So, most major publications have their own podcasts at this point. And for good reason, as it helps us really get into the stories they’re putting out there (and experiment with a longer form than 300 or so words at a time). Generally speaking, if you like a newspaper, you should give its podcast a go – and the New York Times’ podcast ‘The Daily’ is a pretty great example. Released daily (obvs), each episode is hosted by Michael Barbaro and is about 20 minutes long, which gives you a pretty deep dive into the news without being exhaustive.
So, it’s 2023, and if this year is anything like last year, there’s going to be a lot of news to get our heads around. But with everything going on in the world, it can feel virtually impossible to keep up with it all, let alone form opinions about it. That’s where news podcasts come in, giving listeners a detailed insight into the news, all on their own time schedule.
Though they're presented by experts in their field, news podcasts aren't like just listening to the radio. Podcasts about the news tend to fall into two categories: Short-form podcasts, which are either edited from the news itself, and longer-form podcasts. These longer ones are more like features than straight news, and aim to go beyond the headlines. Ready to take the news everywhere you go? We’ve rounded up our top picks below to help you get stuck in.
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