Welcome to another week-end and the promise of two whole days of opportunities for podcast binging. Our second episode of the third season is available now. We got right into it and offered you podcast updates/news, new podcast verticals coming out, and a BYOP (Bring Your Own Podcast)!
You can listen to the podcast here:
As promised, here’s a Netflix wrap-up.
We spoke about Present Company with Eddie Murphy and I Hate Talking About Myself with various Netflix celebs.
Here are a few articles about the cool things Netflix is creating in the podcasting space:
- “Netflix is launching a podcast to help you keep up with Netflix” from Fast Company.
- “What’s Behind Netflix’s Podcast Ambitions?” from Vulture.
Alex mentioned the new podcast series from the New York Times, 1619. You can also find the Code Switch episode, “20 And Odd. Negroes” that Lainey mentioned here.
Now that we are done with the housekeeping, on to the first BYOP of the season!
I covered Presidential from the Washington Post.
The show description is: “In 44 chronological episodes, the “Presidential” podcast takes listeners on an epic historical journey through the personality and legacy of each of the American presidents. Created and hosted by Washington Post reporter Lillian Cunningham, “Presidential” features interviews with the country’s greatest experts on the presidency, including Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Jon Meacham and Bob Woodward. Start listening at the very beginning, with the life of George Washington, or jump ahead to any president whose story you want to better understand.”
It is created and hosted by Washington Post reporter Lillian Cunningham.
They also released a second series in 2017, Constitutional, which explores important arguments over the U.S. Constitution in history “and influential figures who shaped and reshaped the words and spirit of that document over time.”
The third podcast series I mentioned from the WP is Moonrise, which “explores the real origin story of America’s decision to go to the moon, digging into declassified presidential documents, the nuclear arms race of the Cold War, and even the birth of science fiction, to unearth a story that has so much to reveal about our country—and about being human on this Earth.”
You can follow Presidential on Twitter at @presidential_wp and to see the Louis Marx & Co. figures and the figures made by Patric M. Verrone for the show on Instagram at @presidential_wp.
You can also access all transcripts from the show on their website here.
We also mentioned Edge of Fame from the Washington Post. A great one to start with is “Ms. Pat Is The American Dream.”
That’s it for us! Enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you next week!