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Hosted by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer with H. Andrew Schwartz, “About the News” is series of conversations with the top people reporting the news, about the news, and its impact on politics and policy. A collaboration between the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU, Schieffer and Schwartz host a weekly discussion with the most interesting people working in legacy media, digitally native platforms, social media companies, and t ...
 
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Welcome to a bonus episode of Inside Podcasting! Today we are featuring an episode from the Podcast Brunch Club podcast, in which founder Adela Mizrachi interviews Gregory Warner, host of NPR’s Rough Translation. This show explores “how things we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in some other part of the world.” Podcast …
 
Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share what sparked her love for podcasts. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Wil Williams on Twitter @WilW_writes Inside Podcasting producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pillsbury. Evo Te…
 
Host Skye Pillsbury kicks off the season two finale with She Podcasts founders Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman. The trio discuss last week’s interview with 1619 Podcast producers Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, how listening to podcasts is an “embodied” experience, and why we shouldn’t worry too much about saying something stupid. Then Skye and h…
 
Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown join host Skye Pillsbury to discuss the making of The New York Times’ acclaimed 1619 Podcast. The trio discuss: How the team began re-imagining the 1619 Project as an audio experience; What inspired the show’s theme song and sound design; How the team decided which stories to pursue for the audio version; Why the narrat…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest break down last week’s interview with podcast critic and creator Wil Williams. This is the podcaster Skye reached out to about being on an episode of this show, after a colleague begged her to consider it (literally, he begged). Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePill…
 
Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share why she decided to make the kind of work she critiques and what the experience has been like so far. Wil reveals: What it felt like when she decided to create a podcast; How writing some of the characters in Valence helped her untangle things in her own life; Why…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with two special guests to discuss last week’s interview with Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee, her nine-year old obsession with Dolly Parton, and whether she feels like she’s part of Dolly Parton’s America. If you enjoy this episode, check out Erik Jones’ print interview with Jad…
 
Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee joins host Skye Pillsbury to reveal what it was like to create a show about iconic singer/songwriter/actress/businesswoman Dolly Parton. The pair discuss: The moment Shima and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad realized they had a series on their hands; How Jad tried to keep the idea “under wraps”; How much Dolly un…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest discuss what it was like to interview Moonface creator James Kim. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Elena Fernández Collins on Twitter @ShoMarq Moonface creator James Kim on Twitter @TooManyJames_s Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcas…
 
Host Skye Pillsbury talks with James Kim, the creator of fiction podcast Moonface. James reveals: Why it felt important to tell a personal “slice of life” story — and why he created it as fiction; What inspired the show’s sound design; The reasons his parents haven’t listened to the show (yet); Whether he named his lead character “Paul” after anoth…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest discuss what it was like to interview Ear Hustle co-creators Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Paul Kondo on Twitter @PaulKondo Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pil…
 
We are holding off on releasing a regular episode today to give ourselves and our audience more time to process what’s happening around the world, to grieve and to honor Black Lives. We are joined by many fellow podcasters in this effort, which has been named with the Twitter hashtag #PodcastBlackout. We are also devoting this week’s issue of our n…
 
In our second episode of season two, host Skye Pillsbury interviews Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, the creators and hosts of Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle, which was named a finalist for the first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting this year, tells stories about daily life in San Quentin Prison. During this interview Nigel and Earlonne reveal: How they kn…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with a special guest to break down what it was like to interview New York Times columnist, Recode founder, and podcast entrepreneur Kara Swisher. If you haven’t listened to Skye’s original interview with Kara, you can find it here. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @skyepillsbury G…
 
In our season two premiere, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with New York Times opinion columnist and Recode founder Kara Swisher to discuss her approach to podcasting. Kara, who hosts Recode’s Decode and Pivot podcasts and will soon produce and host a New York Times opinion podcast, reveals: Why she understood life’s ephemerality at a young age and …
 
Inside Podcasting, the show in which creators discuss their craft, returns on May 13. This season host Skye Pillsbury interviews: The New York Times’ 1619 producers Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown (you may also recognize their names from the credits of The Daily); Ear Hustle creators Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods; Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima…
 
This bonus episode of Inside Podcasting contains more great stuff from Skye’s original interview with former Fortune writer Jessi Hempel. After Jessi jumped from traditional print journalism to LinkedIn, she took on the role of host of the social platform’s podcast Hello Monday. In this installment, Hempel shares her early aspirations to be a poet,…
 
In this bonus episode of Inside Podcasting we hear from Martine Powers, the host of The Washington Post’s daily news podcast Post Reports. When Skye interviewed Martine in season one, the pair discussed what it’s been like to host her newspaper’s podcast. In this installment, Martine reveals her fantasy to “live on a beach with turtles,” what it wa…
 
Hello and welcome to a bonus episode of Inside Podcasting! Today we are featuring an episode from the Podcast Brunch Club podcast, in which PBC founder Adela Mizrachi interviews Alie Ward, host of the Ologies pod. Ologies is a show where Ward, who is a humorist and science correspondent, "asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might cha…
 
This is an Inside Podcasting "mini-episode," in which Skye and Inside.com managing editor Kim Lyons discuss what it was like to interview entrepreneur, investor and podcaster Jason Calacanis. If you haven't heard that interview yet, go back and listen to it first, then come back and press play on this installment. This is also our final episode of …
 
