The week of September 13, 2015

The Podcasting Issue
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The profound awakening of podcaster Science Mike

By Dylan Love

Mike McHargue was a fundamentalist Christian, then a staunch atheist, and now he’s something altogether more complicated.

Features

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The podcasts breathing new life into classic TV

By Gabe Bergado

Who wouldn’t want to watch old episodes of ‘Saved By the Bell’ and record their friends talking about it?

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How the growing Austin comedy scene is turning to podcasts

By Audra Schroeder

With a growing population and a burgeoning stand-up scene, Austin, Texas, is also producing some great podcasts.

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The unfortunate truth about the podcasting industry

By Joey Keeton

Looking for a shortcut to the top of the charts? Good luck.

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8 comedy podcasts you need to hear

By Audra Schroeder

Some of the best sketch comedy isn’t happening on TV.

Opinion

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I’m addicted to nearly 50 podcasts

By Stephen Mack

When I put my earbuds into my phone, it is because I want to be plugged into the world.

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Why Howl could be much more than the ‘Netflix for podcasts’

By Patrick Caldwell

Listeners need a company that produces compelling, original, and experimental shows.

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The power of slow: ‘Serial’ and the future of podcasts

By Nayomi Reghay

The future of podcasting requires us to look to the past.