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23 March 2016

Essential Listening: Poker Dealings

Posted In: Weekend Reads

Like all new forms of communication, the podcast presents a problem for established media. For example, National Public Radio (NPR), which has been at the forefront of the podcasting revolution, is now taking a step back. Joshua Benton at NiemanLab reports on NPR’s decision to stop promoting its podcasts on air. The suspicion is that NPR’s push into the new form may have created some tension with its local affiliates.

Despite this setback, podcasts are growing increasingly ubiquitous and have even found their way into the classroom. Michael Godsey of The Atlantic explores how Serial and This American Life are being used to teach a range of subjects. This trend will only gather momentum as the medium becomes easier to produce. Fitz Tepper of TechCrunch takes a close look at one recent advance on that front, exploring Cast, a fully cloud-based, end-to-end solution for podcast creators.

For a wide array of additional podcasts, you can access earlier editions of Essential Listening.

If you know of a podcast that other readers and listeners might enjoy, let us know in the comments section below. I may highlight it in the next installment.

You can read more from Tadas Viskanta on his blog Abnormal Returns or follow him on Twitter @abnormalreturns.

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About the Author(s)
Tadas Viskanta

Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere, which culls lessons learned from his time blogging.

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