In this episode, Skye interviews entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis. Jason, who is Skye's boss, also hosts two podcasts, This Week in Startups and Angel. Before this interview was recorded, Jason told Skye she could ask him anything — and she took him up on that. The pair discuss: Jason's rollercoaster childhood; What drove him to get …
 
Skye speaks with Madeleine Baran, the host of APM Reports’ award-winning podcast In the Dark. Madeleine reveals: What drew her to investigative journalism; How she and her team write and structure the show; Whether she practices her “narration voice”; How she felt when authorities admitted that their investigation into Jacob Wetterling's disappeara…
 
Skye speaks with Martine Powers, the host of The Washington Post's daily news podcast Post Reports. Martine reveals: Why she thought she had missed her chance to work in audio; How she felt the night before (and the day after) her highly-anticipated show launched; How the team decided on the show's structure; Whether she coaches the Washington Post…
 
Skye speaks with Leon Neyfakh, the host and co-creator of Fiasco, which you can find on Luminary. In its first season, Fiasco tells the backstory of the 2000 election recount. Prior to creating Fiasco, Leon and his producing partner Andrew Parsons co-created Slow Burn, which covered Watergate in season one and President Clinton's impeachment in sea…
 
Skye speaks with former Fortune writer Jessi Hempel, who is now the host of LinkedIn's podcast Hello Monday. Jessi's show blends interviews with people like Seth Meyers and Abby Womback with original reporting from the LinkedIn editorial team. Skye was especially excited to speak with Jessi because like Skye, Jessi is a first-time podcaster. The pa…
 
Skye talks to Ian Chillag, the creator of Everything is Alive, a podcast in which Ian interviews inanimate objects. Skye and Ian discuss: What it's like when Fresh Air's Terry Gross drops an F-bomb; How Ian creates his funny, thought-provoking and original show; How Ian prepared (or not) for a scene with a pregnancy test; What it's like to be part …
 
In this episode, Inside.com managing editor Kim Lyons interviews Inside Podcasting host Skye Pillsbury about what it was like to make this show. Hear how Inside Podcasting came about, why Skye had a meltdown during a family vacation, what rookie mistakes she made while creating the podcast, and when she’ll feel like she’s a “real" podcaster.…
 
In this episode, we talk to the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece “The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea.” Osnos spent 5 days in late August visiting Pyongyang. His reporting on the “historic uncertainty” surrounding the U.S. and North Korea and the nuclear equation are the subject of this podcast. Download transcript here.…
 
Politico’s Josh Dawsey reported today that as a top official on President Donald Trump’s transition team, former Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle East known informally in the transition as the “Marshall Plan.” But he did not publicly disclose that backers of …
 
When we really want to know what’s going on deep inside the Trump White House and with the President himself, there is no one better to turn to that New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush. In this interview we discuss the changes in the White House structure under new chief of staff John Kelly, the aftermath of Charlottesville, Hurri…
 
On this episode, we spoke to Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace, moderator for the past 14 years of Fox News Sunday. Wallace moderated the third Presidential debate this year, the first time a Fox moderator has been selected. Over 70 million people watched the debates and by all accounts, Wallace was a superb moderator. We discussed the debate, the c…
 
The New York Times's David Sanger is part of a team that explained how Russian hackers attempted to play a role in the US presidential election. A great discussion on what happened and when, how it was reported and the aftermath. Download transcript here.By Bob Schieffer, H. Andrew Schwartz
 
The Washington Post’s media columnist Margaret Sullivan has an incredible job to do these days—make sense out of a new digital media landscape where the lines between real news, fake news and satire are often blurred. It’s a landscape journalists and media companies need to adjust to. As do tech giants Facebook and Google who are grappling with the…
 
This week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released its new survey, the “2016 People on War report.” Drawing on the views of 17,000 people in 16 countries, the report provides important insight into how war is perceived around the world. We spoke to ICRC Director General Yves Daccord, a former journalist, about the new study and…
 
On the eve of the most unusual presidential election in recent memory, we spoke to Brian Stelter, the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” about the “plague of fake news that set out to trick people” and the “blizzard of misinformation” circulating before election day. Download transcript here.By Bob Schieffer, H. Andrew Schwartz
 
With an audience of over 65 million millennials, Mic has become the go-to media company for a generation. With its emphasis on tailoring news for a generation that is inquisitive and has a healthy skepticism for conventional wisdom, Mic is a media company that is redefining how news is produced. Our conversation with Mic's founder is one of our fav…
 
In this unprecedented election season, or in any, as Bob Schieffer points out, the Washington Post’s Dan Balz is the first political reporter to turn to in order to make sense of what’s going on. Recorded just before the latest October Surprise in an election chock full of almost daily bombshell’s, Bob and Dan discuss the impact this election has h…
 
Vox media has been called a “publishing house for the digital age.” As we learned in this fascinating conversation with Vox CEO Jim Bankoff, the company is an even bigger deal than that. With its portfolio of eight “verticals” or branded websites, including the eponymous Vox.com which adroitly “explains the news,” SB Nation which is the fastest-gro…
 
The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is one of the most innovative journalists working today. He created "The Fix," the widely popular politics weblog that's become an addiction for Washington Post readers. Utilizing a creative swirl of multimedia, smart reporting and analysis, The Fix is the model for next generation journalism. And, his Ciquizza …
 
In this episode, we talk to Media Nation blogging guru Dan Kennedy about the future of newspapers and the technology that is changing the media landscape. Kennedy, a professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and author of “The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age,” discusses his often cited a…
 
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