American podcast about "innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built" produced by NPR.
In this podcast, Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks and David Friedberg, industry veterans, degenerate gamblers and besties cover all things economic, tech, political, social, and poker.
Rob Lowe hosts a podcast where people he loves and knows well can really let their hair down. He covers the thoughtful to the extremely random in the world of movies, TV, sports, music and culture with wide-ranging, free-wheeling conversations.
A podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, Serial unfolds a sinlge true crime story over the course of a season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns.