Podcasting In The Fast Lane

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By Patrick 

Fresh off winning a Webby for “Best Podcasts”, NPR will unveil–count ‘em–eleven more podcasts tomorrow (total NPR podcast count: 52).

They are (from the release):

  • “Hmmm…Krulwich on Science” — NPR Correspondent Robert Krulwich’s unique take on science and its intersections with technology, culture, politics and religion; the podcasts will feature his broadcast reports and additional original updates

  • “Radio Expeditions” — the NPR/National Geographic series travels to the farthest corners of the world and uses state-of-the-art digital audio equipment to explore environmental, cultural and adventure themes

  • “NPR: Economy” — continuing the success of NPR’s themed podcasts on Health and Science, Technology, Movies, Books and other topics, this feature collects reports on economy from across NPR programming

  • “NPR World Story of the Day” — also building on the popularity of NPR’s “Story of the Day,” this report is chosen daily by the staff of the NPR Foreign Desk

  • “Hidden Kitchens” – from street-corner cooking to legendary meals to the culture of family gatherings, the award-winning series that captures how Americans come together through food; these segments are produced by The Kitchen Sisters

  • “Your Health” — the popular Morning Edition Thursday series examining current health and lifestyle issues

  • “World Café Next” — the influential contemporary music series’ regular feature profiling indie and emerging global artists; World Café is produced at WXPN Philadelphia

  • Justice Talking — the full weekly program that brings together the nation’s top advocates to explore tough, provocative legal issues in the headlines

    The new ALT.NPR podcasts are:

  • “Press Start” the art and culture of videogames; created by NPR staff members Kyle Orland, Ralph Cooper and Robert Holt

  • “What Would Robert Do?” – NPR staffer Rob Sacks ponders approaching adulthood with knowledge and humor

  • “Love and Radio” — Independent producers Nick van der Kolk and Adrianne Mathiowetz curate stories of post-college confusion from friends and total strangers